Can we talk about how much I love ice cream? Especially in the spring and summer when it’s warm and light outside for longer…gah, I’m getting excited just thinking about it! I remember every year for my birthday begging my mom to make me a batch of homemade because it was SO much better. Fast forward to present day when my doctor ruined everything and told me I was lactose intolerant. What a jerk. I’ve been searching for a good ice cream substitute and I finally found it. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. (Did you sing it like the Gwen Stefani song? Because I did.) I know what you’re thinking…Puh-lease. I read somewhere that frozen bananas blend into the texture of ice cream and it’s true. Who knew? I was a little skeptical at first so I tried it out and it was all kinds of wonderful! (You may have even seen me Snapchat it- that’s how much I loved it!)
Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream | Serves 2
:: 2 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
:: 2 tablespoons peanut butter
Step 1 | Slice up your ripe bananas, put them in a freezer safe container, and freeze for at least 2 hours or until frozen. ( I alway freeze them overnight.)
Step 2 | Put your frozen banana slices in the blender. If you don’t have a powerful blender, I would use a food processor. It definitely takes some work to puree the bananas to the correct consistency so you want a good machine.
Step 3 | Blend! (Scrape down the slides.)
Step 4 | Keep blending! (This is the dippin dots phase, scrape down the sides and keep going.)
Step 5 | Just keep blending it…you’re almost there. (You will reach a moment when you think “OMG! Bananas make this consistency?”)
Step 6 | Once the bananas are smooth and creamy add your peanut butter and blend one more time. Then serve! (If you like your ice cream harder you can stick it back in the freezer for a bit too.)
You’re seriously going to be so amazed at the deliciousness of this dessert! And the best part is you can spruce it up however you want. Instead of peanut butter add a scoop of Nutella, or honey, or dark chocolate…I think you get the idea. You can thank me later!