LIFESTYLE NEWS - One ripe banana will make approximately one cup of ice cream.
- Start with one banana. The riper the banana, the sweeter it will be (don’t use the yucky black or over-bruised ones though).
- Peel, then slice banana into even sized slices and place into a ziploc bag.
- Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours until the banana is hard, or ideally overnight.
(SIDE NOTE: Frozen bananas will keep for up to one month in the freezer)
- Place frozen banana slices into a food processor or blender and pulse to break up.
- At first, the banana will look crumbly, continue pulsing till it looks mushy – scrape the sides of the bowl regularly.
- Next, blend the mushy banana until all the chunky bits are smooth.
- Keep blending and watch how the mixture magically changes from mushy banana to creamy, soft-serve ice cream texture. Blend for a few more seconds to aerate the ice cream.
(If adding any extras, like peanut butter, nibbed almonds or chocolate chips, this is when to do it.)
- Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until solid.
(This ice cream can also be made in bigger batches but you will need a heavy duty blender or food processor)