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Homemade Cherry Banana Nice Cream

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This weekend I saw several perfectly ripe bananas sitting on my counter, just begging me to do something with them. I decided it would be a great time to make frozen banana ice cream. And by ice cream, I mean not actually ice cream at all but rather nice cream.  Just two simple ingredients make up this Homemade Cherry Banana Ice Cream, making it a great activity for kids as part of Mini Chef Monday! This recipe requires a bit of patience as it is a two step process but is definitely worth it!

Learn how to make this easy cherry nice cream with just a few ingredients. If you love bananas and healthy treats you'll love this refreshing dessert without the guilt! Kids will love to help you make this mock ice cream.

How to Make Nice Cream

The key to making nice cream is frozen bananas.  To start you’ll need to slice and freeze your bananas. My seven and three year old love the opportunity to cut food and bananas are a great way to get practice.

Slicing Bananas for Frozen Banana Ice Cream

Kids can learn proper ways to hold the knife while building up their motor skills with this recipe.  Because bananas are easily sliced with a butter knife, I don’t have to worry about them getting hurt.

Kids Slicing Bananas for Frozen Banana Ice Cream

While we used frozen cherries, any fruit will work well with this banana nice cream.

Easy Homemade Frozen Banana Ice Cream

Learn how to make this easy cherry nice cream with just a few ingredients. If you love bananas and healthy treats you'll love this refreshing dessert without the guilt! Kids will love to help you make this mock ice cream.
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Homemade Cherry Banana Nice Cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author FindingZest

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup frozen cherries

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice bananas into chucks. Place bananas on parchment paper and freeze until solid, at least two hours.
  2. Blend bananas and cherries in blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.

You will want to serve this recipe right away. While initially this dessert is much like traditional ice cream, as the bananas sit the consistency will change and the bananas will start to brown.

Easy Homemade Banana Ice Cream Recipe

All three of my boys loved this ice cream so much. They thought it was an amazing treat, perfect for late Sunday afternoon. I love snacks that I can feel good about serving. Give it a try with your favorite fruits!

Learn how to make this easy cherry nice cream with just a few ingredients. If you love bananas and healthy treats you'll love this refreshing dessert without the guilt! Kids will love to help you make this mock ice cream.

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Learn how to make this easy cherry nice cream with just a few ingredients. If you love bananas and healthy treats you'll love this refreshing dessert without the guilt! Kids will love to help you make this mock ice cream.

7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I like so many of your recipes! And this is such a fun one to make with my niece. Thanks for sharing an awesome Ice Cream recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I love Cherries and bananas in ice cream and it being homemade is even better. I want to make this ice cream! It looks delicious.

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