I am an ice cream lover, without a doubt. Some people like candy, cookies, cake, but ice-cream, that’s my sh**. I’ll admit something to you….. I usually keep a half gallon of Blue Bell in my freezer and I actually ate a bowl of Cookie Two Step for dinner one night this week. WHOOPS! But hey, we’re human and nobody’s perfect.
I found myself going to the Blue Bell more than usual and decided to toss the temptation and come up with something healthy that I can keep in the freezer that can kick my sweet tooth. I’ve seen people make banana ice cream but I had never tried it, and honestly I thought “how good could it actually be?”. Well my friends,
THIS S**T IS BANANAS, B-A-N-A-N-A-S, YEAH THIS S**T IS BANANAS, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
Gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and oh so delicious. Very simple to make too! Here’s my recipe below for a quick 5-step Peanut Butter Banana Ice-cream that will make your taste buds SCREAM FOR MORE ICECREAM!
Chop fresh bananas into about 1-inch pieces and place into a Zip-Lock baggie.
The batch I made had about 8 bananas in it, but you can always go bigger or smaller. 8 bananas made about 5 cups of ice-cream for me.
Freeze your banana pieces for 1-2 hours, or until solid.
I had mine in the freezer for a day or two. Bananas stay good in the freezer for a while. I’ve frozen them as well to put in smoothies and what not. Always a good idea to have frozen fruit in the freezer for whatever you may need it for! 🙂
Place banana pieces into a food processor and blend until smooth.
This is about 8 bananas in the photo above and it took me about 5-8 minutes to blend completely. If you don’t have a food processor, you can absolutely use a blender, but I would do it in batches. I took the top off about every minute or so to stir and move the chunks around. Be patient! It will eventually smooth out, I promise.
Once your bananas are a smooth texture, add 1 tbsp of Organic peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice), 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract, and 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon and blend until combined.
The nut butter, vanilla extract, and cinnamon are totally optional in this recipe. I tasted the blended bananas on their own and it tasted fantastic; still deliciously sweet. I just love cinnamon so I decided to experiment by adding a few extra ingredients to see how it came out.
Freeze about an hour, add your toppings, and ENJOY!
I can’t wait for you all to try this recipe. Simple, sweet, and you will be pleasantly surprised how good it tastes. I was AMAZED at how great it came out without adding ice, a form of dairy, or sugar. HEALTHY food can taste GOOD! Kick your sweet tooth with this bomb recipe.
Let me know how you like it by tagging me on Instagram at @pumpandcrunch .
Yours In Health,