I have a reputation in my family for having an insatiable sweet tooth. If there is any candy within arms reach I will gobble it up without any hesitation. I just cannot control myself. I tell my husband to hide any candy that he buys because if I find it, I will eat it ALL. Every once and a while he will buy one of those giant tubs of cookie dough ice cream. My most favorite flavor. Can you guess who the one is who makes it magically disappear in a matter of days? Ya, that would be me.
When I found this ice cream recipe on Apartment Therapy’s food blog The Kitchn I knew that I immediately needed to try it. I guess technically it’s not ice cream at all. This frozen dessert is made from just one ingredient- bananas. Dessert that is actually good for you! There is no dairy, gluten or added sugar so it’s great if you are cooking for a group with different food requirements or allergies or if your like me looking for a way to satisfy your sweet cravings.
You will need 2 bananas per person. For the best taste make sure they are just a little overripe. Peel them and cut into slices and place on a sheet or pan that will fit in your freezer. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Plop the slices into your food processor and blend. In just a few minutes the banana will blend into creamy ice cream!
You can add all sorts of toppings. In mine I topped it with cinnamon and ground almond left over from making homemade almond milk. You could also add cocoa, coconut or other toppings. I’m thinking you could also try this out with other fruits and make fruity homemade sorbet. Ever tried making your own ice cream this way? How did it turn out?