Banana Ice Cream - One Ingredient!

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
0 minutes
Ingredients: 
  • Ripe bananas
  • Optional but a little less healthy! Can add a little bit of cocoa powder or honey, mini-chocolate chips, or for healthier options, peanut (or other nut-free) butter, blueberries or other fruit.
Equipment: 

Freezer proof container

Food processor or blender

Instructions: 
  1. Peel the bananas, cut in slices, and place in an airtight container.
  2. Freeze for at least two hours.
  3. Blend in a food processor or blender - the mixture will go through various stages. Blend until it is very smooth and creamy and a bit aerated.
  4. Freeze in an airtight container

Variations: Add extras before blending, and if desired, sprinkle a few more additions, such as chipits or blueberries, after blending. If making peanut butter banana ice cream, use about 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter per banana, or to taste.

For ice cream "bites," freeze in lightly greased mini-muffin tins and just pop them out as needed.

Tips: Several recipes suggest adding a very small amount of milk to help blend the frozen bananas, only about 1 tbsp per 2 bananas.

Serving Size: 
1/2-1 banana

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Source Acknowledgement: 
Created for Leisure Information Network, inspired by multiple sources