What sounds better than a cold, sweet treat on a hot summer day? This 3 ingredient "ice cream" is delicious, creamy and satisfies your sweet tooth without any added processed sugar. All you need are frozen bananas and then any mix-ins that you love. Throw in nuts or nut butter, other frozen fruits, chocolate chips or any other favorite ice cream toppings. You can also try different flavorings like vanilla, coffee, almond or mint with a few extract drops to taste. Zip it up in a processor or high powered blender and serve in a cup or cone. For a firmer texture, place back into the freezer after being processed and scoop after it sets (about an hour). This is a dessert loved by kids and adults alike, is vegan and gluten free and can be made in about 5 minutes at home!
The key is to freeze browning bananas because they are especially sweet. Peel your ripe bananas and cut into pieces, place into a freezer safe ziploc bag or an airtight container and allow to freeze for a few hours to over night until frozen.
Ingredients for our favorite "ice cream":
2-3 frozen bananas
a generous scoop of unsweetened nut butter
Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
1. Add the frozen bananas to your food processor (or high speed blender) and blend until bananas are smooth. Scrape down the sides of the processor to ensure all of the bananas get incorporated.
2. Once the mixtures starts to become fairly smooth, add your nut butter of choice and chocolate chips and continue to blend until the desired consistency has been reached.
3. Serve immediately in a cup or cone, or place back in an airtight container and refreeze until firm. Scoop with an ice cream scoop and enjoy!