Banana Ice Cream - One Ingredient!

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
0 minutes
  • 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.

Freezer proof container

Food processor or blender

  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