Looking for an easy and healthy afternoon snack or summer dessert? Look no further because we have the perfect suggestion: our rich and silky banana ice cream. It’s healthy, you only need one ingredient – yes, you read that right, dairy free and no additional sweetener needed – and you can easily make it without an ice cream maker. So what are you waiting for? Check out our recipe, get into the kitchen and make some of this goodness. Trust us, you’ll love it!
Ingredients (makes 2 servings)
1 ripe banana
Start with the basics
Peel the sweet and soft banana and cut into small slices. Add the slices to an airtight container and freeze for at least 2 to 3 hours, but preferably overnight. Once frozen, put the banana pieces in a food processor and blend until a smooth, silky consistency is reached. Be patient while blending and wait until the magic happens, this may take a couple of minutes. Serve right away and top off with some delicious fruits, coconut flakes or a drizzle of raw honey.
Go crazy with the toppings
Want to give your banana ice cream a little extra? Go crazy with the toppings and turn your dessert into a little party. Here we already give you some inspiration:
fresh seasonal fruits like berries, peaches, pomegranate
- coconut flakes
- cacao nibs
- mint leaves
- chopped nuts
- raw honey or maple syrup
Extra blend in ideas
Do you want to spice up the basic recipe a bit? Just add one or more ingredients from the list below and you will be surprised about the result. Get creative!
- 1 tb nut butter (almond, hazelnut or cashew)
- 1 tb cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, ginger, all spice,…
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
- 1/2 lemon, juice & zest
- 1 cup of strawberries, raspberries or blueberries
- A food processor works better for this than a blender, since it has more space to blend the banana slices into a creamy texture.
- You can store the ice cream after it is blended in an airtight container in the freezer, just give it a quick blend right before serving to revive the creamy texture.