Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter “Ice Cream”

I have an admission to make, but I want you to hear me out completely. Ready? I don’t really like ice cream. I know, I know, weird.

But if it makes you feel any better the same way you might house an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s with a glass of wine after a long Monday, I can polish of a whole bag of sour cream and onion potato chips like it’s air. (Or an entire triangle of brie cheese, way worse than ice cream!)

I do like frozen yogurt sometimes though, topped with fruit. That’s why when I heard that you can do this with frozen bananas I had to try it.

The process is pretty cool actually. First you freeze the banana slices (it takes a good 2-3 hours to really freeze them)

Then you toss them into a food processor (or blender) and start pulsing. First they turn into little banana pebbles but then …

… you get this. This photo below is the money shot.

It reminds me of whipped banana heaven with fluffy banana cream clouds. Even better … all natural, guilt free, banana cream clouds.

Don’t you just want to dig your spoon in right now? Yes, it’s just as smooth as it looks.

I added a spoonful or two of peanut butter, pulsed a few more times and it was perfection. You can serve it right away and it’s consistency will be soft like frozen yogurt.

Or you can let it sit in the freezer for about 15 minutes and serve it like real ice cream in a cone.

This is another one of those recipes I can’t believe I didn’t know about already. I still can’t get over the smooth whipped banana cream heaven photo.

Freeze some bananas people. You won’t be sorry!

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Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter Ice Cream
4 bananas
2 spoonfuls reduced fat peanut butter

1. Slice your bananas into disks (you can’t process them whole, they will be like rocks) and freeze them on a cookie sheet spread out, about 2-3 hours.

2. Place bananas into food processor. Pulse until like little pebbles and then pause. Pulse again until you get  whipped banana cream heaven.

3. Pulse in peanut butter and then serve. Guilt free.

13 Responses to “Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter “Ice Cream””

  1. Anita at Hungry Couple posted on August 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm (#)

    Wow. I see some frozen bananas in my future!

  2. April posted on August 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm (#)

    yum! this looks delicious! I will def have to try this soon.

  3. Dott posted on August 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm (#)

    I’m swapping nutella for peanut butter and making this ASAP!

    • Michelle O replied on August 1st, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Yum! that sounds amazing. Good call Dott!

  4. nursen aksoy posted on August 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm (#)

    mımm..this is so yummy..Ilove this.I willl try soon..

  5. Stephanie posted on August 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm (#)

    It’s so good, isn’t it?!! I like to put Nutella in mine!

  6. Ellen B Cookery posted on August 1, 2012 at 11:05 pm (#)

    This is perfection in a cone!

  7. wmtbwwop33 posted on August 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm (#)

    randomly came across your blog today, instant love! have added to my daily list 🙂 thank you!

  8. Diana posted on August 3, 2012 at 11:42 pm (#)

    I love it, I can’t believe that with only two ingredients you made such a delicious thing!! Besides I love bananas and peanut butter together!! Have an awesome weekend!!! 😀

  9. Collections posted on August 5, 2012 at 1:33 am (#)
  10. H Jo posted on July 10, 2013 at 11:11 pm (#)

    I’m not an ice cream fan either, but I do like frozen yogurt. This sounds perfect!

  11. Irene Tsobanakis posted on January 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm (#)

    Why do you have to freeze first?

  12. Gittel Neuman posted on November 15, 2015 at 4:39 pm (#)

    is it only good that day (soft) or can i prep it in advance and keep it in the freezer?

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