I read about this mysterious “one ingredient ice cream” on TheKitchn.com and was shocked to learn that the one ingredient was… bananas. How can you possibly make ice cream out of JUST bananas? Well… turns out not only is it possible… it’s just about the most amazing thing I’ve ever made. I am so enthralled with this that I bumped all my other posts to share it with you. And the best part? It’s good for you! Figure one banana per serving and I calculated it to be just 2 points (and less than 100 calories)!
The instructions were pretty easy sounding… take bananas… freeze (great way to keep bananas on the verge of over-ripening anyway)… put in food processor… blend until creamy. My bananas probably should have defrosted a bit before I tried this, however, after some tenacity I got it to this state…
And that made me nervous. How was this ever going to be CREAMY? Wouldn’t it be chunky? Or gritty? Or… well… NOT ice cream?
Oh no… 5 minutes later it was downright creamy.
And then I took my spoon and I dug right in. Holy crap. This was even better than the moment I discovered Krispy Krack Kale. Holy cow!
I have since made it twice more… once with peanut butter (4 points with one tablespoon per banana) and once with peanut butter and chocolate chips (5 points with the same amount of peanut butter plus 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips per 2 bananas). Use my new favorite, Better’n Peanut Butter, and you can get the PB and Banana combo for jut 3 points!
And then I decided that I couldn’t sit over my counter with a spoon in the food processor forever, so I pulled out the ice cream scooper for the real test…
It scooped beautifully.
Go make this.