Monday, July 8, 2013

Two-Ingredient Ice Cream...it's a real thing.

Did you know that you can make ice cream from frozen bananas?  No cream, no eggs...just frozen bananas.  You will not believe how they transform into (ice) creamy goodness.
two-ingredient nutella banana ice cream ::: bake at 350 blog
I first saw it last summer on Two Peas and Their Pod.  I cannot believe it has taken me a year to try it.  Mr. E is always going on and on about how frozen bananas are such a good dessert.  (That is typically where I roll my eyes and reach for a cookie.)  I'm gonna say...he may have been onto something.

Here's what you do:

Freeze up about 4 bananas.  Go ahead and peel and slice them.  It's easier to freeze them in a single layer...
two-ingredient nutella banana ice cream ::: bake at 350 blog
....or an *almost* single layer in my case.  Once frozen, transfer to a freezer baggie.

two-ingredient nutella banana ice cream ::: bake at 350 blog
When you're ready for ice cream, blend it up.  Oh, and add Nutella.  You know you want to.

{Note: this is definitely a banana ice cream with a little taste of Nutella, not the other way around.  I was a little worried when kiddo said, "This REALLY tastes like banana."  In the next breath, though, he said, "This ice cream is SO good."  *whew*}

two-ingredient nutella banana ice cream ::: bake at 350 blog
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Nutella Banana Ice Cream
{serves 4-6} 

4 bananas, sliced and frozen
5 TBSP Nutella

In a heavy-duty, high-powered blender (or food processor), process the bananas, scraping down the sides of the blender every so often.  (If you're having a hard time with the blending, add a splash of milk or coconut milk.)

This will take several minutes, then all of a sudden, it's smooth and creamy.  Add the Nutella and process until blended.

Serve immediately for soft serve (as shown), or freeze for a few hours until scoop-able.

two-ingredient nutella banana ice cream ::: bake at 350 blog Two-ingredient ice cream...it's a real thing.  I'm thinking for the next batch: Oreos? Cookie Butter? Nilla Wafers? Marshmallow Cream?  (I think you see where this is going.)

53 comments:

  1. I loooooove two ingredient ice cream! It's been my salvation since I haven't bought an ice cream maker yet. I've tried it with strawberries before, I can't imagine how heavenly it must taste with Nutella!

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  2. Oh my, this looks so delicious! You made it look so simple, I have to try it!

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  3. such a delicious scoop, hard to believe its just made of two ingredients... Todays post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/07/banana-oats-milkshake.html

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  4. Oh yeah! Banana + Nutella...so good! I do it with Banana and PB. Hope you're staying cool with this stuff! :)

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  5. I've done this and was pretty shocked that it worked too! I did the same Nutella combo but also added some unsweetened cocoa powder. Everything is better with nutella!

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  6. Sounds divine..after trying your amazing Nutella cookie recipe from your 'Decorating Cookies' book I am bookmarking this one!Another great idea Bridget :)

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  7. Pretty incredible! I'm definitely going to have to try this!

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  8. OK, I need to try this!! Amazing!!

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  9. Wow! I seriously need to try this!

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  10. Love banana ice cream! It is so good and actually healthy. Yay!

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  11. THAT is the coolest thing ever!! Can't wait to try it!

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  12. I've been meaning to try this out but I always worry the banana flavor will overpower.

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  13. Oh you are a genius!!!!!! I am a teacher and we freeze bananas and give them to the kids at the end of the school year party as "banana pops". With the way they squeal you would think they had never had a banana, but when frozen they are quite special.

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  14. I wonder if this would work by blending (or food processor-ing) unfrozen bananas and other ingredients and then using an ice cream machine? We are a little obsessed with our ice cream machine. :-)

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  15. I love everything about it. I kind of am obsessed with nutella you know? ;)

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  16. woow looks so yummy! making this asap!

    thanks for sharing

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  17. I love Nutella and bananas, what a perfect treat this is.

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  18. Love the idea of 2 ingredient ice cream! I am obsessed with Nutella, so I am glad to see you added that!

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  19. Unbelievable.
    Great texture.
    I love anything with Nutella.
    Adding it to my w/end To Do List!

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  20. Wow! I didn't know this was possible. Way to go! I'm a sucker for ice cream so I'd really love to try this. Thank you so much!

    -Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

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  21. For someone who does not have an ice cream maker (like myself) this is a delicious *next best thing*

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  22. I've done just the banana ice cream, but can see I need to venture on and add some more yumminess:)

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  23. This is heavenly. I have made it without the Nutella and was so pleasantly surprised at how close it tastes to real ice cream! This recipe is a gem! :)

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  24. Another amazing combo is bananas, almond butter and Frangelico - just a touch. Nutella can be added to this mixture as well :). Double yum!

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  25. I have been wanting to try this banana ice cream phenomenon! This Nutella version has inspired me!

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  26. I always crave ice cream after I work out, but I wouldn't feel so guilty if I ate this!! yum!!

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  27. What!!!! I need to try this!!!!!

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  28. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy bananas! And of course, A ginormous scoop of Nutella is the perfect addition!

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  29. All of my kids love to dwelll on ice cream shops, they really love to munch lots of ice cream

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  30. No puedo creer que sea tan fácil! Voy a hacerlo ahora mismo!

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  31. How simple!! I tried this the other day, so yummy! My boyfriend kept asking "Are you sure there is nothing else in this?". He really didn't believe me because it tasted so creamy! :)
    Will definitely be making this again!

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  32. I love making this "ice cream". My favorite is raspberry truffle (1 banana, 1/2 cup raspberries, 2 tbsp. nutella). SO good!

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  33. Reminds me of sesame st. When Ernie was trying to make chocolate ice cream- it's been over 30+ yrs., but I remember bananas being a major ingredient. :)

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  34. So want to try this... but can I suggest another recipe that will make yo never each shop bought icecream again.... 750ml whipping cream... whipped until it peaks, then add a can of condensed milk (397ml) and freeze... best home-made ice-cream ever...

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  35. Yum,love the combo of Nutella and Banana in a sandwich so I am sure I'll love this too!

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  36. gurl, you so smart.
    Where has this BEEN all my life?

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  37. smart!haha, looks so yummy, may i repost this please?

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  38. wow yummy! I must try this, I love the taste of Ice cream but my throat is against on it so this is the perfect Ice cream for me. Thanks a lot for sharing this♥
    xoxo
    jogara
    cakes bakery in Brooklyn

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  39. How to make ice cream - Yuuummmm....ya, here is the  recipe foe delicious dessert. This is really very simple, even kid can try this..!!   Ingredients • Vanilla or any other Flavoured essence 1.5 tea spoon • Cornflou...

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  40. So I love this, and have made it twice in the last week already (I'm eating for 2, so only one of those times counts). BUT, it totally burned out my blender! It worked even better in the Cuisinart, though. Thank goodness for back-up kitchen machines! Just hope I don't end up trying to do this with my immersion blender when I burn out the food processor! Nom nom nom...

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  41. Thanks for sharing mouth watering information. Get the information to categories of tasty flavors.

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  42. How to make ice cream - Yuuummmm....ya, here is the recipe foe delicious dessert. This is really very simple, even kid can try this..!!   Ingredients • Vanilla or any other Flavoured essence 1.5 tea spoon • Cornflou...

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  43. This two ingredient ice cream is the real thing and it's easy to make. You should also check some of the best ice cream recipes that can be made at home at Gourmandia.

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  44. This is such a fun and easy recipe! I'm definitely going to try it sometime! My husband loves ice cream and I thought about getting him an ice cream machine for his birthday. Do you happen to own one? If so, what kind is it?
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  45. Hi there, this sounds awesome but I'm allergic to bananas abd was wondering if there is something else I could freeze to make ice cream?

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