Ridiculously Easy One-Ingredient Ice Cream

Ridiculously Easy One-Ingredient Ice Cream uses only bananas to create an amazing dairy-free, refined sugar-free, healthy dessert that the whole family can enjoy.

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Ridiculously Easy One-Ingredient Ice Cream

This recipe is bananas! And that’s it, that’s all it is because this ridiculously easy one-ingredient ice cream only uses bananas!

Now perhaps you’ve heard of this wondrous recipe already, but I just learned about it a couple of weeks ago. I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon it, all I know is once I saw all the Internet talk about it I was intrigued. I was also a little skeptical because I couldn’t believe that the use of just bananas could lead to my favorite dessert.

So I gave it a shot, and by now I have given it quite a few shots because I can’t stop making it or eating it.

Turns out the talk is all true. Due to they’re high pectin levels, frozen bananas can actually lead to a creamy and custard-like ice cream. The results are amazingly delicious and the process is extremely easy. Plus because only bananas are used, you get a dairy-free, refined sugar-free, healthy dessert that the whole family can enjoy.

Find out about the health benefits of bananas by clicking here.

How to Make Ridiculously Easy One-Ingredient Ice Cream

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Before anything, it is important to note that a food processor is highly recommended. Even though a blender can be used, when I tried using a blender, it was much more difficult to get the right results.  Maybe if I had a Vitamix I wouldn’t have struggled, but owning one of those is still only in my dreams.

So with that said, you will need a food processor, a spatula, 4 ripe bananas, a freezer bag, and a freezer-safe, air-tight container.

Begin by peeling and chopping the bananas into smaller pieces or chunks. Put the banana pieces into a freezer bag. Place the bag in the freezer overnight or until the bananas are frozen solid.

Chopped frozen bananas #bananaicecream

Next, add the frozen bananas into the bowl of a food processor. If the banana pieces are all stuck together, try to break them apart to ensure they can be broken down in the food processor.

You can also work in smaller batches, especially if using a blender. Try starting with just a third or half of the frozen bananas. Once they are blended into ice cream, pour that into a bowl and continue blending the rest.

Chopped frozen bananas in food processor #bananaicecream

Blending to Perfection

To blend into ice cream, start by pulsing the bananas. You will need to stop periodically to scrape down the sides of the bowl and to make sure no pieces of the frozen bananas are stuck.

Keep pulsing and stopping to scrape the sides until the bananas really start to break down.

Then switch to blending. Let the food processor run until a smooth and creamy custard begins to form, scraping down the sides if necessary.

That’s it!

You are now ready to scoop out some ridiculously easy one-ingredient ice cream.

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If the result is too soft and runny though, scoop the ice cream into a freezer-safe, air-tight container. Place in the freezer for a couple of hours until the ice-cream is set. I actually prefer to freeze it first, the consistency is much more like ice cream that way. This is also the way to store any leftover ice cream.

I am so excited to have this on repeat this summer and the best part is my husband and kids love it too!

Let me know if you give it a try. I hope you enjoy!

Little girl eating one-ingredient ice cream #oneingredienticecream #bananaicecream

Check out this recipe for Whole Wheat Maple Zucchini Bread for another healthy treat.

Ridiculously Easy One-Ingredient Ice Cream

Ridiculously Easy One-Ingredient Ice Cream uses only bananas to create an amazing dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and healthy dessert that the whole family can enjoy.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Gemma from Everyday Latina
Ingredients
  • 4 ripe bananas
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the bananas in smaller pieces or chunks. Put the banana pieces into a freezer bag. Place the bag in the freezer overnight or until the bananas are frozen solid.

  2. Add the frozen bananas into the bowl of a food processor. If the bananas pieces are all stuck together, try to break them apart to ensure they can be broken down in the food processor (see notes).

  3. Pulse the bananas. Stop periodically to scrape down the sides of the bowl and to make sure no pieces of the frozen bananas are stuck.

  4. Continue pulsing and stopping to scrape the sides until the bananas break down.

  5. Then switch to blending. Let the food processor run until a smooth and creamy custard begins to form, scraping down the sides if necessary.

  6. If the result is too soft and runny, scoop the ice cream into a freezer-safe, air-tight container. Place in the freezer for a couple of hours until the ice-cream is set.

  7. Four bananas yields approximately 2 cups of ice cream.

  8. Store any leftovers in a freezer-safe, air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

You can work in small batches when blending the frozen bananas, especially if using a blender. Try starting with just a third or half of the frozen bananas. Once they are blended into ice cream, pour that into a bowl and continue blending the rest.

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