One ingredient ice cream…yep! You might be thinking: “That’s Bananas!” …and it is…it’s made with just bananas!
A few years ago, we were on a dairy free gluten free diet, and it was so hard at first! Once we got the hang of things, I was so thankful to learn of dairy free options for ice cream (one of our favorite things!). Fast forward two years and I still love to make this dairy free ice cream. This one ingredient ice cream is made with just bananas! It’s crazy how the texture when blended smooth really does taste like soft serve ice cream. You can also freeze it for a few hours and it becomes more like a hard ice cream you can scoop out. Top it off with this dairy free coconut caramel sauce and you’ll forget you’re eating healthy!
We always have bananas in the freezer for smoothies. I hate to waste food, so when a banana starts to brown around here, it either ends up as banana bread, in a smoothie or now as ice cream! Just peel them and freeze them whole. We like to wrap the peeled banana in plastic wrap and then put a bunch of them into a gallon sized freezer bag. Bananas are so easy to slice through even when frozen, so I like to freeze them whole. Even with a trusty heavy duty blender like my Blendtec, when you are blending anything without any liquid, you can overwork your blender. To not over heat or overwork your blender, slice the bananas small before blending and then use the end of a wooden spoon (or hard plastic spoon) to crush the frozen bananas in the blender. This will really help your blender blend them up quicker with less start and stop times in between.
One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
- 6 frozen bananas
Slice the frozen bananas.
Using the end of a hard plastic spoon or a wooden spoon, push the bananas down into the blender.
Start blending, stopping along the way to assist your blender with air pockets by moving the banana mixture down to the bottom of the blender. Blend until smooth.
You can eat it as is in it’s soft serve consistency or freeze it for a few hours (with plastic wrap over the top) and scoop it out onto a cone or into a cup. Enjoy!
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The texture at this point is so much like soft serve ice cream when blended smooth. You can eat it like this, or you can put it back in the freezer for a few hours to make it more scoop-able.
Don’t forget to cover it up with plastic wrap while it’s in the freezer.
Now onto the dairy free Coconut Caramel Sauce to make it really feel like an ice cream sundae.
This sauce is so simple to make and it keeps in your fridge for a week+ so you can enjoy it for a while.
Dairy Free Salted Caramel Sauce
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place the coconut sugar, coconut milk and salt in a small sauce pan.
On medium high heat continue stirring mixture to help dissolve the sugar.
Bring the mixture to a simmer, and cook for 10 -15 minutes.
The sauce will thicken more as it cools down.
Finish it off by adding in the vanilla extract. Serve it warm.
This sauce will keep in a jar in your fridge for a week+. The sauce may harden as it cools to room temp, you can warm small portions at a time in a microwave safe container.
Serve it warm over the banana ice cream, it’s so good!
Or you can just enjoy the banana ice cream on it’s own.
If you’ve never tried making one ingredient ice cream, and you love bananas…you’ve got to try this!
MORE healthy blended recipes:
–Kiwi Raspberry Layered Smoothie
–Pineapple Kiwi Layered Smoothie
–Raspberry Mango Smoothie Bowl
–Green Smoothie with Pomegranate Seeds
–Kiwi Spinach Green Smoothie
–Raspberry Nice Cream
–Pineapple Whip Float
–Chocolate Avocado Pudding