One-Ingredient Ice Cream

I’ve come to realize bananas are magical. They’re so versatile and the perfect filler for anything. I love them in my smoothies, mixed into my cereal, and as my ice cream. Yes, you heard me right. Ice cream. It’s a dream come true. A healthy dessert, an oxymoron, is now becoming more common. And you don’t have to sacrifice the flavor you’ve come to expect from your sweets just because it’s deemed “healthy.”

One-ingredient Ice Cream using bananas

Here’s how you accomplish this simple sweet.

Take a couple bananas and chop them up. Set them on a plate and place it in the freezer. Once they’re solid (about 2 hours) they’re ready.


Blend the bananas in a food processor. They should become fluid like soft serve ice cream.

blended bananas

If you want, you can add some extra flavor. I put in 1-2 tablespoons of Nutella. Blend until addition is evenly distributed.

blended Nutella and bananas

Some recommend refreezing now so you get more of an ice cream consistency but I liked it as is. Thick and Creamy (also, I couldn’t wait that long to try it!).

banana ice cream

Delicious! It was the perfect combination of chocolate hazelnut and banana. And guilt-free!

Some serving suggestions using 2 bananas:

  • add 2-3 Tbsp of Nutella
  • add 1/4 tsp of almond extract (and maybe some shredded coconut?)
  • add some frozen strawberries or strawberry syrup for a strawberry-banana flavor
  • add 2-3 Tbsp of peanut or almond butter with 1 Tbsp honey

I definitely want to play around with more flavors and see how these would turn out.

I hope you enjoy it!

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