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Frozen Banana Ice Cream

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This homemade frozen banana ice cream is so easy to make and uses only two ingredients.  In just a few minutes you can turn your frozen bananas into this healthy treat that’s perfect for a hot day!

Some of my other favorite treats to enjoy this summer are these Oreo Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, Frosted Lemonade or a Cherry Lemonade Slush.

two white bowls filled with frozen banana ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and nuts.  On the counter next to the bowls are two spoons and a small bunch of bananas

Homemade Banana Ice Cream

Banana ice cream isn’t anything new, but if you haven’t yet dared to join the frozen bananas club, let me be the first to invite you with this simple, fun, delicious version!  I am a huge fan of ice cream and could eat it every day if my jeans would let me.  And when Arizona summers are consistently in the triple digits, it’s hard for me to resist the sweet tune of it’s Siren’s song.

That is, until I came across this amazing recipe.  This homemade version is healthy, easy to make, and tastes amazing! It’s made with just two simple ingredients so there isn’t any sugar or preservatives and has the creamiest and most decadent texture.  It really is healthy dessert option that’s great to enjoy during a hot summer day!

How To Make Banana Ice Cream

Making this frozen banana ice cream could not be easier!  Once your bananas are frozen, it only takes a few minutes to prepare.

Prepare The Bananas – Cut a few ripe bananas into small bite-sized chunks and then freeze them overnight.

Blend The Ingredients – After they are frozen, add the chunks to a blender or food processor with a little milk and then blend until smooth. Depending on the type of blender you have, you may need to add more or less liquid to get a smooth consistency. I usually start with 1/4 cup, and add more if needed.

looking down on a blender filled with chopped frozen bananas

Reach Desired Consistency – When it’s ready, it’s a nice smooth consistency like soft-serve ice cream. It looks so yummy already!

a food processor filled with frozen bananas that were blended with milk to form a creamy mixture

Toppings – You can top your ice cream with any of your favorite ice cream toppings, and enjoy a bowl of sweet frozen deliciousness without the guilt! This frozen banana ice cream has an amazingly rich, smooth, texture, and a mild banana flavor. If you want to change up the flavor a little bit, you can add a little cocoa powder, vanilla extract or cinnamon, or add mix ins like chocolate chips, fresh fruit or sprinkles. This banana ice cream recipe is sure to be a new favorite!

looking down on two bowls filled with this homemade banana ice cream recipe

Recipe Tips

Here are a few tips to ensure you get perfect banana ice cream every time:

Peel Before Freezing – Peel and cut the bananas before you freeze them! I made this mistake in college and ruined my fingernails trying to peel frozen bananas. Don’t be me.

Freezing Prep – Seal your bananas well to avoid freezer burn. I go through mine pretty quickly so I use a flat Tupperware, but if you want them to last more than a week or two and still be just as fresh, use a thick freezer bag and suck as much air out of it as you can.

Amount Of Milk – Use the bare minimum amount of liquid your blender needs. You want to add the minimum amount of milk needed to get the bananas to blend, or else the ice cream will be too soft and melty.  I’ve actually seen frozen bananas put through a juicer to make the richest, creamiest banana ice cream ever but personally I’m not willing to risk my blender blades (or motor).

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Frozen Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Making this frozen banana ice cream really is pretty simple and the flavor possibilities are endless! Leave us a comment below and let us know how you liked it or tag us on social media so we can see all of the delicious toppings you put on your ice cream!

two white bowls filled with frozen banana ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and nuts. On the counter next to the bowls are two spoons and a small bunch of bananas
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Banana Ice Cream

This homemade soft-serve banana ice cream has just two ingredients, and takes only a few minutes to make. It's the perfect healthy treat for a hot day!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fruit, ice cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk
  • favorite ice cream toppings of your choice

Instructions

  1. Cut the bananas into chunks and freeze them several hours or overnight. After the bananas are frozen, add them to a blender or food processor with a splash of milk.
  2. Blend the bananas until smooth, adding more milk as needed to blend smoothly. Top with ice cream toppings of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a close up of a bowl of banana ice cream topped with chocolate and nuts.  Another bowl of ice cream and a small bunch of bananas are behind the bowl

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