Banana Ice “Cream”

There are no words to express just how much I love ice cream.

During high school, there was a period of time where I was crazy busy and the ice cream shop across the street had decent prices, so that was lunch.  Even having it on a sometimes daily basis didn’t stray me from my love for the dreamy treat.

I only slowed down when I got to college and my ice cream addiction started adding to my waistline, as well as all of the other college garbage I was scarfing down.  Some ice creams also give me tummy aches.  Not fun.

I was more than delighted when Pinterest told me I could make “ice cream” with only frozen bananas.  I tried it a couple of times and it tasted really good!  But, my blender was so crappy that it would take way to long to break up the frozen chunks, so I gave up on it for a while.

Now that I have the counter space, I finally broke out the food processor my grandma gave me…oh, you know…a year ago?  It was still in the box.  MAGIC.

Here’s how you do it:

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Slice up a few bananas and freeze them.  It would have been much easier if I had lined a cookie sheet with some foil or parchment paper and laid the slices out in an even layer.  This method involved hacking away at a block of banana with a butter knife to break it up, resulting in some broken tupperware.

Don’t be like me.

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Toss them into the food processor like so.  I added a TINY bit of water, just to loosen things up.  Pulse until you get a thick and creamy consistency.

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TA-DAAAAA.  It took me a little while to get to this point, only because I had never used a food processor before and it was so loud!

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It is so good.  No added sugar, no added things-we-cannot-pronounce, no added anything!

Next time I make this, I will definitely make sure to have some chocolate shell on hand.  I’ve done this with a spoon of peanut butter before and that was also delicious.  Plus you get the added boost of protein!

Enjoy!

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Hello! My name is Sarah. I'm a violinist and I love everything to do with food. Follow me on my cooking and eating adventures!
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