February 20, 2010

One Ingredient Ice Cream

Bananas. I never was good at holding secrets. And this one ingredient ice cream sure feels like a secret.


I like a good, ripe banana. The ones some people use for banana bread- half brown? Those have the sweetest, most banana-y flavor to me. Sometimes I can't finish a bunch before they turn too dark, even for me, so I toss them into the freezer. From there they usually turn into banana bread, but now I have the perfect summer idea, as Atlanta slowly eases into spring on this beautiful weekend.

I'm sure you have eaten them in their normal state, as frozen, chocolate-covered confections they only sell in summer months, and now I have a brand new way for you to eat them. And it was so unbelievably awesome how a frozen banana turned into a creamy, perfectly textured ice cream that was actually good for me, I can't even tell you. I saw this here, and thought it was a total myth. Turns out the myth is real.

One Ingredient Ice Cream
Serves 1

1 banana

1. Freeze banana. You can cut into chunks then freeze, or chuck the whole thing peel and all into the freezer.

2. Place chunked banana in food processor. Process until its creamy.

3. Eat

I threw in some chocolate covered almonds and made it two ingredient ice cream. The options are endless, anything that goes with banana would be good to toss in the food processor here.
Options:
  • a drizzle of salted caramel sauce
  • a drizzle of chocolate sauce of some sort
  • toasted nuts
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate chips
  • spices: cinammon, cayenne, vanilla extract, etc