It blew my mind when I realized if you throw frozen bananas in the food processor they magically turn into ice cream. Never throw away an over ripe banana again! Now you can make them into Banana ice cream sandwiches – Sunbutter and vegan chocolate chips optional but highly recommended.
National Ice Cream Day is Sunday July 17th. Did you see the tree I decorated to celebrate? Besides decorating a tree I also fully intended to eat some ice cream. Maybe even this homemade banana ice cream I made for DIY Network. Lower calorie than regular ice cream and every bit as delicious.
This stuff is yummy in a bowl, in a cone or in the form of a banana ice cream sandwich. It is totally yummy plain, but add ins like Sunbutter are extra fun. I’ve thrown in cinnamon, strawberries and even chocolate chips. If it is a flavor of dairy ice cream it can be made into banana ice cream.
Line a glass cooking dish with parchment paper and spread the whipped frozen banana into a sheet inside. Put the whole thing back in the freezer to set up. This might take up to 24 hours to freeze.
Once the ice cream sets up cut it into squares the size of graham crackers and make ice cream sandwiches. Serve to your kids (or book club like I did) and get your back ready for all the pats on it. Plus did I mention depending on the graham cracker you use these are vegan? Yup that’s right party people dairy free (which also equals lower calorie) so enjoy National Ice Cream Day guilt free.
Next try a scoop of Lemongrass Infused Coconut Milk Ice Cream.