Enjoy all the tasty scoops of ice cream you want in a few minutes when you make this easy, fruit-filled 2 Ingredient Banana Berry Ice Cream!
2-Ingredient Banana Berry Ice Cream is the perfect summer treat, bursting with fresh fruit, and is ready in only a few minutes! Toss frozen bananas and raspberries into a food processor and then head to the patio to enjoy a beautiful summer day.
Bananas for Summer
If you’re anything like me, you have a small collection of frozen bananas in the freezer that you swore you would make into banana bread, but then the weather got nice and warm. Don’t get me wrong, banana bread is excellent all year round, but now is the season of ice cream and not turning on the oven, so I’m glad I didn’t make that bread because now I can make a ton of 2-Ingredient Banana Berry Ice Cream! Every banana berry bite tastes like summer, and as a bonus, this ice cream is ready in minutes, so I can eat it whenever I crave it!
If you’ve got Banana Bread on your mind now, I get it. Whip up that and a batch of 5 Ingredient Banana Cupcakes to satisfy all your banana cravings!
Other Recipes to Serve with 2 Ingredient Banana Berry Ice Cream
- What’s just as delicious as ice cream? Popsicles! Make these easy, four ingredient Banana Pudding Pops for the family to love!
- Pineapple Banana Smoothies are just the sweet, fruit-tastic drinkable treats you were looking for!
Fruit: For one serving, you will need a frozen banana and a cup of frozen raspberries, so pick up enough fruit to treat as many people as you need!
How to Make Banana Berry Ice Cream
STEP ONE: Place the frozen banana pieces and frozen raspberries into a food processor or blender.
STEP TWO: Cover and blend the fruit until it forms a smooth “ice cream.”
STEP THREE: Scoop the ice cream into bowls or cones and add any toppings you like. Just be sure to enjoy it right away!
Tips for Success
- A food processor is a great way to get smooth ice cream, and you may want to do multiple batches if you’re making a lot to avoid overworking your food processor.
- You can make multiple batches of this ice cream and then transfer it to a freezer-safe storage container to enjoy later.
- If you are freezing bananas at home, cut them into bite-sized pieces before freezing them to make it easier for the food processor to blend. I like chopping a few bananas at once, and then I pop each banana into its own bag with the raspberries before throwing them in the freezer. Then I can dump, blend, and enjoy anytime I get a craving for this ice cream.
- You can also use a frozen berry blend or a different berry instead of the raspberries. This ice cream is delicious with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
- For an even bigger treat, top your banana berry ice cream with granola, chocolate, whipped cream, or fresh fruit!
Is banana ice cream healthier than regular ice cream?
Bananas and berries contain less sugar and more nutrients and fiber than ice cream, so it’s a healthy alternative. Any time you can reduce the number of ingredients in a recipe, you are cutting out those calories, sugar, fat, carbs, and so on, which can be helpful on those occasions when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want all the extra things that go with that sweet treat. Having kids help make banana ice cream can also help them see that healthy fruit treats can be as easy to make and just as delicious to eat!
What is banana ice cream made of?
The beauty of banana ice cream, also known as “nice cream” because it’s a healthy alternative to ice cream, is that it’s made of bananas! Storing browned bananas in the freezer or purchasing them from a store is easy, as is blending them into a frozen dessert. The great thing about using frozen bananas is that they have a wonderful texture when mixed and can easily take on the flavors of whatever you pair them with. Try combining bananas and chocolate, peanut butter, various berries, and other fruits like pineapple- you can make so many summer flavors with bananas!
Go bananas all summer long!
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- Homemade Banana Pudding
- Banana Split Trifle
- Frozen Banana Daiquiri
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
*This post was originally posted on 05/21/2013.
- 1 banana peeled, chopped, and frozen
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- Fresh raspberries for garnish (optional)
- Granola for garnish (optional)
- Add the frozen banana pieces and frozen raspberries to a food processor.
- Cover and process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl every so often.
- Scoop the ice cream into a bowl and top with raspberries and granola or enjoy as is.