Foodie Friday: Ridiculously Easy Banana Ice “Cream”

Foodie Friday: Ridiculously Easy Banana Ice “Cream”

I am about to change your life.

Well, okay, maybe not.

Maybe you’re one of those people who has some sort of aberrant aversion to All Things Banana. To this day it remains one of only two culinary flaws (the other being a dislike of most seafood) I have ever found in my lovely and otherwise perfect wife.

But if you’re not one of those people, or perhaps even more importantly have a child or children who seem to enjoy something of a banana-centric diet, you’re going to love this and so will your kids.

This is so easy, I literally had to sit for a minute or so and contemplate how in the world a guy like me, with the dual passions of cooking good food and surfing the internet finding obscure recipes, had never heard of it or tried it.

It’s so easy, I’m not even going to call this a recipe. It would be like giving you a “recipe” for how to slice an apple or shred cheese.

Okay, so, you know how sometimes your bananas will start to get too ripe, and you need to figure out a use for them? I know I do. My default has always been to either make banana bread/muffins, or if I don’t have time (which is always) I throw them in the freezer to use later for banana bread/muffins.

But no longer!

There are two things you need:

  • Some frozen bananas.
  • A food processor.

That’s it.

Just take your frozen bananas and cut them up into chunks. Throw away the peel. Do this in whatever way you like. Don’t worry about making the chunks too uniform or small, though I suppose smaller chunks might process a little easier.

Okay, so you have your frozen banana chunks?

Put them in the food processor. Yes, with a blade in there too.

Now turn it on, and let it go until you have something smooth that looks like ice cream! Should only take a few minutes.

Stop and scrape down the sides or whatever if it looks like it needs some help. If you need, a dash of milk to get things going would be fine. A spoonful of peanut butter in there is delicious. You can experiment as you’d like. But really, just the frozen bananas on their own are excellent. Sweet without any sugar, and creamy without any cream.

Then sit there after dinner, eating your bowl of banana ice “cream” and smugly feel good about yourself for just having “some fruit” for dessert.


  • This is going in my “to try” list. I love bananas though. I’d have to resist finishing a batch to actually get to freeze some as they get more ripe.


    • Did you? How did you like it?

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