Sunday, July 19, 2020

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream (2-Ingredients) + Video

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream with 2 ingredients and only 5 minutes! I scream you scream we all scream for easy ice cream. Let's make it!

Titled Text (Strawberry Banana Ice Cream): Three scoops in a bowl
It just happens to be dairy-free and you control the sweetness. No matter the weather we are always looking for delicious ice cream.

If you're looking for a few new dairy-free ice cream recipes, you might want to try my 3-ingredient chocolate peanut butter ice cream, this chocolate banana ice cream, and my pecan banana ice cream.

They require only a few simple ingredients and each one is completely dairy-free.

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream: Ingredients bananas and strawberries

Soft serve strawberry banana ice cream

If you want soft serve ice cream, you can eat it right out of the blender. It will be soft and creamy at that point.

However, if you want ice cream that is more frozen, you can place it back in the freezer after processing the ingredients.

There are no preservatives in your ice cream, so it will freeze solid.

Simply remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving to allow it to soften slightly. It freezes and keeps beautifully!

You can transfer to a freezer-safe container and allow the ice cream to firm up in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours.

Do you need an ice cream maker?
No, you don't need an ice cream maker to make this frozen banana ice cream. This is a simple recipe that you make with your blender or a food processor.

You simply slice up the frozen fruit and add it to a high power blender or a food processor until it becomes creamy and smooth. Then, you freeze the ice cream until it's solid.

If you do not have a high powered blender you may want to cut your bananas into slices and freeze them.

Frozen Banana Ice Cream: In the blender

Strawberry banana ice cream variations
The bananas are key to the creamy ice-cream-like texture of this frozen dessert. So, they will need to be in each recipe.

There are many different types of flavor variations you can try. Here are a few suggestions you can try next time you make this.

  • Blueberry and banana 
  • Peach and banana
  • Coconut milk with pineapple and banana
  • Nutella and banana

You can see how this frozen banana ice cream has a world of possibilities.

Banana Ice Cream Recipe : Spoonful coming out of the blender

Tips for making strawberry banana ice cream
This is a very simple recipe and it has always come out absolutely delicious every time I make it. But, here are a few tips you can follow to ensure your ice cream has the best possible flavor.

Always start with ripe bananas when you make this. If your bananas aren't ripe, the ice cream won't be sweet enough.

If you notice you have bananas that are ripening too fast for you to enjoy them, just peel them and put them in the freezer to use in the future.

That way when you start craving strawberry banana ice cream, you will have bananas that are already frozen.

Frozen banana ice cream is a wonderful way to use up fruit that is too ripe to eat as is.

If your berries are starting to look old, just put them in a freezer bag in the freezer to use in your next ice cream recipe. No one will be able to tell when the ice cream is finished.

Banana Ice Cream: In a freezer safe dish to freeze in

What you will need to make this recipe
  • Mixing BowlI like a variety of mixing bowls and prep bowls and this set has them all.
  • Blender - You can use any blender, but I absolutely love this one! I use it for ice cream, smoothies, soups, my tomato sauce, and naturally this recipe.

Healthy banana ice cream
Unlike traditional ice cream that contains a lot of sugar and heavy cream, this ice cream is a healthy frozen treat. The sugar in this recipe is completely optional.

You can leave it out entirely if you prefer. Or, you can use your favorite sweetener whether that's stevia or honey instead.

It's a much better choice for anyone that is watching their calories or is lactose intolerant. Just keep in mind that bananas are high in sugar on their own.

Banana Ice Cream: Frozen and scooped

More easy ice cream recipes
If you've enjoyed this frozen banana ice cream recipe, here are a few more ice cream desserts you might want to try.


Enjoy!

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Banana Ice Cream: Scoops in a bowl



Want to see how you make this Strawberry Banana Ice Cream with 2-Ingredients? Watch the video!




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Banana Ice Cream with Strawberry: close up of 3 scoops in a white bowl

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream with 2 ingredients and only 5 minutes!

Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 0 Total time: 5 Min

Ingredients

              • 4 large bananas, frozen
              • 4 cups strawberries, frozen
              • 2 tablespoons sugar, optional

                          Instructions

                                1. Place strawberries in a bowl or measuring cup. If your strawberries are not very sweet, sprinkle with sugar and toss to combine.  Place the bowl in the microwave at 30-second intervals until the strawberries soften slightly and the sugar dissolves in the juice (if used).
                                2. Add bananas and strawberry mixture to the blender and blend until they reach the perfect consistency.
                                3. When your ice cream stops moving in the blender, you will want to stop and scrape down the pitcher of the blender and stir a few times, about 2-3 minutes of total blending time.
                                4. Your frozen fruit may separate into tiny frozen chunks before it becomes a fabulous creamy consistency, so be patient.
                                5. Serve and enjoy! You can also transfer to a freezer-safe container and allow ice cream to firm up in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours.
                                DONNA'S NOTES
                                1. If you do not have a high powdered blender you may want to cut your bananas into slices and freeze them. 
                                2. There are no preservatives in your ice cream, so it will freeze solid.  Simply remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving to allow to soften slightly. It freezes and keeps beautifully!
                                3. You can transfer to a freezer-safe container and allow ice cream to firm up in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours.

                                  Strawberry Banana Ice Cream: Banana Ice cream in a white bowl

                                  Originally published March 2012, updated and republished July 2020

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                                  64 comments:

                                  1. I like the blog. This ice cream looks so delicious.

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                                    1. it was very good I ate it up so quick!

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                                  2. This looks amazing! Brilliant too! Thank you so much for this beautiful recipe!!!! Can't wait to give it a try.

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                                  3. Great combination. Seems like I've been freezing just about everything this way lately. The kids are always giddy to have "smoothie ice cream" and it is so much healthier! Nice job.

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                                  4. Now this is an ice cream recipe I wouldn't feel guilty about serving to my family. I especially love that you can whip it up in your blender! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the beautiful weather :)

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                                  5. Wow this looks delicious, I just started making banana ice cream, so this is a great add in too!! love this.

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                                  6. I just made this and it turned out more like a smoothie than ice cream. Did I do something wrong? Were my bananas too ripe maybe (they were super mushy before I froze them). I put it in the freezer to firm up so I can eat it later but just was wondering if I did something wrong.

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                                    1. It could be that your bananas were more ripe, did you also freeze your strawberries? They should still be pretty frozen when you blend them, just starting to defrost.

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                                    2. I think my bananas were too ripe. The strawberries were frozen. Its still delicious but even after freezing for an hour its still more icy than creamy.

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                                    3. I'm confused, so there is no half and half in this? No cream or milk whatsoever?? If so then how does it become creamy? And if so why then is it called ice CREAM since it's just fruit???

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                                    4. The bananas make the creamy consistency.
                                      Hope that helps! XOXO

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                                  7. Do you think if I add some yogurt to this recipe it'll help with the creaminess/consistancy?

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                                    1. It would help make them creamy in the blender. However once you put it in the freezer, it would freeze solid. If you remove from freezer and allow to thaw for 15-20 minutes on the counter it would be wonderful.

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                                    2. Yes, I agree with The Slow Roasted Italian... Yogurt will make the mixture freeze rock solid. I know because I recently took regular yogurt & froze it - I couldn't believe how hard it became. It was as solid as an ice cube & took a LONG time to de-ice!

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                                  8. Yes this is the kind of ice cream I like to make for my daughters too, when I made the cocoa and bananas one, she(2 y old) looked and me and said.. "Are these fruits?" Noooo.. no fruits.. ice cream ..:) Hmmm.. she wasn't too sure about it.. but she ate it all:)

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                                  9. Love this! I do a banana (and sometimes peanut butter) version and we all love it! I like the idea of adding strawberry too. Don't you just love fooling the little ones? :)

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                                  10. Would it work just as well if I were to halve the whole recipe?

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                                  11. Hi, I want to try this out but can I skip the microwaving step or replace it by heating in other ways since I do not own a microwave?

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                                    1. Absolutely. Just toss frozen strawberries with sugar and sit on the counter top until slightly softened (about 30 minutes).

                                      Hope that helps! Enjoy.

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                                  12. I made this Saturday and served it between lunch and dinner as a cool treat between meals. We were all three working in the yard/garden and it was beyond GOOD! My husband is a diabetic, and my mother-in-law has to watch her dairy, so the idea seemed great but I would make this for anyone, any time. We eat a lot of bananas and strawberries and this is the PERFECT recipe!

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                                  13. I just made this and it's incredible! I love love the simplicity and the wholesomeness! THANKS!

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                                  14. Love it! Just remember to peel the bananas before you freeze them (I forgot this crucial step the first time around)to make this great ice cream.

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                                  15. Love it! Just remember to peel the bananas prior to freezing to make this great ice cream.

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                                  16. What blender are you using.....? Is it a Vitamix?

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                                    1. This was actually made in a Ninja blender. We have also made this in a Vitamix and it is awesome! Hope that helps. If you are worried, you can use a food processor too.

                                      Enjoy!

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                                    2. I have a very old blender, but if I freeze the bananas cut into inch or less chunks, my blender handles it better. I have also done this with smoothies and not had to use ice to make them cold. They are a Godsend for creaminess.

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                                  17. I make a banana/cocoa/PB version of this, and I LOVE it! Going to make strawberry banana for my family tomorrow! You can't beat tasty and healthy!

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                                  18. Yum! This looks absolutely delicious! I love ice-cream but it's not always such a healthy option... so I'll definitely be making this instead! :-) Lucy from Bake Play Smile

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                                  19. I love ice-cream, but always feel guilty with the calories. Especially since I like to buy the organic and real cream is used. My theory is that real stuff is better than chemicals. That's why this recipe is so perfect. All natural AND no cream. I guess I better get myself a blender so I can try this. Ha

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                                  20. I love that I know
                                    exactly what's in what I'm eating, and I can add what I want.

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                                  21. I love knowing that there aren't all the additives in what we are eating, just what I want in it.

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                                  22. I love that I know
                                    exactly what's in what I'm eating, and I can add what I want.

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                                  23. Can this be done with an immersion blender since I don't have a blender?

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                                    1. You could try it, but the mixture is really so thick you would need a high powered blender or a food processor. What you could so is use fresh fruit, make the mixture and freeze it and stir the mixture every hour until it is frozen. Let us know how it goes! Enjoy.

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                                  24. Wow awesome! Would love to try it, however can't find bananas anywhere, any recommended replacement?
                                    Thanks

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                                    1. Honestly the bananas give it the creamy texture. You could try substituting frozen mango for a scrumptious strawberry mango 'ice cream'. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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                                  25. love the ice cream, recipe does not look complicated :)

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                                  26. Tastes great! But I had to substitute raspberries for strawberries because thats what I had. I also added just a splash of cream. Delicious!

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                                  27. This is not ice cream. it is frozen fruit sorbet. Ice cream has to have cream in it. If you are going to pull out the ice cream maker, and are going to spend money for quality ingredients, then take the extra 5 minutes and make a custard based ice cream. I one cup half and half, and 3 cups milk, 1 cup of sugar, and 5 egg yolks. Then I add my flavorings to the cooled custard mixture. You have to have some cream in it to call it ice cream. You can use milk, but you have to use whole milk, because the mixture has to have some butterfat to freeze properly. Then, I heated the fresh strawberries on the stove with 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 TBLS of lemon juice. Reduce it then cool it. You can find the custard recipe on the internet. My ice cream took longer, but is delicious. Have a great day!

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                                    1. Sounds awesome James! Thanks for the recipe, I am sure our readers will love it.

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                                    2. Thanks James for the info.. I am going to give it a try in my machine!

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                                    3. Hence the title, "ice cream"

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                                  28. Wow. For all the anal readers/correctors out there, type in " " around ice cream: "ice cream", or write faux ice cream, frozen dessert...geez. Sounds yummers, and with Spring and ripening strawberries... Thanks.

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                                  29. Ok I just make this in my 5quart Ninja and m

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                                  30. I wonder if this would work in my food processor??

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                                  31. Thanks for the recipe. Good and healthy! Just a warning to readers to make sure they chop off the green leaves of the strawberries before freezing them. I wasn't thinking that through when I stuck them in the freezer after washing and drying them off. Very hard to cut the leaves off when frozen! "Duhh!"

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                                  32. Your recipes are always pictured so beautifully. I want to make them all! Keep those super recipes coming

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                                  33. I made this as the recipe recommends. It was delicious! I think next time I may try adding a little bit of chocolate chips in it. I would then taste something like a chocolate covered strawberry. Yum!

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                                  34. I made this and put resulting "ice cream" into some pudding pop molds I have and then put those in the freezer. An hour later the kids had banana-strawberry "ice cream" popsicles. (I had one too ;) )

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                                  35. This is delicious, and I call it ice cream for my addiction, what matters if there is cream in it? I used 1 sliced frozen banana, about 2/3 C frozen strawberries, and 1 t. cocoa, 1 T stevia. Great!!

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                                  36. For me, my mother makes the best ice cream recipes. So yummy!

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                                  37. I tried it and it was confirmed

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                                  38. I just made a variation with banana, strawberry and mango. I used 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk to help blend with a dash of vanilla for flavor enhancement. YUM! It's like a creamy sorbet. Luscious and decadent.

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                                  39. Once you add the flavour, e.g. strawberry, can you taste the banana? I am worried the taste and smell of ripe bananas may be a bit overpowering. Thanks.

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                                  40. I enjoyed reading your work. I'll come back for more

                                    Keep up the good work :) from, Home Buys Plus

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                                  41. Why does the banana and strawberies have to be frozen? Can't you just freeze the ice cream after you make it.

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                                  42. I’d like to try a vanilla bean vanilla version/ can I use frozen coconut milk instead of the fruit with the the scraping of a vanilla bean & the bananas? Think that would work?

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                                  43. can we do it without the frozen fruit and after we bland can we put it into the freezer

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                                  44. can it be with diffrent fruite

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