Banana “Ice Cream”

  • Servings: 1 per banana
  • Difficulty: easy
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Next time you have an over-ripe banana, pop it in the freezer so you’ll be ready to have this sweet treat!  

Ripe bananas frozen, peeled and cut into fourths
-Nut butter
-Vanilla extract
-Chopped nuts
-Chocolate Shavings

1. Place frozen banana (aim for 1-2 bananas per serving)  in food processor and optional nut butter (about 1/2 tablespoon per banana, or to taste) and process until whipped and creamy.  If it isn’t blending, you can add a drop or two of milk.  If you blend too long the banana will melt and become just pureed banana baby food–still delicious, but nothing like ice cream.  The consistency you’re going for is that of soft ice cream.  Think Cold Stone after all the mix-ins have been incorporated, not Ben and Jerry’s.  This will take 2ish minutes, depending on your food processor and number of bananas.
2. This works best with ripe bananas as they are the sweetest.  However, if it isn’t sweet enough for your liking add a little honey or even a drop of vanilla extract.
3. Top with your favorite sundae toppings (berries, chopped nuts, chocolate shavings, etc)