Dessert

Banana Raspberry “Ice Cream”

Banana Raspberry "Ice Cream"

I didn’t know until last week that bananas can make one of the best ice cream. It turns out that frozen bananas are good for more than just making smoothies. If you freeze a banana until solid, then whiz it up in a blender or food processor, it makes creamy and rich ice cream. Stephanie’s “Pure Banana Soft Serve” inspired me to make my version of banana ice cream. It’ll only take you a few minutes at most, and it tastes really awesome! It also much healthier than your typical dairy ice cream. You can throw some bananas in the freezer before you go to bed and the next day you have a perfect base for an ice cream. I decided to take it to another level and added few more ingredients: little bit of greek yogurt, some maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, walnuts and raspberry spread for extra flavor. The flavors just explode in your mouth! Perfect dessert for summer!

Note: You MUST use a food processor or a high-speed blender for this recipe; a regular blender will not blend the bananas thoroughly enough.

Banana Raspberry 'Ice Cream'

  • Time: 10 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 3 large frozen bananas, peeled, halved (bananas should be very ripe)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry spread or jam ( or use your favorite flavor); fresh berries will be perfect too!!!
  • Dark chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)

Directions:
Place all the ingredients except for chocolate into a food processor or a high-speed blender. Pulse several times to break into smaller pieces, then turn on and run for about five minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. The bananas will start to resemble soft serve in a few minutes. Transfer to a bowl and place in freezer for about 15 minutes, if you’d like, or serve immediately.

This will be my entry for Fiesta Friday this week!

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook
    May 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    YAAAYYYY!!! So glad you did this, your version sounds absolutely delicious, my mouth is watering thinking about the raspberry addition!! Great pic too, it just looks so refreshing ! ☀️

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      oceanviewkitchen
      May 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks! I think it’s my favorite dessert now:) so easy and delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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    Lori
    May 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Wow!!! This sounds so great!!

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    Baby June
    May 29, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I’m a fan of banana ice cream too, this variation looks amazing! Love the addition of Greek yogurt, sounds like it would make it extra creamy and smooth. 🙂

    • Reply
      oceanviewkitchen
      May 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks! I was surprised how good it was!!! Defiantly a keeper:) you exactly right about the yogurt!

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    crafteaheart
    May 30, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Olga!!! I just had to nominated you for the Liebster Award. Go to http://crafteaheart.com/2014/05/30/s-u-r-p-r-i-s-e-d/ for more details on how to accept your award. =D

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    Mr Fitz
    May 30, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Absolutely fabulous! I have heard of this ‘ice-cream’.. After reading your post I am for sure making this! its bookmarked.. Thanks for bringing it to FF18! Bubbles?

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      oceanviewkitchen
      May 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Thanks! It was my first time making it and I was surprised how good it was! Thanks for stopping by:) happy FF18!!!

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        Mr Fitz
        May 30, 2014 at 9:16 am

        Thanks for sharing it! Happy FF18 also!

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    Traditionally Modern Food
    May 30, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Banana ice creams looks delicious:)

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    Maulshri Mitra
    May 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Ice cream is one of my favourite foods and I loved your recipe and your pictures are so pretty Xx

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    FireBonnet
    May 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Reblogged this on Meghan aka FireBonnet Lite.

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    FireBonnet
    May 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    This looks so perfect to start training a sweet tooth husband into healthy alternatives! Thank you. Happy Fiesta Friday!

    • Reply
      oceanviewkitchen
      May 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      That exactly what I was thinking!!! My husband loved it and he likes ice cream, real ice cream:) you should try, it’s really easy and you can adjust to your taste with different flavors!

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    sabine
    May 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    That´s a great idea, turning all this into frozen yoghurt ice cream – just discovered that I like most of these ingredients as a lunchtime snack, unfrozen throughout the year. Now you give them a summertime twist. Really nice!

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    thebrookcook
    May 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Yum! My kids and I eat frozen banana slices because they taste like ice cream- such a healthy after school snack! This is such an upgrade- I must try it!! 🙂

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      oceanviewkitchen
      May 31, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Thanks! It was delicious and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:)

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    chefjulianna
    May 30, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this. I have been making puddings with avocado, but I love this trick with the frozen bananas! You rock! Thanks for this recipe! 🙂

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      oceanviewkitchen
      May 31, 2014 at 7:05 am

      Thanks! It’s such an easy and delicious dessert! I was surprised how good it was!!!

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    skd
    May 30, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Hi ! You have been nominated for the Wonderful Team Member Readership award . I am sure you have a lot of awards in your kitty, but this is my token of appreciation for being a part of my wonderful community . Please collect it at http://aromasandflavours.com/2014/05/30/caramelized-lemon-chicken-wings/

    Just what we need this summer. So refreshing and cool 🙂

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    Melissa @ The Glen House
    May 31, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Delicious!

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    chefceaser
    May 31, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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    Selma's Table
    May 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious – and the photos are simply lovely!

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    saucygander
    May 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    What a clever idea!

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    Sinfully Tempting
    May 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to try this! 🙂

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    lapetitecasserole
    June 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Awesome!

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