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RECIPE: Banana Ice Cream

By: Alissa Palladino, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM-CPT

Packed with easily digestible carbs for energy, and potassium - an electrolyte responsible for muscle and heart contraction that is readily lost in sweat - bananas are a go-to power food for runners, and a favorite portable snack for many.

But did you know that you can use bananas to easily make a sweet, creamy frozen treat?

Naturally dairy-free, banana ice cream (sometimes called “nice cream”) is also a perfect alternative for those with lactose intolerance or following a vegan diet. This super easy, inexpensive recipe is a great use for those over-ripe bananas.

Enjoy your banana ice cream plain following the simple steps below, or customize the flavor by adding vanilla or mint extract, nut butter, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, or other frozen fruit. The possibilities are endless!

Banana "Ice Cream"

Ingredients:

  • Frozen ripe bananas, cut into chunks, peel removed

Instructions:

  • Place bananas in food processor
  • Pulse until texture becomes creamy



Pro tip: remove peels from bananas before freezing!



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