One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

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.


16 thoughts on “One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

  1. Look great! I’ve seen this recipes floating around too and always wondered if it would be any good. Now I know.

  2. 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 :)

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