One Ingredient Ice-Cream (Sort Of)

I read about this recipe on and I just HAD to try it! One ingredient ice-cream? Sounds way too good to be true right?

For this recipe, all you need is….a frozen banana. Apparently, because of the small amount of fat in bananas, when it is blended/pureed, it does not turn crumbly, but smooth and creamy. 

So first off, cut a regular banana into chunks and put them in the freezer. Once it is frozen, put the chunks into a food processor or blender. In my case, I used a blender. Then blend it up until it is smooth and creamy and voila!

The final product will look like this. I added some chocolate chips to give it a bit of crunch. ๐Ÿ˜€ Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate chips in their ‘ice-cream’. Haha

One thing to note, I actually found the ‘ice-cream’ to be a bit too slimy so I looked at other people’s comments on and came up with a few suggestions if you plan to make this for a hot summer day:

  • Blend the banana with some skim or regular milk to make it creamier
  • Add a tablespoon (or two) of peanut butter to make it taste like peanut butter ice cream ๐Ÿ˜€ yummm
  • Stir in chocolate chips, nuts, or cookie pieces to make it more like ice-cream
  • Add in a cup of flavorless protein powder if you want it as a post workout snack
  • Blend with greek or regular yogurt for an even creamier consistency
  • Spices such as cinnamon or cocoa powder can give your ‘ice-cream’ a whole different taste
Hope you enjoy this healthy recipe, and try it now before our (short) summer is gone!

Happy Eating!

2 thoughts on “One Ingredient Ice-Cream (Sort Of)

  • May 24, 2012 at 6:10 am

    I like banana and chocolate chip ice cream. It's so sweet and yummy! However, I recently had dental implant Atlanta so I think I can't enjoy ice cream yet. I'll just have to wait for a few more days.

  • May 25, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Ooh yah I love banana and chocolate chip too! I haven't made this recipe in a while! I should start doing it again for this summer!


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