Ice cream with just two ingredients. How could I resist trying this? I thought it might be overwhelmingly banana flavored, but surprisingly, it was not. This actually tasted like ice cream.
The texture was amazingly smooth and creamy, much smoother than homemade ice cream typically is, and the flavors were a great combination.
The kids really loved it and I was excited to be able to hand them all such a healthy treat. Ice cream for the kids with no added sugars or sweeteners? That is a serious win in my book! The boys have already requested it again.
Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
- 6 bananas not overly ripe
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- Slice the bananas into 1/2"-1" pieces. Place the banana pieces in the freezer for 1-2 hours. (Do not try this with bananas that have been in the freezer overnight. Learn from my mistakes!) In a food processor or a very powerful blender, puree the frozen banana chunks. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and continue blending until smooth. Once the bananas have turned into ice cream, enjoy as is or add the peanut butter for a truly amazing treat. This is an excellent soft serve ice cream straight out of the food processor.
- You can freeze it further, simply by placing the ice cream in your freezer once it is smooth. This will result in a firmer, yet still scoop-able ice cream within a few hours.
28 Comments Leave a comment or review
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says
You are brilliant! I make the banana froyo all the time but NEVER thought to add peanut butter. You rock! I'm making this when I get home – now I'll think about it all day. Great job!
Just bookmarked! Banana and peanut butter were just meant to be! Mmmm : )
Really sounds so easy to make! I'm going to try this for sure. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Anna @ hiddenponies says
Interesting! And you say it is an ice cream-y texture? I'll have to give it a try.
Barefeet In The Kitchen says
It really is an ice cream texture. To be honest, it's the most like store bought ice cream texture of any that I've made this far. I was completely surprised by this.
Yum! I love using my Vitamix for stuff like this – it can deal with completely frozen bananas. 🙂
Barefeet In The Kitchen says
Laurie, I used my Vitamix both of the times when I made this. However, with the completely frozen overnight bananas, that blender was not happy.
I use completely frozen whole bananas in my smoothies all the time, but without any liquid to assist in the pureeing it was not easy. With the bananas that had only been in the fridge a couple hours, it was incredibly easy.
aimee @ paging Supermom says
Yumm!! I am SO making this!! Thanks for the tip!
Mini Baker says
just found your blog…just in time too! i'm making ice cream today 🙂 can't wait to browse around!
Grace In Full Measure says
Oh another brilliant idea! Thank you! Been thinking of healthy snacks to serve the kids and this is perfect!
Awesome! I can't wait to try it!
I have one of those vitamix blenders so I have tried many ice creams made like this…never added peanut butter…will try this one.
Erin @ Cooking on Whim says
I have done this before with completely frozen bananas– it works, just takes a while (using a food processor). For the time-pressed, the 2 hours would work well. I like to keep bananas in the freezer when they turn brown and this way I have them whenever I want them. I need to try this with peanut butter!
Blogmarked – love this – a great way to use up those bananas.
Andrea @ From the Bookshelf says
I have been meaning to try this and now you have me convinced!
I love the fact I don't need an ice cream maker for this one! I'm convinced, it sounds awesome.
The Slow Roasted Italian says
This was delicious! Thanks for sharing, Em loved it. I will be making this soon.
Shu Han says
yum yum! I love banana ice cream! saw sth similar being done on saturday kitchen and i tried it once, with an addition of abit of yogurt for tang! i love the sound of peanut butter with it.
Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy says
First of all, I'm super jealous of your VitaMix. Secondly, I love banana ice cream, but I haven't tried it with peanut butter yet. Great idea, and sounds divine!
i love banana softserve. adding pb is even better! found u thru the dee-sert bloghop!