Turn a banana into ice cream with this easy 1-ingredient Banana Ice Cream recipe. All you need is a frozen banana to make this healthy, delicious treat!
We LOVE ice cream! Remember our 3-ingredient Snow Ice Cream? And how about our coffee can ice cream? Well this recipe is even easier! You can whip up a super-nutritious snack in 5 minutes with this simple one-ingredient banana ice cream recipe!
It sounds crazy, but it’s true!
5 minutes and one ingredient are all it takes to make a thick and creamy banana ice cream that tastes just like soft-serve.
This stuff really has the consistency of the soft-ice cream that you get from the ice-cream shop, but what a bonus: it’s completely, 100% nutritious because the only ingredient is a frozen banana!
I’m not sure what the science is behind it, and why a frozen banana doesn’t just turn to mush when you blend it, but I’m not going to get caught up in that.
All I know is I can feel totally great about feeding this healthy snack to kids of any age at any time of day!
Let me show you how easy it is to make!
How to make one-ingredient banana ice cream:
You’re going to start with one ripe, firm banana.
Peel it, and chop it into disks, and set those disks on a plate in the freezer.
When your banana pieces are completely frozen, remove them from the freezer, and blend them.
2 ways to blend your frozen banana pieces:
You can place your banana pieces in a blender or you can use an electric hand mixer.
I actually use both to make my banana ice cream.
I start mine in my Ninja. If you’ve never heard of a Ninja, you need to check them out! I have the Ninja Master Prep, and I ADORE it!
A couple of pulses and my banana pieces are chopped into bits.
I then transfer my banana to a bowl, and finish with my electric mixer. In a matter of seconds, your banana will start to resemble cookie dough.
Just keep on blending, and in another minute or so, it will take on this luscious, creamy consistency, that I swear, looks just like soft-serve ice cream!
Mmmm! Scoop it into a bowl, and enjoy!
Wasn’t that easy? 5 minutes to the perfect creamy, delicious and super-healthy snack!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.