While it’s rainy in other parts of the globe, we’re enjoying the summer in the UAE. Ooops, isn’t it summer everyday in the Gulf ever since the world was created? I thought, too! Apparently, summer’s technically only from June until August. Anyway, my thoughts (and taste buds) are actually driving me to one of our favorite eats this season… ice cream! However, for the ice cream lovers who are not getting any younger and have growing child(ren), options to consume healthy food must be explored. That it is going to be economical is a bonus.
Here’s the good news, ice cream making is possible even with just one ingredient. Even if you don’t have a proper ice cream maker.
The secret ingredient: BANANAS!
Thanks to this recipe shared over the kitchn blog. I modified it a little and came up with my first home made creamy ice cream. Easy as ABC!
1. Peel the (Dole) bananas and cut into pieces as shown above. One banana is going to qualify for one satisfying serving. However, you may want to peel more because you can store them later on.
2. Put peeled-cut bananas in the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours. In the original recipe, minimum of 2 hours was suggested. However, I like it to be more crumbly and harder.
3. Put the bananas in the food processor (or blender). Blend on high. It is going to appear piecemeal in the beginning, just be patient and not too long (in a matter of seconds), you’re in for the magic! That is, it is going to be creamy.
4. As an option, you may want to mix in the other ingredients you prefer.
5. You may use a scoop in serving the ice cream to make it more appealing.
The good thing about home made preparation is that it works based on your preference or craving. Like in the first photo, the bananas were blended up to the creamy state. While in the last photo it was in mid crumbly and creamy state to match it better with the peanut butter. If you plan to stock up on your “magical ice cream”, try to blend it on a soft-serve style and freeze in an airtight container; it is going to get harder and be more like a regular ice cream. (I remember this happened exactly with my excess flavored icing when I stored in the refrigerator for over 24 hours, that we called it the “accidental ice cream”.)
While the commercialized ice creams out there are fanciful, it is a good idea to explore more healthy options (think of the benefits of eating bananas). But honestly, I like this one-ingredient ice cream with a little add-on. That’s when the healthy part is becoming subjective. So far, we tried Nutella, chocolate bars, and peanut butter as mix ins. And I liked it best with the peanut butter. We are going to try honey, milo (and more) in it next time.
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that sounds good. my cousin and i used to make mango ice cream and we both love it.
jo, you had me at “Even if you don’t have a proper ice cream maker.” he he! for ages, we’ve been trying to make home-made ice cream without an ice cream maker! posible pala! 🙂
we recently had a mini heatwave that necessitated the call for ice cream. i’ve never heard of nor tried this.
uhmmm…sarap naman. thanks for sharing the recipe. i’ll try this one kapag medyo ok na pakiramdan ko.
Wow! Too bad we don’t have a food processor. I’d love to taste banana-flavored ice cream!
You may use a blender. 🙂
I never knew it’s possible to make a one-ingredient ice cream. Will definitely try this at home. Thanks for sharing!
what a wonderful idea! Healthy pa 🙂
hmmm ma-try nga ang banana. i usually use nestle cream, condense for the ice cream taste. since banana lang mas mura pa cya.
if you posted the last photo alone… i could have thought you’re in a restaurant.
galing naman. i like bananas over ice cream or any cream.
this one’s mouthwatering, toothsome delight! picture pa lang masarap na! 🙂
thanks to blog hopping and blog buddies, my day brightens up a bit! salamat jo!
I will have to try that in my kitchen soon!
Unfortunately, I don’t have a food processor, a blender nor an ice cream maker for that matter so I will stick to bananas na lang. 😀
But banana flavored home made ice cream sounds yummy!
oh jo, we’re sort of stranded in the office and i look at your blog and i go aay :’D sana tumila na ang ulan at bibili ako ng krispy kreme baked creations! better yet, makauwi na sana 🙂 thanks for the inspiration always, deary 🙂 stay happy!
wow! pwede pala ito…ma-try nga..thanks for sharing 🙂
you can make icecream with bananas? ayus! my dad always buys a bunch which ends up too black to eat naman. pwede ‘to!!!
that looks good. My mom makes avocado ice cream and it’s so so good. Will try this banana. 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
a banana ice cream?? now that’s new! i’ve never tasted one before…looks yummy =3
Oooh … BANANAS and KIT KAT . Droooool 🙂
ps – Funny how the weather has been so kind to us, not so hot this summer!!
I agree that the weather is cooperating. Good for us!
.. looks very rich and creamy! i’ve always wanted to taste nutella ice cream, di pa lang ako nakakakita ng ganung flavor or baka dapat home made talaga.
i’m supposed to cut back on my sugar intake but if you placed this yummy concoction right in front of me, i’d gobble it up without a second thought :). great job!
bookmarked. thank you so much for sharing..