How to make banana ice cream in a Vitamix
Haven’t made banana ice cream in your Vitamix yet? It’s simple.
Some people call it “nice cream.” We just call it delicious.
Here’s how to make banana ice cream in your Vitamix. But first know this:
Banana ice cream is nothing but bananas
A little story for ya.
Banan, a banana ice cream shop in Honolulu sells cups of nice cream for $10. (Here’s Shalva and I with my mom post-beach enjoying our treats.)
Ask them how they make it, and they’ll say they’re bound to a non-disclosure agreement and cannot tell you the secret.
Their nice cream was good. And it was nicely shaped like soft-serve.
It scoops like ice cream. It tastes like ice cream. It looks like ice cream.
Go make some today!
Useful tips for Banana Ice Cream
The best method for freezing bananas is to peel, third, and build a forest. Let me explain…
There’s tons of flavors you can add to your banana ice cream. Pictured above is with chickpea cookie dough chunks. But we’ve also done just banana and cinnamon, banana and coconut milk, and banana and chocolate (obviously).
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. Trust us.
If you have to make it ahead of time, scoop it, and freeze it in the dish you plan to serve it in or in a cupcake pan. Let thaw for 5 minutes before serving.
Banana ice cream. Dairy free, easy and delicious.
- frozen bananas - 2 whole
- additional ingredients optional
- Add two frozen bananas (in thirds) to your Vitamix container
- Blend on high for 30-60 seconds
- Push ingredients with the tamper from the corners into the blade
- Add any mix-ins you desire and pulse a couple of times
- Scoop directly out of the container
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
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