Thursday, July 29, 2010

One-Ingredient Ice Cream

This is quite possibly the coolest thing since sliced bread.  This ice cream is fat-free, dairy-free, and definitely guilt-free.  It doesn't require an ice cream machine - just a blender or food processor.  It's super cheap, super easy, and get this: it's actually good for you.  So what is this one magic ingredient that can turn into ice cream in less than two minutes?

Frozen bananas.

Apparently, when frozen bananas are broken down in a food processor or blender, it becomes treat with the same consistency as soft serve ice cream.  There's no recipe for this - just freeze some bananas (I recommend peeling them first - take it from me, it is rather difficult to peel a frozen banana), cut them into chunks, drop them into a food processor, and press the button.  You may have to scrape down the sides a few time, but it still comes together very quickly.

I'm definitely looking forward to playing around with flavors and mix-ins.  Next time, I might add some peanut butter, Nutella, or melted chocolate to the bananas before creaming them.  I bet it would also taste great with some caramel or Reeses peanut butter cups swirled into them.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some frozen bananas to peel.


  1. Wow Alli.. this really is one of the coolest things in life! :) And not to mention its fat free!

    Thanks for sharing this. I'll definitely make this one day. :)

    P.S. Is it ok if I link you up on my blog?

  2. Absolutely! That would be wonderful!

  3. I can't wait to try this now that I will have a real kitchen!