Banana “Ice Cream”

If you ever get a little craving for something sweet at night, this is the recipe for you! I saw this recipe in Oprah’s magazine, and I thought it sounded too good to be true. I bought 5 extra bananas at the grocery store, and couldn’t wait for them to freeze! It really is like magic. They are in the food processor, all lumpy and then all of a sudden…beautiful creamy “ice cream”! Liam didn’t love his (but he doesn’t love bananas), but I thought it was awesome, and so did my two year old. She ate hers and then moved over to Liam’s and finished his! I sprinkled some crushed walnuts on mine. Mmmm.

rating: 9

Banana “Ice Cream”
(O Magazine, Aug. 2012)


bananas (I used 5)


You’ll feel like a magician when you make this silky, rich ice cream using a single ingredient- no milk, sugar, or even water necessary. Simply peel bananas and slice them into two-inch pieces (one banana per person is a good rule of thumb), then freeze for at least three hours. Using a food processor, puree the frozen bananas for five minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. The bananas will seem crumbly at first and then become fluffy and smooth. Serve the dessert plain- or for a fun take on a banana split, add toppings like chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.

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