One Ingredient Ice Cream – So Easy and Tasty, You Won’t Believe It!

This frozen banana ice cream is such a game changer! This easy ice cream recipe is a total hit with kids and all you’ll need is a blender and a frozen banana! 

I know it seems a bit crazy to be sharing an ice cream recipe in the middle of February, but yesterday it was 45 degrees outside! I was so hot and sweaty that I put on my swimsuit and went out back to sunbathe by the big pile of rapidly melting snow! Then I died of hypothermia. True story.

Honestly, though, I had planned on holding on to this recipe until it warmed up outside for real, but I just haven’t had the time to get in the kitchen lately. I’ve been busy with contractors making a mess of my house and staring at the pictures of my brand new nephew.  What’s that? You wanna stare too?

He’s even sweeter than this frozen banana ice cream recipe I’m about to share with you.

Before I share though, I would like to take a moment to assure you that my children do not, in fact, sit around and eat sugar by the spoonful all day long. I know it seems as though all I do is bake goodies filled with sugar (and butter and, sometimes, bacon), but I’m actually pretty strict about my kids’ diet.

They get one of each treat that I make and then the rest gets shipped off to work with my husband. Every now and then I’ll keep something around long enough for them to get two or three pieces, but that’s pretty rare. I figure they get enough sugar in the breakfast cereal they eat every morning, so I honestly try to limit sugar for the rest of the day.

You can imagine their surprise when I offered up ice cream for a snack, both because it meant something more complicated than me handing them a banana (the usual snack of choice) and because it was ice cream! At ten in the morning!

What they didn’t know was that their snack was still just a banana. My version of “ice cream” was just a frozen banana pureed in a blender. They were so excited that I felt a little bad for them and sprinkled some chocolate chips on top. They gobbled it up.

I’ve since made banana ice cream with a big spoonful of peanut butter mixed in. It gives it great flavor and the kids get a little protein. You could also stir in a bit of honey if you were feeling particularly nice, or better yet, drizzle in some chocolate syrup.


Banana Ice Cream

Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 2 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert recipes, kid-friendly recipes, no churn ice cream
Calories: 90 kcal

This frozen banana ice cream is such a game changer! This easy ice cream recipe is a total hit with kids and all you’ll need is a blender and a frozen banana! 


  • 1 ripe banana frozen
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips


  1. Peel and slice the banana into chunks. Place the banana in a freezr bag and freeze for 2 hours or until frozen solid.
  2. Put the frozen banana in a food processor or blender and process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Top with chocolate chips and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 211mg6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.