Did you know that you could make ice cream with just one ingredient?
And that ingredient is bananas!
Yes, you can make creamy, naturally sweet, sugar- and dairy-free ice cream simply and easily with just bananas.
All you need to do is slice very ripe bananas and freeze the slices. Place in your food processor and turn it on!
The mixture will break down and look crumbly at first, but keep going and soon enough you will have a thick and creamy base that you can transfer to a bowl and freeze. It scoops up just like regular ice cream, and the best part is you can add any mix-ins that you like:
*Fruit (dried or fresh)
We did a mocha chip version here, adding fresh brewed coffee, cocoa powder and chocolate chunks!
One Ingredient Ice Cream (Mocha Chip Version):
- 4 very ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Chocolate chunks (optional)
Place the frozen banana slices in your food processor and turn it on. Scrape down the sides as needed, and add the coffee, cocoa powder and vanilla once the mixture begins to come together.
Keep processing till it looks smooth and creamy. Pour half the mixture into a bowl or loaf pan, and sprinkle with come chocolate chunks. Pour the remaining mixture in and sprinkle with some more chocolate chunks. Freeze overnight; keep frozen till ready to serve.