Yes, home-made … as in: made by me! You know it’s got to be easy if I did it. So quick and delicious I just had to tell you about it.
I was craving ice cream – I’m the type to like creamy, sinful stuff. In an effort to stay toward the healthy end (also I was too lazy to leave the house and too cheap to spend money) I made homemade banana ice cream in less than five minutes!
Keep in mind there are tons of variations, edit to your liking! Here’s what I did:
Start with frozen bananas:
I buy the bunch from Costco for $1.98, peel, slice in half and freeze in a zip loc bag. I have these on hand because I use them every morning in my shakeology.
Gather your ingredients! I used a splash of orange juice and coconut extract just to get the frozen bananas going in the food processor, just a small amount of liquid works. I’m bad about exact measurements (this is probably why my baking experiments are iffy!)… but i’d say about one tablespoon of oj per banana.
This is the worst part – it isn’t hard it’s just mind numbing and loud – maybe you have a great less-noisy contraption but mine sounds like i’m processing silverware.
Just push start and blend away until you achieve a smooth consistency. You may have to stop once or twice to moosh the banana chunks down or help them out a bit to break them up but it takes just a few minutes.
Since this batch was for company, I restrained myself from eating it right away and popped it in the freezer to firm up a bit. After about 30 minutes, it was perfect! It has a creamy consistency and is dairy-free!
Try your own additions and variations! If you do or have your own recipes, tell me about them!