Erika Wassall, the Jersey Farm Scribe here with…ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST???!!!!! Yup. Well, faux ice cream any way. It turns out that you can turn frozen bananas into dairy free ice cream almost instantly! And since this is pretty much the healthiest ice cream you could ever eat- it is perfect for breakfast or dessert! Here is how to make frozen banana ice cream in a blender.
How To Make Frozen Banana Ice Cream
Actually when I say, how to make frozen banana ice cream in a blender, it should tell you that this will also work in a food processor. I have even seen it work great in a Champion juicer. The idea is something that will mash up the frozen bananas until they are soft quickly enough so they don’t defrost.
Do frozen bananas taste like ice cream?
Yes, frozen bananas taste sweet, rich and creamy like ice cream. They are a great, healthy substitute that uses just bananas instead of heavy cream and sugar and eggs. This faux ice cream made with only bananas.
I had heard of this over the years. I can’t really regular eat ice cream, and because I believe I have an allergy, not a lactose issue, I can’t even do soy ice creams or things of that sort. (Plus, I’m not really a fan.) I have one friend in particular who has recently mentioned it a few times and I finally said, that’s it! I’m trying it!
And I am SHOCKED at how easy, and delicious and actually ice-cream-like this came out.
First of all… only necessary ingredient: BANANA
That’s it. I also added honey. And the options are endless… chocolate, peanut butter, or BOTH come to my mind in particular.
A lot of places refer to this as banana ice cream. But there’s no cream it in. No milk, no milk-ish product. Nothing like that at all, so I can’t bring myself to call it ice cream. But It quite literally has the consistency of soft-serve ice cream.
What a fun family kitchen activity! You could even serve it with an easy chocolate chip banana bread mug cake.
How long do you have to freeze bananas for ice cream?
Cut bananas into pieces and place on aluminum foil (or anything, but I don’t have to clean foil when I’m done). I suggest cutting into chucks and then cutting the chunks in half. It’ll freeze faster and be easier on the food processor or blender. Leave in freezer for at least two hours.
Put in blender/food processor with any chosen additives (honey in my case). I used my Ninja blender because… well, because as with most of my food preparation, the number of dishes always comes into play and this thing is SUPER easy to clean.
I needed to scrape the sides down a few times, but that’s a Ninja thing too. I would bet that a food processor would be better, if scraping irritates you. Personally, I’ll take scraping over washing.
And voila! You should have seen my face when I opened it and scooped it out like you would soft serve ice cream. I really think kids would LOVE this. Adults too! I did. I love bananas. But sometimes you just need something different. You could freeze the banana pieces overnight and have this in the morning. ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST???!!!!
DISCLAIMER: Again: This is is not ice cream. It does NOT taste exactly like ice cream. It tastes like… wait for it…
Banana! But it is all frozen and creamy in texture.
If you do not like bananas, you will not like this. If you’re so-so on bananas, throw some peanut butter and chocolate in there, and I bet you’ll still like it.
But the consistency, the FEEL, texture and look of this, is incredibly similar to soft-serve ice cream.
So grab the kids (or a girlfriend or two) throw some banana pieces in the freezer, watch a movie and then gather back at the blender for some delicious kitchen magic!
Printable Frozen Banana Ice Cream Recipe
Will you try this faux banana ice cream recipe? You may also like this healthy peppermint banana ice cream recipe. What will you add in that will make this faux banana ice cream recipe extra delicious just for you?