I’m writing this from Newark airport, as I am on my way home to Ohio for Chirstmas!
Boy, do I have a special recipe for you tonight!
Introducing my Strawberry Banana Ice Cream!
This is my favorite food.
Hands down. I eat this – I’m not even kidding – four to five times per week. It is that delicious.
It’s healthy enough to eat every day, and delicious enough to make you feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret…and that is the magic of frozen bananas.
Let me tell ya — there’s something magical that happens when you freeze bananas and then blend them in a food processor or Vitamix. The texture becomes that of soft serve ice cream. Seriously – it is the most amazing thing.
It’s fluffy and melty, and truly one of my absolute favorite foods in the whole world.
And by adding frozen strawberries, it gives it this beautiful pale pink color, and a kiss of subtle strawberry flavor. It’s just divine.
And when you top it with almond butter — holy cow…NEXT LEVEL! It’s like a dessert form of PB&J!
Plus – it’s super healthy. Not only is it refined sugar free, but it’s also vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly, and gluten free!
So, without further ado…
Here’s What You Need:
1 cup frozen strawberry slices
2 frozen bananas (cut into coins before you freeze for easier blending)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup ice cold water or almond milk (This brand is SCD-friendly)
Optional: 2 tsp honey or liquid stevia. (I prefer this brand)
Vitamix/high powered blender
Peel and slice two very ripe bananas into coins and place in a ziptop bag. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Preferably overnight. (PRO TIP: I buy bananas in bulk, let them get extra ripe and covered in brown spots, and then slice & freeze a bunch of them in individual baggies. That way, they’re ready to go when I want to make smoothies or nice cream!)
Throw all of your frozen strawberries into the food processor and process until it forms a bunch of little pebbles. Then, scrape down the sides and add your liquid. Continue processing until it’s formed a beautiful, fluffy, frozen soft-serve-like consistency. (You may need to scrape the sides an additional time or two. Finally, add your stevia or honey at the end and then blend until just incorporated.
Fun toppings include: sprinkles, granola, chocolate chips, cinnamon, berries or other sliced fruit, a glob of Nutella, shaved coconut, chopped nuts, a drizzle of chocolate or honey. Or my personal favorite: a glob of freshly ground almond butter!
OK – if you follow my Pinterest, then you know that I make this A LOT. And for good reason: it is phenomenal!
I kid you not, if there was only one meal I could eat for the rest of my life, this is it.
It’s cold and creamy, and light and fluffy. It melts like ice cream. Is sweet and refreshing.
I will literally layer up in a sweatshirt and blanket just to eat this during the winter.
The subtle hint of cinnamon in this ice cream is so nice. It adds a subtle warmth that lingers after every bite. I just love it.
When I make this at home, my nieces — and mother — all line up to get a spoonful from the food processor.
I mean just look at it — how gorgeous!
So do yourself a favor: Make this for breakfast. Have it as as snack, or a healthy dessert. And revel in the glory of FROZEN BANANAS!!
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33 responses to “STRAWBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM!”
Season’s Greetings, Carolyn. Wishing a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Year’s. Thank you for all the engaging posts throughout 2021; keep charging! 🙂
Thank you Darryl, thank you and same to you!! Hope you have a merry Christmas! Hugs and love xox
Merry Christmas Carolyn. Enjoy your family as well as that delicious looking ice cream!
aw, thank you Pete, Merry Christmas to you as well! sending big jolly hugs! xoxo
A beautiful post thank you so much
thanks friend! Hugs and love xox
Wow, this looks sooo delicious, Caralyn! Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas! ❤️🙏🏻✝️
Hey John! Oh my gosh – this is my FAVORITE meal! i’m had it for breakfast today! hahah thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
oh my gosh, it was!! Thanks JB for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
You are very graciously welcome, and Merry Christmas to YOU and what I hope is your forever one.
Wow this looks so smooth and creamy 😍
thanks Ang! Oh my gosh!! the consistency is so light and fluffy and creamy! Ok remember as a kid, eating spoonfulls of Cool Whip from the carton? lol (or maybe just me??) Well — it’s literally like THAT!! oh my gosh, i can’t rave enough about this. Its the cat’s meow! thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Ah Carolyn, stop twisting my arm and forcing me to make these things. Then I have to eat them 🤣 Merry Christmas dear lady, may its recipe be as flavorsome as yours 😂 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🎅🏽 🕊 🎄 🎁 ⛄️
hi Mark! hahaha oh my gosh, this one is one that you will be SUPER glad you did!! 😉 I’m telling you – it may ruin dessert for you, because this becomes a craving! hhaha Aw, merry Christmas to you too, my friend! Hugs and love xox
That looks good.
Thanks Tim! Oh my gosh, it is seriously so scrumptious! Hugs and love xox
I’m trading all the Christmas present chocolates under the tree for one of these thanks. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year 2022.
hahahha oh my gosh I would too! Stocking stuffers too! haha thanks, Ian! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well! Hugs and love xox
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thank you tonya for the link up! Hugs and love xox
Did anyone else out there think of Arrested Development when you mentioned frozen bananas? There’s always money in the banana stand.
Hi Greg! Hah! Oh my gosh, too funny! You know, I’ve actually never seen Arrrested Development, but if they respect the frozen banana, I’ve gotta support! hahah thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Great recipe! Like how you can add protein to it and have it for breakfast. The color even looks yummy.
Safe travels and have a wonderful time visiting family. Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much!! yes! The glob of almond butter (we’re talking like….1/4 cup! haha) it’s my favorite part!! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, and yes!! merry christmas to you too! Hugs and love xox
I’m drooling. This looks like such a WIN! My daughter will eat anything that is a pretty pink color and my special gentleman absolutely loves strawberries, bananas, and sweets. I know what I’ll be making for Christmas dessert! ~ Sloane
hahah thanks so much! yes! me too!! pink food is yummy period. Doesn’t matter what, it’s just a given! hahha yes! oh my gosh, i’m making this for dessert on Christmas too!! 🙂 Aw, have a wonderful Christmas, Sloane! Hugs and love xox
I’ve done the frozen banana ice cream – I think it was your recipe for that, too? ‘Anywho’, this looks like a nice enhancement we will try … maybe when it gets a little warmer. We’re spoiled in KY and think that 45⁰F for a high is coooold. 😉
Merry Christmas to you, my favorite blogger of ALL!, and to Steven and your parents and to all you love.
Glad you could be home for Christmas!
Two of my favorite flavors other than chocolate! Merry Christmas, Carolyn.
This sounds really good