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“You can make ice cream without cream”

“Hmm, ya there are some recipes floating around which use milk and corn flour and stuff”

“But you can even make it without cream as well as sugar.”

“Hmm,  ya using sugar substitute which tastes like crap…”

“Noooo..I mean there are no substitutes required, no cream no sugar…just one single ingredient…BANANA

Ok I am sure this is no news to food bloggers or even foodies who spend their days browsing through blogs (like me).

But if you are on a diet (again like me), and you keep craving a creamy cold treat then finding this one-ingredient ice cream is like striking gold.

It’s simple, actually really simple. Very simple.

Slice up a banana, freeze it , whiz it up in a food processor n voila! You have yourself a smooth creamy cold ice cream.

It’s that simple (if I haven’t emphasized it enough yet).

The ice cream is more like a soft serve consistency and is best had immediately.

One Ingredient Ice Cream Recipe


  • Banana -1



  1. Peel and slice up the banana into fairly thick slices.
  2. Lay on a tray lined with cling film, into an even layer.
  3. Cover with cling film and freeze for at least 3-4 hours.
  4. Just before serving/eating, put the frozen banana slices in the food processor.
  5. Pulse a few times till turns into large coarse crumbs.
  6. Scrape down in between when the banana pieces gets stuck on the sides, maybe 2-3 times.
  7. Scrape it down and blend till it turns creamy.
  8. Do not blend it more.
  9. Scoop it out and serve immediately.

You can add different flavours like peanut butter or chocolate chips to it.

I have tried it with just a dash of honey and it was delish.

Just a few points to remember while making this magical ice-cream:

  • The one ingredient has to be banana, not any other fruit. (it’s obvious but me pointing it out doesn’t hurt)
  • It has to be made in a food processor, in a blender it will turn into a purée.(something to do with larger surface area of the food processor and the blade, I don’t know you read it up and if it works otherwise for you let me know)
  • Do not add too many bananas in the food processor, one or at the most 2 bananas at a time.