Posted by on May 19, 2010 in Desserts, Recipes

This $@*& is Bananas!

I have a HUGE summer dessert secret to share. This is seriously one of the most exciting things I’ve made in a while…….are you ready?

Its a sweet frozen treat that you can (and will!) enjoy all summer long.

Its Banana Ice Cream. Made from bananas…… and nothing else.

Yup, that’s right. There is one ingredient in this bad-to-the-bone treat: Bananas (preferably over-ripe, but not black and mushy.)

You can serve this to all your picky friends with dietary restrictions a mile long. Its guilt free, dairy free, no high-fructose corn syrup, soy-free, gluten free, vegan…..and so good you won’t believe your tongue.

I got this fabulous secret from TheKitchn, head over to find step-by step photo directions.

The best part about it all? Its REALLY easy to make. I’m talking, anyone could do it- easy. You don’t need your ice cream maker. Just a food processor or equivalent kitchen appliance.

With that being said, I have a blender, a magic bullet, and a miniature food processor, but I wouldn’t trade by big pink Kitchen Aid FP for the world. :)

I’ll give you a quick run-down just in case TheKitchn link doesn’t work. First choose 3 or 4 over ripe bananas. (4 bananas made almost a full quart)

Peel them, chop them into 1 inch sections, and place on a plate/bowl and set in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until frozen.

Throw the bananas in the food processor and turn the sucker on. It will crumble first, scrape down the sides and keep going. You may have to stop and scrap the sides a couple times.

This process may take about 5 minutes, just keep truckin’ cause eventually it will turn into a smooth, velvety, thick cream. When its completely free of chunks, its ready.

The folks at TheKitchn suggest now is the time to add extra flavors, but I think its awesome all on its own. They suggest a dab of honey, peanut butter, yogurt, etc.

The ice cream should be the consistency of a soft serve. Scoop it into a bowl and back into the freezer to get it really hard.

Now I know I just boasted about this super yummy dessert……and it really doesn’t need anything added to it. But I wanted to play, ya know?

Me: Lovely Banana Ice Cream, you are beautiful. Just the way you are.
Ice Cream: Lets play dress up
Me: you don’t have to ask me twice!

So I did this:

Those strawberries aren’t edited, btw. I got them from our CSA looking that gorgeous:)
Then this:

I’m sorry, couldn’t resist

Oh, did it again

….I’m missing something…hmm…..yes!

Now there’s a real slice of heaven :)

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