Inspiration: This is one of those recipes that I’ve seen all over the internet for about a year now. I always just figured it was too good to be true, like I’ve found most recipes to be that are substitutes for the real thing. But when I ended up with a slew of extra bananas that I really didn’t feel like eating after we had taken them along for snacks on a road trip…..well, there really was no choice but to throw those babies into the freezer and wait for an ice cream sort of day.
What We Loved: We both really enjoyed this as a substitute for ice cream. Like most things that are substitutes, it’s not the same as the real thing, but it’s pretty darn good just the same. It’s hard to believe that one simple ingredient can be turned into such a creamy treat, but it really does work. The texture is delightfully creamy, and the taste is wonderfully banana and refreshing. What a nice and surprising treat.
Tips: You’ll need to scrape down the sides of the food processor often while making this. Don’t be discouraged if it looks like the recipe isn’t going to work – it’ll come together in time. I also think that this would be great with almond butter mixed in, or maybe with a little dark chocolate melted and poured over top.
One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
Source: All over the internet
Ripe bananas (I used four to give us four servings about 1/2 cup each)
1. Peel the bananas and cut them into slices. Place the slices into the freezer for a least a few hours to freeze (I actually had mine in there for about a month).
2. Place the banana slices in the food processor. Process until the bananas form a smooth puree, scraping down the sides of the food processor often while you’re processing.
3. Eat the ice cream as is, or place it back into the freezer to harden further before serving.
Woow! What about adding peanut butter :)
Yes! Peanut butter sounds fantastic. And I think it would make the ice cream even creamier.
Looks good! We may have to try this with some coconut butter.
Ooh, another great idea. That might make it taste kind of like a pina colada?
I have added peanut butter and a few mini chocolate chips for a real treat!
Mmmm. Sounds like another great combo. Mini chocolate chips would be fabulous!
I’m thinking almond slivers, honey, and cinnamon…
Yum! All of these ideas are making me need to go make this again ASAP!
Look great! I’ve seen this recipes floating around too and always wondered if it would be any good. Now I know.
Thank you! It definitely is not the same as real ice cream, but it sure is tasty just the same.
What an easy ice cream! I’ve got a bunch of ripe bananas in the freezer. Perfect!
Yep, couldn’t be easier! Hope you enjoy it if you give it a try.
Isn’t this the best “ice cream” you’ve ever eaten? I use this recipe too and it’s always a hit – so healthy!
I know, we just really enjoyed it! I’m sure we’ll be making it again.
OMG my mother used to make us banana ice cream like this when I was growing up. We won’t say how many years ago THAT was, but let us just say 50+ :) What a memory you brought back with this one, Carrie. I’ll just HAVE to do this now.
So nice to hear memories like that! I love how certain foods can take you all of the way back to your childhood. There’s nothing like the foods that Mom used to make :)