Monday, August 15, 2011

One Ingredient Ice Cream

It's still summer.  And there has been a crazy heat wave across this country.  If you are in need a cold treat, say no to that pint of Ben & Jerry's Half Baked.  Try this much healthier-for-you treat instead!


Yes, it looks like ice cream.  It is creamy ice cream.  But it's made with a banana!  That's it!  This is seriously the most ridiculous thing ever.  Here's what you do:

1. Slice a banana and place slices on a plate.
2. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
3. Place frozen banana slices in a food processor.
4. Blend on high.  Watch as a miraculous transformation takes place.
5. It starts as crumbs of frozen banana.  You'll probably have to scrape down the sides as you go.
6. Suddenly, the texture will become creamy.  Make sure you cream out all those banana crumbs. 
7. If you like, add in some mix-ins.  I used a spoonful of all-natural peanut butter.  I also think chopped nuts or flaked coconut would be good.

A banana into ice cream.  Who knew?!  Happy Monday!

source:  instructions from the kitchn

37 comments:

  1. mmmmm i'm loving the sounds of this. Ice cream and me have a serious relationship :)

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  2. I make this all the time!! We discovered a shop when I was 10 and became allergic to dairy that made these using a very fancy juicer - and now we make it with our stick blender!

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  3. holy moly!!!! i can do this in my little nyc kitchen no prob. i see adding in pb and nutella in my future. (also, i still don't think i can say no to ben and jerry's half baked fro yo, if that's ok with you.)

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  4. that is crazy! can't wait to try it. :)

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  5. Wow that's crazy? Just banana...never would have guessed that!

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  6. looks and sounds great1 Good idea!

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  7. This sounds soo good! And I can totally see how it would work. I use frozen bananas in my smoothies and it gets it so creamy. YUM! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  8. seriously???? this is so easy i gotta try it, i mean today! i have fresh bananas at home.. i'll let you know the results :) thank you!!!!

    xx
    http://www.trend-ish.com

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  9. Really?? That is so cool {pun intended} :)

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  10. That looks extremely delicious, healthy, and easy! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  11. Love this! It's a treat that we make in my house often. Last night, I actually "baked." For the first time in a while, and I attempted making cake batter balls, but didn't turn out so hot... They were great fresh out the freezer, but when you dipped them in the candy outside, they because way too sweet.

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  12. EASY!!! I love love easy and quick recipes! Bookmarked this!

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  13. What? This is nuts! I'm going to have to try!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  14. I really love that it's 1 ingredient!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  15. Pure genius. And so much healthier than actual ice cream. Plus, it's vegan!

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  16. Wow! That's amazing and very good to know. I'll have to try it.

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  17. You know I seen this everywhere and my roomie in college made it all the time but I have never tried it before.

    xo

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  18. I have never seen this before! I wonder if my daughter would eat it?! She loves bananas! I was actually just craving ice cream last night! Thanks!

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  19. Amazing!!! So simple, yummy and healthy :)

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  20. Is this the kind of thing you could use banana bread bananas for, or should you just use nice yellow perfectly ripe ones?

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  21. @Kristin, I don't think I'd use completely black/smooshy bananas, but you also don't want the bananas to have any green on them, because it will leave a bit of a green aftertaste in the ice cream. I'd go with more ripe bananas, but just not TOO ripe.

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  22. brilliant! I can't believe how easy it is...cant wait to try it!

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  23. i love banana ice cream - just started making it this summer

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  24. What a wonderful idea!! I am so trying this! :-) xo

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  25. The easiest and best icecream! Now I just need to get a better blender...

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  26. Okay the title definately reeled me in and now you are telling me this is just a banana?! AWESOME! Your suggestion for adding pb sounds good too!

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  27. nothing beats ice cream, must try!

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  28. I had a version of this on vacation is Delaware - Annie's Bananies or something... it was really good! With chocolate & peanut butter, perfection!

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  29. this looks AMAZING!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing :)

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  30. No way! I bet it's really good, great idea :)

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  31. NICE! I can't believe it's only a banana! Very cool idea!

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  32. I'm loving all these hair tutorials. But I still suck at doing anything with my hair - I'm just too clumsy with my fingers.

    Wishing you a sweet day Sherri Lynn!

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  33. I just posted something like this too! It looks like yours came out a little more dense (which was what I was going for). Hahah, and I also made a reference to Ben & Jerry's. Looks like we're on the same page this week!

    I think I might give it a try again just to see if I can achieve that thick and fluffy consistency (maybe leave it in the processor for longer). Mine was definitely more of a custard. But still yummy, so yay!

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  34. YUM!!!! Totally trying that :)

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