Thursday, May 5, 2011

One Ingredient Ice Cream

The sun is out today!

I better run outside quick before it goes back into hiding. Blasted gloomy Pittsburgh!

In honor of this momentous day, one out of 59-145 sunny days, I think we should celebrate with ice cream. When it is nice out, everyone deserves ice cream. It is my most guilty pleasure and I could probably have it every day.

Thankfully, vegan ice cream is so much more than just vanilla Tofutti. Trader Joes soy ice cream and Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss are just a few that make my mouth water.

However, a few months ago I stumbled upon this little trick for “Homemade Banana Ice Cream” with no ice cream maker required. 

No milk of any kind. No added sugar. No high fructose bull crap. No anything; just banana and a food processor. Yes. It’s true.

I bet you want to know how to make it. The super complicated recipe is after the jump…

1 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
Source: The Kitchn

1 (or more) Ripe Banana, sliced and frozen

Slice a banana into about 1 inch slices and lay out on a plate or piece of wax or parchment paper. Freeze for a few hours. Add frozen pieces into the food processor, blend. BAM! Instant banana ice cream!

Chubby Vegan Notes

Feel free to add in anything you would like. I would suggest peanut butter, blueberries, nuts, strawberries, chocolate (duh), cocoa powder, raspberries, agave, or a combination of any of the above.

Make sure your banana is ripe! Green banana ice cream would be no fun.

The picture is no good, but it really does look just like ice cream!

Guilt free and delicious. Yes, please!


  1. Every time I go to Philly I visit Essene Market for their frozen banana soft serve. They put it through a fruit grinder/juice press and it is amazing. So simple, right? I love sprinkling vegan choc chips on top.

  2. Amazing, isn't it?? I discovered it last month and I just don't know how I ever lived without it! I still can't believe how creamy it gets!

  3. Thanks for posting this! I think my kids will love this ice cream! And it's so easy to make. I can't wait to try it :)

  4. This is maybe the best recipe I've ever heard of! One ingredient gets me ice cream? I'm going to try this over the weekend with some peanut butter and cocoa powder. Thanks for the tip!

  5. It really doesn't get any better than this recipe. Anything w/ one ingredient is fool proof. FOOL PROOF! I know you will love it!

  6. I love banana ice cream - was thinking of making it soon!

  7. Debbie (Hippie Mama)May 9, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    What's even better is adding frozen blueberries--about one part blueberries to three parts banana. Yum!!!!!

  8. This regular 'ole Suzy Homemaker would just like to warn everyone not to freeze your banana with the banana peel still covering the banana. Seriously. It won't peel off the banana once it's frozen. I wish I had a picture of mine! Hahaha.


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