Ice Cream in a Blender

 “Mama, can we go to fro-yo, tonight?”

Oh, how I wish we could go get frozen yogurt every night.  (Frankly, I sometimes do after my daughter has gone to bed.)  However, as a parent, I can’t justify letting my child eat that many sweets.  I am a self-proclaimed sugar-aholic. I don’t want my daughter to have the same weight issues I did as I struggled to gain control over my sweet tooth.

That’s why this dessert is fantastic.  Ice Cream in a Blender! However, it is not ice cream in the traditional sense.

All you need for this recipe is bananas and milk.  There is no added sugar whatsoever.

This recipe takes a little prep work, so you will need to plan a day ahead of time.  First, take a bunch of bananas that are just starting to turn brown.  Peel each banana and break it into chunks.  Place these chunks in a plastic Ziploc freezer bag and freeze.  I plan for at least one banana per person.  Let freeze at least 24 hours.frozen-bananas

Place frozen bananas in a blender and pour in 1/2 cup of milk to start.bananas-blender

Blend.  If the bananas get stuck and you hear a whirring noise from unmoving blender blades, stop the blender, stir with a long spoon to dislodge the bananas and add a little more milk.  Keep doing this until you have a consistency that looks like this:ice-cream-consistency

Scoop out banana ice cream using an ice cream scoop.  We like to top ours with a few chocolate chips, a little bit of chocolate syrup or some peanut butter.  This ice cream is creamy and delicious and doesn’t have a strong banana flavor.  I recommend eating the entire batch because it does not taste as good if stored in a freezer – a strong banana flavor is present.healthy-banana-ice-cream-bowl

Whenever my daughter asks for banana ice cream, I’m happy to oblige.

And my husband is a pretty big fan as well.


JoAnn Crohn

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JoAnn Crohn, M. Ed is a parenting educator and life coach who helps moms feel confident in raising empowered, self-sufficient kid while pursuing their own goals & passions.

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  1. My kids always want to buy bananas at the grocery store, but then they never eat them when we get home. I should definitely try this!!

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