Can we agree that banana is good stuff? Like how it makes this green smoothie taste awesome and creamy? Yup! I was obsessed with that banana peanut butter green smoothie all last month. I still have it in the morning occasionally, but moving on to other fruits in my smoothies now, like oranges and apples… So I ended up with two super ripe bananas the other day. I hate to waste food, so I cut them up and threw them into the freezer. I could use them another day for smoothie or try them in ice cream for size (this one or this one).
I know peanut butter and banana is like bread and butter or cookie and milk… But since I’ve been having a lot (like a lot!!) of peanut butter and banana in my smoothies, I wanted something else in my banana ice cream. Something with similar texture, enters the cookie butter! Simply add the frozen bananas and cookie butter to the food processor and blend blend blend until creamy!
While the food processor is running, you may have doubts that this clumpy chunky stuff is gonna turn into a smooth creamy ice cream, because I did. At first the frozen banana pieces clump all together in one big lump while the food processor blade whirs around and I seriously thought to myself I’m gonna have to add this to Fail Recipes of 2014. But then after a few minutes more, it magically turns into a creamy mixture… like this!
To be honest, I was hesitant at first with the whole banana ice cream thing… I really like my ice cream as you can see here, here and here. But this “ice cream” is so deliciously creamy, so creamy it kills me! You would never guess it wasn’t made with double cream. It totally surprises me how good it is. I’m a total believer in banana ice cream now. If I ever doubt you internet, with all your banana ice cream recipes floating around the past couple months, I’m sooo sorry, I was bananas! This guilt-free ice cream is moving up to the top of my ice cream list! It’s definitely love at first bite, forever and ever!
📖 Recipe card
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 scant tablespoon cookie butter
- Pinch of salt (more to taste)
- Chopped nuts for garnishing
- Slice the bananas and place in a freezer proof container, freeze until completely harden. I froze them overnight.
- Add the frozen bananas, cookie butter and salt in a food processor and process for several minutes until creamy.
- Scoop out into an ice cream bowl, topped with chopped nuts (I had walnuts on hand) and serve right away.
Eat this all by yourself or share, it is enough for 2 really big scoops of ice cream. 🙂 This recipe is inspired by/adapted from Pinch of Yum’s Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream and Dessert for Two’s Guiltless Banana Ice Cream.
hi do you have a lactose free version
This is made with frozen banana as an ice cream base so it is lactose free. I don’t believe cookie butter contains lactose, it may contain traces of milk from the processing plant but it is not made with milk. I have a lactose free ice cream recipe if that’s what you’re looking for?
This looks unbelievably creamy and decadent. Hard to believe it’s actually healthy.
Leigha @ The Yooper Girl
This looks INCREDIBLE! I am still a banana ice cream non believer… I don’t know why I haven’t tried it yet. I have a jar of cookie butter in the pantry I’m holding out on opening because the nearest TJ’s is 4 hours away!
ADORABLE blog, btw!! 🙂
Thank you Leigha! Do you have a Target near you, they have a Lotus brand Biscoff cookie butter, it’s about the same if you run out of the TJ’s one! You should try the banana ice cream, it might change your mind, and if not, at least you try!
This is genius! Being a huge banana and peanut butter fan as well, I’m seeing this for breakfast in the morning. I already have the bananas in the freezer. Thanks for sharing!
Breakfast sounds like a great idea! Thanks so much for visiting MJ!
Suzanne @ Flour Arrangements
Cookie butter and banana? Well, YUM! Thanks for sharing the great recipe.
Thanks for visiting Suzanne!
Raquel @ My California Roots
How delicious is this! I’ve been a banana ice cream doubter for a long time, too, but since you’ve become a convert I may just have to give it a go. Especially if there is cookie butter involved. It HAS to be good!
Thanks Raquel! You should definitely try it, it really is amazing!! This totally changed my perception of “ice cream”, the wheel in my mind is turning trying to figure out what other flavors I can make with this new found ice cream love. 🙂