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Banana ice cream

Easy Banana Ice Cream


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This banana ice cream is one ingredient and tastes like a dream! Here’s how to make it: no ice cream maker required.


Ingredients

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  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon milk of choice or water (optional)
  • Mix ins: mini chocolate chips or chunks, peanut butter, Nutella swirl, cookie dough, etc (see Notes above)

Instructions

  1. Slice the bananas into 1/2-inch rounds, then freeze them on a baking sheet for 3 hours.
  2. Place the bananas in a food processor (or high speed blender*) and process until smooth, stopping and scraping the bowl as necessary. It will take a while for the bananas to become fully smooth, so keep stopping and scraping until it comes together. It’s easiest to add 1 tablespoon milk of choice or water to help things blend, or you can wait a few minutes for the bananas to thaw a bit. Taste, and if you’d like it a bit sweeter you can add a few teaspoons of sugar or honey and blend again.
  3. Eat immediately, or freeze up to 2 hours for an even more scoopable texture. Keep in mind the ice cream is best the day it is made. If you store overnight, the ice cream becomes very icy: make sure to allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

*A high speed blender is best; it can be difficult to get the bananas to blend using a standard blender.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegan

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