Banana Ice Cream
Would you believe it is possible to create a healthy and nutritious "ice cream" with only one simple ingredient? It's true—and you have to look no further than your fruit bowl.
The reason frozen bananas can be transformed into ice cream in this way is because of the high pectin content and a small amount of fat found in the fruit. This allows for a frozen banana to create a rich, creamy ice cream texture rather than becoming flaky or icy like other frozen fruit.
The result is a treat that's vegan, gluten-free, non-dairy, and with no-added-sugar. Plus, there is no special equipment needed. You sure can't beat that!
- 2 ripe bananas
Now it's time to get creative! This one ingredient recipe can be jazzed up into a wide array of flavor variations.
- Try making Tropical Banana Ice Cream by adding frozen mango into the food processor. Pulse in the same manner until the desired consistency is achieved. To serve, top with toasted coconut for texture and tropical flair.
- You can also make Chocolate Banana Ice Cream. Simply add a spoonful of cocoa powder into the base of the food processor along with the bananas. To serve, top with mini chocolate chips.
- Powdered peanut butter can be added to the food processor to create Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream. Serve with a sprinkling of chopped nuts on top.