Soft, velvety, sweet and undeniably delightful - ice cream is the ultimate summer indulgence. We love bananas for their distinct flavor and that they pack a potassium punch which is a powerhouse nutrient for muscle recovery.

 

We’ve tested out three simple, delicious recipes using nothing but frozen bananas for the base. Plus, this recipe is raw, vegan, dairy-free, fat-free, gluten-free and packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s also the perfect way to use up those overripe bananas sitting on the counter.

 

Here’s the scoop…

 

bananas

 


Banana "Nice" Cream Recipe

  1. Peel five or six very ripe bananas.
  2. Chop up the bananas into very small chunks.
  3. Freeze overnight in a freezer bag.
  4. Blend them until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides and blades of the blender if they get stuck.

 

chopped bananas


One serving of healthy banana ice cream is the equivalent of about one medium banana which contains 110 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of protein. 

 

banana ice cream

 

If you want to add a little kick to your ice cream, create new flavors by adding one or two more ingredients to the blender. Here are a few twists on the healthy banana ice cream recipe to get your taste buds excited:

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip – simply add three tablespoons of creamy peanut butter and two tablespoons of chocolate chips per cup of chopped bananas and blend, baby, blend.

 

peanut butter chocolate

 

Chocolate Mint – throw in some dark chocolate chunks and a few drops of peppermint extract for a healthy version of the full-fat favorite.

Matcha Blueberry – add a scoop of matcha, a tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a 1/4th cup of frozen blueberries to the frozen banana base.

 

bleuberry nice cream