Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Banana Ice Cream - No Ice Cream Maker Necessary

People - did you know yesterday was National Ice Cream Day! Well, actually I didn't know either but thanks to signing up for every stupid email list in all the land I was kindly notified by Self.com. As soon as I got the news I thought, hey I am all over that business!

Here's something you may know about me - my undying love for soft serve ice cream. However, in an effort to reduce rather than expand my waist line I decided on making this fabulous treat instead of making a b-line to Scoops to get a twist with chocolate sprinkles.

So let's start with some of these

Well actually frozen bananas but I didn't think they would look right in the photo. So freeze these or better yet keep a supply of these frozen in the freezer. There are so many fabulous things you can make with these little things, hello Green Monster! More on that another day.

Ok next step - do a little of this

Oh bother, this isn't looking good. It's a clump of frozen lumpy bananas. Hmmp.

This is not the time to give up people! Keep going.

Oh we're getting somewhere! Not good enough; onward and upward...

Fabulous! Just from frozen bananas. Now, you could stop here and enjoy this and it would be delightful. Here's the thing though I was crazing something a little more. Luckily, earlier in the day I picked up a secret ingredient.

That's what I'm talking about.

I plopped in 1 tablespoon and zipped it around.

Is it just me or does that look like mint chocolate chip ice cream with the bits of nutella specks.

I've made this a few times sometimes in the food processor and sometimes in a blender. Use what you've got but they are both beastly and takes patience. You'll need to scrap the frozen chunks into the blades. I actually prefer a blender; it's a bit quicker.

For two servings I generally use two frozen bananas and in this case 1 tablespoon of Nutella and it was the perfect ratio. Instead of Nutella  I have put in a tablespoon of baking cocoa powder and a tablespoon of peanut butter and that is really delicious as well. Really, just go crazy with this people it's a great treat!



  1. This sounds crazy, super yummy and I'm totally on a homemade ice cream kick... I just finished up my homemade maple walnut ice cream. Good work!

  2. I love banana ice cream like this. I love to make my very own chunky monkey ice cream. Add some chocolate chunks and walnuts. So good!