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If you haven’t jumped on the banana “nice cream” bandwagon yet, you need to give this a try ASAP!
This little dessert is a guilt-free treat that even those with allergies or on specific diets (i.e. vegan, paleo, Whole30, sugar-free, etc.) can still enjoy.
So what is this banana ice cream all about? Basically you just peel some bananas, toss them in your freezer until they are completely frozen, then blend them in a high-powered blender. The frozen bananas will become creamy and a little gooey, kind of like ice cream!
If you like it to be more of a soft-serve consistency, eat it immediately after blending. If you prefer more of a hard ice cream consistency, put the blended bananas in a container and let it freeze again, then scoop it out and enjoy!
Let’s talk mix-ins! While the bananas alone are a delicious flavor, it’s the mix-ins that make it even better! Here are some of the mix-ins that we love:
-tablespoon of peanut butter
-spoonful of cocoa powder with a drizzle of honey
-mini chocolate chips
-spoonful of Nutella
-spoonful of cookie butter
-drizzle of caramel sauce
How many calories are in this banana “ice cream”? Compared to regular ice cream, this is SO much better for you! An average serving of this is half of a large banana, which comes out to be about 50 calories per serving. That’s it! Of course, after you try it, you are probably going to want more . . . but even if you have two servings, it’s only going to cost you about 100 calories!
Blender vs. food processor. In order for this to work, it’s crucial that you have either a high-powered blender or a food processor. The blenders that you can get for $20 are not high powered enough to make this work and the consistency will not turn out right.
If you give this recipe a try, let me know! Tag me on Instagram or leave a comment below!
- 3 large ripe bananas
- Peel the bananas and cut into even slices.
- Place slices into a resealable freezer bag and freeze for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight).
- Place frozen banana slices into a food processor (or high-speed blender). Pulse the bananas, then continue to blend until the blended banana starts to turn creamy (like the texture of soft-serve ice cream). Scrape down the sides as needed while blending.
- Serve immediately or place in the freezer and freeze solid for more of a hard ice cream texture.
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