Thursday, July 26, 2012

Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream

Hi friends! So excited to see my sister and nieces today. They are flying in from Alaska for a week & we're looking forward to catching up with teenage girls!

I linked to this recipe a few weeks ago.  Branny Boils Over featured this ice cream on her blog.  I also saw this recipe in the Oprah magazine last month.  It's been the buzz for awhile and in case you missed it or haven't given it a go I would like to encourage you to try it (if you like bananas).  It is amazing! Really! I love that you don't need to fuss with an ice cream maker to enjoy homemade ice cream.

Here's what you need:

4 bananas
1/2 cup chocolate chips or a chocolate bar
food processor

Serves: 4 people

How to:

Peel the fresh bananas and slice into pieces.

Place the slices in the freezer for at least a few hours or up to weeks in advance. Remove from the freezer and place in the food processor for 2-4 minutes or until creamy.

This is how the bananas look after about one minute

In a mere 3 minutes the amazing soft serve ice cream is ready!

This is creamy goodness with no sugar added (yet)!

Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Mircowave on high for 30 seconds. Stir.  Then place back in the microwave for another 15 seconds. Stir again then pour over your ice cream & serve!

* I had some left over as Ava and Kirc won't eat anything banana related. I discovered that it's easy to freeze the soft serve in a plastic container, however, enjoying it the second go round proved to be icy and not as creamy as the freshly made version.

           Do you make your own ice cream or yogurt?


  1. Love this! So quick and easy and healthy. My son actually thinks that this is how all ice cream is made! lol.

    1. Your son is lucky to have a Mom who knows healthy kitchen tricks ;-)

  2. Yes! I've made this with just banana and cocoa powder. So good!

    1. Ohhh the cocoa powder addition sounds great! I will try that next time. Good tip!


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