I have to stop using the expression the simplest ice cream recipe in the world because inevitably the next day I find one even simpler. But this surprisingly tasty, non-dairy, egg-less, no ice cream maker required, two ingredient, banana ice cream has to be getting close to the edge of simplicity. Unless someone has a magic spell for conjuring up a hot fudge sundae out of thin air or for instantly freezing cream, I am going to say this the simplest ice cream recipe in the world! Oh wait you can instantly freezing cream using the liquid nitrogen method, doah! Well if you have a magic spell to share please post it in the comments below.
Bethany Taylor on From My Kitchen to Yours has a serious sweet tooth and you can read how to make this neat little recipe there.
One variation I would try, is to add a little cold heavy cream in the mixing process; not much, maybe a tablespoon or two, just to add some dairy flavor. Greek yogurt, sour cream or non-dairy milks would work also. If this appeals to you add it a little bit at a time so that you don’t end up with soup. If you do, no worries, add even more and its Nutella banana milkshake time!
A last thought, as I indicate in the title, I think kids would love to be involved in making this recipe. The magic of bananas turning into ice cream can’t help but be fun and surprising to them.
bananas, nutella / 1 cup
Mix Prep Time: 20 min
Freeze Time: 20 min
Total Time: 40 min