I’ve been dreaming about this ice cream for a long time. I’ve seen the idea of pureeing frozen bananas and turning them into ice cream quite a bit around the web and I had to give it a try to see if it was actually true. Could pureed frozen bananas really have the same texture and feel of ice cream?
In one word. Yes!
“It is amazing what happens to a banana once it is frozen and pureed. It becomes, remarkably, a lot like ice cream. Your kids will feel like they’re getting an extra special treat in the middle of the day, but really they’ll be eating fruit. Even when I’m eating this I have to remind myself that it’s not ice cream. The texture of the banana as it “melts” in your mouth is not unlike the silky texture of custard.”
Read more and get the recipe on Smithfield.com
Update: The post is no longer active on Smithfield. But, I don’t want you to miss out so here’s the recipe!
5 Minute Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
- 3 frozen, peeled bananas, chopped
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
Place frozen bananas in a food processor. Process until smooth (scraping down bowl as needed). Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips. Serve immediately.
*If you have trouble pureeing the bananas just let them sit out for a couple minutes and try again. Any chunks can easily be smoothed out with a spatula.
Chunky Monkey Supreme: add 3 tablespoons peanut butter and 1 tablespoon coconut. Puree with bananas.
Makes: 2 servings