Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Simple Homemade Ice Cream

I saw this recipe on Pinterest via Crystal at Money Saving Mom, and I could not wait to give it a try. The recipe originally comes from Sophistimom and is touted as "one ingredient ice cream"! All you need is a food processor (and while a food processor is a kitchen appliance that can be rather pricey, you can also find some great quality ones for less than $30, like the Cuisinart mini - this is what I have and I love it).

Start with chunks of frozen banana. I raided the supply of frozen banana slices that I keep on hand as snacks for my kids! Put the bananas into the food processor and cover. Pulse for a few seconds at a time, chopping the bananas. You may need to scrape them down the sides at times too. Continue to pulse until the consistency of the bananas looks like soft serve ice cream! Then I added a heaping spoonful of peanut butter and about a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and pulsed again until I had this deliciousness:

Sophistimom also suggested adding Nutella instead of peanut butter and cocoa, and I'm sure any other nut butter would work too. I love that this tasted like ice cream, but was something we could have for a snack in the middle of the day. It really hit the spot and got us through until dinner. My little helper could not agree more!

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  1. I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but I guess it did't got through. I too saw this on MSM and was so excited about it. I bought a bunch of bananas at Aldi's this week and plan to make the ice cream soon. I LOVE my Cuisinart Food Processor that my husband got for me at Costco.

    I think I will try Nutella since we have some! :)

  2. I bought about 8 pounds of bananas this week at 19 cents a pound so that I am well stocked up to keep making's so good!

  3. where did you find your bananas at that price???

  4. The Trader Joe's on 202 north of Wilmington always has them at that price! It's certainly not worth a special trip, but I was up that way so I made a little detor.

  5. Wow! Good to know....I could send DVB up there on a lunch break. Thanks! I may even be up that way tomorrow. :)


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