Quick banana ice cream

Quick banana ice cream

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Plus freezing


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


  • 4 ripe bananas, cut into chunks



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  • 3-4 tbsp milk



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



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  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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Claire A's picture
Claire A
28th May, 2020
This was so easy to make! I used normal full fat milk and the frozen bananas with my blender, which just seemed to fling them round the jug, and so I improvised with my trusty £6 hand blender and it came out lovely and smooth! Added a few walnuts and it was delicious!!
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Jane Pearce
25th May, 2019
You can also just freeze a banana, then simply peel and its a delicious lolly.defrost slighty before eating.
muscat66's picture
4th Jan, 2019
Lovely and simple, tastes delicious. Didn't freezer the bananas until they were completely solid. I added a tablespoon of homemade lemon curd. Great healthyway to use up ripe bananas.
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Claire Bradley
24th Sep, 2018
Like the previous poster this recipe broke my food processor. Don’t know what I am more disappointed about - that or the lack of ice cream! Thankfully it wasn’t worth £100. Beware.
8th Nov, 2017
Not bad for a simple ice cream. I used my cheapo hand held mixer to blend after breaking it up a bit with a fork. Good for a low cal pudding option.
28th Jul, 2017
Don't try this at home what a ridiculous idea, the bananas were rock hard and broke my powerful food processor worth over £100!! Very annoyed.
1st Feb, 2017
Astonishing, but it really works! Delicious and really easy.
26th May, 2016
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.
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!
5th Apr, 2016
lovely way to use up brown bananas. Kids loved it. Great with some good coco added ro taste to make a choco-nana pudding.


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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.
18th Sep, 2013
Use really ripe/black bananas otherwise it might be bland.
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