Looking for an easy dairy free "ice cream" treat that you and your kids can eat a lot of without the after guilt? Well, look no further because today I'm going to tell you how to make banana ice cream, and boy is it delicious! You can have it by itself, or you can spice it up a bit and add cinnamon, chocolate chips, peanut butter, pecan pieces, etc. Thanks to the bananas' texture, kids will hardly be able to tell the difference between your homemade banana treat and that junky store bought ice cream!
You will need:
- bananas (the ice cream in the photo above is about one large banana - so the amount of bananas will depend on how much ice cream you're making)
- a food processor (I actually used my old Baby Bullet for this one)
- any additions you'd like in your banana ice cream
All you have to do is peel your bananas, cut them into slices, freeze them for about an hour and a half or so on a plate and then puree them in your food processor! Please note that the banana will stick to the sides of your processor and you'll have to keep scraping it back into the center. Also, you're going to start mixing the bananas and think to yourself, what have I done wrong!? Nothing! It's going to look a little bit strange at first, but just keep blending until you get a smooth and creamy substance.
You can eat it like that, which I do, or you can put it back in the freezer and let it harden up a little bit more to resemble ice cream better and get actual scoops if you and your kids prefer. :) Enjoy!
Riley helping put the bananas into our bullet...
and really getting into it! LOL! *Note that you'll have a hard time pureeing your bananas if you put that many into your processor. I just let her fill the bullet up because she was having so much fun doing it. :P
In the comments: What is your favorite type of ice cream?