If you know me, you know that I LOVE ice cream!! It’s pretty bad just how much ice cream I actually eat. I had heard that you could make ice cream from frozen bananas but I had never tried making it for myself. I like bananas but I was worried about the banana flavoring being overbearing and not giving me my” ice cream taste” fix. Last night, I was having a craving (nothing out of the ordinary). My son was still awake and I knew that if I had some “real” ice cream, he would want some too and then never go to sleep on time. Instead, I remembered that I had thrown some bananas in the freezer a few days before and thought about what I had heard about frozen bananas used for ice cream. Instead of searching for a recipe, I just made my own up. Here it goes…
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas (the more ripe, the better)
- 1/2 cup of milk (more or less depending on how thick/thin you want it)
- dash of vanilla flavoring
- chocolate syrup (optional)
- chocolate chips (optional)
- any toppings you normally like in your ice cream! Be creative!!
Put ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. It’s really that simple! When I tried it before adding chocolate syrup and just a few chocolate chips, it was just a little too banana flavored for me. Adding just a little chocolate toned the banana flavor down. I added just a little extra milk to make a milkshake and shared with my son. It was a hit for both of us! I felt much better giving him something I felt was healthier!
Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!