I’ve been seeing one ingredient banana ice cream float all over the Internet for a couple of years now, but I always told myself that it probably tasted like baby food and no thank you please.
But one day I realized I had an overaccumulation of bananas in my freezer, so I thought I’d give this “ice cream” everyone was raving about a try.
Now listen and listen good, I am not even stretching the truth a little bit when I tell you that this is delicious. This is my go-to dessert when I want to be all healthy and stuff. The texture is very, very much like soft serve ice cream. It’s really hard to believe but it is.
AND THIS—>>> To me, it does not overwhelmingly taste like bananas.
I love bananas, but I want it to taste more like ice cream and it does. To me. Others may disagree.
If you are a banana hater, this is probably not for you. But if you’re not and you want something healthy, creamy, cold, and delicious, you should give it a try. Read my notes below, but honestly, it’s a cinch.
Just think, it’s non-dairy and no added sugar.
–I like to add dark cocoa powder to mine. I am not a fan of dark chocolate, but I LOVE the dark cocoa powder.
–There are lots of recipes out there with different mix-ins like peanut butter, Nutella, honey, nuts, etc. I wanted to keep mine fairly healthy and simple.
–Give the food processor a little time to whip it up good. Several minutes depending on your machine. Mine is just a mini one, so it takes a bit.
—Depending on how hard the bananas are frozen and how powerful the food processor is (mine is not very powerful), it is helpful to add a teaspoon or two of heavy cream, half and half or regular milk to process easier. I guess this would make it 3 ingredient, but you don’t have to.
–It can be placed in the freezer to firm up a bit, but I love it soft and creamy.
–Ripe bananas are best. I peel my very ripe bananas and freeze them on a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. When they are frozen they go into a ziplock bag to store in the freezer for smoothies or ice cream.
Two Ingredient Dark Cocoa Banana Ice Cream
- Place the banana in a food processor (a mini one works well) and process until almost smooth.
- Add cocoa powder and process until very smooth and creamy. Eat immediately or place in freezer to firm up.