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Banana Ice Cream – Day 3 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

Here’s another one ingredient treat. This is very simple to make, and great for your banana lover who wants to cool down. It’s not really ice cream, but it sure tastes and feels like it.




Peel banana and slice into chunks. Place chunks in a freezer safe container. Try to keep them from touching so you can separate them as needed once they’re frozen.

Drop chunks into blender. Blend until smooth. Scoop into bowl and enjoy.

If the banana doesn’t appear to blend smoothly at first, don’t worry. When the chunks are frozen too hard, the blender may only make them into smaller pieces. Turn off the blender and push the banana bits back on the blender’s blades and keep blending. It should smooth out.

Banana Ice Cream - Day 3 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

Plastic Wrapped Bananas? Say What?

Yeah, sure, that makes sense. Wrap a banana in plastic and say it’s green because it keeps them fresh longer.

I’m not sure I have words for the idiocy.

I suppose on a business level there’s a certain degree of brilliance. Apparently they’re going to cost about $1 per individually wrapped banana, compared to maybe $0.20 or less per banana if you buy them in a bunch.

The keeping them fresh longer as green line I just don’t buy. Can’t possibly make up for the wasted plastic. Besides, that’s what banana bread was invented for! It’s easy to use up overripe bananas if you want to.

Last I checked, bananas have a fabulous natural wrapper. It decomposes beautifully in the garden. It keeps the part you eat fresh and clean until you’re ready to eat the banana.

It never ceases to amaze me how anything can be greenwashed into an eco friendly perspective if the marketing department tries hard enough.