Banana Ice Cream Recipe
The notion of blending frozen bananas in a food processor until the results have the exact texture of soft serve ice cream is probably not new to you.
If you add a little fat such as peanut butter or coconut milk, the texture is even more creamy, and it can start to resemble and taste even more like good old fashioned delicious ice cream.
Banana Ice Cream
- Let the bananas ripen before peeling. Their skin should be at the beginning stages of turning to brown. If they’re green or yellow to start with, leave them out until there is a change in colour. Over ripe bananas will have a more sweet, caramelized flavour that is developed as they turn brown.
- Once ripe, peel the bananas, cut into pieces, and freeze them.
- When the bananas are fully frozen, place them into a food processor and blend until an ice cream like consistency is achieved.
- If your blender is having trouble processing, you can add up to 1/4 cup milk of choice or another liquid.
- Once you have finished blending to your desired consistency, you can scoop the ice cream into a container and freeze for an additional 30 minutes.
- This is the basic ice cream, read below if you would like to add flavours:
Banana Ice Cream: Use 3 bananas and use the method above. Add 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract, pinch salt, and 3 tbsp cocoa powder.
Mint Chocolate Chip: Use 2 bananas and a pinch of salt and use the method above. Add 1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract (or more if desired), and stir in chocolate chips or cacao nibs after blending.
Peanut Butter: Make the original recipe above, and add 2-3 tbsp peanut butter just before the blending process.
Cookies ’n Cream: Make the original recipe above and add 2 tbsp coconut butter if desired. After blending, add in a ½ packet of crushed cookies such as oreos.
Vanilla Bean: Use 3 bananas and a pinch of salt and use the above basic method of ice cream making. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste.