Banana Cream, A Healthy Ice Cream

This post may include affiliate links.

Making a commitment to eat better isn’t always easy. Eating healthy usually means cutting down on trips to some of our favorite places, like ice cream shops and pizza parlors. What if you could still enjoy some of your favorite treats without the added calories and padding to your waistline? You can! Try our “Skinny” Banana Cream Ice Cream. It’s so refreshingly delicious, you’ll never guess it’s actually good for you!

Here’s a neat trick for making plain old bananas into ice cream.  All you need is a freezer and a hand blender.  There’s something about the texture of the frozen bananas that is creamy, smooth, and very reminiscent of ice cream  It’s amazingly delicious.

Learn about the health benefits of bananas here.

Banana Cream, A Healthy Ice Cream

Banana Cream, A Healthy Ice Cream

Yields: 2 serving | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 105 | Total Fat: 0.4 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 1 mg | Carbohydrates: 26.9 g | Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g | Sugars: 14.4 g | Protein: 1.3 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5 |

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • Optional Ingredients for flavor (use any combination you’d like):
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I love Simply Organic Vanilla Extract)
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon of almond butter

Instructions

  1. Slice the bananas into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices into a freezer bag or airtight container and put in the freezer for 3 hours or until frozen. With a hand blender, blend the bananas together. It might take some elbow grease, but they will lighten in color and look creamy once blended. Mix in any flavorings desired and replace the mixture in the freezer in an airtight container and freeze for at least one hour. Top with seasonal fruit and/or nuts (we used blueberries and walnuts)!
  2. Slice the bananas into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices into a freezer bag or airtight container and put in the freezer for 3 hours or until frozen. With a hand blender, blend the bananas together. It might take some elbow grease, but they will lighten in color and look creamy once blended. Mix in any flavorings desired and replace the mixture in the freezer in an airtight container and freeze for at least one hour. Top with seasonal fruit and/or nuts (we used blueberries and walnuts)!
https://skinnyms.com/banana-cream-a-healthy-ice-cream/

10 Comments on "Banana Cream, A Healthy Ice Cream"

  1. Jen  June 27, 2014

    If I don't have a hand blender, will an electric mixer or a full size blender work? This sounds delicious!

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  June 30, 2014

      Jen, Yes, those options will work.

      Reply
  2. Jen  June 30, 2014

    I do not have a hand blender…will this work with an electric mixer or a full size blender?

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  June 30, 2014

      Jen, Yes it will.

      Reply
  3. Tina  June 2, 2015

    Why is this 3 points when fruit is 0 points on WW?

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  June 2, 2015

      This recipe calls for a few other ingredients that contain points, like honey and almonds.

      Reply
  4. pie susu dhian  July 8, 2015

    will an electric mixer or a full size blender work? This sounds delicious…!!!

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  July 9, 2015

      Yes, an electric mixer or full size blender will work, but blend on low to ensure that you don't overmix and obtain the right consistency.

      Reply
  5. Kassandra  November 3, 2016

    I keep a bag of frozen bananas in my freezer as a must have stock. I then put my frozen bananas in my blender and add 3 or 4 tbsp of Almond milk and then hit the “ice crush” button. I sometimes add a spoonful of peanut butter powder (very low in smartpoints which I count) but it is just great on its own. I never add any sweetener. I can eat it immediately and don’t have to put it in the freezer for an hour.

    Reply
    • Kym Votruba  November 4, 2016

      We agree, Kassandra. Frozen bananas are a must-have! 🙂

      Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.