banana ice cream

banana ice cream | my skinny sweet tooth

 

Look at those beautiful speckled bananas. There are so many things that could be made when bananas are at this glorious state; banana bread, smoothies, and of course, ICE CREAM!

I know the recipe for this is all over the internet, but I was recently asked by my good friend, Kara, if I had ever made banana ice cream and if I would share the recipe with her. Apparently her experience was disastrous, which I know a thing or two about 😉 So, I know there’s hope.

I played around with the idea one night and was really impressed by how creamy and ice cream-like it turned out to be. Plus, I’m one who loves when a recipe can have many, many variations and I’m so excited to explore them. Gosh, I love me some guilt free ice cream 😉 Oh, did I mention the base recipe is 0pp? ZERO. Love it.


bananas | my skinny sweet tooth


 

basic banana ice cream:
Yields: about 4 Cups (with 5 frozen bananas)
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Points Per Serving: 0pp

⋅bananas, frozen
⋅a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (optional)

 

The day before, prep the bananas by removing the peel and chopping each banana into medium size pieces. Place banana pieces into a freezer safe bag and freeze over night. & so the waiting begins …
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When you’re ready to make ice cream, add frozen bananas to a food processor.
banana ice cream | my skinny sweet tooth

Gently pulse until the banana starts to break up. Scrape down sides and pulse some more until it’s all beautiful and creamy. (add almond milk if desired/needed*) Yay ice cream!
*I noticed during my recent ice cream venture (white chocolate strawberry!) that if I was patient with the food processor, the bananas didn’t need any milk at all. They creamed together perfectly all on their own 🙂 )

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Place the banana ice cream into a freezer safe container and let it hang out until you’re ready to enjoy!
banana ice cream | my skinny sweet tooth


 

With the batch of banana ice cream that I made (with 5 frozen bananas), I was able to split up the mixture and make two different kinds of ice cream: peanut butter & chocolate chip (2 cups each).
flavored banana ice cream | my skinny sweet tooth

peanut butter ice cream:
Yields 2 Cups
Servings Size: 1 Cup
Points Per Serving: 0pp (or enjoy 2 cups for 1pp)

Blend 1T PB2 into 2 Cups of banana ice cream. Tada!!

 

dark chocolate chip ice cream:
Yields 2 Cups
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Points Per Serving: 1pp (or enjoy 2 Cups for 1pp)

Pulse 21 dark chocolate morsels (I use Guittard Extra Dark) into 2 Cups of banana ice cream. Freeze and enjoy!

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