Friday, February 26, 2010

One-Ingredient Ice Cream

This just might be the most genius dessert ever - ice cream made from bananas. That's it - just bananas! You won't even need an ice cream maker. I tried it out this week and it's pretty good! Sure, it's not Cold Stone, but it is tasty and healthy at the same time. I was a bit worried when I started the food processor. It sounded like I was processing rocks, but it finally smoothed out into the consistency of soft-serve ice cream.

This would also be a great alternative for anyone who can't/doesn't eat dairy. And you can use up the bananas that always seem to get too ripe too fast.

I mixed a little chocolate syrup in mine, so technically I made two-ingredient ice cream. I'll be trying peanut butter next time.

I'm wondering - can you make this ahead and freeze? If you've tried that, leave me a comment and let me know. Also give me your mix-in ideas.

Source: The Kitchn

Ripe Bananas

Peel & slice the bananas into small pieces.

Freeze for just 1-2 hours (I did overnight).

Blend, blend, blend - scraping down the bowl when they stick.


TPOX said...

I have made this twice already, and I am embarrassed to say that both times, I made enough to freeze some for later... and both times I went back to the freezer merely 30 minutes later to finish it off! It's too good!

Stephanie said...

I love it! Ice cream that you don't need an ice cream maker for!! I am so trying this when the weather gets warmer.

Abbey said...

I have made this once and I thought the same thing about my food processor. My husband wondered what the heck I was doing and was concerned I was going to break it. I assured him that LOTS of people make ice cream like this :) Anyway, I had a little bit to much ice cream and tried to freeze it. It was just ok when I ate it later. It was extremly hard and when it started melting it was slimy like the outside of a frozen banana gets when it starts melting. I would say to make just enough to suit you for the time being. I am also going to try cutting my banana into pieces and see if that cuts down on the noise of the processor.

Jen said...

I'm def going to try this. I'm lactose intolerant so I can't eat ice cream. I always have over ripened bananas in the house.

clarinette said...

what a recipe !!!! AMAZING !!! thanks for sharing

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