Magic One-Ingredient Ice Cream 5 Ways — Peanut Butter, Nutella, and More

Recipes from The Kitchn

Several years ago, tipped off by my sister, I tried a magical little kitchen trick for the first time. I froze chunks of raw banana, then buzzed them in my food processor. Suddenly, out of nowhere, these gritty frozen pieces of fruit turned into ice cream. One-ingredient banana ice cream — it's kind of magic, isn't it? Have you ever tried it?

If you haven't — well, it's a holiday weekend, and what better time to try something new? If you have already tried banana ice cream, and would like to switch it up a bit, then here are five twists on the classic — just to sweeten the deal.

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The Original Magic One-Ingredient Ice Cream

Step-by-Step Instructions for One-Ingredient Ice Cream

Peanut Butter & Honey Banana Ice Cream

makes 2 servings

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons honey

Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in peanut butter and honey, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Nutella Banana Ice Cream

makes 2 servings

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 to 4 tablespoons Nutella or other hazelnut-chocolate spread

Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in Nutella, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Dark Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

makes 2 servings

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in cocoa powder, cream, and vanilla. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Cinnamon Dulce Banana Ice Cream

makes 2 servings

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground cinnamon

Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Strawberries & Cream Banana Ice Cream

makes 2 servings

1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
1/3 cup roughly chopped frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons cream

Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in strawberries and cream until smooth, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Do you adapt the banana ice cream recipe? What's your favorite variation?

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(Images: Faith Durand)

Per serving, based on 2 servings. (% daily value)
Calories
959
Fat
38 g (58.5%)
Saturated
21.3 g (106.6%)
Carbs
155.8 g (51.9%)
Fiber
18.2 g (73%)
Sugars
97.1 g
Protein
17.3 g (34.6%)
Cholesterol
51 mg (17%)
Sodium
72.5 mg (3%)

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