I have heard a lot about vegan ice cream and have even tried some amazing varieties at food festivals but I never dreamt I would be making it myself. Then I stumbled across this article by The Kitchn and my whole world changed!!
This 1 ingredient ice cream is the best thing since…. real ice cream! It is made purely from frozen bananas and for a bit of fun I added in Vegan Dark Cocoa powder to one batch, vanilla to another and pureed fresh strawberries to the third.
I’ve been spreading the word about this ice cream whenever I can and people never believe me, until they try it! I know I sound like an annoying TV advert, but oh well. TRY THIS ICE CREAM!
Never again will you need to think twice before eating ice cream, heck, you could even eat it for breakfast 🙂
The trick to this ice cream is as follows:
1. Use really ripe bananas
2. Peel and slice then place into a freezerproof container
2. Freeze overnight until solid
3. Blend, blend, blend! The smoother the better, just trust it and keep blending!
4. Stir in your flavouring of choice
5. Either eat soft scoop after blending or put back in the freezer to solidify again.
What flavour would you add? Have you tried this before?
This icecream is made of fruit 🙂 so I am sharing this recipe with the Four Seasons Food challenge for September, which is run by Anneli and Louisa over at Delicieux and Eat Your Veg, where the theme for this month is Fruit.
Firstly my apologies for taking until now to read your lovely post, but thank you so much for entering your recipe to September’s Four Seasons Food challenge. And secondly I’m a HUGE fan of frozen banana ice cream and have been making it all summer! My kids especially love their instant ice cream, either plain with just banana or with cocoa powder for a choccie version. It’s amazing isn’t it.
Can’t help but sound like a TV commercial when I’m really excited about food too 😀 I’ll have to give banana ice cream another try I guess, first and last time I tried it wasn’t enough ‘ice creamy’ because I added TOO much fresh fruit I’m afraid. But I still have lots of frozen bananas waiting in the freezer 🙂
Definitely try it again 🙂 blend it completely without any added flavours to get the maximum creaminess then stir in your fruit. I made this on holiday in a rubbish blender and we had to blend for ages but it got there in the end! Hope it works better for you this time x
Sounds like a great and delicious idea! Will try it. Only thing: why use the word real to distinguish between dairy and kind ice cream? Vegan food is REAL food. Vegan food IS food. Thus, your ice cream is real ice cream. Words matter.
Hi, thanks for your comment!! I used “real” not because vegan food is fake, but because the definition of “icecream” is ‘A semi-soft frozen dessert made with sweetened and flavoured milk fat’. Therefore this recipe is not real ice cream, but it is of course real food 🙂 and it’s a delicious alternative!! x
I’ve made banana icecream before and it was a revelation, so creamy! You’ve taken it to a whole new level with your added extras, can’t wait to try these!
Thanks, I originally added in chocolate as my friends didn’t like the taste of banana and then we tried the strawberry too! both lovely and mask the banana well! x
Banana ice cream is so amazing! It’s not what I would call authentic, but it’s what I would call Way-Cheaper-Than-Storebought-Non-Dairy-Ice-Cream, so that’s amazing!
I cant believe how creamy it is 🙂 and MUCH cheaper so thats a benefit! x
Wow! Can’t wait to give this a go! Wonder if rum and raisen could be added?
mmmmm definitely trying that one! My fave flavour ice cream by far 🙂