I didn’t believe it when I read it, but it’s true. You can make ice cream with just one ingredient, and without an ice cream maker. All you need is an open mind, a food processor and bananas.
When I come home from work, right before I start cooking dinner, I like to take a few minutes to check up on any of my favorite cooking websites, and The Kitchn is one that I check daily. A few months ago I read that you can make ice cream from just frozen bananas. I immediately got up from the couch, cut up some ripe bananas we had on the kitchen table that I was saving for banana bread, and threw them in the freezer. A little grumpy that I had to wait a day to use them, I went on my usual routine of cooking dinner (I may or may not have overcooked the chicken), but basically forgot about them until a week later.
I am so thankful I remembered.
What came out after a few rounds in the food processor was a smooth and creamy, practically guilt free, lovely banana soft serve. I say practically because Roo and I ooo-ed and aaah-ed as I topped it with cookie dough balls.
No one said we were perfect.
Recipe from The Kitchn
Serves Two People
A ziploc bag or a plate, or whatever you can store the bananas on in the freezer
Peel the bananas and then cut them into small pieces. Throw them into a ziploc bag and into the freezer until frozen. Our freezer is the saddest piece of electric equipment known to man. I leave them in overnight just to make sure they truly freeze all the way through.
When the bananas are frozen, throw them into a food processor.
Pulse, stopping periodically to scrape down the sides if chunks stick.
When they just smooth out, stop, and serve.