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