Desserts/Baked Goods Gluten Free Recipes

One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

March 22, 2012

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I have a weakness for ice cream. I just absolutely love it. So I have been searching for a different way to enjoy my favorite frozen treat. So I was talking to a friend about my ice cream craving and she told me about using frozen bananas……what? Well you certainly can’t get more simple than one ingredient, banana ice cream, can you?

Can you really call this ice “cream”? Well, maybe not, but it is a good substitute for ice cream, that’s for sure! But it is a healthy frozen treat!

I would’ve never believed that frozen bananas put in the food processor and processed for a while end up the consistency of soft-serve ice cream! But amazingly they do! So today at the store, I picked up some extra organic bananas and decided to try it. And it was a nice treat for when I was looking for something sweet! Very creamy, and a great way to get some extra fruit in your diet and high in potassium too!

If you really want to get fancy, there is a small appliance you can buy that can help you create this frozen delight! And it comes with a recipe book to make other frozen fruit treats as well!

Top this with other fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, or homemade whipped cream…yummy! This banana ice cream recipe is both gluten and grain-free.

Have you ever tried banana “ice cream” before? What do you think about this idea? Yes or no! Let me know in the comments below!

One Ingredient Ice Cream

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2


  • 2 bananas


  • Peel the bananas
  • Cut them into chunks and freeze for at least 2-3 hours.
  • Place frozen chunks into food processor.
  • Process on high until the frozen bananas form a ball.
  • Mash the ball down and process on high again until you see a creamy soft serve consistency.
  • Dish up into bowls and enjoy!


You can garnish this with a sprinkle of sliced almonds, some chunks of fresh pineapple or strawberry, or some shaved dark chocolate! Add bananas to make a larger batch!

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