Quick banana ice cream

Quick banana ice cream

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Plus freezing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A no-churn ice cream that's low-fat, superhealthy and counts as one of your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
156
protein
3g
carbs
29g
fat
4g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
25g
salt
0.04g

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas, cut into chunks
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • 2 tbsp ready-made toffee or chocolate sauce

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Method

Pop the banana chunks on a flat tray and cover well. Freeze for at least 1 hr, or until frozen through. When ready to eat throw the banana into a food processor and whizz until smooth with enough of the milk to achieve a creamy texture. Scoop into 4 bowls or glasses, then top with the sauce and nuts.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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cardcraft72's picture

You can just freeze the banana, leave to thaw a little then put in a food processor till a nice creamy mixture.....you can eat as it is or add peanut butter etc.
You can also freeze other fruits like raspberries/strawberries or mango and mix in with the banana when processing it.

rosievimes's picture
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Tried this over the weekend and found it to be quite pleasant, although it did have what I'd imagine to be the consistency of frozen baby food. Probably wouldn't bother with it again.

anniemanequin's picture

Tastes good but wouldn't say it was very icecreamy...although that may be because I only made a portion for 1 so there was only a small amount in the food processor which made blitzing more difficult. Great healthy pud though!!!

shivtc's picture

I couldn't see how this would work - but it did! Hubby and me both loved it - me more so because it was soooo easy and so healthy! I didn't have any toppings or nuts, just added half a tsp of runny honey to the processor - it was great, just enough sweetness. Will def make again...and again.

handsomeboyrk's picture

At first I was really skeptical, and expected this ice cream to turn out become a mushy pile of bananas - I was wrong. As the bananas freeze, the texture hardens and creates a smooth, custard like liquid when blended. A fabulously healthy substitute for ice cream.

I find it a bit bland with the bananas alone, though. So I'll probably add some honey or vanilla to improve the flavour of the ice cream.

kandi1's picture

Perfect summer treat without the calories!

albertolp's picture

You are right, bananas have enough vegetable grease to put that much cream. I have made one myself with egg whites and some condensate milk and it is delicious.

marlyly89's picture
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Awful recipe! Looks and tastes nothing at all like ice-cream, made it for my whole family and everyone agreed it was rubbish. Will definitely NOT be making this again!

bryanthegirl's picture
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I served this with some Baked Apples (recipe on this site) and skipped the chocolate/toffee sauce. I wasn't sure it would really work but tasted lovely. I had some left over so popped it in the fridge and put it in the freezer for an hour or two the next day prior to serving and it worked again. Will make again, good way to use up ripe bananas and good quick option to serve as easy pudding.

shedley's picture
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I really did not think that this would work and my partner was even more dubious, however we both loved it! It tastes like you would expect banana ice cream to taste! Fantastic!

agota91's picture
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It is easy,healthy and very delicious!! I love it.. :)

m_saafan's picture
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Brilliant Recipe!
Brilliant idea and taste, very easy to make, my mother-in-law thought I got an ice cream machine! I used whipping cream instead of milk as I needed to use it up and I added one tablespoon honey. I froze what was left of it, and the taste and texture both kept well.

bellasmum's picture

Fantastic after school treat for children, so easy to make and totally delicious! We added a touch of honey to the banana and milk but did not need the sauce, nuts etc. I agree with the other contributors that this is a brilliant way of using up left over bananas.

yetinepal45's picture
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Great recipe, I used low fat creme fraiche instead of milk, just to make it a little naughtier but still low fat. I also toasted some pecans left over from christmas and topped it with cinnamon and amaple syrup - yum!

janbomyers's picture
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Delicious! Just don't freeze the banana for too long, though, or you might need a new food processor!

anna-soffia's picture

Can you re-freeze this after it's made?????

gemmamaria's picture
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Brilliant, especially for weight watchers! Very very yummy but it was sooooo filling, suppose thats no bad thing when you're on a diet though. Would probably make less next time though.

radfoil's picture
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Amazing and so simple - been trying to think of other fruits this might work with.......

nims400's picture
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genius!!

cdibble1959's picture
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How easy is this and how healthy! It's so creamy you think you're indulging in a naughty treat, but unless you have drowned your portion in chocolate, nuts or syrup its a much more palatable way to enjoy a ripe banana!

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