Frozen Banana "Ice Cream"


Frozen Banana Ice Cream made with just bananas!  No added sugar, no dairy, no fat.  No rock salt or ice cream maker required.

My four year old loves ice cream for dessert.  What kid doesn't?

I'm not a fan of giving it to her too often, though, because it's not the healthiest in the world.  She does usually choose the fruit varieties over the chocolatey kinds, so that's something right?   They're all packed with sugar, though.

And the last thing I need is a toddler hopped up on sugar right before bed.  If you have kids, I know you're with me on this.

There is the sugar free.  But, that's way worse than the regular ones because when they take the sugar out, they pump the chemicals in.  No, thank you.  I'd rather give her the real sugar than the fake stuff.

I recently came across the idea of this frozen banana ice cream on Pinterest.  You know what's in it?

Bananas.

Just bananas.

No extra sugar, no dairy, no fat.  No ice cream maker or rock salt required.

Too good to be true?  Oh no, friends.  This one's a keeper.  Blend the bananas in your food processor and the result is exactly like soft serve ice cream.  Ah-mazingly good.  And because I can't resist the peanut butter/banana combo, I threw some in for added yumminess.  TRY IT!


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Ingredients  yeilds 1 bowl of ice cream
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (optional)


Instructions

 1.  Freeze two bananas.  (I freeze them whole then use a paring knife to cut off the peel after they're frozen.  You could always chop them up in to slices and freeze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.  Either way works.  Just as long as you end up with two frozen, peeled bananas.)


 2.  Roughly chop the bananas and place into your food processor.


3.  Scrape down the sides with a spoon or rubber spatula after blending for a bit.  Add about a tablespoon of peanut butter, if desired. 


4.  Continue to blend until smooth, scraping the sides again, if necessary.


Frozen Banana Ice Cream made with just bananas!  No added sugar, no dairy, no fat.  No rock salt or ice cream maker required.
5.  Serve immediately or freeze for later!


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12 comments:

  1. I shared this in my weight loss group and everyone LOVES it! Thank you for the great idea!

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    1. Yay! Hard to believe it's so healthy when you taste it, isn't it?

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  2. Will a blender work just the same? I don't have a food processor

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    1. I've never tried it in a blender, but I have a feeling you might have to add some kind of liquid to get the blender to really work well. The consistency would then be thinner, but you could always freeze it before serving to firm it up a bit. If anyone else has tried this in a blender, correct me if I'm wrong!

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    2. Works really well in a commercial (high speed) blender. I have a VitaMix and it does the trick. Delicious!

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    3. Oh yes! I'm sure a Vitamix would work. You're right. Thanks for the tip! I so wish I had one. Someday...

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  3. if you run the frozen banana under hot water, the peel becomes easier to take off but doesn't unfreeze the banana

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  4. Bananas freeze perfectly without peel!

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  5. Delius! Made it for my family after dinner. My kids had seconds (4 YO & 15 M).
    Did it in the blender. Have a high powered one and needs no Liquid. If does need some just add milk or water. Only a tiny bit as it goes a long ways. (My friend adds coconut milk)
    This family of four rate it. 10/10!

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  6. Delius! Made it for my family after dinner. My kids had seconds (4 YO & 15 M).
    Did it in the blender. Have a high powered one and needs no Liquid. If does need some just add milk or water. Only a tiny bit as it goes a long ways. (My friend adds coconut milk)
    This family of four rate it. 10/10!

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