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Nice Cream (1-ingredient Banana Ice Cream)

This easy, creamy frozen dessert only uses one ingredient: bananas! They blend up exactly like ice cream making a delicious low calorie dairy free dessert recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Banana freezing time (minimum)4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 ¾-cup servings
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Toni Dash

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Blender (must be a powerful blender)

Ingredients

  • 4 large bananas sliced or cut into small pieces

Instructions

  • Place sliced bananas into a freezer bag and freeze for at least 4 hours until solid, preferably overnight.
  • Place frozen bananas into a food processor or heavy-duty blender (like a Vitamix) and begin pulsing.
    In the food processor the bananas will resemble crumbs at first, similar to oatmeal. In the blender it will begin to look like soft serve ice cream when as it blends.
  • FOOD PROCESSOR: Continue processing and, as the mixture begins to get smoother, scrape down the food bowl with a silicone spatula.
    BLENDER: As the mixture becomes creamy, stop the blender and stir the mixture as needed to keep cycling the frozen bananas down to the blender blade.
  • When the mixture turns into a creamy consistency resembling a soft serve ice cream (this will take up to 10 minutes in the food processor and 2-3 minutes in the blender) blend for about 30 seconds longer to incorporate air into the ice cream.
  • Serve immediately for soft serve ice cream.
    For a firmer, scoopable ice cream, transfer the mixture to a freezer-safe airtight container, and freeze for about 2 hours, or until it reaches the desired texture.

Notes

Recipe times
  • Prep time: slicing the bananas and blending the ice cream (15 minutes)
  • Total time with 4 hour freezing time for the bananas FOR SOFT SERVE CONSISTENCY: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Total time with 4 hour freezing time for the bananas FOR FIRM CONSISTENCY: 6 hours 15 minutes
How to Store
Store in the freezer-safe airtight container for up to 2-3 months. We recommend an ice cream container that will protect against freezer burn but any sealed freezer container will work.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg