One Ingredient Ice Cream

Wendy L. Kirby created LaPhemmePhoodie.com, a blog about food, Philly and life in general. She includes details and pictures from her dining experiences, food-related product reviews and recipes. Wendy also includes educational information on important issues such as how food affects your mind/body and how to become more sustainable in your daily life.
Hi everyone! My name is Wendy L. Kirby a/k/a La Phemme Phoodie. I’m thrilled to be a guest on Allie’s blog. I saved a special treat for you today. It’s something I’ve made several times in the past few weeks but did not post on my site yet. It’s something you may have heard about but have not yet tried. It’s one ingredient ice cream. The ingredient? Bananas. Really, I’m serious. All you need are a couple of frozen bananas and you will have an incredible substitute for “regular” ice cream.
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I have seen several bloggers put their spin on it but the basic recipe is as follows:
1.) 3 ripe or overripe bananas
2.) 2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)
3.) Assorted toppings such as chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, etc. (optional)


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Peel and slice the bananas. Place the slices on a baking tray and freeze the bananas for at least a few hours or until completely frozen.
Remove the frozen bananas from the freezer and add them to a food processor. Process the bananas for approximately one minute, remove the lid and stir, then continue to process until the frozen bananas become the consistency of soft serve. You may have to remove the lid more than once and stir depending on your processor. If you would like to use the vanilla add it in the first time you remove the lid to stir the bananas.
Enjoy immediately or refreeze.
Instead of reinventing the wheel on this one I’m going to point you to a fabulous tutorial over at The Kitchn.
Be creative when you make this. As you can see from the pictures I’ve included, I made some plain and with chocolate chips. I also like to drizzle a little chocolate syrup over it from time to time. The various ways you can change this up are endless. I can’t wait to continue to experiment with this delightful dessert.
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Thank you Wendy for sharing your tasty recipe!  Every time I’ve tried to make this banana ice cream I just freeze it in a Tupperware container and it is impossible to split up into batches! I love how you said to freeze them on a baking tray… make so much more sense Smile  And with chocolate  chips?! Can’t wait to try it your way when I get home!

9 thoughts on “One Ingredient Ice Cream

  1. What a great idea. This will be great if I’m too lazy or it’s too hot to bake bananna bread. Not only is it great for vegans like Christy mentioned, but also for diabetics too (I think anyways…)!

  2. I’ve had one ingredient banana ice-cream before it does indeed taste like perfectly creamy banana ice-cream! You’ve totally inspired me to try this as I’ve never made it myself. I think the bananas sound like a perfect canvas for some additional spices. Something citrus-y during the summer like the keffir lime leaves or the warming spices in the autumn. But first things first…I’m going to try it with chocolate sauce just like you recommend! 🙂

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