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Two scoops of One ingredient banana ice cream in an ice cream dish next to a stack of three ice cream bowls and four spoons

There’s been a lot of buzz on the internet about One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream.  Yes, it has only one ingredient…bananas!  I know, crazy right?  The moment I read about this frozen wonder, I knew I had to try it.  I love ice cream, but I am lactose intolerant and don’t get to enjoy it.  So here’s a low sugar, completely healthy, milk free dessert that everyone in my family can enjoy.

Two scoops of One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream in an ice cream dish

It’s totally easy to make too.  All you need are bananas, a food processor and I added a dollop of honey, which you really don’t need to do at all.  I just wanted a sweeter flavor.

First, slice your bananas.  I used 5 bananas and it produced about 3 1/3 cups of ice cream.  Slice them in small chunks and place them on a baking tray.  Freeze the banana slices for 1-2 hours.

Sliced bananas covering a baking sheet

Place the frozen banana slices into the food processor and begin.

Banana slices in food processor

First, you ‘ll notice the bananas become crumbly.

Crushed bananas in food processor

Scrape down the bowl and continue processing. You’ll notice the bananas becoming smoother.

Scraping banana crumbs off side of food processor


Scraping banana crumbs off side of food processor

Keep scraping down the bowl…

Scraping banana crumbs off side of food processor


Grab a spoon and taste it.  If you want it a little sweeter, add a teaspoon of honey.

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The end result is a soft-serve type of banana ice cream.

Soft served banana ice cream in a square bowl on a red cloth napkin

If you like a more frozen consistency, place the banana ice cream into an air-tight container and put it in the freezer.  It’ll become harder and more like ice cream.

Two scoops of One ingredient banana ice cream in an ice cream dish next to another ice cream dish, three spoons, and a banana

Enjoy this fantastic one ingredient banana ice cream by itself or add your favorite mix-ins.  How about sliced strawberries, no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter…get the idea?  The ideas are endless.

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