Since week 2 is all about switching out our unhealthy sweet treats with fruit I knew it would be the best time to share this recipe.
Bananas, once ripe, are very sweet. They add great creaminess to smoothies as well.
Making this one ingredient ice cream is very easy and will help cut those ice cream cravings right out.
One Ingredient Healthy Ice Cream
a food processor with the S blade
Yup, that’s it! All you need to do is peel and cut up a few ripe bananas into small chunks or slices. Place in a freezer bag and freeze overnight or till completely frozen.
Once frozen, place the bananas into the food processor and start to blend. The smaller the banana slices, the easier it will be. You may need to scrape down the sides with a spatula once or twice. Do not add in any milk, it will start to come together and you will end up with creamy soft serve style ice cream.
You can eat it as is or place in the freezer to harden more and scoop out with an ice cream scoop.
*Do not use bananas that are too ripe. I find that those end up with a tangy flavor. They should be just ripe and speckled, but not fully brown/black.
|Frozen bananas in the food processor|
|At first it will crumble like this|
|Look at that light, creamy ice cream!|
Banana ice cream is great on it’s own, but you can get creative and change the flavor.
You can add in some frozen strawberries for a strawberry banana flavor.
Add in 1 Tb of natural peanut butter and some unsweetened cocoa powder.
Add in mint extract and a few dark chocolate chips. Pulse in food processor till you have mint chocolate chip ice cream! (That’s what I did here)
|Creamy soft serve style|
The variations are endless here. Just obviously do not add sugar. Try to stick to whole natural ingredients and enjoy your cold treat!
|Here it is scooped out after being put back in the freezer overnight|
What flavor will you try?