Superfood Siobhan

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Banana Icecream

By Friday, May 16, 2014 , , , ,

I've tried this before and I have to be honest, I didn't really enjoy it. It was very thick and clumpy and it just wasn't like the gooey soft serve I was expecting. But that's because I didn't realise what to do with it! I think I have now mastered the art of banana icecream making and I definitely need to share this with you all.

Firstly, make sure your bananas are really ripe. Like really REALLY ripe. I made the mistake of using yellow bananas the first time and once they are blended up they last bitter and horrible. This time I used super spotty and practically over ripe bananas and the taste and texture was far superior.

Secondly, don't freeze your bananas whole like I did the first time. I almost broke my food processor. And don't leave the skin on, because seriously, you cannot peel a frozen banana. Peel your bananas, cut them into bite sized chunks and freeze in a zip lock bag.

And the question of how many bananas is up to you! For a newbie, 4 bananas is probably a pretty filling breakfast, for the more advanced vegans, go for 6-8, or even more. The world is your oyster.

And marvel at the horror on the faces of your friends and family as you tuck into a massive bowl of icecream for breakfast, lunch or just a snack. The comments of "I thought you were a vegan?!" "I thought you were healthy?!" "Is that icecream?!' are priceless. The look of confusion on my Mum's face this morning was brilliant. Her comment of "Siobhan why are you eating icecream for breakfast?!" made me laugh. A lot

Basic Banana Icecream

You will need:

6 ripe bananas, frozen in chunks
3-4 tbsps almond milk
your choice of flavours

Simply throw the bananas in the food processor/blender and blend until it forms a thick icecream texture, then add almond milk slowly to loosen up the mixture and make it more like soft serve. Then go crazy with flavours!

I like to split mine up and do a few different flavours, so try adding frozen berries, vanilla extract, cacao butter, peanut butter, acai powder, maca powder, etc etc.

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15 comments

  1. What food processor do you personally use for this? Sorry if you've already answered this! :)

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  2. I'm definitely going to try this out soon! Do you think it's possible to "refreeze" the ice cream once you've made it, to eat later? Bc it would be greatto have finished nanacream in the morning, hehe.

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    1. It might not have quite the same texture but it will taste the same!

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  3. Should i use frozen banana rather than normal one if i freeze them after blend?

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  4. Wow. At least 4 bananas. That's the equivalent of 20-28 lumps of sugar..

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    1. You're obviously not educated on the difference between sugar in fruit and added sugars. Fruit doesn't cause the same response because it also contains fibre. Bananas are a great source of carbohydrates for long lasting energy and they are consumed by all the athletes! It's different to eating a bar of milk chocolate which has zero nutritional value

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  5. You don't have to be rude. I'm well aware of the health benefits that fruit provide. And I love my bananas. I AM actually an athlete. But I doubt that you are. Still. Fruit contains a lot of sugar and those trying to lose weight should consume fruit in moderation and combine it with protein and/or fat.You don't have to reply. Your website is of no interest to me and I won't be revisiting. All the best!

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    1. You don't have to be rude either.
      I'm not trying to lose weight so I can consume as much fruit as I like and I don't appreciate your negative comments on my website.

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  6. Hi there, I was just wondering which magimix you use, the blender or the food processor? I tried the what's in my kitchen section but unfortunately I couldn't find the info there. Hope you can help, would really like to buy the food processor (Magimix 3500XL) but I'd like to be sure in advance that I can blend frozen bananas in it :)

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    1. I have the food processor and it works fine!

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  7. Hi Siobhan!
    I love your blog and your recipes are all amazing I can't wait to try them all. I really want to have a go at this banana ice cream, but I'm really really allergic to nuts and so wouldn't be able to use the almond milk- do you have any other suggestions, have you tried it with a different milk? Thanks! xxx

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  8. I love your website so much. Love banana ice cream, you should try adding spinach and some peppermint extract! gives it the colour of mint ice cream and your getting extra veggies!! :)

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  9. I used to try this, but the colour of mine was brown! What flavors do you used in the picture? I used to try carob and vanilla but it wasn't that tasty!

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