One Ingredient Ice Cream!

After my last post you’ll be surprised to hear that I’ve been on a bit of a health kick for the last week or so. I’m trying to eat more fruit and cut down on all the white bread and refined sugar. Although I’ve cut down on the sugar and my cravings have become easier to ignore, I have felt like something sweet over the last few days.

I’ve heard a lot recently about this 1 ingredient vegan ice cream. Apparently when bananas are frozen and blitzed in a food processor they become the most glorious ice cream to ever exist.
I thought I would give it a try.
Now. I’ve been having problems with these supposedly ‘easy’ one ingredient recipes. I tried to do the whipped cream using a chilled tin of coconut milk recently. It was a fail of epic proportions. I figured that the banana thing couldn’t possibly go wrong. It did….but I did manage to figure out why. So here goes:

Simple Vegan Ice Cream – Choc Chip Edition

  • 2 bananas, chopped and kept in the freezer at least overnight
  • A handful of chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)

  1. First tip. Freeze the bananas overnight. I tried doing this after freezing them for just two hours. It was a gooey mess and didn’t quite hold up. If freezing for a longer period of time, leave them out for 10 minutes or so until you try blitzing them. Mine were in the freezer for over a week and I found I had to add a little oat milk to get mine to cream up. 
  2. Second tip. A blender doesn’t work as well as a food processor for this. Trust me!
  3. Right, you’re ready to go. Pop the bananas into a food processor and blitz until soft and gooey. Add a little non dairy milk if you need to. Add a handful of chocolate chips + vanilla and whizz it up until just combined. Then you’re all good to go. Get eatin’
I didn’t actually put vanilla in mine as I managed to waste an entire bottle by smashing it on the kitchen floor the other day. I do think it definitely needs it though, especially if you don’t want that banana taste. Many people doing this recipe have claimed it doesn’t have a banana taste, it does. It’s not strong but you can tell it is there. Vanilla will probably prevent that.
And I know I said I was cutting down on sugar but a few chocolate chips won’t hurt. You can substitute for other ingredients though, it’s so easy! Give it a go!
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