2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

I’ve been making 2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream without an ice cream maker since the boys were little. Sometimes I’m just too lazy to drag my ice cream maker out of the cabinet. Other times I’m too impatient to wait 40 minutes for the ice cream to churn. This recipe solves both of those issues.

Making ice cream in the food processor is easy peasy! Especially since I keep this multi-tasking appliance out on the counter, ready to go at all times. For this recipe, I simply toss in both the ingredients, press a button, and moments later have incredible soft serve ice cream. If you’ve been wondering how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker this easy summer dessert recipe is for you!

2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream is one of my boys’ favorites and they ask for this “instant soft serve” ice cream all summer long. I love that the boys are eating something simple and healthy that is purely fruit sweetened. Have you seen the junk teenagers eat? It’s appalling.

I keep frozen bananas in my freezer for my family so that I can whip up this instant ice cream at a moment’s notice. The boys love snacking on frozen bananas during the summer and also use them when they make smoothies. My younger son, now 17 and well over 6 feet tall, especially loves whipping up smoothies with the vanilla protein powder that Mark Sisson sent us!

2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

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  • 10 ounces frozen bananas, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  1. Place bananas and cream in food processor and pulse
  2. Remove lid and break up mixture if necessary
  3. Pulse until smooth
  4. Serve
You make it so easy to eat healthy.

Frozen bananas, or bananas of any sort, are not at the top of my list right now. Why? Because I’m following a low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diet. If you’re in need of Ketogenic Recipes you’ve come to the right place. I have an entire Keto Diet Recipes page to take care of all of your low-carb desires! Keto Brownies and Keto Bread are all-time favorites that get rave reviews from my low-carb fans!

I’ve been chatting with many of you about LCHF diets versus the Paleo Diet over on Instagram. If you’re not into social media, leave a comment here and let me know which type of eating plan you prefer! Finally, for those of you that can’t have the dairy in this recipe, here’s a link to my Dairy-Free Diet Recipes page.

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53 responses to “2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream”

    • Tina, thanks for your comment. Depends on the size of each one. Just went to my kitchen and grabbed a large-ish banana and pealed and weighed it for you –it was 5 ounces. I hope you love this ice cream as much as we do!

  1. Attn: Nicole…asking about subbing coconut milk for the cream. There are recipes out there for the combo of frozen bananas n coconut milk. N also variations of flavors too.

  2. Thanks for the amazing website. I am a practitioner and direct all my patients to it. Could you sub with canned coconut milk instead of the cream?

  3. This was amazing! The second time I made it, I added about a teaspoon or so of almond butter and touch of vanilla extract. Only problem was I ate the entire batch it was SO good ;)

  4. We went on the South Beach Diet. Had great results. Not sure how the Keto diet compares. I do like to have some fat in my diet, as we know low fat or nonfat is not the best choice (a lot of sugar). I still have not incorporated a lot fruit in my diet. I try to watch the glycemic index and choice those on the lower end. At one time, a few years ago my blood test indicated I was pre-diebetic. I think it was because I was eating a high carb diet. Switched it up and no more bad blood tests!

    My niece gave me your website for gluten free desserts.

  5. Hi..I am your typical American middle age male..belly and all, and addicted to wings, pizza, cake, chips etc.
    Recently got servere excezma all over body..so. Lifestyle changes needed..some how came across your site, i.e. and now have hope to be healthier, and Allie recipes you present are amazing.
    You can Harold health and eat your cake too! Blessings from the heartland.

    • Johnny, it’s so nice to meet you here! I hope you’ll stop back by and keep me posted on your progress. I’m rooting for you :-)

  6. Hi Elana
    As you’ve been following a keto diet recently will this be more of a permanent shift and reflect in new recipes for the blog? I’ve been paleo for a while and experimenting with some keto recipes. Will you be blogging about the health changes you’ve noticed since switching to more of a keto way of eating?

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