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How to Make Banana Ice Cream (Nice Cream)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, paleo, vegan
Keyword: banana ice cream, nice cream
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
Here's how to make Banana Ice Cream at home, using only 1 main ingredient. This recipe includes 5 different flavor combinations and a video to show how easy it is!
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Ingredients

Plain Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas (peeled, sliced into coins, and frozen overnight)

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas (peeled, sliced into coins, and frozen overnight)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or 4 pitted dates + 1/4 cup water)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas (peeled, sliced into coins, and frozen overnight)
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
  • pinch of salt (if using unsalted peanut butter)

Double Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas (peeled, sliced into coins, and frozen overnight)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup , or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand to keep this dairy-free)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor fitted with an "S" blade. If using dates in your recipe, process them with water first to help break them down, then add in the bananas and any other ingredients.
  • Process the bananas until they break down and have a smooth and creamy ice-cream-like texture. Serve right away for a soft serve consistency.
  • For a scoop-able ice cream, transfer the banana ice cream to a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 2 hours. Scoop and serve.
  • Leftover ice cream can be stored in a tightly covered container for up to 3 months, but it will harden so you'll need to let it thaw on the counter for 15 to 20 minutes before serving again.

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Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg