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How to Make Healthy Ice Cream at Home

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How to Make Healthy Ice Cream at Home

A 1 ingredient healthy ice cream – yes you heard right!

Here is a super simple 1 ingredient recipe for a silky smooth ice cream which tastes incredible and is surprisingly healthy!

There is only one ingredient needed to make the base of this delicious ice cream, but you can add more if want to try different flavours.

So, what is the one ingredient? It’s banana!

Why are Bananas so Great?
Well, they are super cheap for starters! So this scrummy ice cream recipe won’t break the bank. Bananas are also full of potassium which is great for keeping our hearts healthy. They are also rich in vitamin B6 which is one of the many vitamins that helps keep our brains healthy. Bananas are also a great source of fibre which is great for our digestive health.

So, here is the 1 ingredient banana ice cream recipe:


  1. Take one banana and peel it.
  2. Chop it up into bitesize cubes.
  3. Place in a freezer-safe container.
  4. Freeze the banana in the freezer for several hours, or overnight.
  5. In a blender add in the bananas and blend carefully until it reaches a creamy texture.
  6. Eat from a bowl or scoop into an ice cream cone.
  7. Enjoy!

If you want to add more flavour to the banana base, here are a few suggestions. And all these flavours are bursting with vitamins and minerals. 

Orange and Ginger: Once the banana is blended, add in one teaspoon of grated ginger and two teaspoon of orange zest. Add a splash of orange juice and blitz until everything is combined thoroughly & enjoy.

Pistachio: Once the banana base is blended, add in a handful of de-shelled pistachios, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup and blend well. If you want the vivid green colour, add a 1/8th of a teaspoon of green food colouring & enjoy.

Strawberry and Mint: Once the bananas are blended, add in a handful of strawberries and a teaspoon of honey. Blend until everything is well combined. Decorate with several sprigs of mint.

Cherry Chocolate Chip: Once the bananas are blended, add a handful of destoned cherries, a teaspoon of honey & blend until its well combined. With a spoon, mix in a handful of chocolate chips for a hit of sweetness!

Blueberry Blast: Once the bananas are smooth and creamy, add in a handful of frozen blueberries and a drizzle of honey. Blend until its well combined.

Coffee and Almond: Make a teaspoon worth of instant coffee and allow it to cool completely in the fridge. Once the bananas are blended, add in the instant coffee and some crushed almond chunks. Mix well and enjoy!

Try Your Own Extras

Why try your own additions? You can take a picture of your homemade ice cream and share on social media using this tag #LucysSquadFood

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