July 5, 2013

Skinny Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

This is what you make in the Summer when you have ripe bananas and overly ripe strawberries that no one wants to eat anymore because they are getting soft.  

There are so many variations of skinny ice cream using bananas, check out THIS POST for more ideas.
We have been having temperatures over 100.  Which is HOOOOTTTT.  Get me inside where it is air-conditioned is what I say. 

How do people function when it is so hot? 
 You really can turn these two ingredients into a smooth and thick and creamy ice cream.  I prefer it when it is soft-serve consistency, but you can freeze it and have scoop-able ice cream if you'd like.

Skinny Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

3 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
1 1/2 - 2 c. strawberries, hulled
1/8 tsp. almond extract, opt.

Slice bananas and place in an air-tight container and freeze overnight.  Add frozen bananas (break into chunks), strawberries and almond extract to a food processor or powerful blender and process until very smooth and creamy.  It will happen, just be patient.  It will take a few minutes.  Enjoy now as soft serve ice cream or place in an air-tight container and freeze until solid; several hours. Yield: around 3 cups of ice cream.  

Jenn's Notes: For a stronger strawberry flavor, fold in chopped strawberries after blended.  Make sure and use ripe bananas or the "green" banana flavor will overpower the ice cream.


  1. This sounds so easy!! Thanks for sharing the photos and yummy recipe!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. This looks SO easy and SO delicious Jenn! I love it! Pinned!

  3. I'm kicking myself right now for finishing up my strawberries. Hopefully I can get to the store to get some more soon.

  4. Yum, this looks great! David will love this - he's trying to eat healthier and hates me making ice cream all the time. This is perfect since it's only fruit!

    One question - I have tons of frozen strawberries, do you think I could use those, or will it make it to icy/watery unless I use fresh?

  5. This looks so SO good! I love that it is dairy free as I have decided to quit eating dairy since it seems to bother me. Pinned!

    Stopping by from I Should Be Mopping The Floor. Have a great week!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  6. Oh my word!! This easy and sounds so delicious?! I'm in! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  7. I will stop tossing the over ripe strawberries to the chickens. Thanks for the great idea!

  8. This looks so good! Plus I love that it has no dairy, so it will work for my dairy-free family members! Thanks!

  9. Man! I wish I would have seen this earlier today! I just threw out half a pint of strawberries that went bad. Now I know... totally gonna make this next time! Pinning now! :) Saw ya on Mandy's Recipe Box.

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  10. Brilliant! I love making this type of "ice cream" with just bananas, and I love the combo of bananas & strawberries, so why didn't I think of this sooner?! Can't wait to try it!

    Saw your recipe at Mandy's Recipe Box... :)

  11. Love this skinny ice cream!! And beautiful pictures!

  12. I found this recipe on Pinterest - just made it as a treat for hubby and I and it was amazing! I have been on my weight loss journey since Sept and he just started today and this will definitely be in our rotation! I have several bags of strawberries in the freezer from the abundance of berries we had this summer and have been looking for something to make with them - this is it! I made it with frozen bananas and frozen strawberries and it turned out perfectly. Took awhile in my food processor, but well worth the effort. We have made the variety with just frozen bananas and weren't big fans of that, so glad I found this. Thanks again!

  13. I know it said to be patient. I used a Ninja and it just came out like a smoothie. Did I not wait long enough?? My Ninja was not happy that I just kept it running. Is it the longer you run it the more like ice cream it gets?? It just seemed to get thinner and thinner like a smoothie????

    1. Oh no? It should be thicker than a smoothie. When I say it takes a few minutes, I just mean it looks chunky for a few minutes, but once everything is smooth and creamy, it is ready to eat. It should be like soft serve ice cream and too thick to drink through a straw like a smoothie.

      Check out this post and you can see, it goes from sliced frozen bananas, to chunky bananas to smooth and creamy.


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