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‘Free From’ One Ingredient Ice Cream

Did you know you could make ice cream with one ingredient only.... oh, and it's healthy too!

This has to be the easiest recipe I have ever shared. There is absolutely no risk of getting it wrong. It is healthy and it tastes great. What more could you wish for?

A couple of weeks ago at the Allergy Show, I had a chat with Maureen Jenkins, the Director of Clinical Services for Allergy UK. She told me I could make ice cream just by freezing ripe bananas and blending them. I have to admit I smiled and nodded but felt rather dubious about it. Surely it was too simple to work. How wrong was I!

We happened to have a couple of ripe bananas at home on that day. If fact, their skin was so black I did not fancy eating them at all, so I thought we could give it a go. As my soup blender is ancient and coming closer and closer to the end of its long and industrious life, I decided to slice the bananas before freezing them. Crevette did that for me with a butter knife and managed to fit all the slices in a small plastic container.

I forgot all about it until Sunday when the children were asking for a snack and we had ran out of pretty much everything, including bananas. That reminded me of the frozen pieces and I got them out. Fifteen minutes later, I got my soup blender out and gave the bananas a good whizz. They turned into smooth, delicious ice cream! I could not believe my eyes or my taste buds. The children were amazed as well and asked for more. Who knew something so simple could taste this delicious?

Did you know you could make ice cream with one ingredient only.... oh, and it's healthy too!

‘Free From’ One Ingredient Ice Cream

Dairy, Gluten, Egg Free Banana Ice Cream
Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings 3 scoops


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • optional:
  • - small fudge cubes or sprinkles
  • - ice cream cones


  1. Slice your bananas and freeze them.
  2. Take the banana slices out the freezer and leave at room temperature for fifteen minutes.
  3. Using a blender, mix the bananas until smooth and creamy.
  4. Enjoy straight away!

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Did you know you could make ice cream with one ingredient only.... oh, and it's healthy too!


  1. 14/01/2017 / 3:04 pm

    I just love the simplicity of this recipe. I’ve always got a few bananas that are bit past their best and this is a great way to use them up.

    • Mel
      20/01/2017 / 8:15 pm

      Get freezing!

  2. adventuresofmummyandme
    15/01/2017 / 4:37 pm

    Nice! Love how simple it is! My little man loves bananas, so will definitely have to try this! #FreeFromFridays

    • Mel
      15/01/2017 / 10:15 pm

      Simple recipes are often the best, aren’t they? No silly ingredients, no preservatives and it tastes yummy! What more could you ask for?

  3. FreeFromFairy
    16/01/2017 / 11:02 am

    I love the idea of putting fudge sprinkles in here! Yummy!

    • Mel
      16/01/2017 / 2:29 pm

      The fudge just adds another dimension. Love the chewiness on top of ice cream 🙂

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