No cream? No added sugar? I know what you’re thinking, no flavor, right? Wrong! This simple, easy, homemade “ice cream” will fool your taste buds into thinking you’re eating real ice cream. I tested this recipe on friends and family and they agreed, it’s a winner. The rich, creamy texture comes from the frozen bananas and peanut butter.
Ice Cream (without cream and added sugar)
- 3 ripe, peeled, frozen bananas (slightly defrosted)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Dash of salt
Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. If you need to thin the mixture, use a little bit of milk or almond milk. As with most of my recipes, the amount of each ingredient can be altered to meet your taste.
Note: For sweetness, use ripe (or overripe) bananas in this recipe. Whenever you have extra bananas and they’re getting too ripe, peel them and place them in a freezer bag and freeze. Use the frozen bananas to make smoothies, “ice cream”, and if defrosted, banana bread and muffins.