Frozen bananas, when whipped, have a nice refreshing ice cream-sorbet-type taste. It's a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while also staying healthy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place sliced bananas in an airtight container and freeze until solid, about 1 1/2 hours.

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  • Blend frozen bananas in blender until whipped and smooth.

Cook's Notes:

You can whip room temperature bananas first and then freeze them, but they will have to thaw a bit before you can scoop it (it will freeze completely solid). This can be done, but it doesn't work as well.

You can certainly eat the whipped bananas alone, but I find that it always tastes wonderful to add some peanut butter or chocolate to the blender before whipping to give the "ice cream" some depth of flavor. Be creative and choose whatever you like!

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 53.9g 17% DV; fat 0.8g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 2.4mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2015
I make this often and the only things that I do differently are that I add a tsp. of Vanilla and scrape the sides of the food processor down a few times during blending. I also refreeze after blending (otherwise it melts too fast). I love to make it as a Banana Split version by adding any (or all :-) of the following: chopped Cherries, Strawberries, Nuts, Pineapple and mini semi-sweet Chocolate Chips. (Stirred in by hand after blending the bananas.) Yummy. Also, if you make it with more than 2 bananas it is harder to get it to blend. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2016
Tasted just like mushed bananas. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2015
I make this often and the only things that I do differently are that I add a tsp. of Vanilla and scrape the sides of the food processor down a few times during blending. I also refreeze after blending (otherwise it melts too fast). I love to make it as a Banana Split version by adding any (or all :-) of the following: chopped Cherries, Strawberries, Nuts, Pineapple and mini semi-sweet Chocolate Chips. (Stirred in by hand after blending the bananas.) Yummy. Also, if you make it with more than 2 bananas it is harder to get it to blend. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2015
I have a high powered blender and I could not get the frozen bananas to blend. I used the stick it comes with to push the bananas down into the blade--they would crush a bit then get stuck, so I had to add a little milk just to get things moving. Perhaps it would work better in a food processor? Next time I would add the bananas partially frozen (so they are not hard as a rock!) and blend that way then re-freeze. I added a spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder and the kids said it tasted like a Frosty from Wendy's! :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2015
Whipped Banana Ice Cream Haiku: "Great 'dessert' for kids. I re-froze after blending so it'd be more firm." Used 1 banana and ran thru the mini-cuisinart scraping the edges down b/t pulses. It got to the texture of soft-serve ("Magic!" declared my eldest daughter while the baby adored the 1st lick of the spoon) and I put it back into the air-tight container where I'd originally had the frozen bananas. Just as the cook's notes indicate mix-ins possibilities are endless. With the simplicity of its single ingredient it's wonderful but I've made it again w/ a little vanilla extract chocolate chips and Nutella. /swoon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2015
As mom to a toddler this is practically a perfect recipe! It's one ingredient and takes just minutes! Whipped it up with the processor attachment for my stick blender. I almost always have bananas in the freezer anyhow because my tot eats just half with her breakfast. She loved having "Banana Swirl" just like on her favorite show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood! I love that she gets 'ice cream' with only natural fruit sugars. Win-win! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2015
I tried another recipe that called for milk, and it was like a smoothie. All you really need are the frozen bananas. The directions should indicate to scrape the sides down a couple times. It's a refreshing, healthy treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2016
Had some frozen banana pieces so decided to try this recipe. Excellent results. It took a fairly long time to break down the bananas as they were hard as rocks but worth the time spent scraping the sides down and pulsing until light and fluffy. I added a large spoon of peanut butter and topped with chocolate sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2015
This is my go to dessert. I have a Yonanna machine which is made just for Whipped Banana Ice Cream. I prefer it over ice cream now Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2019
It tastes great. We like more mushrooms so we doubled those and also added in onion which the mushrooms. This is a definite save for later. Also could recreate the mushroom gravy for all kinds of other meats. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2016
I used 4 bananas and add 2 tablespoons of yogurt to make it extra creamy. It turned out excellent. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2016
Tasted just like mushed bananas. Read More
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