Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches from justataste.com

Healthy Two-Ingredient Banana "Ice Cream" from justataste.com #recipe

Homemade banana ice cream, minus the cream, and the eggs … and the sugar, and pretty much everything else. That leaves us with one thing: frozen bananas.

The ingenious folks over at The Kitchn came up with this technique of slicing, freezing and blending the bananas. And the result is a quick-fix treat that has the consistency of soft serve and the taste of pure fruit. I’ve added a splash of vanilla and sandwiched the frozen treat between two peanut butter cookies for the ultimate summer splurge.

Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

2 bananas
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
8 store-bought or homemade peanut butter cookies

Directions:

Peel the bananas and slice them into ¼" rounds. Place them on a plate and cover the plate with plastic wrap. Place the bananas in the freezer for 2 hours, or until frozen.

Place the frozen bananas and the vanilla extract in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the bananas turn into a creamy texture. Stop the food processor intermittently to scrape down the bowl.

Divide the banana mixture by scooping it onto four of the cookies. Top each cookie with the remaining four cookies and immediately transfer the ice cream sandwiches to the freezer. Allow the ice cream sandwiches to freeze for half an hour before serving.

 

      

7 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches”

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    Natalie (The Sweets Life) — June 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    what a fabulous idea! I love banana soft serve and never thought of using it any other way than eating it plain. I’ll have to give this a try :)

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    Lauren — June 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Simply delicious; fantastic flavor combination! I recently made a roasted banana “ice cream” that is worth the extra step. I will definitely be making these ice cream sandwiches :).

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    Hayles — January 6, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I made this icecream from another site with the addition of cocoa powder and peanut paste. It was delicious. I will make this a lot and can’t wait to experiment with different fruits and flavours. Left in the fridge it has a softened, mousse like texture. Yum and soooo easy. Perfect thermie recipe.

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    Aggie — July 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    This is giving me serious cravings!! I always have frozen bananas in freezer, I need to make this today!

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    Becky — July 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Love a good simple recipe.. especially when it involves ice cream sandwiches!!

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