Jill posted the link to this recipe for One Ingredient Ice Cream on the Fearless Feeding facebook page. I was intrigued and decided to make it when some family was over (I always have bananas on hand!).
All you do is take a couple of bananas and slice them, put them on a dish and then in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Ours was in just over 2 hours.
Then you pulse it in food processor until it turns the consistency of ice cream. I added a little honey in this stage.
I was skeptical but the consistency is really just like ice cream.
The kids loved it but the truth is it doesn’t taste just like ice cream, which is okay, but it might be better to not call it that (maybe Banana Ice Cream Pudding?). After Big A ate about half of it she asked if she could have “real” ice cream.
I will definitely make again with some of the additions suggested on The Kitchn.
Anyone else try this?
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I rarely reply but I just had to tell you that my kids LOVE “Banana Fluff”! We almost always have a bag of frozen bananas just for this. We add whatever kind of milk we have (cow’s milk, coconut, almond) and sometimes we add some plain cocoa powder and blend it in the blender. It is one of our favorite snacks!
Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD says
I love Banana fluff! Thanks for you kid words, they made my week (it’s been a bad one).
My family has been doing this since the 70’s. We mad a LOT of ‘sherbet’ by adding orange juice frozen concentrate as well. You can have all kinds of fun with it! Freeze a variety of flavors you like together in a zip-bag. We always have them on hand, so they freeze longer than 2 hours. Strawberries are a FANTASTIC addition! Also cocoa powder and coffee granules – 1/2 to 1 tsp per cup. It’s the texture and sweetness for an ice cream base.