Banana Ice Cream

 

Banana ice cream is creamy and sweet, and only uses one ingredient! This refreshing, cool treat is possibly the easiest homemade ice cream you can make.
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Table of Contents
  1. Banana Ice Cream Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make Banana Ice Cream
  4. How to Serve Banana Ice Cream
  5. Storage
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  7. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Banana ice cream is a creamy, one-ingredient delight! Possibly the easiest ice cream you have ever made, banana ice cream is a sweet and refreshing treat that you can make at home. 

If you love cool banana desserts then you’ll also want to make Banana Pudding, Banana Split Fluff, and Banana Cream Cheesecake

Banana Ice Cream Ingredients

You will need:

  • 6 ripe to overripe bananas

PRO TIP: This frozen banana ice cream is a great way to use over-ripe bananas. The softer the banana, the naturally sweeter the ice cream.

Substitutions and Additions

NUTS: If you want a bit of a crunch, add chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips to the blended bananas before spooning them into the loaf pans.

FRUIT: You can add other fresh fruits to the frozen bananas before blending.

BANANAS: You can also use pre-packaged frozen bananas if you do not have the extra time to slice and freeze the bananas yourself.

How to Make Banana Ice Cream

STEP ONE: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP TWO: Peel and slice bananas into ⅛ to ¼-inch slices.

STEP THREE: Lay the banana slices on the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer. Freeze the sliced bananas for 1 hour.

STEP FOUR: Remove the frozen banana slices from the freezer.

STEP FIVE: Add ½ of the frozen slices to either a food processor or a blender.

PRO TIP: If using a blender, you will need to blend the bananas in batches.

STEP SIX: Pulse the frozen bananas 5 to 7 times, then purée for 2½ to 3 minutes. The ice cream mixture will go from very lumpy to finally a soft-serve ice cream consistency. Spoon the mixture into a loaf pan. Blend the remaining frozen bananas. Cover pan with plastic wrap and place back in the freezer for 1½ to 2 hours until firmly set. Scoop and serve.

PRO TIP: You can scoop the banana ice cream, dip it in a chocolate magic shell and sprinkle it with chopped nuts if you’d like.

How to Serve Banana Ice Cream

Enjoy your banana ice cream with all of your favorite toppings. Banana ice cream is delicious with a drizzle of caramel sauce or chocolate sauce and a dollop of whipped cream on top. You could also serve your ice cream in a chocolate chip cookie cup. This cool dessert, which resembles a creamy soft-serve ice cream texture, is a yummy ice cream that you can make without an ice cream maker!

Storage

IN THE FREEZER: Store any leftover homemade banana ice cream in a freezer-safe airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. 

Banana ice cream is creamy, sweet, and doesn’t need any extra ingredients. All you need is a bunch of ripe bananas to whip up this one-ingredient, refreshing, ice-cold treat. With no added sugar and no special equipment needed, this homemade banana ice cream is super simple to make at home. Your whole family will enjoy this cool treat!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will this ice cream last in the freezer? 

This homemade ice cream can be kept in the freezer for up to two weeks.

Can I mix in other ingredients? 

Once you blend the bananas, if you’d like to add other ingredients, such as nuts or chocolate chips, you can stir them in before adding the mixture to the pan.

Can I make a bigger or smaller batch? 

Since there is only one ingredient, this creamy ice cream recipe is very easy to double, triple, or cut in half. Just add fewer or more bananas as needed.

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Banana Ice Cream

Banana ice cream is creamy and sweet, and only uses one ingredient! This refreshing, cool treat is possibly the easiest homemade ice cream you can make.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ripe to overripe bananas

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Peel and slice bananas into ⅛ to ¼-inch slices.
  • Lay the banana slices on the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer. Freeze the sliced bananas for 1 hour.
  • Remove the frozen banana slices from the freezer.
  • Add ½ of the frozen slices to either a food processor or a blender.
  • Pulse the frozen bananas 5 to 7 times, then purée for 2½ to 3 minutes. The ice cream mixture will go from very lumpy to finally a soft-serve ice cream consistency. Spoon the mixture into a loaf pan. Blend the remaining frozen bananas. Cover pan with plastic wrap and place back in the freezer for 1½ to 2 hours until firmly set. Scoop and serve.

Notes

This frozen banana ice cream is a great way to use over-ripe bananas. The softer the banana, the naturally sweeter the ice cream.
If using a blender, you will need to blend the bananas in batches.
You can scoop the banana ice cream, dip it in a chocolate magic shell and sprinkle it with chopped nuts if you’d like.

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