Peanut butter + bananas = one of the easiest and fastest desserts you can possibly make. A healthy, dairy free treat that’s incredibly tasty. No ice cream maker necessary.
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I’m not even sure if this post qualifies as a recipe. I mean, 2 ingredients – is that really a recipe? But since we are all still in quarantine and since minimalist recipes with few ingredients are a thing now, here you go: 2 ingredient peanut butter banana ice cream.
Ok, so it’s not really ice cream. It’s nice cream, which is ice cream made from bananas instead of cream. And if you haven’t tried it, you are seriously missing out.
Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream recipe deets:
- peanut butter (or almond butter or sunflower butter or cashew butter)
That’s it. Just peanut butter and frozen, ripe bananas. Blended up in a food processor or high speed blender. Ready to eat in just minutes.
Trust me on this one. When you freeze super ripe bananas and blend them until smooth, the consistency is so thick and creamy. The peanut butter adds an extra level of delicious flavor.
This ice cream is basically the consistency of soft serve, which is what we like around here. If you prefer a firmer, more scoopable consistency, you can pop it in the freezer for about an hour.
I like to serve mine with blueberries, but chocolate chips would be awesome too.
Food processor versus blender:
My personal preference to make peanut butter banana ice cream is to use my food processor, mainly because it’s easier to scoop the ice cream out once it’s done. I find it a bit tricky to scrape it out of the bottom of my high speed blender because of the blade.
But a high speed blender works as well and may be a little bit faster than the food processor. Just make sure to use the tamper on your blender to keep the frozen banana pieces moving.
Tips for making nice cream:
❤️ use very ripe bananas. The more ripe they are, the sweeter and more flavorful your ice cream will be.
❤️ chop bananas into thin slices before you freeze them. This makes it easier to process them and the big chunks won’t get stuck in the blade of your food processor or blender.
❤️start slow. Pulse slowly at first to get the bananas to break up into smaller pieces before you turn the food processor or blender on full blast.
❤️be patient. You may need to pulse, stop, and scrape the sides a few times before your bananas transform into a creamy mix that resembles soft serve ice cream. If your food processor or blender is having a hard time breaking up the banana pieces, let them thaw out for a couple of minutes. You can also add a very small splash of dairy free milk, but be careful because the end result could turn out more like a smoothie.
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A thick and creamy frozen treat made with just peanut butter and bananas. One of the quickest and easiest desserts ever. Dairy free.
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter, sunflower butter, or cashew butter)
- 4 frozen bananas, sliced into thin rounds
- Optional: pinch of salt if your PB is salt-free or you just like salty-sweet)
- Place peanut butter and frozen banana slices into food processor or high speed blender. Process until creamy smooth, stopping and scraping sides as necessary.
- Serve immediately as soft-serve or freeze for about an hour for a firmer, scoopable ice cream.
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