Impossible Banana Ice Cream

Are you ready for quite possibly the most simple recipe for ice cream ever?

I call it Impossible Banana Ice Cream because it has one, and only one ingredient. It is not a sorbet, it is a creamy, luscious, wonderful ice cream. Add the toppings of your choice, like whipped cream, cherries, nuts, and hot fudge.

I also added some caramel sauce and mixed nut topping, but that isn’t necessary as it is quite flavorful and delicious all on its own.

Impossible Banana Ice Cream

Only bananas are needed to make this deliciously smooth Impossible Banana Ice Cream. Top with your favorite ice cream toppings or plain.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 182 kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 3-4 large bananas not too ripe


  • Slice the bananas into coins and lay on a piece of wax paper. Transfer to freezer and let them freeze for 1-2 hours.
  • Add the frozen banana slices to a food processor and process until creamy and extra smooth. This may take a few minutes. If needed, stop a few times to scrape down the bowl. After the mixture was initially mixed and in very small pieces, I had to let it thaw for about 10 minutes when my processor blade wouldn't pick up the mixture as it was too hard. If this happens to you, just wait a few minutes and try processing again.
  • Eat within 2-3 days. Since this ice cream has no preservatives, it is best to eat it sooner rather than later. I prefer to eat it immediately after preparing. It should be the perfect soft-serve consistency after you finish processing it.


Recipe from The Kitchn


Calories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 730mgFiber: 5gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 131IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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    Yum! I amnot a fan of ice cream at all but, Man! That looks so good!

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