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Banana Ice Cream in a Blender!

Banana Ice Cream in a Blender!

Did you know that you can make outstanding, creamy ice cream using just bananas?  Simply freeze bananas then purée them in your blender or food processor – it couldn’t be any easier!  It tastes awesome and the texture is remarkably similar to regular ice-cream.  Plus it’s healthy, dairy free, gluten free and no sugar added.  Satisfy your cravings with this wholesome dessert – you’ll be shocked at how good it is!

Banana Ice Cream (2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • Optional: 1-2 ounces of milk or milk substitute

Directions:

  • Cut the bananas into 1-inch pieces and freeze for at least 2 hours or as long as a couple weeks
  • Put the frozen banana pieces in your blender or food processor – if they’re all stuck together, try to break them up so they’re easier to puree.
  • Puree the bananas until your ice cream is smooth and chunk free.  In our blender this takes about 2-3 minutes with several stirring breaks.  Some blenders have a hard time with frozen bananas, if this is the case for you – stop the blender frequently to stir the bananas and push them down off the sides.  It also helps to add a little liquid.  Try adding an ounce or so of milk or milk substitute, stir and blend again.  Be careful not to overheat your blender!

Notes:

  • The best bananas for banana ice-cream are ripe or overripe because they’re sweeter and creamier than the underripe fruit.
  • Awesome extras – this recipe is delicious all by itself.  However, tasty extras are a fun way to add flavor and texture.  Some of my favorites include peanut butter, chocolate chips, maple syrup, nuts, berries, etc.  It also makes a killer sundae with whipped cream and fudge.  Go bananas!

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetonveg/4808871976/

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