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Ice cream scooper scooping a serving of banana ice cream from a loaf pan.
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One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

Homemade banana ice cream made with one simple ingredient - frozen bananas! No ice cream maker needed. Just blend until creamy and serve.
Prep Time10 minutes
Freeze Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana ice cream
Servings: 2


  • 3 frozen bananas in chunks
  • 1-2 Tablespoons almond milk if needed

Magic Shell


  • Pulse/process until smooth and creamy, usually takes 4-5 minutes in the processor or 2-3 in a high powered blender. You may need to turn off the motor and stir the mixture a couple times while processing. If at any point the mixture isn’t coming together, add a little almond milk, 1 Tablespoon at a time. I usually don't need to do this!
    Food processor with blended bananas.
  • For soft serve consistency, you can spoon the mixture into one or two bowls and serve immediately. For a scoop-able ice cream, transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 2 hours.
    Ice cream scooper scooping a serving of banana ice cream from a loaf pan.
  • If using magic shell, melt your chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds, stir and heat in 15 second intervals until melted. It shouldn’t take more than 1 minute or so.
    Bowl with dark chocolate chips and coconut oil.
  • Drizzle the magic shell on top of the banana ice cream. It will harden quickly, but if you’re fast you can get a sprinkle of flaked sea salt to stick on top. The salt adds a nice sweet and salty flavor!


Serving: 1/2 of recipe with magic shell | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 22g