Sunday, February 24, 2013

Banana so-called ice cream

So my hubs and I have been scouring the internet for a healthier alternative to ice cream. We came across a recipe for "banana faux ice cream", aka. 2 ingredient ice cream.
After some trial and error, we came to this recipe for the "So-called Banana ice cream".

This is the strawberry-banana variation. So my hubs enjoyed this so much, that he went out and purchased more bananas to try new flavors. haha

  • 4 bananas (2 sliced and frozen, 2 sliced but NOT frozen)
  • 2-4 ounces of your "flavor" (see below)

Flavors variations: 
  • strawberry jam
  • peanut butter (some honey with the peanut butter probably is a lot better tasting than straight up pb & bananas)
  • chocolate syrup
  • mangoes (we used the frozen mangoes, and if you use this one, use 8 ounces of frozen mangoes)
  • caramel
  •  honey

Slice up 2 bananas, then stick them in the freezer. After about an hour or so, slice up 2 more bananas and take the frozen ones out of the freezer. Throw all of the bananas (frozen and not frozen) into the blender. Add your "flavor" to the blender mixer and mix till consistency of a think milkshake. Then freeze for another 1-2 hours (or longer). Now you have the "So-called Banana ice cream."

So far my favorite was the banana/mango- as it was more of a sorbet than an ice cream. Most of these are more of that way, and not really "creamy" like most ice creams are, since there is no real milk involved. However this is a GREAT alternative to ice cream for those who are lactose or who are on Weight Watchers (bananas are zero points all!).
Have a happy day all!


  1. This is a great idea, and it really works--I used to make mine with bananas and strawberries, and it was delicious! You can top it off with some nuts and coconut, and it´s a great ice cream substitute! YUM!

  2. Sounds like a great idea! Love frozen bananas :)
    Thank you so much for coming by the party, hope to see you again tonight!

  3. Visiting from Blog Bulge. I had found a recipe similiar to this on Pinterest. My son gave up sugar for Lent. He wanted a sweet taste so I have been making just the bananas for him. I probably couldn't add anything right now but after Lent maybe I can flavor it up for him.

    I am a new follower.


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