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3 simple and healthy ice cream recipes

Posted on Sep. 22, 2015 ( comments)
Banana Blender Ice Cream

Happy Ice Cream Cone Day! Try using a blender or food processor to make this two-ingredient banana peanut butter ice cream.

Banana ice cream is a delicious and healthy alternative to the real thing. If you haven’t tried it yet, you definitely should! When frozen and pureed, bananas turn into a creamy and decadent, custard-like treat. The even better part is that bananas are low in fat and high in fiber, vitamin C and potassium. With their natural sweetness, there is no need for added sugar.

Making banana ice cream is simple. Start by slicing and freezing bananas. We like to lay slices out on a jelly roll pan or other freezer-safe dish (line with parchment paper for easy clean up) and place in the freezer for 30–60 minutes (flash freeze). Once frozen, store in a freezer bag until you’re ready to use them.


Banana Custard Ice Cream

Makes 1 cup; 2 servings

Ingredients:

1 large frozen banana (or 2 small ones)

Preparation:

Place frozen banana(s) into a food processor and blend. Initially the mixture will look crumbled. Continue blending and push banana down with spatula as needed. The mixture is done when it develops a creamy, custard-like texture. Serve and enjoy!


Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Makes 1 cup; 2 servings

Ingredients:

1 large frozen banana (or 2 small ones)

1/2 tablespoon natural peanut butter

Preparation:

Place frozen banana(s) into a food processor and blend. Initially the mixture will look crumbled. Continue blending and push banana down with spatula as needed. Once the mixture develops a creamy, custard-like texture, add peanut butter and blend until incorporated.


Cinnamon-Banana Ice Cream

Makes 1 cup; 2 servings

Ingredients:

1 large frozen banana (or 2 small ones)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or for a fun fall inspired treat Pumpkin Pie Spice!)

Preparation:

Place frozen banana(s) into a food processor and blend. Initially the mixture will look crumbled. Continue blending and push banana down with spatula as needed. Once the mixture develops a creamy, custard-like texture, add cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice) and blend until incorporated.


Notes

A food processor will work the best to blend and slightly aerate the frozen banana, but a blender with a strong motor will also work.

Make it your own by adding your favorite flavors or toppings! Try graham cracker crumbs, mini chocolate chips, Nutella, chopped nuts, coconut or sliced strawberries.

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About The Author

Chelsey LIndahl Chelsey Lindahl, RD, CD

Chelsey Lindahl, RD, CD, is a wellness dietitian at the MultiCare Center for Healthy Living & Health Equity, which helps educate children and families in Pierce County about healthy lifestyle choices through programs such as “Ready, Set, Go! 5210.” If you have questions, call Chelsey at 253-301-5095 or email [email protected].

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