How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient!

2009_08_19-IceCream.jpgYes, that’s right; you heard us. Creamy, soft-serve style ice cream with just one ingredient — and no ice cream maker needed! What is this one magic ingredient that can be whipped into perfectly rich and silky ice cream, with no additional dairy, sweeteners, or ingredients needed whatsoever?

2008_02_24-Banana.jpgIf you guessed BANANA, congratulations! You’re right!

What? You didn’t know that bananas can make some of the best ice cream? Well, I didn’t either until last week, when my sister called me up and mentioned that she’s been freezing bananas and then pureeing them into ice cream.

“That’s the sort of thing you discover,” she sighed, “when all your friends are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-allergic, and you’re on a sugar-free diet.” I’d deal with a list of dietary restrictions twice as long, though, if it meant discovering more treats like this one.

2009_08_19-IceCream02.jpgIt turns out that frozen bananas are good for more than just dipping in chocolate. If you freeze a banana until solid, then whiz it up in a blender or food processor, it gets creamy and a little gooey, just like good custard ice cream. I was surprised at this bit of kitchen wizardry; I assumed that a blended banana would be flaky or icy. But no — it makes creamy, rich ice cream.

Some bananas, depending on their ripeness, have a bit of that green aftertaste. My sister has been experimenting with adding in another ingredient or two, like a tablespoon of peanut butter and another of honey. Delicious!

Have you ever tried frozen-banana ice cream? Try it! It’s an easy way to stay cool and use up over-ripe bananas at the same time.

Want more detailed instructions and step-by-step photos?

Step-by-Step Instructions for One-Ingredient Ice Cream

The ice cream will be the texture of soft-serve, but if you freeze again in an airtight container, it will get harder and more like regular ice cream.

Remember this amazingly creamy ice cream with just one ingredient? Well, in our eagerness to tell you all about it, we didn’t give you very detailed instructions. Here, for those of you asked, are step-by-step instructions for making super-creamy, super-easy ice cream from just one thing.

Source: www.thekitchn.com

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