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Banana “Ice Cream”

So I read on one of my favorite websites about a quick and extremely simple recipe for Banana “Ice Cream” – simple meaning 1 ingredient.  That’s right really there is no ice and no cream it is frozen bananas blended/processed into a creamy dessert.  I see things like this online all the time and I always wonder the same thing – does it work?  Given that I like ice cream and I had bananas this seemed like a good one for me to test out.

The process is simple – freeze the bananas.  I did four bananas for a couple of days.  Then toss it into the food processor and blend it till smooth.  It took about 5 minutes or so to get it to an ice cream consistency but once I did it wasn’t bad.  I was surprised at how similar the texture was to real ice cream with no added sugar or cream.  That being said the taste left a little big to be desired.  It wasn’t awful but it wasn’t great.  The four bananas made about 2 good size bowls and could have gone as far as 3-4 smaller bowls.

I would likely try this again despite the fact that the novelty is greater than the finished product.  This would be great for someone that was lactose intolerant or diabetic and would probably be a fun project with kids.  No measuring and error proof – easy enough for anyone to do.


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