(tot school tuesday) kid-friendly banana ice cream recipe

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Hi, I’m Emily from 52 Mantels and I’m so excited to be here today, sharing my kid-friendly recipe for Banana “Ice Cream”. This TWO ingredient treat is creamy, cold…and, totally wholesome. Just bananas and a dash of milk (regular, almond, coconut, soy…your call!).
The beauty of this recipe is that it can very easily be made dairy-free, vegan, organic, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and/or sugar-free. Did I miss any dietary restrictions?!
With just TWO ingredients (did I mention that already??), this is the perfect dessert to serve up to all the neighborhood kids! 🙂
How’s it made? I’m glad you asked!
It’s simple! When I have a bunch of bananas that are very ripe, I peel them and then break them into small chunks. I store these in a freezer ziplock bag…
To make the ice cream: grab the desired quantity of frozen banana chunks (I typically do the equivalent of one banana/person) and throw them in your HIGH-POWERED blender** or food processor. Add 1 T of milk (or milk substitute) per banana and blend until smooth and creamy! Serve immediately.
**I use my vita-mix and it works like a charm!


This is so yummy as-is, but here are a few additions you could try:
~mini dark chocolate chips (my daughter’s favorite!)
~peanut butter
~chopped nuts
~cocoa powder
~cinnamon (my favorite!)
~shredded coconut
~caramel sauce (my hubbies favorite!)


My daughter is a huge fan of this “ice cream”. And, I have no mommy-guilt when I let her indulge! 🙂
I hope you give this recipe a try. I think you AND your tots will LOVE it!
You can find me at 52 Mantels. Come visit me sometime!


52 Mantels is a blog about all things home including occasional mantel makeovers, easy DIY projectsseasonal crafts and simple recipes! I’m blessed to be the stay-at-home mother to one adorable little girl and the lucky wife to an ever-supportive hubby (who puts up with my endless projects!).


52 Mantels

52 Mantels

52 Mantels

52 Mantels


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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.