Skinny One Ingredient "Ice Cream"

If you love soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt as much as I do, this is a recipe you need to try. Somehow frozen banana discs that are pureed in a food processor turn into a rich, creamy whipped mixture that strongly resembles soft serve ice cream. I don't know how this is possible or how I'm just now finding out about it, but this might be my new go-to summer dessert (sorry Strawberry Banana Smoothie!).

Frozen banana discs

plus
turns into

yummy, skinny chocolate peanut butter soft serve

AMAZING!

Skinny One Ingredient "Ice Cream"
(Serves 1)

1 1/2 medium bananas, cut into discs, frozen
optional: 1 Tbsp Chocolate PB2

Add frozen banana discs to food processor. Blend until bananas become thick with a whipped texture. You can stop here and eat the "ice cream". Or, if you'd like to make a chocolate peanut butter "ice cream", mix 1 Tbsp Chocolate PB2 with 1 Tbsp water and add to food processor. Blend until smooth and no clumps remain. Eat immediately as soft serve or place in freezer for a firm, ice cream like texture.


Nutritional Information:
1 serving, made without Chocolate PB2
Per serving:
Calories: 155
Fat: 0.5g
Fiber: 4.5g

1 serving, made with Chocolate PB2
Per serving:
Calories: 180
Fat: 1g
Fiber: 5.5g

Pros:
-Easy to make
-Rich and creamy
-High in fiber
-Quick clean up
-Versatile [experiment with different flavors-vanilla (1 tsp vanilla extract), peanut butter (1 Tbsp Original PB2), chocolate (1 Tbsp cocoa powder), strawberry (1 Tbsp sugar-free strawberry jam)]

Cons:
-Slight banana flavor

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

4 comments:

  1. Could you use less banana and some yogurt to get rid of the slight banana taste? It would add protein to your recipe and doesn't have too much sugar.

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    1. That's certainly worth trying! Based on comments I've read from people who have made this, it's critical to freeze the banana discs and puree those until you get a whipped mixture. From there, I think you could add just about any flavorings or ingredients that you want. Next time I make this, I'll have to try adding vanilla or fruit yogurt.

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  2. This looks amazing!!....Is the PB2 easy to find? (Regular grocery stores?)I'll be making this soon!

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    1. I buy PB2 at Whole Foods, but I've seen it at GNC and other health food stores. You can also order it online (http://bellplantation.com/). If you don't want to purchase PB2, you can always use 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter and 1 tsp cocoa powder. This version is just as good, but with a few more calories.

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