baked oats green chile chicken enchiladas chow mein bakery-style butter cookies

copyright jennifer yu © 2004-2023 all rights reserved: no photos or content may be reproduced without prior written consent

ice cream for breakfast

Recipe: single-ingredient ice cream

Administrative news: The amount of spam accumulating in my filter is increasing and the amount of time I have to glance through and fish out the occasional legitimate comment is all but nil at this point. From now on, I’m deleting the hundreds of spam caught each day without a second glance. If you leave a comment and it does not show up immediately, you probably went the way of spam. Please feel free to email me and let me know so I can rescue you and keep you off the blacklist. Thanks!

I’ve been doing a massive purge of my second office, recycling old notes and literature that I no longer need. While doing so earlier this week I discovered a diagram that my favorite geomorphologist, Dr. Arthur Bloom, gave me in graduate school. Mineralogists will recognize this kind of diagram – except it doesn’t involve minerals. I thought this readership might get a kick out of it (at least I know Bridget will).

Needless to say, I kept that little gem.

Summer for some of my friends (those with school-age children) is coming to an end. They’ve been scrambling to squeeze the most out of the final days before school starts next week. But you know, learning does not have to be (and should not be) limited to the school year. The Perseids meteor shower is tonight and it’s a great opportunity to see Nature’s little light show if you can get yourselves to dark skies, away from city lights. I love me a meteor shower and the Perseids are my favorite – a solid and consistent performer if you get clear skies! Tonight and tomorrow night (Aug 12/13) should be at peak activity with approximately 50 meteors per hour. Start looking after dark (after the crescent moon sets) up until dawn. It’s fun to settle down in a lawn chair where you can find some good sky view (open sky with few obstructions), relax, and enjoy the show.

please please please clouds, take a break?

So what’s this ice cream for breakfast ridiculousness? Well, it’s true. I had ice cream for breakfast today. Actually, I had “ice cream”. I read about this one-ingredient ice cream on Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn months ago and was intrigued. That single ingredient would be:


i prefer them just spotted

I try, I really try to love bananas. It’s not them, it’s me. I like fruit that is juicy and bananas are not juicy. But bananas are so very very good for you and that is why I buy them, in the hopes that I’ll guilt myself into eating them. What usually happens is they start to turn brown, I chuck them into the freezer, and wind up making chocolate chip banana bread to give away to my friends. Or I’ll peel one open and split it with Kaweah. That’s why any time, any one, any where peels a banana, she suddenly appears at your elbow.

and there she is

slice into 1/4 to 1/2-inch disks

This ice cream recipe is super simple. I recommend that you follow the instructions and slice up the bananas before freezing. It makes it far easier – nay, possible – to blend them up properly as opposed to trying to chop up the frozen whole bananas (uh, that didn’t really work for me). They freeze through in about an hour, depending on your freezer. Once they are ready, just plop all of them into a food processor. I had to pry a few off the plate with a knife.



This is where the fun begins. Start running the food processor. The banana disks will soon become frozen banana gravel. That’s fine. You’re not there yet. Keep running the processor. At some point, the blades will just spin around and nothing will move. Expect to stop and scrape down the sides of the work bowl several times. As the pieces get smaller and the surface area increases, the banana will begin to thaw just a touch and suddenly it all blends into this lovely whipped banana that has the texture of soft serve ice cream. Wow!

frozen banana gravel

whipped goodness (really, it’s good for you!)

The transformation was a surprise, but a nice one at that. It doesn’t have a strong banana taste, but it does have a banana taste. Still, for me – the girl with lukewarm feelings about bananas – I thought it was fantastic. I have done a couple of batches now: one plain and one with peanut butter and cocoa powder. My friends came over yesterday and gave me feedback on the two. Everyone preferred the peanut butter and cocoa flavor, but liked the plain (banana) as well. They were all surprised by the creamy texture. “This is just banana?”

a dollop of peanut butter

some dutch-process cocoa

eat it soft or freeze it for scooping

I want to try using coconut milk, fresh berry purée, caramel, and of course, some mix-ins. It’s a great ice cream alternative if you don’t mind the presence of a banana flavor (Jeremy DID mind it), are lactose intolerant, or want a vegan or lowfat or low sugar version of a creamy summer treat. Plus, it’s fun and quick to make. I don’t have to plan ahead of time and chuck my ice cream maker container into the freezer the day before or deal with separating eggs. So that’s what I had for breakfast this morning – bananas, but in this lovely banana ice cream form. Win-win!!

kaweah got a little bit of the bottom scoop

Single Ingredient Ice Cream
[print recipe]
from The Kitchn

4 bananas, just slightly overripe (brown spots good, completely black not so good)
2 tbsps creamy peanut butter (optional – thus 2 ingredient ice cream)
2 tsps cocoa powder (Dutch process), (optional – thus 2 or 3 ingredient ice cream depending on peanut butter)

DO NOT FREEZE THE WHOLE BANANA, you’ll have a heck of a time blending that beast.

Peel the bananas and slice them up into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick disks. Place the banana slices in the freezer for about an hour or until they are frozen solid. Put the frozen slices in a food processor and pulse. First they will start to resemble gravel, but keep going. The bananas will soon turn into a frozen mush – at this point, start scraping the sides down (you will do this a lot). Or you could add a dash of milk since the liquid will help the blending. I’m lactose-intolerant, so after a few minutes of stopping to scrape the sides down, the banana begins to blend into a creamy texture. When the bananas look like whipped ice cream, you can add your mix-ins like peanut butter and/or cocoa powder, chocolate chips, toffee, raspberries, anything goes! Straight out of the food processor, the ice cream is like soft serve. You can also freeze it for a firmer texture. I find it’s pretty hard (and therefore, brittle) when I scoop it immediately after removing it from the freezer. Just give it a minute or two to soften up. Makes a pint.

343 nibbles at “ice cream for breakfast”

  1. Melissa says:

    I LOVE this idea.

    Says another banana… not hater… um, “meh”er?

    “And there she is.” HEE. She never fails to make my day better. :)

  2. ARC says:

    Wow! This is brilliant, and I could even feed it to the baby and not feel bad about giving her “junk food”.

    Also, our beagle Spike comes running at the sound of a banana peeling – he and I share a banana for breakfast every day since around 2004 :) Bananas are my favorite fruit so we always have them around :D

  3. Anjuli Ayer says:

    Awesome idea. I always used to cut up bananas and put them in the freezer. This is the perfect next step. And the peanut butter, mmmmexcellent.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Oh, for the lactose intolerant! I have a son who is… Wonder if he would like it!? I am not ‘wild’ about bananas, and generally do the same as you (chuck em in the freezer after they have ‘turned’). BUT, I will buy some bananas this weekend to do JUST THIS!

    I will be mixing in mini choc chips when it is ready… yum

  5. Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper says:

    I tried this a while back too! (i think my bananas were a little toooo ripe so it was definitely a stronger taste) And I added the peanut butter as well.
    I’m definitely going to add some cocoa next time, and since i’m obsessed with coconut, coconut milk sounds awesome!

  6. Jenn Sutherland says:

    Awesome…I’ve been eating frozen banana chunks drizzled with melted chocolate & pb all summer (pre-run fuel, you know). Last week I took the step to blend it all up and make popsicles – they turned out amazing – like cream fudgicles. I wrote about it over on my blog, too. Great minds think alike!

  7. Keeley says:

    I can’t believe that pure frozen banana makes something that creamy. I want to try this… with peanut butter.

  8. Margaret says:

    That is JUST banana!! Kidding?? How simply wonderfully delicious is that!!

  9. barbara says:

    Jen, I started making this style of ice cream when I bought my Thermomixer. It is delicious mixed with frozen white peach. I haven’t tried it with peanut butter, sounds interesting.

  10. Emily says:

    Love this idea!! Will definitely make a great treat for our five-month-old daughter when she’s a bit older, and I won’t have to feel bad about giving her “ice cream” at all :D

  11. matt says:

    A funny thing, my wife just started making something almost identical (without the peanut butter) a few weeks ago. I have to say I had a taste for it at the start, but something about the texture later put me off. I reckon it would be far better with your addition of peanut butter however!

  12. Serena says:

    i do have right a couple of bananas in the fridge that look a little… uhm… a little too “tanned” :D they’re not really black yet, but they seem to have some dark spots :P so i think they’ll work perfectly :P
    i’m trying this in a couple of days or so
    i usually make my own pb, but i do not have any ready to use in my fridge
    so i think i’ll just add a couple of table spoons of nutella to replace pb and cocoa :)

    I’m sorry about the spam :(
    but think about the huge amount of… people who love you and your amazing blog Jen :)

    greetings from Italy


  13. Maggi says:

    Great for lactose-intolerant, not great for those of us with latex allergies/sensitivity! Bananas are latex-containing fruit and give me the worst heartburn in the world because of it…so that means I can just keep eating real ice cream, right? ;)

  14. peabody says:

    Yeah, it’s so amazing how creamy it is. I’ve been doing it for awhile. Though I have yet to add peanut butter…I know what’s next on my list.

  15. Pearl Lee says:

    it’s amazing! i love making banana soft serve. sometimes, i’ll take frozen fruit and then scoop in a dollop of vanilla yogurt and blend blend blend! then i end up having something crazy like.. mango-pineapple-vanilla “sorbet.”

  16. Anh says:

    I was just reading a similar recipe!! Got some frozen bananas and will be making this soon! Awesomeness!

  17. Recipe for Delicious says:

    I like making this with a little Bailey’s. Such a great dessert!

  18. Tony says:

    this is very cool! it’s almost like magic :-) I bet the coconut milk will be an awesome addition — I’m trying this!

  19. Chocolate and Toast says:

    Wow! I’ve got a freezer full of bananas right now (none of them sliced, sadly) and have been pondering what to do with them. This sounds perfect!

  20. Melanie T says:

    You just made my kids’ lives a whole lot happier!:)

  21. Judy says:

    Love the diagram. I majored in geology at UNM (just ask Uncle Bill!). The banana dessert sounds great, too. ;)

  22. Fran says:

    OMG! This is the most wonderful idea and it seems like the perfect way to have dessert without all the guilt. I’m printing the recipe now so I can wake up and make it in the morning! Thanks for the great idea!

  23. Amy says:

    This is so cool and healthy! I love ice cream (and anything sweet) and currently on a special diet to shed some pounds. Thanks for the good idea! :) I definitely will try that for breakfast tomorrow!

  24. Rosa says:

    A lovely ice cream! Those clouds are splendid and so dramatic!



  25. clumbsycookie says:

    This was my dinner yesterday lol!

  26. Wei-Wei says:

    YES! I’ve made this, too! It’s really hard making it with just one banana, by the way. I really don’t like the texture of raw bananas but I don’t mind the flavour. And try this: melt a little peanut butter with a drizzle of milk in the microwave to make a sort of sauce. Drizzle it on top while it’s hot, and the coldness of the ice cream will (hopefully) harden the sauce! Awesome! :D


  27. Nan says:

    Love it! Have a bunch of frozen bananas in the freezer (bummer that they are whole — wonder if I could chop them up a but with my mongo chef’s knife?). Giving this a try! Thanks Jen!

  28. Michelle says:

    Love the graph! LOL
    I saw this ice cream too, but had some major doubts about it. You’ve totally talked me into it and I’m picking up a giant bunch of bananas the next time I hit the grocery store. I especially love the pb/choc version. Yummy.

  29. Kristin says:

    Hmmm, may have to try this for my banana loving son. The cloud shot is so beautiful…makes me think I’m camping & watching the embers as a fire dies down. WISH I was camping somewhere where the nights are cool & I could hike.

  30. Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon says:

    This looks like a crazy easy way to get my ice cream fix. Food processor ice cream…go figure.

  31. Sil says:


    I do the same but instead of peanut butter I add dulce de leche.

    Oh, you can do this kind of “ice cream” with strawberries too.


  32. Eileen says:

    Whoa, a new texture triangle!! Awesome. Many thanks from a soil scientist with an improved outlook on food texture, especially in preparing for the west virginia state fair – starts tonight! :) Also great call on the easy frozen banana treat, can’t wait to try it.

  33. Jason, Jason, Jason says:

    Would Kill, Kill, Kill for such a simplistic yet elegant treat.

  34. Jill says:

    I MUST ask my sister to make this…….it looks marvelous!

  35. Kristina says:

    Wonderful post. I am going to use it at the Puyullap Fair in Washington to show a dairy free, healthy, easy and delicious ice cream alternative. Thanks. Your photos are always so lovely to look at.

  36. Joy says:

    After seeing your images, I’m craving ice cream now. Great recipe.

  37. Caterina B says:

    Wow! My hubby will love this idea and be totally amazed. He loves bananas and peanut butter almost more than any other food, except for cheese. I will try it tonight and surprise him.

  38. Bangsil says:

    What a perfect ice cream! I will sure make some very soon. By the way, my entire family thought your dog was our dog. We have a black lab and they look literally identical:) labs are crazy about food…aren’t they?

  39. renee says:

    One of these days I will try this… I keep meaning to. My dogs come when they smell a banana too. They both love fruit of any kind.

  40. Elizabeth B says:

    OMG, look at the ickle puppy… God, your dog is beyond adorable. What a sweetie! Just one photo makes me want to totally cuddle her and give her skritches, and I’m not even a dog person.

  41. Pei Lin says:

    An interesting post from start to end! I couldn’t believe that creamy stuff in the food processor is pure BANANAS! Way cool! Lovely shot of the clouds!

  42. melanie says:

    Hi Jen

  43. Jane says:

    Now this may sound strange, but I actually have a question for you concerning soybean sprouts. I bought some having never tried them before (OK I thought they were mung bean sprouts, but anyway) and when I tried one raw I could hardly handle the taste. I now realize you cook them, but are they supposed to taste like paint if you don’t or did I get bad sprouts? They look fine. I think. I’d really appreciate your input if you have a sec. Thanks! Ice cream looks great!

  44. Amy says:

    It’s gone viral! I just tried this for the first time on Tuesday just before you posted it and I am in LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVE. It is delicious, and I cannot get OVER how it’s only banana???? It’s my new go to treat!

  45. Sara says:

    Ok, so I’ve seen this concept several times over the past few months (on various blogs through Foodgawker), but had yet to try it because of my skepticism – and the fact that no one provided photos of the process to actually prove that it works… until you came along. :) You see, I’m a missionary in an Asian country where dairy is a bit expensive, and as a lover of ice cream, it’s been a bit of a drag – until now! Thank you so much for not only posting this recipe, but for your photo-documentation of it as well. I just made a batch this evening with a scoop of Nutella, and it was divine. Thankfully, bananas are more than plentiful here, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be eating this quite often.

  46. Jenny says:

    Whoa, Jen…I just made this with cocoa powder as you suggested, and it was sooooooooo good!

  47. sarah says:

    Hello, this is just such a genius idea. I thought my readers might like it, too, so I mentioned you in my weekly links round-up. Thanks for the inspiration.

  48. Michelle in Chicago says:

    Thanks, Jen! This recipe is delicious AND healthy! My 3- and 5-year old boys loved it.

  49. Ali @ Three Baking Sheets says:

    Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon pointed me in your direction during my quest for a banana treat. Brilliant. I’m going to try this out tonight. My Monday suddenly got a whole lot cooler. And banana-y-er.

  50. Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon says:

    I executed Operation Nicecream last night. Big winner. I can see this becoming a regular treat at the BAH house.

  51. Bridget says:

    Yay, ternary diagrams! And that one illustrates exactly why pie is so perfect – an even combination of starch, sugar, and fat (which sounds so much better than ‘grease’, doesn’t it?). Although iced tea seems a little misplaced – more sugary than candy? And I think funnel cake is fattier than pie. Maybe I need to stop overthinking this.

    Someone had just told me about this ice cream idea. It didn’t sound all that good to me, because, gah, so much banana. But if you say it isn’t all that banana-y, and I could add cocoa…now that’s something I can get behind.

    I was actually on vacation at the beach last week (which is why I’m very delayed in commenting). My family was sitting outside at night and we were seeing so many shooting stars! I thought it was just because there wasn’t any competing light from cities, but later I found out about the Perseids. Dur.

  52. jenyu says:

    I was as surprised as the rest of you! But really, it’s quite amazing, and I like it (and it’s okay for me to eat!) YAY!!!

    Melissa – she certainly brightens up the day when that little face shows up :)

    Barbara – I’m so intrigued by your thermomixer, it sounds like it does everything but the grocery shopping!! :)

    Matt – yes, I don’t think I could eat it too often or else I might start hating it too. Bananas… a fine line between love and hate there ;)

    Serena – you’re so sweet, thank you!

    Maggi – ugh, you’re right. That just means you get the real deal!

    Peabody – me thinks salted caramel… hee hee.

    Judy – ha ha, I should send it to Uncle Bill as well since he’s a geologist and a baker!

    Sil – OMG! Dulce de leche! Genius. Wow. Must do this.

    Jason, Jason, Jason – JACK! Quit creeping around my blog!!! :)

    Bangsil – they sure are!

    Renee – my dog loves food of any kind – even stuff you can’t eat!

    Elizabeth – thanks, she’s a total screwball.

    Jane – My mom says they taste horrible raw, so yeah, you didn’t get bad sprouts.

    Sara – I hope you like it!

    Sarah – you’re welcome! Thanks for the link love.

    Bridget – I thought the iced tea was in the wrong place too, but southern sweet tea fits right about there (I don’t know what Pennsylvania Dutch cooking is truly like, but I have a guess).

  53. Caitlin says:

    I’m generally lukewarm on bananas, unless they’re smeared with peanut butter or Nutella. But really, what doesn’t get better with PB or Nutella? But that diagram up top? #1 AWESOME. And #2 I’m with Bridget – fat sounds way better than grease :)

  54. Diana says:

    This is fabulous! I borrowed your idea and went ahead and made a batch with some coconut milk. Somehow it didn’t incorporate completely and I was left with smooth banana ice cream with frozen flecks of coconut milk, really, really delicious. I also added a tablespoon of nutella to another batch at the very end and it was oh-so decadent. Thanks for this :)

  55. The goal list, prettified « Joyce's Blog says:

    […] 45.  make banana ice cream […]

  56. Banana chocolate peanut-butter “ice cream” — Cheesecake For Breakfast says:

    […] Source: single ingredient ice cream – use real butter […]

  57. NiceCream | Bon Appetit Hon says:

    […] failure in my quest to be one of the hip kidz, you might want to click on over here, and here, and here to see what all the dang fuss is […]

  58. musical says:

    Hi Jen, came here via Manisha’s post on the PB variation and although i have made this before, i am LOVING the idea of having this for breakfast! Thank you, thank you! Not just for the post, but for the super-eloquent pictures!

  59. Regina says:

    I love the idea of dairy-less ice cream! I have problems with lactose but I really enjoy ice cream and now i think I’ve found the solution thanks so much! Plus I love bananas

  60. Cheryl says:

    This is the second time I’ve made banana ice cream. However, both times my banana ice cream had a bitter aftertaste to it. ): What could be the problem?

  61. jenyu says:

    Cheryl – are the bananas ripe? They should be just overripe.

  62. K says:

    Is there a way to make it into vanilla ice cream not fond of the banana flavor any help would be great thanks!! :)

  63. jenyu says:

    K – I’m sorry, I haven’t found a way to remove the banana flavor (my hubz doesn’t like it either).

  64. Michelle says:

    You are truly a beautiful woman for blogging this recipe…:)

  65. Jaime {sophistimom} says:

    Shut up, Jen. This is way too good to be true. I will try this for sure.

    I can’t believe this. Honestly.

  66. Paul says:

    this was truly delicious. I added some frozen blueberries…unfortunately they stayed frozen! :-) going to do some new flavors next!

  67. Erin says:

    This is EPIC.

  68. Banana Ice Cream « Feeding The Oddnivore says:

    […] found out about this “ice cream” from the blog Use Real Butter, who learned about it from The Kitchn (both blogs have equally good instructions/pics, so choose […]

  69. jessica says:

    I make this all the time. The only difference is I use a whole frozen banana and some fat free milk and mix everything in my blender (so that it is more of a smoothie texture)

    If I’m feeling up to it, I even add a shot of espresso for a little morning kick!

  70. Ice cream using only bananas?! « Cooking with Dru says:

    […] This is a type of ice cream that most people can have! Provided that they are not allergic to bananas, but there’s NO other allergens in it! And this is probably ideal for diabetes. I’ll try it again with cocoa powder or a bit of peanut butter as the link suggests! Check it out at […]

  71. Banana Ice Cream? | One Tired Mom says:

    […] Until then take a look at the pictorial of this treat on Use Real Butter! […]

  72. Try this treat | Peck of Pickled says:

    […] friend, Hannah, posted this on facebook.  She got the recipe from Use Real Butter, who contributed the comments in parenthesis; great pics of the recipe on her site, btw. She […]

  73. Peanutbutter Banana Honey “Ice Cream” | Jessica Purcell says:

    […] you can make banana bread with old bananas, so I was super excited when I found this recipe for single ingredient ice cream, made purely of bananas. And I’m telling you, it tastes amazing, well unless, of course, you […]

  74. Charity says:

    be still my heart! pretty much everything i love in one hit!

  75. Nytflame says:

    I’m thinking, a dollop of nutella, instead of peanut butter. I know it adds more sugar, but everything is better with Nutella.

  76. Mel says:

    If you fry the bananas up a little and then freeze it tastes like banana nut bread!!

  77. jenyu says:

    Mel – oh wow!!! I’ll try that :)

  78. kelly says:

    im dying to try this, but im in australia and would you believe it we have a banana shortage at the moment due to flooding in the areas where bananas are grown! they are so expensive at the moment – AUD$3 per banana!!!
    will have to wait till they come down in price….

  79. a summer farewell: raspberry basil sorbet | dish & tell says:

    […] down a recipes for green tea and  lavender ice cream, as well as this innovative take on peanut butter ice cream. (All of which they tooootally forgot about at Baskin Robbins, by the way. Too bad for […]

  80. Jennifer says:

    Yummy! My kids love frozen bananas. We freeze overly ripe bananas to cut up and put in cereal as well as make chocolate covered bananas from time to time. But after finding your recipe I made this today and with the peanut butter and cocoa powder (adding a tsp of sugar as well) it was super yummy, creamy and just what we were craving for a healthy treat. Thanks for sharing. Cant wait to make it again.

  81. Ngozi says:

    thanks for sharing this! I bet it is yum and I hope to try it soon.

  82. Stacey says:

    I made this, this morning for my kids to enjoy as an after school snack. Wow, I am amazed! I even thought it was a really delicious ice cream, and I LOVE ice cream. My kids kept asking for more too. I think I’m going to go get some more bananas tonight so I can start stocking this in my freezer for those nights when I just need something sweet. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  83. Kayla says:

    One of my good friends is lactose intolerant and always has to go to a frozen yogurt place to get ice cream. When I told him I knew how to make lactose free ice cream his first response was “eww thats gross” but then I told him that it wasnt because it was made of bananas and had peanut butter and chocolate in it. Now he wants me to bring it to him all the time.

  84. Charlotte Ferreux says:

    Love this recipe! I posted it on my community foodie blog; hope you can come check it out.


  85. Patty Gardner says:

    Just heard about how you could make ice cream out of frozen bananas and hadn’t gotten around to looking for the recipe yet when it showed up on Pinterest. Made it immediately for my husband and he LOVED it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  86. Katie says:

    Wow, what a perfect time to read this post! My 4 year old is feeling under the weather and I think chocolate ice-cream for dinner is just what the doctor ordered! Thanks so much for sharing – I’ll be sure to blog and link back to you :)

  87. Niamh says:

    Oh, I’ll have to try this sometime, as I love bananas!

    I would use almond butter instead though. It is so much healthier. :)

  88. Kate says:

    Wow, just saw this on pinterest and it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  89. Nerissa says:

    They now have a machine that can help you create this wonderful treat easily. It is called a Yonana. They sell it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and it is a very reasonable price for how much I use it. Check out the link below.

    I have used strawberries, raspberries, mangos, pineapple, and cherries. They have all been delicious. Now I must try your peanut butter chocolate recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  90. genny says:

    Can’t wait to try this. I have fozen a whole banana popped in the microwave for a few seconds and it is still cold enough but easy to puree or whip. Try one banana a few strawberries and blackberries. An amazing smoothie, non dairy and so good for you. I am super excited about trying chocolate and peanut butter with it.

  91. Pinterest Love and a Recipe « Somewhere In The Middle says:

    […] Single (or two or three) Ingredient Ice Cream (Recipe found here) […]

  92. Gina says:

    I used blueberries and raspberries in mine. It cut down the taste of banana a bit. All the kids in the house love it and its a great healthy snack for them.

  93. Charlotte Ferreux says:

    I love this recipe and blog…I posted it on my community foodie blog. Hope you can come check it out

    Also, feel free to post you’re recipes or you’re favourite foodie tips on it whenever you like!

  94. jo@blog-diggidy says:

    this is great, thnx!

  95. Stephanie says:

    As a soil scientist and enthusiastic cook / baker, I WANT your ‘mineral’ diagram!! LOVE IT!!!

  96. Ariel says:

    I pinned this on pinterest last week. I decided to try it tonight – talk about amazing!! I am following the paleo diet and am always looking for something to satisfy my sweet tooth since I eliminated most sugars. I love bananas and peanut butter. Thanks for this recipe!!

  97. Joanna says:

    Awesome. Cannot wait to try this!! Pure, whole foods are so much better for us. Always thought I had to cut ice cream out when I decided to cut out animal products. But not anymore. Thanks!!!

  98. Jason says:

    Can’t wait to try this. Amazing how much traffic this is still getting after all this time! Do you still enjoy this dish as much as you did back in 2010?

  99. jenyu says:

    Jason – I do, although I’m not much of a sweets person in general :)

  100. Holy Banana’s Batman – Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream” « says:

    […] plus I can’t eat sugar because of the January Challenge.  I’d seen a recipe like this on Pinterest and wanted to give it a shot plus I wanted to try out my  new powdered peanut […]

  101. Whitney says:

    This changed my life! Thank you so much :) My roommates are just as obsessed as I am.

  102. kris says:

    what a cute adorable sweet dog!!! oh yeah, excellent treat for a poor university student in search of a snack….

  103. kim says:

    Can you use a blender instead of a food processor if I use the lowest speed setting?

  104. jenyu says:

    kim – it depends. My blender is pretty crappy – it would never work. But perhaps if you have a really heavy duty blender, you could do it?

  105. Wendy says:

    I am the oposite here. I am not an ice cream lover, but I am a banana lover. I plan to try this next week.

  106. Dawn @ The Momma Knows says:

    We actually made this a couple of weeks ago, but without adding anything (so just banana). It was hard to make and I’m sure it was because we froze the bananas whole! I’ll cut them up next time- thanks for the tip!! Can’t wait to try it with peanut butter and cocoa too!

    And for spam, if you’re on self-hosted WordPress, you can download a plugin called Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin. It requires that each commenter physically a box (bots can’t do it) when they comment. It cut my blog spam folder down from 500 a day to maybe 5 a WEEK! :) You wouldn’t need the Captcha code you’re using now either (which some people have trouble with anyway).

  107. jbg216 says:

    I made this many times, and it is delicious! I was wondering if you could do this with other fruits, like frozen strawberries or mangos. Would it have the same creamy result?

  108. jenyu says:

    jbg216 – doubtful… I think the texture of the banana is what creates the similarity to ice cream. Strawberries and mangoes aren’t gooey in the same way as bananas and so you’d end up with something more like sorbet.

  109. jenyu says:

    dawn – thanks for the tips. i’ll have to give it a try as i was getting up to 10,000 spam a day :\

  110. Gen says:

    Jen, I can’t thank you enough. I made it just now, and I simply couldn’t get enough of it! I’m an American living in China, so it’s VERY hard to comeby ingredients for most recipes. Plus, I have a husband who has to strictly watch his fat and sugar intake cause he ended up with pancreatitis this summer from high triglycerides. This will dramatically improve our dessert options. And btw, this worked perfectly in our blender, and since I can’t buy cocoa here, I used 2 tsp of hot chocolate powder. Thank you, thank you.

  111. Kathy says:

    wonderful directions, this may help my diet as I am an ice cream addict. thank you

  112. Trish says:

    I’ve been making smoothies this way for years. My teenager loves them! I hadn’t thought about making popsicles with the frozen concoction….great idea! I’m going to go do it now.

  113. Emma says:

    Spray the container you’re going to freeze the bananas in with cooking spray. Then I use wax paper in between the layers. Makes it MUCH easier! :)

  114. shefeline says:

    I just made this in my glass-jar, 7-year old Oster BLENDER and it worked perfectly! I was skeptical but it came out super creamy. The blade did get stuck a bunch of times and I had to use a spatula to move things around a bit but it got to the whipped state in under 5 minutes.

    Now, the motor did sound unhappy but I just kept moving things around so it was free to spin and it survived. The only difficulty is that after scooping it out a bunch of the ice cream remained stuck underneath and around the blade. I used a small spatula and my finger (carefully) to pry away everything I could, but there was still more leftover banana down there than I was comfortable wasting (I hate wasting any food). SOLUTION: Poured 2/3c of cold milk in the blender, added 1 teaspoon of cocoa, and made delicious chocolate banana milk.

  115. Paula says:

    Love this! Easy and tastes great!

  116. Angela says:

    Thank you!! I’m having this right now with just the cocoa and it’s FANTASTIC!! Making it was fun too. :)

  117. Shana says:

    Seriously this was absolutely delicious. I added a spoonful of peanut butter and it was better than regular peanut butter ice cream. Cannot believe how creamy and thick it was. Tasted like premium ice cream

  118. Tonya says:

    Does anyone know if you can use a blender for this instead? And how about less bananas, I have 2? Someone please let me know because I’m so anxious to make this for dessert tonight. Thanks!

  119. jenyu says:

    Tonya – shefeline was able to use a blender, although read her caveats. i think 2 bananas should be fine too.

  120. Kelsey says:

    Wow, I can’t wait to try this!
    And I’m now kind of obsessed with your pup. She’s beautiful!

  121. Chocolate Banana Ice Cream « Cooking Whims says:

    […] Banana Ice Cream (From Use Real Butter) >> Click here for printable […]

  122. Marilyn says:

    This is wonderful. I love your chocolate version. I do something similar only I make a sherbet. I used a 10 oz. bag of frozen fruit (my favs are mango or sweet cherries), two frozen slices bananas, and enough fruit juice to make it whirl, about a half cup. With mango I use pineapple juice. With sweet cherries I use cranberry juice. The texture comes out amazing because of the bananas, and what a flavorful healthy snack or addition to a meal this makes. I don’t even have to add sugar with these two flavors.

  123. Renee says:

    Just made this today – amazing! Thank you!

  124. Abbie says:

    I just whipped up a batch this morning! I incorporated some summer strawberries that I had left over form last years harvest (I go picking every year, and I always end up with loads in my freezer and no idea what to do with them). It’s totally delish! I got little pieces of strawberry floating in every bite. I’m pregnant and trying hard to stay healthy; recipies like this make it sooo easy! I’m trying the cocoa-peanut butter version next!

  125. Jan Cargill says:

    I made this using ONE banana and a spoon of Nutella.. For those wondering about a blender.. I made mine using the inexpensive MAGIC BULLET.. I used the small cup.. I sliced the frozen banana into smaller sections and PULSED the ingredients until smooth… worked great.. and it was still nice and COLD and just “hit the spot”

  126. Wickfree Woman says:

    Good think I love bannanas, this might be a way to convince my husband I can have ice cream for breakfast :) Thank you!

  127. Day 15 & 16. « Quirk On. says:

    […] And BTW, I’m not the only one who uses bananas to make ice cream. […]

  128. charmaine says:

    Have you tired adding almond butter or cashew butter? holy moly!

  129. Day 61 – Single Ingredient Ice Cream « 366 Days of Pinterest says:

    […] Source: Use Real Butter […]

  130. Holly says:

    can i ask what kind of food processor/blender you use… i desperately need a new one and i desperately need to make this recipe… looks beyond amazing!

  131. jenyu says:

    Holly – I have an old Cuisinart Food Processor. Seems like folks have had success with blenders too (just add some liquid like milk or almond milk or…)

  132. LadyJ says:

    Does anyone know the calories on this awesome treat ?

  133. jenyu says:

    LadyJ – 1 large banana = 120 calories, 2 tbsps peanut butter = 188 calories, 2 tsps cocoa powder = 8 calories. as there are 4 bananas: 480 + 188 + 8 = 676 calories per pint (approximately). consider a single serving to be 1/2 cup (which is 1/4 of a pint): 676/4 = 169 calories per serving.

  134. LadyJ says:

    Thank you so much,,, and that’s not bad at all , just took out of freezer so yummy

  135. Shon says:

    I don’t have a food processor. Would a blender work just as good?

  136. Foodie Friday - Fit Diva | Fit Diva says:

    […] found the original recipe here on this blog. I decided to add some protein powder to it so I could have it before I go to bed. I […]

  137. jenyu says:

    Shon – a powerful blender like a blendtec or a vitamix? probably. a standard blender like my old crappy one? you may need to add some liquid like milk or soy milk or almond milk?

  138. Jessica says:

    There is a great ice cream place in Columbus, Ohio called Jeni’s Ice Cream and they have a delicious flavor called Bananas and Honey. I bet a little bit of honey would be yummy in the plain banana flavor. I’m giving it a try! Thanks for the great recipe!

  139. Mary says:

    You’re making banana sorbet! Check out the food network recipe!

  140. Ally says:

    I made this today and It was so good. I never knew frozen bananas can turn creamy. Also, I used a hand mixer instead and the banana ice cream came out great.

  141. Lauren says:

    Made this today and it’s amazing! My daughter loves it! So nice that she thinks it’s ice crem but it totally healthy! Thanks for posting

  142. Crystal says:

    WoW is all i can say!!!! I just made this for my kids and I and it was AMAZING!!!! I am a huge chocolate lover as well as ice cream and will never buy either again after having this. It took all the cravings for both away and was sweet and tasted like real ice cream! we added a tiny bit of vanilla soya milk to ours because my bananas we frozen whole and not chopped so was hard getting them blended but i was shocked and my kids actually loved it and was fully after one serving :) I’m in love!!! thanks so much for posting this!!!!!!

  143. Julia says:

    This recipe looks great, and your dog is toooo adorable!!

  144. Single Ingredient Ice Cream | Cupcake Recipe Blog says:

    […] Recipe Source: Use Real Butter […]

  145. Shannon says:

    Did someone say “Nutella”? YUMM-O. Or Nilla Wafers and Cool Whip for “Bannana Pudding” Love this way to use banana’s. Thank You.

  146. Genius Moms – Passionate Moms who lead a healthy, wealthy, and more balanced lifestyle. – Healthy, Yet Slightly Indulgent Mother’s Day Snacks for Moms says:

    […] GET THE RECIPE  […]

  147. Carmen says:

    OK, so I’ve got sliced bananas (which were ripe to the point of some brown spots) in the freezer, lined up neatly on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet (because I am anally retentive…), now I’m just wondering, which attachment do I use? I have a 9-cup Cuisinart Food Processor I’ll be using for the very first time (got it for Mother’s Day, thanks James), and I’m a little nervous about wasting 4 perfectly good bananas. I plan on adding 1tsp vanilla and 1tbs Dutch process cocoa. Thanks so much!

  148. jenyu says:

    Carmen – use the metal blade attachment. Enjoy!

  149. Ellen says:

    I just made this tonight and my family LOVED it so much! The only problem I need to fix is that it has a bad aftertaste that’s a little bitter. I realize this happens when I make banana smoothies too. Usually I overcome it in the smoothies by adding less bananas and more other fruit, to have balance. But, that’s not possible with the “one ingredient” banana ice cream :) Any ideas out there on what to add? And yes, I used very ripe bananas!

  150. jenyu says:

    Ellen – hrrmmm, not sure? Perhaps you could add milk or almond milk or something that’s relatively healthy? And there is nothing wrong with adding other fruits (think of your smoothies in frozen form?). That might fix the bitter aftertaste?

  151. Randy Thill says:

    Thanks for the reminder. One ingredient ice cream and all the variations are fabulous … specially for those of us who don’t do well with dairy….and who, like you, can’t keep a banana at the right ripeness for more than a day. BTW…I read that ripe bananas are great cancer fighters!

  152. Becky says:

    I am excited to try this version. I’ve tried it in the blender with milk and add-ins, but just plain and with cocoa/peanut butter is fabulous. My favorite I’ve tried is with spinach (yes, I promise it doesn’t add any flavor–1 or 2 good sized handfuls) and mint extract (be careful to not get too much) and chocolate chips– Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream! It’s fabulous!!! And even healthier with green veggies…

  153. Vishu says:


    This is just awesome!!! I cannot believe that I am in love with bananas!! I wasn’t expecting that it will turn out to be so good, but yeah, it did. I used Vitamix to blend it and it turned out so great. Thank u so much for an awesome recipe. I can’t wait to blog about my experience and share it with my friends.


  154. Alice Allen says:

    I just got a Yonana machine today, so tried it this evening. I have used frozen bananas in my smoothies for years now. I freeze them with the peeling on and when I take out of freezer I run hot water over them and peel. Sometimes it just pulls right off, if not a use a paring knife to peel them. Then I let them sit for a little bit, so I can slice them with a butcher knife on a cutting board. My friend made the Yonana for me using strawberries & bananas…had to be thawed some or it comes out icey. We also tried cherries…just a bit tart, so may have to add a bit of sugar. I used too much strawberry in my Yonana this evening and the banana had thawed too much, so will have to get some experience in getting the fruit thawed just right.

  155. kristi says:

    To easily freeze bananas without making one tiny bit of a mess…
    Peel and place whole banana in ziplock bag. Using the dull side of butter knife, slice banana to your preferred thickness. Place the clean knife back in the utensil drawer and the baggie in the freezer. No mess, no hassle.

  156. Swiss says:

    Sounds delicious. But before you share foods with your dog, you should google each one. Many foods which are fine for humans can be deadly for dogs. Even a small amount of chocolate can cause constriction of arteries in dogs. Just a few raisins or grapes can kill a dog. Onions and garlic cause liver damage. Xylitol and other sweets can be deadly to dogs. Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts and possibly others are toxic to dogs. There are lists online of other foods harmful to dogs. Worth check out.

  157. jenyu says:

    ****People, the dog is SNIFFING the ice cream, NOT EATING it. I don’t think she’d have made it to 13.5 years if I had been feeding her poison all this time.

  158. Geraldine says:

    I have made wonderful thick milkshakes by adding a little almond milk and some vanilla to the bananas and then blending – divine

  159. Patty says:

    does it leave an icy flavor when it freezes? or does it taste like ice cream?

  160. tamara says:

    Have you tried the pbj or pbj and cocoa powder with this recipe?

  161. Heather says:

    Just wanted to write that if you use almond butter instead of peanut butter, it’s much healthier. :)

  162. jenyu says:

    Patty – no, yes.

    tamara – no, but i am not a fan of jelly in my ice cream :)

  163. Barbara says:

    Add a frozen strawberry or two to the banana and it becomes delectable!

  164. Yumefulfilled says:

    First time by the site. Kaweah is GORGEOUS and looks so sweet! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Sounds delicious! Will definitely have to try this soon!

  165. barbara carroll says:

    I will try with Starbucks coffee sticks (dehydrated). Love coffee flavour

  166. Sydney says:

    I love this!!! ALl of my friends are on diets and wont eat icecream any more so I’m glad to find a diet friendly “icecream”

  167. Erin Motz says:

    I gotta say, this was great! I always freeze the whole banana, and you’re right – they’re terribly difficult to blend! Now I know better ;) Thanks for the tips!

  168. Katie says:

    I really hate banana, but I’m wondering, would this work with avocado?? I think avocado ice cream would be seven shades of awesome, especially as a starter with other sweet veg like tomato and fried onion! On a bed of lettuce with some balsamic vinegar, served with crostini… sorry, my imagination went into overdrive there. But do you think it would work with avocado?

  169. sarainitaly says:

    I cut up bananas this morning, and am getting ready to blend them now. Can’t wait to try it! I am torn between using my chopper feature of my immersion blender, or my regular blender. Think I will go with regular blender based on comments above. If this is as good as everyone says, I might need to finally invest in a real food processor. Thanks for the clever idea!

  170. brooke says:

    I’ve been doing this for years too and our current favorite mix-in is fresh strawberries that are just about to not be good anymore. Slice the strawberries, toss with a teensy amount of sugar to pull the juices out and toss them with the banana. Add a little vanilla or maple syrup to cut the banana-ess of if all and it’s yummy! My 2 year olds favorite thing in the world!
    Now I’m wondering how it would taste if you caramelized the bananas (a la Bananas Foster) and then froze and blended them? Sort of negates the whole no-fat, no sugar concept, but still healthier than regular ice cream…

  171. Melisa says:

    Can u use a blender instead?

  172. Mallory says:

    This sounds awesome! am going to try!

    You should try replacing the peanut butter with nutella!

  173. Sarah says:

    LOVE the “ice cream” … I used all of my frozen bananas that had already blackened in my freezer (yes, I know you advised against this but it was all I had!!). I cut them into slices with the skin on (using a hefty knife) and was able to easily peel the skin off this way! I do think the flavor was a little stronger since they were already frozen so next time I won’t put in quite as much cocoa! Thanks for the idea!

  174. AGibbs says:

    Made this last night and my 2 year old absolutely LOVES it!!!!!! Thanks for the healthy version of an extremely easy and great tasting ice cream : )

  175. angela says:

    Wow this looks so delicious!

  176. Jeannie says:

    We have been making ‘banana ice cream’ for quite some time now…. some fav. add ins are yogurt, cinnamon(helps moderate the sugar high) ginger, toasted nuts, vanilla, blueberries, strawberries, pureed spinach or other greens (do this with cocoa or colored fruit to mask the color) I freeze whole peeled bananas then slice them frozen sometimes.

  177. Linda says:

    been enjoying frozen banana ice cream for years. Fresh strawberries are delicious added, also.

    If using a zip lock bag, I put one ripe banana in it , seal it, let out air before closing completely, smash in hand just squeeze it until it looks like what it does when you get it out of the food processor, push down to form a flat rectangle, freeze, snip off one side edge push up from the bottom and enjoy! Kids love them.

  178. Kitty says:

    Dangit i don’t have a food processor AND i just used my ripe bananas for banana bread that turned out burnt on the outsides coz my oven was too hot, i really would have preferred ice cream! :-(

  179. Stormi says:

    I made this today hoping my toddler, who is an extremely picky eater, would like it. Unfortunately, he wasn’t too thrilled, but I think it was because I didn’t add enough peanut butter and cocoa (he doesn’t care for bananas much) I only had one banana so I was just eyeballing amounts. I, on the other hand, thought it was absolutely delicious. This is definitely something I’ll keep trying!

  180. Jamie says:

    I was so excited to try this and with all the good reviews I was sure I’d like it! Especially since I love bananas! But I tried it and it was horrible! I had several problems with it but the biggest was the texture. Everyone was saying it had the same texture and consistency as ice cream and that you can’t even tell the difference, but it’s not at all like ice cream, it melts in your mouth and then feels like slimy, mushed up bananas. Really gross! And nothing could seem to get rid of the banana taste.

    I was really, REALLY hoping to like this, but it was just gross :(

  181. Stephanie says:

    I found the banana ‘ice cream’ recipe in Whole Living magazine last month. We tried it and LOVED it. I love the idea of adding cocoa though. We will have to try that one. I added a few frozen strawberries to my daughters before she would try it plain and it came out good. My son is allergic to milk so this is a perfect way for him to enjoy ‘ice cream’ with us.

  182. jenyu says:

    Melisa – you can try! :) If it gets stuck or isn’t moving, you may want to add some liquid like milk or almond milk or soy milk – you get the idea.

  183. MrsOgg says:

    AAAAAH!!! This is GENIUS. Maybe I should chill out before I try it but, it sound so yummy healthy and easy….thank you for sharing!

  184. Nicole Bieri says:

    My husband I have recently discovered frozen bananas and can’t get enough of them. They are great as candy or all blended up as “ice cream”. Thanks for this post. We’ve added strawberries and raspberries, but have yet to try pb and cocoa. Those are next on our list :)

  185. Joelle says:

    I just made this, and it is wonderful. Will probably change my life. I can’t believe these are my old bananas. I may never have old bananas around for banana bread again. One of my bananas was overripe, and it still tastes great. Also, all of them were whole, and they broke apart very easily, so no worries there. I can’t wait to try coconut flakes and other delicious add-ins. Thank you thank you for this great idea!

  186. Abby says:

    Cutest dog ever.

  187. Lori B says:

    I made a half portion of this tonight to try it. I used the peanut butter and cocoa and the splash of milk. Loved it!

  188. Bananarama « says:

    […] was skeptical and then read the article. Just warning ya, if you read hers before reading mine, you’ll think you’ve entered a world […]

  189. Liz @ The HomeStyle says:

    My kids and I tried this today. Oh. My. Gosh. I was in heaven!!! I think I may love this more than real ice cream! :)

  190. James T Back says:

    Hello, Love the ice cream works great for me, since im EXTREMELY lactose intollerant.
    May i use your Picture of the red sky as a study for a painting?

  191. jenyu says:

    James – of course!

  192. Ali says:

    My mom and I just made this. It is brilliant and SO EASY!! “Whoever created this should be rewarded a medal.” -My mom.

  193. Josie says:

    I LOVE this stuff! Sometimes i cheat and eat it for breakfast…(:

  194. Kevin says:

    Looks so good.

  195. Taylor Lundquist says:

    This is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just made it and i added a tsp of vanilla instead of the cocoa powder and im hooked!

  196. Nikki says:

    Even though I don’t care for bananas I was so excited to try this. I tried it with just the banana, then with peanut butter and then with cocoa powder. The banana taste was still pretty strong to me so I didn’t like it, I was really hoping I would. But my 2 boys love it! Thanks for sharing!

  197. Favorite Things | Josie Cooks! says:

    […] Banana ‘Ice Cream’– I just added a bit of simple syrup and a couple Tbsp of dutch cocoa to mine. Yum! […]

  198. KissMySmash says:

    I LOVE THIS!!!!

    This was an incredible dessert with no guilt! Check out my experience with this dessert here:

  199. Peetalover says:

    Does it just taste like bananas or actual ice cream?

  200. Lisa says:

    I canno believe it! It actually works and it’s so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing – found it on pinterest!

  201. Jenny says:

    I just tried this (like 30 minutes ago, seriously!) and it was amazing! I was shocked it worked. It was so yummy. Thanks so much for posting it, the directions were spot on.

  202. Sandra Hermann-Courtney says:

    Tried the banana ice cream today and it is delicious! Thanks so very much for sharing! I used 4 bananas and added 3 TBS of peanut butter and 3 TBS of Nutella. I’ll be trying more combinations in the future.

  203. Recipe Inspiration | Nicole's Nutrition says:

    […] Healthy banana ice cream from Use Real Butter […]

  204. Me Mi. says:

    I love this idea, but if you don’t like eating bananas I wouldn’t bang your head against a wall trying to eat them for their health benefits. They’re one of the starchiest fruits, and they’re also very high in sugar. As a dental hygienist I know that they’re the worst fruit for your teeth, and I’m pretty sure that my friend on Weight Watchers said that bananas were one of the only fruits that she was supposed to try to avoid!

  205. Tracy says:

    This sounds WONDERFUL! I haven’t read all of the posts so excuse me if anyone else has mentioned it… I wonder how this would work adding a little pineapple & strawberry to the mix along with the cocoa powder? A little guilt-free fresh fruit banana split! Can’t wait to try it~

  206. Easy and Tasty Summertime Snacks {Eat Well Spend Less} | says:

    […] kale chips […]

  207. Wendy says:

    Kaweah seems to REALLY enjoy this, so I’m definitely trying it! This is an outstanding idea!

  208. Caitlin says:

    How many people does your recipe serve? Or how much does it make? This looks absolutely delicious.

  209. Kristi says:

    WOW! I’m shocked how good this was! Only did the bananas and PB…need to buy the cocoa. Found on Pinterest…totally sharing with the world!

  210. Jackie @ Nosh & Norge says:

    Awesome! I’ve tried this in the past with just bananas and a splash of almond milk, but I love the addition of peanut butter and chocolate (who wouldn’t!?) Thanks!

  211. ASG says:

    I made this for my kids for breakfast and served it over homemade waffles. It was so good! The way the bananas transform into that creamy texture is more like a science experiment than a cooking project — so much fun to make, delicious and healthy. What’s not to love?!

  212. Brittany says:

    I did this but instead of the peanut butter and cocoa I added NUTELLA!!! it was pure amazingness!!! :)

  213. Erica says:

    It is perfect I love peanut butter, bananas, and cocoa. I wonder if almond butter would work….hmmm????

  214. » Single-Ingredient Ice Cream The Homestyle says:

    […] recently came across this amazing recipe. The title caught my attention immediately: Single Ingredient Ice Cream. How is that possible? Even […]

  215. I scream - says:

    […] via use real butter […]

  216. jenyu says:

    Caitlin – the recipe states that it yields a pint, so however much a pint serves to your eaters…

  217. Suzy Turner says:

    Super excited! Just came across your recipe via Pinterest and so I’ve rushed to chop up the bananas and put them in the freezer… can’t wait to test them out! Thanks!

  218. Becky Jensen says:

    Ok, I read all the directions & comments and did everything but my frozen bananas didn’t make banana “gravel”. It ended up making a delicious chocolatey pb banana mush. I did have them in the freezer all sliced up as directed for one hour and 15 min. Do I need to freeze them longer? I’m not sure what I did wrong. I’m so excited to make this and use it to cut out ice cream so I can look good on my wedding day while still getting my summer ice cream fix. Would love some advice. Thank so much!! Btw, your dog is adorable.

  219. jenyu says:

    Becky – Hrmmmm, either it was not frozen long enough or perhaps (as it’s been soooo hot everywhere lately) they were out of the freezer long enough to soften up again? I’m sure if you try again it should work. You do need to move quickly though as they will defrost eventually. Hope that helps! xo

  220. Janine says:

    I love this icecream have been making it fairly regularly for a couple of years now. I actually blew the sides out of 2 cheap blenders :-) but find my ninja copes well. We call it fake ice cream. I freeze our black boy peaches in halves and as a treat I put them in a roasting dish under the grill with cinamon on, as they cook they form a nice gooey syrup in the bottom of the pan. So for desert is grilled cinnamon peaches with fake ice cream on top, with a bit of the syrup drizzled over it mmm mmm.

  221. Inspired Fit Strong – My Favorite Healthy Treats Recipes says:

    […] Recipe for HEALTHY Banana Ice- Cream  HERE! […]

  222. Inspired Fit Strong – Любимите ми здравословни десерти says:

    […] Рецептата за здравословен, бананов сладолед ТУК! […]

  223. Ice cream needs only bananas! Add peanut butter & chocolate - infinite says:

    […] really caught my attention! Plus, it only required one ingredient: bananas! Of course, I wanted the spruced up version: peanut butter & chocolate, […]

  224. Rachel says:

    I literally made this within 5 minutes of reading this! I had bananas in the freezer already and my hubby has developed a recent lactose intolerance. He loves his ice cream and he LOVED this recipe!

  225. 3 in 30: July 15 Updates — And a Holding Pattern! | On Planting Seeds… says:

    […] Today, I broke the cycle and made something in my (gasp!) blender (from Use Real Butter): […]

  226. Jena says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am lactose intolerant and have not had ice cream since grade school. I couldn’t even wait to let my bananas ripen up all of the way, next time I will now that I know how good it is! I used peanut butter and cocoa powder. Oh, and I found you on pinterest!

  227. Sandra says:

    I have been doing this for a while but I use PB2 that I order from a place in Georgia. It’s a powdered butter with 1.5 g fat per serving (2 Tbs). I use the chocolate variety but I think I am going to add the cocoa powder as well. One can never have enough chocolate.

  228. Three Ingredient “Ice Cream” « Real Estate & Local Charlotte NC Info says:

    […] My inspiration for this was from a recipe using peanut butter with bananas as the base – Single Ingredient Ice Cream […]

  229. Laura says:

    I have been making banana protein smoothies for a long time and started using frozen bananas this summer when it got beastly hot. I use my soup blender and mix it in a rubbermaid pitcher. A friend told me about the “yonanas” maker and I got one for my dad’s birthday. I was so disappointed when I realized that I had just dropped $50 on an appliance that was completely unnecessary. It does the exact same thing that my soup blender does and in fact I like the texture of my own better. It turn out like yours. And btw, I use almond butter instead of peanut butter in my smoothies. Deliciousness.

  230. Emily says:

    So I just made these. Great, btw. But I only had whole frozen bananas. So I put them in the micro for about 3 minutes at 50% – made them totally manageable and I got the right texture in the end! Thanks for the idea!

  231. Pam says:

    Love this idea – going to try soon. :) Have you tried eating bananas right before they turn fully yellow? I hate when they are too ripe and mushy. I like them with a hint of green – they are sweeter that way. Bananas that are too ripe for my liking usually go into smoothies but looking forward to trying your recipe.

  232. Experimenting with Banana “Ice Cream” « Fun-A-Day! says:

    […] I first read about using frozen bananas to make “ice cream” in Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.  Check out his website here at Disease Proof.  Thanks to Pinterest, I also found a recipe like this at Use Real Better. […]

  233. Downsizing & Leaving Papi « The RV Project says:

    […] our tenancy at Adam’s with a grilling feast, followed by a Breaking Bad marathon with pureed banana ice cream in hand (and mouth). It’s dairy-free and incredibly addictive. Like crack. Seriously, try it […]

  234. MarySew » My “Summer”, so far… says:

    […] this is the best vegan/guilt free icecream EVER! And so easy! Try it, it’s so much better than anything you can buy :D (I added some oatmilk […]

  235. Gretel says:

    This looks delicious and yummy!! I love bananas and my daughter loves ice cream! I’m going to try this for sure! Thanks

  236. Diane says:

    Have bananas in the freezer and will try this out tomorrow but I don’t have Dutch Cocoa. I have regular unsweetened cocoa…should I make any adjustments to the amount? I don’t want to add any refined sugar so my dad can have some. I loooove bananas and if something comes in a banana flavor that’s what I get so I can’t wait to try it!

  237. jenyu says:

    Diane – I think unsweetened cocoa should be fine. Dutch process is just smoother, less bitter.

  238. Diane says:

    Here’s how mine went… my bananas were not quite as spotted as shown in the picture which may be why they just would not blend down. I also froze mine overnight so I could make the next day. They went through the gravel to smooth stage but then stayed in a clump until I added a little milk. Smooth sailing from there. I added the dollop of peanut butter (maybe a tad more than in the photo) and I used the Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa since I had no Dutch. I love bananas so I thought the taste was great and there was no bitter aftertaste that some mentioned. I am so excited about this dessert because it’s something that my dad can eat and he loved it! Thanks a bunch!!

  239. eric says:

    I will add de-fatted peanut butter powder [pb2] and see how it tastes…

  240. Kelley says:

    I just made this for my husband and. We are doing a dairy free/processed food free diet. Trying to eat “clean”. It was spectacular!!!! Thank you for this great recipe that we’ll use over and over.

  241. raisingrainbows says:

    You ARE KIDDING ME????? This sounds AMAZING. And since my mate and I are newly committed to healthier lifestyle choices, this fits the bill perfectly. Thanks for sharing!!! Want to know what I do with frozen bananas? Check it out here:

  242. Just Me says:

    I absolutely love banana “ice cream”. The only way I will eat a banana if it has any brown on it. When my kids were little, we froze bananas whole then popped them into the grinder/juicer, added peanuts and they got peanut butter banana “ice cream”. A good nutritious treat.

  243. Maria says:

    Made this tonight, a bit disappointing. Bitter aftertaste like some mentioned. I thought maybe adding vanilla would help w/ that but it didn’t help. We also tried adding milk. Not a great one for us.

  244. jennifer says:

    I know its supposed to be “guilt free,” but i added a spoonful of nutella. delicious

  245. Tricia says:

    This was AWESOME! I added cocoa powder and peanut butter and it was delicious!! If you are getting a bitter taste from your bananas, they are not ripe enough. Not the recipe writers fault :-)

  246. Jennifer says:

    I have been doing this for a few months love it!! Also your dog brings back memories of mine growing up. loved bananas and yogurt!! Would drool till you gave her some our let he lick the container.

  247. sara says:

    I made this tonight and it came together like magic :) This being said I couldn’t find dutch cooca but I did find a blend that I used. My mixture was not as dark a chocolate as your picture shows but it was still amazingly tasty! My kids loved it too. I know this might take away from the “healthy” part of it but I’d bet mixing strawberry drink powder would be yummy too (or even strawberries themselves). The mix-ins are endless. I also passed this along to my mother who is going gluten-free. She misses her ice cream and I think she will love this!

  248. Kim says:

    I am not a banana lover, but I thought I’d give this a try since I always have an some frozen bananas lurking in the freezer. I wasn’t too impressed with the peanut butter/chocolate mixture, but my daughter liked it. I then tried another batch with just bananas and strawberries, and I liked it MUCH better. I put in quite a few strawberries, and it muted the banana flavor quite nicely. Thanks!

  249. says:

    We just made this and added vanilla extract and frozen orange juice concentrate. It was like eating soft serve 50/50 bars. YUM.

  250. Better than Dairy Ice Cream | Snapshot Design says:

    […] I’m for reals. I had seen this recipe for banana based ice cream on Pinterest for quite some time, but had yet to break down and actually […]

  251. Andrea says:

    I found this on Pinterest and tried it today with my kiddos….WE ARE IN LOVE!! They really thought they were getting a sugary bad treat when I told them what was in it they were both like ooh we could have this everyday!

  252. Kelsey says:

    will a blender work??

  253. jenyu says:

    Kelsey – I believe folks have met with success using a blender if you add some sort of liquid (milk, soy milk, whatever)

  254. Nailed It: Guilt Free “Ice Cream” « says:

    […] few days ago, someone had posted this supposedly “guilt free ice cream,” which consists of frozen bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa. I’ve mentioned before that […]

  255. Rhobley says:

    I want to say put the bananas on saran wrap then in the freezer and they come right off. thank’s for this recipe;)

  256. Amanda says:

    i just made this for my son and it turned out perfectly and SO divine!! i used my food processor and used the bananas straight from the freezer and didn’t have any problems.

  257. Bi says:

    i add walnuts and cocoa! it’s great!

  258. jetol says:

    sounds good!!!!!!!!!!!! does it taste good!!!!!???????????

  259. jenyu says:

    jetol – I liked it, lots of others seem to like it. Can’t tell you if you’ll like it or not.

  260. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip “Ice Cream” | Apple Butter Harmony says:

    […] Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip “Ice Cream”- slightly adapted from use real butter […]

  261. Guilt Free Goodies - Banana and Kefir Soft Serve | Life Half Crunched says:

    […] Yesterday, I made a homemade and healthy version of this banana and chocolate soft serve recipe […]

  262. Debbie Gillespie says:

    Another great thing to do with overripe banana: slice in a microwave-safe bowl…sprinkle with cinnamon and a little drizzle of honey. Pop in the microwave for about a minute or two. Take it out and “smash” it with a fork until pudding texture. Crumble a vanilla wafer or two on top and add a dollop of whipped topping if desired. Warm “banana pudding”.

  263. Sofia says:

    Hey! Just a simple question. When putting the bananas in the freezer, should they be in a closed container or ziploc bags or just in an opened bowl???
    Should i cover them up?


  264. jenyu says:

    Sofia – cover them if you aren’t going to use them within a few hours.

  265. Sofia says:

    Thanks for the response :) Im doing them NOW! So exciting

  266. Becoming Betty Crocker and Other (mis)Adventures « countlessthoughts says:

    […] Suddenly I find myself in the kitchen, making homemade soup, fruit dips, and trying my hand a single ingredient ice cream. […]

  267. Jakey says:

    I’ve done this with various add ins. Peanut Butter, Nutella, honey, fresh strawberries. Almond milk is a great cream agent for those lactose intolerant. I buy little plastic cups and make individual servings for everyone.

  268. Brosia says:

    This is a FANTASTIC idea! It’s not loaded with sugar, and I can eat it for snack as well as dessert–or even breakfast, haha! Thank you for this recipe, I can’t wait to try it! :D

  269. Nailed It: Guilt Free “Ice Cream” :: says:

    […] few days ago, someone had posted this supposedly “guilt free ice cream,” which consists of frozen bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa. I’ve mentioned before that […]

  270. Heather Johnston says:

    Two comments – tasted freakin’ fabulous! Don’t try this in a blender. I frequently do things that call for “food processor” in a blender, this isn’t one of them that will work. I did end up having to add 1/2 cup yogurt (there goes the lactose free) but I do NOT typically like bananas OR pb but this was wonderful. Yum! No added sugar, no food color, 100% yum!

  271. Recipes! | mrspendleton's Blog says:

    […] […]

  272. Julie says:

    Okay, so I pretty much never leave comments on recipes I get from blogs, regardless whether they’re good recipes or not, but I had to say that this is fabulous! I made this today and it’s amazing! I can’t believe how similar the texture is to actual ice cream. I didn’t eat it right away because I like my ice cream harder than soft serve and it’s perfect!

  273. Pin 254, Peanut Butter Banana Protein Ice Cream | Suzy Homebaker says:

    […] peanut butter and there was no way this ingredient wasn’t going in. The original recipe on calls for cocoa powder which I will definitely try next time. I added a scoop of vanilla protein […]

  274. Recipe: Guilt-Free Single Ingredient Ice Cream | Churros 'n' Chai says:

    […] my friend showed me this recipe, I knew I had to try it. All it takes is a banana, a freezer, and a food processor. I always like […]

  275. Vivace says:

    Okay, how many of you have tried this and loved it? (Insert my raised hand here) How many of you have eaten “real ice cream”, at least once, and still love the one ingredient ice cream? (Insert both my raised hands here) Someone intimated (another blog) that if you like this, then surely you have never tasted “real ice cream”! Really? Seriously?
    Oh by the way, I Love This Recipe! and am telling everyone to try it! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (By the way, had to give up the “real stuff” awhile ago). My waistline and my blood sugar are not sorry.

  276. Banana Ice Cream - Cradle Rocking Mama says:

    […] however, is strictly the brilliance of Use Real Butter.  And even then, credit is given to  Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn.  And THAT author […]

  277. Sarah says:

    Well, I love real ice cream and tried this and LOVED this too! On my 2nd bowl, I thought, “Oh I shouldn’t be eating this……” then went, “oh yeah, dummy… you’ve just eaten 2 bananas.” (Which is a good thing)

    Thanks for sharing this! This is a winner at my house!

  278. Tried something new….. | Sugarbritchez' Story says:

    […] […]

  279. Ayla says:

    Just now I made this for 2 friends; they now love me, and as for me: this is all I’m gonna eat from now on. Only this. FOREVER.

  280. Sharon--Around the Table says:

    Sound wonderful. I can’t have sugar so would help me!

    I do not have a food processor. I have a blender and a Kitchen Aid mixer. Think either of these would work?

  281. jenyu says:

    Sharon – The Kitchen Aid mixer won’t do diddly, but a blender might work. Some folks in the comments have had success with it, although if it doesn’t seem to be working, I suggest adding a little bit of liquid (milk, almond or soy milk – whatever) to help it spin. Good luck.

  282. Kat says:

    Hi there! Found this on pinterest this morning and to be honest, I was skeptical about this! But I’ve been trying to eat better and the fact that I LOVE bananas and that I have the biggest sweet tooth in the world, I was eager to try. I only have a blender, and it was a bit hard to get the bananas to blend at first, but add a bit of milk and it seemed to get better. Did one just with bananas, did one with PB, LOVE THEM BOTH! Can’t wait to make this in the summer when it’s hot out!


  283. Barb Gilroy says:

    Love love LOVE this! My husband loves sweet treats but is diabetic – this is a great alternative (in small amounts) to the ice cream he loves. Thank you for posting on Pinterest!

  284. Kayla says:

    This is very yummy! Made it today. Does any other fruits work the same?

  285. CAT says:

    This is seriously SOOO good! You can make Banana, Banana Chocolate, Banana Peanut Butter, banana chocolate with coconut and almonds, I can keep on going. My kids LOVE it and my husband too! We like it best as soon as we make it but it is good frozen and eaten later too. Both kids are very athletic so it is a great pre or post practice treat! Can’t say enough good things about this recipe. Thank you!

  286. Paleo Three Ingredient Ice Cream Treat | Live Fit and Sore says:

    […] up some Paleo ice cream using three ingredients. It was super easy and a recipe I found over at Use Real  Here’s how I made […]

  287. Sarah says:

    This is by far the best faux ice cream I have ever made. If you have a bullet blender you won’t have any problem obtaining a thick ice cream like consistency. I just popped all the frozen pieces in, set it on 3, and then walked away for a few minutes and let the magic happen.

    I used two heaping tablespoons of almond butter and one tablespoon of peanut butter. I am not a big fan of bananas, so I wanted to taste the butters the most.

    Will try this with strawberries when they are in season!

  288. jenyu says:

    Kayla – I doubt it, unless they are as mushy as bananas, you know? I think berries will end in a puree that is more like a sorbet.

  289. Gary says:

    Great recipe. Will share with my followers.

  290. Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream” | striving 2 b fit by 40 and beyond says:

    […]    I found an idea for banana ice cream on Pinterest. Here is the link: […]

  291. Healthy Recipe Round Up — Haute|31 says:

    […] Single Ingredient Ice Cream | Use Real Butter | I made the 2-ingredient version and was so impressed with this vegan find! […]

  292. Jessica says:

    I just made this and it didn’t come out great. It took forever to blend, I had to add milk, and I needed a lot of peanutbutter to cover up the “spoiled fruit” taste. The final product is pretty good but it’s chunky and took a long time to make.

  293. Kate says:

    I just made this and it was great! I used my KA blender and it worked awesome. No milk needed! It definitely still tasted like bananas….but chocolate, peanut butter covered ones! A perfect clean eating dessert for my kids. My four year old swears it is ice cream! :)

  294. Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream | Felkel Foodie says:

    […] wasn’t really in the mood to eat them.  They started to turn black when I came across this recipe.  It is the most simple thing I have ever seen, and it actually worked out beautifully. All you do […]

  295. Carol says:

    If you have a Thermomix you can make icecream out of any frozen fruit with one egg white. The egg white gives it a creamy texture. It takes 60 secs. You can get a Thermomix in Canada. (or come on down to Australia and get one!)

  296. all the updates. | buttons&burlap says:

    […] stars), quinoa, veggie breakfast burritos, spaghetti squash (5 stars!!!), popcorn with lemon juice, blended banana ice cream (4 stars), black bean quinoa burgers (5 stars!!!), date fudge (3 […]

  297. Saw It, Pinned It, Did It: Banana Ice Cream (Vlog) « The Two Cent Chick says:

    […] Here’s the original pin: Source: […]

  298. Make Your Own Healthy Ice Cream! (Quick and Easy) | muod says:

    […] here to start making your ice […]

  299. Make Your Own Healthy Ice Cream! (Quick and Easy) | muod says:

    […] here to start making your ice cream! Credit to: […]

  300. Homemade ice cream, check | abaker30's Blog says:

    […] […]

  301. Simone says:

    Unfortunately I seem to be allergic to bananas as well as dairy so I will have to explore coconut ice cream, but my sister and a couple of friends really enjoyed the batch I made up. FYI Cold coffee works really well with chocolate.

  302. Tasty ice cream - says:

    […] source: Related Postsice cream cupcakesPumpkin & Cream Breadlove bitesmumble fans cupcakeshappy […]

  303. Michele says:

    Hi there

    Just made this and for a while there I though “Yeah right”” but then it started to change and VOILA!! I can now have ice cream on my diet!! whoohoo thanks so much!


  304. Tricia says:

    Mine didn’t come out very well :( wanted to try it out so only used one banana, cut down recipe
    and used a blender (don’t have food processor). Mine didn’t come out looking like
    ice cream at all but rather a lumpy
    banana mixture. Anything I could do
    differently? Thanks

  305. What’s New This Week | I'm New Here says:

    […] Breakfast Ice Cream or The Only Way I’ll Eat a Banana […]

  306. Jessica says:

    Made it for my girls and gave it to them with toast for breakfast! I added some almonds to it and they thought I was the coolest giving them ice cream for breakfast! They still don’t know it wasn’t real ice cream!!! ;)

  307. jenyu says:

    Tricia – you could try following the recipe and use 4 bananas. I think using one banana leaves too little material for the blender to actually blend anything unless you’re using a Vitamix or something similarly powerful. I’m not even sure 1 banana would blend up well in a food processor. Alternatively, you can add a little almond milk to help move the banana along in the blender. And the lumpy banana mixture is the stage before it turns creamy, so you either didn’t have enough banana to blend it all smooth or you didn’t blend long enough. Good luck.

  308. Banana Ice Cream | Doomthings says:

    […] original post for this recipe from Use Real Butter (which I found via Pinterest) titled it “single ingredient ice cream”, but really […]

  309. Candice says:

    I made this last night, and it’s amazing. I mixed it all together when the bananas were at room temperature, and just froze it afterwards. Makes it a lot easier to blend.

    I also used toasted peanuts instead of peanut butter, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract instead of cocoa. But it was AMAZING! Such a great snack to keep around.

    Can also put in a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder for extra health kicks.

  310. I Ate ‘Ice Cream’ for Breakfast | coffeeandturquoise says:

    […] […]

  311. 2 Ingredient Banana “Ice Cream” | diary of an east yorker says:

    […] bananas and cocoa powder. I know…get outta town, right? When I came across this recipe at I was astounded. I had no idea that frozen bananas would turn into creamy goodness resembling a […]

  312. I Scream, You Scream | One Full Plate says:

    […] powder, cinnamon or honey.   It has the consistency of soft serve ice cream, with zero guilt.  You can find the full recipe here. Chocolate Almond Ice Cream – made from […]

  313. GG says:

    I loved this recipe!! so quick and easy …and delicious. I froze the bananas whole and then ran them over hot water for basically 2-3 seconds and it was very easy to peel and slice while still being frozen so either way works!

  314. 17 Day Diet Meal Ideas | Baby Hannick says:

    […] single-ingredient ice cream […]

  315. Echo says:

    Your dog is so beautiful..and the recipe is wonderful.

  316. Susan says:

    Made this today. You are a flippin’ GENIOUS! AWESOME!

  317. Favourite “Pins” Friday | Life Outside the Box with the Cartens says:

    […] Source […]

  318. Since this I’ve grown up some. Different kind of fighter and when the darkness comes let it inside you. Your darkness is shining. My darkness is shining. Have faith in myself. Truth. | Wildflowerz' Blog says:

    […] None in the least. I stopped buying most sweets, but I really want them. I’ve started doing this banana “ice cream.” I highly recommend it. It’s very tasty.  Yeah.  So, I’m at a loss as to what […]

  319. Christine says:

    Does this work in the blender?

  320. jenyu says:

    Christine – I have not tried it in a blender. Some folks have reported success using a blender, others have not. If you don’t mind adding liquid, you can add some almond milk, milk, or soy milk to help it along if the blades just spin and don’t make contact with the banana.

  321. Banana Ice Cream « Doomthings™ says:

    […] original post for this recipe from Use Real Butter (which I found via Pinterest) titled it “single ingredient ice cream”, but really […]

  322. Ice Cream! | oldfangled says:

    […] Here’s the recipe.  It’s really good!  I did add the peanut butter and cocoa and it was delightful, though I think I put in a little too much peanut butter.  It made plenty for me and some extra to put in the freezer for later. […]

  323. Bananeneis | Werksküche says:

    […] Schon wieder eine Nachspeise! Nennt mich Nachspeisenkönigin: Single Ingredient Ice Cream. Von hier. […]

  324. Day 002 – so far, so good. although I haven’t got very far. | says:

    […] Ice cream recipe here Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogle +1Like this:Like Loading… This entry was posted in Exercise, Goals, Money and tagged aches, diet, exercise, food, healthy eating, ice cream, recipe, unhealthy. Bookmark the permalink. ← Day 001, part one. […]

  325. She’s got a smile that it seems to me reminds me of childhood memories where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky. Now and then when I see her face, she takes me away to that special place and if I stared too long I’d probably break says:

    […] Banana Ice Cream – Okay, so it’s not a meal, but it’s SUPER yum. […]

  326. Erika says:

    I put nutella instead of peanut butter it is amazing

  327. The 12 Blessings of Pintrest | For The Finer Things She Goes On says:

    […] […]

  328. Brady says:

    I added a little sweetened vanilla almond milk and frozen blueberries and it was outstanding! Thank you.

  329. Andrea says:

    I was wondering if anyone has any ideas/alternatives to the peanut butter. I have a lactose free, nut free, yeast free, wheat free, corn free toddler.

  330. karen says:

    Andrea (above) you could add vanilla, or berries, or anything that you would usually put in a smoothie. I added coconut milk to mine and used it for breakfast. You could use vanilla flavored rice milk too. What about oranges? this might be like an orangecicle – yum! Pomegranate juice?

    I am gluten free, and mostly dairy free.

  331. jenyu says:

    Andrea – You could make this entirely of bananas. It’s quite good solo (tastes like… banana ice cream). Karen has great suggestions too.

  332. Fruit Smoothies, Ice Cream, & Green Smoothies | Cooking off the Land says:

    […] Paleo Ice cream (at least how I make it) is basically a smoothie with little to no milk.  Start out with frozen bananas, and add any fruit you are in the mood for.  The bananas give your smoothie a rich, creamy consistency that is very similar to dairy ice cream. You really can make any flavor you want, it does not have to be fruit.  I did not come up with the deliciousness that is ice cream made from frozen bananas.  It has been circulating the internet for a while now, but one of the first places I heard of it was here. […]

  333. Cinny says:

    Me Mi don’t be a kill joy. No one is saying this is a perfect food. It’s a “treat” that is superior to store bought ice cream especially because it does not have refined sugar and all sorts of unhealthy chemical additives. Plus there is the bonus of some C and B vitamins, potassium and fiber. I would caution people with blood sugar issues to eat it in moderation, of course, but they probably already know that.

    Thanks, Jennifer for posting this! Unfortunately I have THE HARDEST TIME getting the code entered correctly!!

  334. Homemade Banana “ice cream” | Home and Heart DIY says:

    […] you say YUM!!!! Head on over to Use Real Butter for the step by step directions on this simple home made ice cream. Only 3 ingredients, bananas, […]

  335. "I Can't Believe it's Not Ice Cream!" | You Pinspire Me says:

    […] looked too easy – ice cream made from four frozen bananas processed in the food processor until it became smooth and creamy. […]

  336. Faking It. - A WordPress Site says:

    […] how much shit is in this house to cook with, I never have what I need.  Son of a bitch. Shit you’re gonna need: 3 bananas (Use the spotted, five day old ones if you have them.  I […]

  337. Choco-Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream | This Little Light says:

    […] on Pinterest. Here are a few:  Chocolate Covered Katie 52 Kitchen Adventures the Kitchn Use Real Butter You can make this so many different ways and each of these blogs demonstrate that. […]

  338. Three Ingredient Chocolate Banana "Ice Cream" - The Garlic Diaries says:

    […] 3.2.2802 This recipe is adapted from […]

  339. Michelle says:

    I didn’t read over all the comments so I’m not sure if someone else mentioned this. Have you heard of a yononas maker? It is a handy machine that let’s you put frozen fruit into one end and it comes out the other end as “ice cream”! No need to chop up the fruit and no need to scrap it down to get it creamy. Also the more other fruit you use the less banana flavor there is. With the machine you can do almost any fruit but the banana helps make it creamy like ice cream.

  340. Frozen fake out ice cream treat!!  | ReNew to You says:

    […] for the day. One such recipe ((which I forget about, but came upon this pin the other day is banana ice cream. Now, their recipe uses cocoa, which you definitely can do, however I prefer […]

  341. Banana Ice Cream | deliciouslyhealthyeats says:

    […] We do not eat ice cream very much in our home, but this healthier version is allowing us to enjoy it more often. The great thing about this is that it can be adapted for whatever taste you might have…we usually do bananas with peanut butter, but I am planning to do bananas with vanilla bean soon. You can top with any of your favorite ice cream toppings, we like to do chocolate chips. You can even throw in some of the energy bites posted previously which is reminiscent of cookie dough ice cream (my favorite…). I think you could sub peaches or strawberries for the bananas for an even more refreshing summer treat! The base recipe along with the picture comes from […]

  342. K Smith says:

    Made this tonight and I’m in love! Had to use a couple splashes of couple splashes of almond milk but it was delicious and the consistency was great. Glad to have a healthy alternative to ice cream, especially for our three-year-old who can’t have much dairy.

  343. Link Love: New Snack Recipes | Riotflower's Realm says:

    […] Use Real Butter’s banana based ‘single ingredient ice cream‘  is vegan and would probably keep well as a chilled snack for […]

leave a reply