Quick banana ice cream

Quick banana ice cream

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Plus freezing

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal156
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.04g
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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas, cut into chunks
    Banana

    Banana

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  • 3-4 tbsp milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • 2 tbsp ready-made toffee or chocolate sauce

Method

  1. 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.

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ajctracey
1st Feb, 2017
5.05
Astonishing, but it really works! Delicious and really easy.
HungryHatter
26th May, 2016
5.05
Amazing! I couldn't believe how much this tastes like real banana ice cream. I needed to keep it in the freezer for a few hours to give it an ice cream texture after ab hour it was more like half melted ice cream. I sometimes add a little cocoa powder to make it banana and chocolate flavoured and made by own chocolate sauce by melting dark chocolate in the microwave and adding a spoonful of half fat creme fraiche.
Annie17
10th Apr, 2016
Oh. My. Goodness. This is amazing!! I used 2 bananas, 2 tbsp almond milk, 1tspn sugar and some vanilla essence. The taste and consistency was exactly like proper banana ice cream. Brilliant!
l_dommett
5th Apr, 2016
5.05
lovely way to use up brown bananas. Kids loved it. Great with some good coco added ro taste to make a choco-nana pudding.
charlottemarriott
18th Jul, 2015
5.05
I love this recipe! I just blended the banana and milk with some frozen blueberries I happened to have in the freezer - excellent flavour and great consistency! Nice healthy dessert.
cardcraft72
1st Sep, 2014
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.
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rosievimes
3rd Mar, 2014
3.05
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
17th Oct, 2013
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
18th Sep, 2013
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
24th Jul, 2013
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.

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nettucker
21st Apr, 2015
I suspect anyone who doesn't think it's anything like ice cream, isn't blending it for long enough. Personally, I don't add any milk or cream! Or anything else for that matter. All I do is freeze a chopped up banana and then blend it! It's exactly like ice cream. And a banana is so sweet, you don't need sugar in it unless you have a really sweet tooth. When you blend it initially, it will form a granular, oat like texture... powdery almost. And because it takes longer to blend than you might imagine, you may stop at this point and think that's it. It isn't. Keep blending until the bananas suddenly 'go' and the texture transforms into a smooth ice creamy texture. You can refreeze it if you want to, to make it harder, or eat it in this smoother state. Do try it WITHOUT the milk, or indeed any other ingredients first - just so you can see that it is a success without anything else added. How many other recipes can you make with only one ingredient and no cooking?! It's good fun to do with children as there's a magical quality about the transformation.
shivtc
18th Sep, 2013
Use really ripe/black bananas otherwise it might be bland.