Banana Soft Serve (It’s Homemade One Ingredient Ice Cream, SERIOUSLY!)

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BananaSoftServe

Update: Click here to see how I make a single serving with my Bullet.

A few weeks ago Kim sent me this link from theKitchn, How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient! Being an ice cream fan I was immediately intrigued. So I did a little digging with google and discovered I was missing out on some crazy banana ice cream trend!

Who would have thunk it? a frozen banana run through the food processor would make the most amazing creamy dessert!

This doesn’t really warrant a recipe but I’ll right up my base and you can make it your own. Banana Soft Serve (It's Homemade One Ingredient Ice Cream, SERIOUSLY)

  • 2 ripe or overripe bananas
  • 2 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • Chocolate Syrup (optional – in picture)

Break or cut up the banana in about 1 inch chunks and freeze solid. At least 2-3 hours.

Puree frozen banana chunks in the food processor for about 5 minutes. You will have to stop it every minute or so to mix and squish the banana towards the blades.

About half way through add the vanilla.

Enjoy immediately or refreeze.

Once you refreeze the banana soft serve, you will have to let it sit for about 5 minutes before stirring.

Topping/addition ideas…

Mini chocolate chips, frozen wild blueberries, chocolate syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, peanut butter, strawberries, any berries, granola for crunch, oh my the options are endless! Give it a try and post your variations in the comments!

Update: Click here to see how I make a single serving with my Bullet.

Update 2: We got the yonanas machine! Click here to see our review.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 1/2 the base recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
105 0 3g old: 1 new: 0
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
14g 0 27g 1g
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67 Comments and 2 Replies

  1. Christine

    I love this recipe as is and with peanut butter mixed in. The other day I wanted to add some protein so I used 2 frozen bananas, 1 c greek nonfat yogurt, 1 c frozen strawberries, and 1 t vanilla. It tasted just like frozen yogurt – YUM! Thanks for sharing, Roni! :-)

  2. shawna

    I found the best way to make this. first of all it is an awesome idea.I used 2-3 frozen bananas cut up and then when I put them in the food processor I added 1 more unfrozen very ripe banana , it comes out perfect and ready to serve,instead of having to refreeze and wait.

  3. Carol

    I’ve been meaning to try this out forever and I finally got around to it tonight. Both my ds9 and I loved it! My dh thought it was to “banana-y”, but that’s his loss. Thanks for posting the video, because I think I would have been too impatient with waiting for the bananas to finally get that smooth consistency if I hadn’t seen the video first.

  4. Ruth

    Today I ate banana soft serve at breakfast. WOW! I’m skeptical of most healthy recipes, but something this easy was hard to resist.

    Sliced and froze 1 banana in a sandwich bag overnight; put frozen banana slices into my new magic bullet with 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract; pulsed several times, tapping container between pulses to move bananas back to blades, until creamy.

    Apparently freezing overripe bananas gives them a lighter, wonderfully sweet flavor. Tastes similar to ice cream and, I’m sure, would benefit from adding flavor extracts, pureed or chopped fruits, nuts, spices and herbs, chocolate and all ice cream/yogurt additives. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks!

  5. Mary Jameus

    Tried this out and it was great….. the next time I added half cup of frozen chocolate yogurt and half of a frozen weight watchers chocolate sponge cake, made it 3 pts and it was so worth it. Love your site Roni, have tried many recipes. They have all been wonderful.

  6. Jennette

    Like someone mentioned above, I added Cool Whip and it was divine! I probably added too much vanilla, so the Cool Whip helped take it out of that too-sweet-to-eat zone.

  7. cheryl hayes

    cannot wait to try this!! i love bananas, but they tend to get too ripe before i eat them all. this will solve that problem for me. i am on the WW program, and i was missing my ice cream. this will fill the bill i’m sure. thanks!!

  8. Melanie

    Oh MY GOSH! Finally got around to making this! Didn’t believe it would be so creamy and I was proven wrong – wow- that was heavenly!! I can’t believe it tastes like banana soft serve ice cream – I used my vitamix blender and it was sooo fast!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  9. Mo

    I finally bought a Ninja about a month ago and this was the first thing I made. Love it! I buy bananas on the mark down rack and freeze them in packs of 1, 2, 3 or 4 so I can make a anything from a single serving to enough for the family. My last trip to the store’s markdown rack resulted in over 30 lbs of bananas at 19 cents a pound. The cashier looked at me like I was crazy, so I told her I had a monkey at home. LOL!!!

  10. Mindy

    I felt inspired by your video. I made the blueberry and chocolate recipe you made. Wow! It was soooo good. My hubby was even into it. We’ve come up with all kinds of combinations for the next time. Thanks for the great idea and inspiration!

  11. Stacie

    I just tried this recipe with my Vitamix and followed the directions and it was more of a smoothie consistency. What did I do wrong?

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