One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

banana ice cream

Serves: 4

Fruits and Vegetables: ½ cup per serving


2 large ripe bananas


  1. Peel bananas and cut into bite-sized pieces and put into an airtight container or freezer bag.
  2. Freeze banana pieces for at least 2 hours, but ideally overnight.
  3. Blend frozen banana pieces in a food processor or blender until smooth. The mixture should change into a creamy soft-serve ice-cream texture.
  4. Scoop into four bowls and add your favorite toppings.


Topping Ideas

  • Drizzle of honey.*
  • Tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder added at the end of blending the ice-cream mixture.
  • Tablespoon of peanut butter.
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon.


*Do not give honey to children under 12 months of age—they are at risk of infant botulism, which is a rare but serious form of food poisoning.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: ½ cup; Calories: 60; Carbohydrates: 16 g; Fiber: 2 g; Fat: 0 g; Saturated fat: 0 g; Sodium: 0 mg

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