Sunday, January 29, 2012

Healthy Banana Ice Cream

Are you ready? I'm about to blow your mind.
This ice cream.....
The creamy, rich, decadent looking ice cream in the photo above....
Only 1 ingredient.
That's what I said.
Is your mind blown? Are you wondering  - how can that even be possible?
Let me tell you, I was a skeptic. I didn't believe one ingredient could transform into this magical, amazing treat.
In case you didn't guess the ingredient from the title - it's bananas.
All you need is bananas.

Healthy Banana Ice Cream

4 medium, ripe-but-not-too-ripe bananas

Slice bananas into fairly small chunks. Freeze overnight.

Oooooooh, frosty!

Take frozen bananas and place in food processor.

Sorry, it's a little fuzzy...I was excited to get started!

Process until bananas start to look like mashed potatoes.

Okay, still a little lumpy, but we're getting there....

Keep processing until completely smooth. You may have to stop quite often and use a spatula to scrape down the sides and stir the bananas. Don't give up! I was thinking mine wasn't going to work because I was getting impatient and the bananas didn't seem to be getting smooth.... just keep processing and stirring - it will work!

Taaa-daaaah!    *Cue angel's singing*

That's it. That's all you have to do.
Well, except eat it.
Can you believe it's that easy?

My mind was blown when I first saw this on Get Off Your Butt And Bake. I thought - there is no way frozen bananas will be as creamy and rich as ice cream made with cream and sugar and all that good stuff.
I was wrong.
Everyone that tried it thought it was ice cream in the traditional sense. They couldn't guess that it was just bananas.
Oh yeah, want to know how many calories are in a serving of this? (It makes 4 servings by the way)
Google calories in a medium banana.
Yeah, that's right - only 105 calories.

I had some peanut butter cookies laying around so I made Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches. 
Yeah. I went there. 

Oh yes, I almost forgot.

Adding in some cocoa...

Makes it Banana Chocolate Ice cream!
You can also add in a heaping spoonful of peanut butter if you like, OR some hot fudge sauce. You can get all fancy schmancy and make Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream, Fudgy Chocolate Banana Ice Cream...if you like!
I didn't......yet....but will definitely be trying this again!

Update: I made Strawberry Banana Ice Cream - my favorite yet!

All I did was throw in a generous handful of frozen straberries at the same time as the frozen bananas. Then, to create the swirl, I used a Tbsp or 2 of Strawberry Jam.....just for an extra hint of strawberry. 


  1. :D awesome...
    my fave yet

    i hv a request, could you make a the simplest yet the yummiest Pavlova? ^&^

    peace, from Malaysia :D

    1. I have always wanted to try a Pavlova :) I am going to try one this weekend and will post it soon. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  2. Replies
    1. Isn't it great?!?! I still can't believe how easy it is :)

  3. Does it freeze well?

    1. It freezes a little hard but all you have to do is let it sit out for ten minutes to soften up and it is awesome!

  4. I made this today to review on my Pinterest recipe blog on a whim to satisfy a craving. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing, I have linked my readers at The GOOD Pins here!