Recipe: One Ingredient Ice Cream

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yes... the title of this post is correct. One ingredient. One.

Now, I love ice cream... I really do. BUT I would never feed it to my kids for breakfast... except this one because the one ingredient is actually bananas. Yes, bananas. And, yes, it does have the texture and taste of ice cream with a subtle banana flavor. I thought I'd do a little step by step on this recipe...
Grab your bananas... about 1.5 per person. Make sure they are nice and ripe with maybe a few brown spots on them. Then just peel & chop. Place in a freezer safe container and stick in the freezer for several hours. Next, place it in your food processor (I haven't tried this with a blender, but it should work too). I just did a handful of banana chunks at a time. Keep blending it. It may look a little lumpy, just give it a stir with your spatula. After a bit, your bananas will look like this... like ice cream. And serve... want to push it over the top a bit? Add some melted Nutella and pretzel pieces. Wow. So good.
If you try this, I'd love to hear what you think!

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  1. Kwana1:58 AM

    Wow! Very cool.

  2. **WE BLOG ARTISTS**2:53 AM

    AWESOME...I must try this...
    Can I ask why you do not feed ice-cream to your kids? Is it the sugar content? And cream?

  3. Kotori3:24 AM

    Hey Char,
    No, my kids eat ice cream (are you kidding, that would be so hypocritical of me! I need ice cream once a week at least!). I just meant that I wouldn't give it to them for breakfast! :)

  4. Karena4:49 AM

    Yummy new way to get our fruit in for the day. Where do you come up with these great ideas!!

  5. CAPow!2:51 PM

    that is an AMAZING idea! Thank you for posting!

  6. A Perfect Peach5:09 AM

    I don't have kids, but I can't wait to try this for myself!!

  7. photojoy2:01 PM

    Wow, great idea! Thank you for sharing this. Right, I won't go wrong. I run to the grocery and get some bananas today.

  8. Jess Constable10:40 AM

    This is amazing! I have three bananas in my basket I might try this with. Thanks!

  9. Kristin3:35 PM

    OMG, that sounds absolutely amazing...especially with the addition of Nutella!!

  10. amy and ann3:39 AM

    oh yum!

  11. WOW!! What a great idea.... forget the kids I'm making this tomorrow night for me and the husband :) THANKS!! diet friendly ice cream.