This classic blender recipe is as good as real ice cream
I’m glad I found this banana ice cream recipe. I hadn’t had “real” ice cream in years. I always loved the taste, but started to hate the side-effects. Low energy and bad gas were just a few. This recipe for banana ice cream changed that. The only thing creamy about it is the look and feel. And it’s completely dairy-free. Yay.
Frozen bananas and cinnamon
People with sophisticated taste buds can tell the difference. This banana ice cream recipe is basically just bananas. This version, I added cinnamon.
But it’s still so satisfying. It scoops like ice cream. It tastes like ice cream. It looks like ice cream. With cinnamon.
What’s more, you can make it anytime in two minutes. Just need a couple of frozen bananas. And cinnamon.
How do you make frozen bananas?
Good question. It’s as simple as you probably can guess Read More »»
For anyone wanting an easy, healthy dessert, here it is.
And did I mention it’s ridiculously versatile? Cinnamon style, strawberry style, you name it. Pretend you’re at Cold Stone and sing a song.
Useful tips for Banana Ice Cream
Overall, the trick is to find a balance between blended and melted. Because refreezing it doesn’t work very well.
Slicing frozen bananas isn't easy. Use a big knife and chop down. Otherwise, freeze your bananas pre-quartered.
While I did end up finishing the job in my Vitamix, I thought the recipe was terrific.
Re-freezing works okay, but isn't nearly as good as enjoying it fresh. A blended, frozen banana isn't as good as a re-frozen bunch of blended, frozen banana.
Banana ice cream. Dairy free and delicious.
- frozen bananas - 2, quartered.
- cinnamon - 1 t (optional)
- Add two quartered, frozen bananas to your blender. (Cinnamon is optional)
- Blend on low for medium high for 15 seconds or until smooth.
- Careful not to over blend — heat generated from blades can quickly make ice cream soup.
Last tip: Share with loved ones. My neighbors Greg and Yvonne got these little cups of banana ice cream for Christmas. Get it? Red and green? Ugh, I’m such a Jew.
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