This is my favourite ice-cream. It contains one main ingredient – banana. We have had some of my son’s friends over for sleep overs in the past and served up this banana icecream and none of them are ever aware that it is only banana. One of the boys was so sure that I was tricking him when I told him the ingredients that I had to make it for him the next morning at breakfast whilst he watched! Now he requests it every time he comes over.
Whenever you have old bananas that look a little browner or spottier than most kids are happy with, peel them and stick them in the freezer. That way whenever you feel like banana icecream, you are ready to go. All you need to do is chop them into pieces and blend them up. You can whizz them up in a Thermomix or in a good blender. Depending on the power of your blender, you may need to stop and stir it a few times, or use the tamper tool to push it down. It is ready to serve immediately.
Unlike most conventional icecreams, this banana icecream does not contain any colours, flavours, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, added sugar, or other nasty ingredients you and your family are better off without. It’s suitable for gluten-free and dairy-free diets and doesn’t require an icecream maker or hours to prepare. Banana is a great base for ice cream and the best news is that it can be mixed with so many things to make a whole range of ice cream flavours. We’ve listed some of these below 🙂
Other great options to mix with the frozen banana include:
– Frozen mango
– Frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)
– Natural peanut butter
– Cacao powder
– Almond butter
– Frozen cherries
– Tahini and vanilla extract or vanilla bean
– Passionfruit (swirled through after blending)