The Most Delicious and Easiest Homemade Ice Cream, In the World!

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My family was shocked that I didn’t add sugar to this ice cream! I was excited about how easy it was!  So, to continue our healthy foods that start with the letter I, we made banana ice cream in three simple steps:

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Method:

  1. Freeze bananas in their peel.  I didn’t wait till they were super frozen, just a few hours so I could still cut them up easily.  Sometimes the peel comes right off the frozen banana.  Sometimes, if I leave them in the freezer too long, I have to cut the peel off.
  2. Place 2 cups of chopped frozen bananas in a blender with 1/8 cup milk and 1 tsp. vanilla extract and blend till smooth.
  3. Return banana mixture to the freezer until it freezes again.  This step is key.  Once blended, the banana is more like a smoothie.  Returning it to the freezer AFTER you blend it, makes it more of ice cream consistency.
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Tips:

  • This freezes, defrosts and refreezes pretty quickly.  If you wait till the ice cream is very frozen, take it out about 15 minutes to soften before scooping into dishes.  If it gets too soft, return it to the freezer. It will set up again pretty quickly.

Results:

  • A+ and please make it again from my husband and boys.  Erica, who I used to call the flip-flopper on this blog decided suddenly she doesn’t like bananas.  Oh well, you can’t win them all, right?
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The Most Delicious and Easiest Homemade Ice Cream, In the World!

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Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/8 cup milk, soy milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Combine all in a blender.  Place in the freezer until firm.
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We have a vitamix… we haven’t tried bananas… we’ll have to do that today! We’ve done other frozen fruit, tho! We reallllly like peaches with a touch of vanilla 🙂

This sounds perfect and easy and healthy. Thank you for this great idea. I also liked yesterday’s post and the lunch you packed for the kids.

This looks really yummy. By the way, I’ve been using your “ghetto jam” idea on a weekly basis since reading that post. We love it – especially made with blueberries because they’re naturally sweet.

I’m not a banana fan, and my grandson is allergic to them, but I bet this would be great with strawberries instead, don’t you think?

Yum! We make something similar but add some chunky peanut butter and sometimes a tiny bit of cocoa powder. I love it!

My daughter suddenly doesn’t like bananas so it means more for me and my son!

We make something called “banana swirl” (we learned about it on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) that is so much like ice cream that it blows our minds. We freeze bananas out of their skin in a freezer bag for a few hours and then blend them; that’s it. We don’t add anything and the consistency is so much like ice cream. It’s not successful to make and re-freeze, though. We make exactly how much we want and eat it right then.

I’ve been freezing bananas to eat for years; basically for the rush out of the house with my three kids! If you peel then and wrap in tinfoil it’s easier instead of with the peel on! Just a suggestion! 🙂

Hi there! We know there are many SO beliefs about health and nutrition out there. Here, we focus on simple whole foods in all kinds of combinations. You’re of course free to follow our ideas, or not, as you like.