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I understand that not everyone likes banana. I encourage those people to stop reading now (yes, I mean you S & P). For the banana lovers, this recipe is so easy and tasty that it is absolutely ridiculous. I read about it ages ago on ‘where’s the beef’ (here for the regular versionhere for chocolate and here for raspberry) but didn’t bother trying it out until I was craving a sweet treat and there was nothing appetising in the house.

So the idea is simple. Basically, freeze some banana and then pulverise it in your blender/food processor. I always have a lot of bananas in my freezer as work provides us with fruit and I often take a banana then forget to eat it. I will end up with several bananas in my office, which I then guiltily take home and pop in the freezer so that they are at least used rather than thrown out. Usually my standard means of getting through the frozen banana is to make my choc-banana muffins, but my laziness meant that I decided to give the banana ice-cream a go.

I used two frozen bananas and put them in the processor attachment to my stick blender. In the beginning, it doesn’t look like the ice-cream is going to work – the banana becomes little frozen pebbles, but I encourage you to persevere! After a while longer, the banana suddenly becomes all light, creamy and aerated. Delicious.

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I made one batch with just banana and another batch with cocoa and sugar to make a choc-banana ice-cream:

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I will be making more of this very soon! Yum. Thanks to Cindy for the fabulous idea.

Banana ice-cream

2 frozen bananas (it would be easier if you freeze them peeled. Due to my laziness I throw them in the freezer whole. This was fine, I just had to hack the peel off with a knife, and try not to cut myself in the process)
1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • Chop the bananas into a couple of chunks. Add the cinnamon.
  • Pulverise in a blender until light, aerated and delicious.
  • You could add sugar to this as well, but there was no need as the bananas I used were quite sweet.
  • Makes 2 small serves.

Choc-banana ice-cream

2 frozen bananas
2 tbs cocoa
1 tsp sugar (or to taste)

  • Chop the bananas into a couple of chunks. Add the cocoa and sugar.
  • Pulverise in a blender until light, aerated and delicious.
  • You can add more cocoa as desired. This ratio made an ice-cream that was chocolatey, with a hint of banana. If you add more cocoa, it becomes completely chocolate. Also, the amount of sugar required will depend on the sweetness of the bananas used.
  • Makes 2 small serves.
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One Response to “Banana ice-cream – unbelievably good!”

  1. Cindy says:

    That creamy airy texture is such a surprise the first time, isn’t it?

    I’ve been reluctant to make this in the winter, but maybe some hot fudge sauce would inspire me to eat the bananas in my freezer. 😉

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