Guiltless Banana Ice Cream (Nice Cream)

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The ultimate “guilt-free” frozen ice cream treat made with only ONE ingredient, over-ripe bananas! No cream, or sugar added. Finally it’s OK have ice cream for breakfast.

The ultimate "guilt-free" frozen ice cream treat made with only ONE ingredient, over-ripe bananas! No cream, or sugar added. Finally it's OK have ice cream for breakfast.Guiltless Banana Ice Cream

Banana ice cream, also called nice cream, is my favorite healthy snack because it’s made with just 1 main ingredient – bananas! Top it with anything you like, nuts, fruits, sprinkles, chocolate chips! You can even pair it with my Strawberry Crisp or Grilled Peaches.

The ultimate "guilt-free" frozen ice cream treat made with only ONE ingredient, over-ripe bananas! No cream, or sugar added. Finally it's OK have ice cream for breakfast.

You know those bananas sitting on your counter, the ones with all those brown spots that you think are passed their prime. Well those bananas make the BEST dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, fat-free, frozen ice cream treat.

On my recent trip to the Dole Banana Summit, I was introduced to my first Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker – coolest machine EVER! You basically take your over-ripe bananas, freeze them, then run them through this simple machine. Out comes a healthy frozen, soft-serve banana ice cream. You can also do this in a high speed blender a food processor fitted with an “S” blade.

So easy, and fun to make with the family. We’ve been experimenting with all the possibilities but quite honestly my favorite is some chopped walnuts and berries. I put some colored sprinkles on my toddler’s and she loves it.

Banana Nice Cream Variations:

  • Add other frozen fruit such as berries, pineapple and mango.
  • Add some dark chocolate and peanut butter.
  • Mix in some chocolate chips.

The ultimate snack, breakfast or dessert!

The ultimate "guilt-free" frozen ice cream treat made with only ONE ingredient, over-ripe bananas! No cream, or sugar added. Finally it's OK have ice cream for breakfast.

The ultimate "guilt-free" frozen ice cream treat made with only ONE ingredient, over-ripe bananas! No cream, or sugar added. Finally it's OK have ice cream for breakfast.

The ultimate "guilt-free" frozen ice cream treat made with only ONE ingredient, over-ripe bananas! No cream, or sugar added. Finally it's OK have ice cream for breakfast.

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Banana Ice Cream (Nice Cream)

105 Cals 1 Protein 27 Carbs Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dessert, Snack
CUISINE: American
The ultimate healthy frozen ice cream treat made with only ONE ingredient, over-ripe bananas! No cream, or sugar added. Ice cream for breakfast or dessert!

Ingredients

  • 4 medium over-ripe bananas

Optional Toppings (not included in nutritional info):

  • berries
  • nuts
  • chocolate syrup
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Peel bananas and place whole in the freezer until frozen.
  • When the bananas are frozen, place them through the Yonannas. Serve right away for a soft serve consistency with your favorite topping.
  • If using a food processor, slice the bananas before freezing, then process in a food processor fitted with an "S" blade follow the same steps, and process until smooth. Serve right away for a soft serve consistency.

Nutrition

Serving: 1banana , Calories: 105kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g
WW Points Plus: 0
Keywords: frozen banana ice cream, Guiltless Banana Ice Cream, healthy banana ice cream, homemade banana ice cream, how to make banana ice cream

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134 comments

  1. This was a huge hit, so much so I just ordered one of the gadgets to make it easier- the food processor was a pain to drag out and clean for 2 bananas.

  2. My husband’s favorite ice cream flavor growing up was banana, so I decided to give this recipe a try, and he loved it! It’s obviously not as creamy as ice cream, but with a very ripe banana it is sweet enough to hit the spot!

  3. this is absolutely genius thank you so much! it worked out so well and tastes great no more buying ice cream can give this to my kids also and wont feel guilty about it, 🙂

  4. You need really ripe bananas… Not mushy ripe but where the deal is practically brown or covered in brown spots. The bananas have to be really sweet.

  5. You need really ripe bananas… Not mushy ripe but where the deal is practically brown or covered in brown spots. The bananas have to be really sweet.

  6. Love this! I added some cocoa powder to mine. Tasted like chocolate covered bananas! I didn’t let my banana slices thaw at all, it took a little while for it to process, and at first sounded like I was trying to chop rocks, but it finally started to get creamy… Just like soft ice cream. So good!

  7. I know this is an old post but I just did a chat with Weight Watchers and asked how many points for ice cream made with only 1 banana and I was told 5 Smart Points – you are showing 0 points. I’m not sure now.

  8. If putting fruit in a blender changes it to where we have to count points, wouldn’t that apply to blending bananas to make ice cream? It does not make sense to me that blending fruit makes them no longer 0 points but that is what WW keeps saying.

  9. Definitely guiltless ice cream and healthy one! I like the ice cream maker too! Been used it for a while.

  10. :Unfortunaltely the guiltless banana ice cream put in the WW recipe builder is actually 5 points per one banana. According to the WW leader when you enter it in the recipe builder you have to click on blend first to get the true smart points. It seems that once it’s blended it is no longer 0 points because it no longer takes as long for you to digest it hence the 5 ww points. Wish it were the other way. Just an FYI.

    • Actually, it sends to use the blend button ONLY for drinks. Since you eat this with a spoon, I don’t think that applies.

      • Yes, I believe it does apply. You are eating it with a spoon because you froze a blended fruit. What would it be at room temperature? A liquid. Just because you freeze it, doesn’t mean you make it harder to digest.

  11. You can do the exact thing in a food processor

  12. okay i usually dont post reviews. but this is AMAZING. i used a food processor and it worked great. i felt bad about eating ice cream on my diet until i remembered its just a banana lol so delicious! definitely making it again! :))

  13. Hi there…how are you getting this at 0 points? The recipe builder puts a blended banana at 5 points…whomp…whomp. I'd appreciate your thoughts.

  14. According to the Weight Watchers website recipe builder, a blended banana is 5 points.

  15. snow cone flavors
    That’s really a nice one, I have seen many blogs but they are outdated so I’m pleased to see this blog now.

  16. I have tried this before and it's great! Just like ice cream…only healthier.

  17. My kids call this "banana swirl" and think it's the best! I don't give them a lot of desserts so this is a good compromise! I like to add a little peanut butter and chocolate syrup. Gets my ice cream craving every time without doing damage to my weight loss journey! Love it 🙂

  18. Hey there, I love this and clearly so do a lot of other people going by all the positive feedback. I have given this a big tweet to my followers 🙂 There are literally the same number of calories in a serving as there are calories in a banana (http://www.calories-in-foods.com/calories-in-banana.php) , who would have thought that for ice cream? Thanks for making this 🙂

  19. Once I make the banana ice cream, can I refreeze it and what will the consistency be like once refrozen? 🙂 Thank you!

  20. What about adding vanilla protein powder? Do you think that would be good?