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2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

Make a batch of the easiest Banana Ice Cream to share with the kids with just two ingredients and the creamiest texture! It takes about 5 minutes, there are easy ways to customize it for your preferences, and it is just so good.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 184kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen very ripe banana
  • ¼ cup cream (or coconut cream or Greek yogurt)

Instructions

  • Add the frozen bananas to the bowl of a food processor. Seal and start grinding on LOW, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. Keep going until the banana is in small pieces that look like coarse sand.
  • Add the cream and any optional add-ins. (See the Notes below for options.)
  • Continue grinding on LOW until the mixture starts to look creamy, then switch to HIGH to make a smooth and creamy banana ice cream.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Banana-Peanut Butter Ice Cream: Add 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter to the food processor with the cream for more flavor.
Banana-Vanilla Ice Cream: Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture.
Banana-Maple: Add a splash of maple syrup (or you could use honey for kids over age 1).
Banana Ice Cream with Magic Shell: Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between. Let cool for 10-20 minutes (so it's not so hot that it immediately melts the ice cream), then drizzle over the ice cream for homemade chocolate shell that hardens on cold foods. Store leftovers in a container in the fridge and warm to use again.
 
  • This banana soft serve is best right after making—it will have the texture of soft serve ice cream or sorbet—or you can freezer in a freezer-safe container (or small containers) for up to 3 months. It freezes hard, so you'll need to let it soften at room temperature for a bit before serving from the freezer.
  • Dairy-free: Use full-fat coconut cream.
  • Use very ripe frozen bananas for the best flavor.
  • Be patient when grinding in the food processor as it takes a few minutes to break down the bananas.
  • Add an optional flavor addition as you like.
  • Top with homemade Magic Shell as you like. (See the Notes at the end of the recipe.
  • Serve right after making or store in the freezer for later.
  • Use the mixture to make popsicles.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg