If you spend any time on the internet cruising health food blogs, you’ve seen some version of this DELISH non-ice-cream ice cream. It is made without sugar, cream or egg yolks…. And in fact needs only two recipes you probably have in your kitchen right now: bananas and peanut butter.
My kids FREAK when I make this (they just call it banana ice cream) and honestly they don’t really understand that there’s technically no ice cream in it. It’s super quick to make, requires essentially no cooking skills (can you peel a banana?), and is a super healthy nice cold treat on a hot summer day. You’ve gotta try it.
To start, peel the bananas, put in a bowl and set in the freezer until firm – at least an hour.
Remove bananas from freezer and place them in the bowl of a food processor.
Turn food processor on and let it run while your bananas magically turn into soft serve. WARNING: Your food processor might shake a little at first depending on how frozen your bananas are.
This is what your bananas should look like when they are done. At this point, add a scoop of peanut butter and process again until it is well combined.
Scoop the soft serve into individual bowls and, if you’re feeling generous, top with mini chocolate chips.
Peel and freeze bananas for at least 1 hour, until firm. Process frozen bananas until creamy and no lumps remain. Add a scoop of peanut butter and process until well combined. Serve topped with mini chocolate chips.
*I used 3 bananas and two generous spoonfulls of PBCrave’s Cookie Nookie peanut butter. This was enough to serve 3-4 people.
*Toasted coconuts, peanuts, and berries also make delicious toppings. You can also experiment by swapping the peanut butter for pureed berries, cocoa powder and more. Don’t be afraid to be creative!
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