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Peanut Butter Banana Soft Serve


So remember when I said all I wanted to do in this hot weather was sit around eating salads and ice cream?

Forget the part about the salad. And double up on the ice cream to make up for it. In this particular peanut butter and banana soft serve, the banana gives the recipe its ice-cream-like texture and the peanut butter gives a richness that really does make this recipe taste like actual ice cream. Or, if you omit the peanut butter, you’ll still have a delicious sherbet-like dessert.


Peanut Butter Banana Soft Serve

(No added sugar)

  • 4 medium bananas, peeled and chopped into pieces (the riper, the better)
  • 3-5 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter or sunbutter)
  • optional: pinch salt

Freeze the chopped bananas in a Ziploc-type bag. Later, combine all ingredients in a Vita-Mix or food processor or blender. If you use a food processor or blender, you’ll probably have to add a little liquid to get everything to blend. You might also have to thaw the frozen bananas if your freezer is super-powerful. For authentic presentation, use an ice cream scoop to serve! (If you scoop it all into a container and freeze about 10-15 minutes, the texture will also become a bit firmer like ice cream, as opposed to soft serve.)

For more ideas, be sure to check out the following: 30 Healthy Ice Cream Recipes.

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Published on May 26, 2010

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  1. Beth says

    Hmmm i don’t know about weird ice cream flavors buttt my favorites are green tea ice cream and recently I had fresh cheese gelato over a chilled fruit soup.. it was INCREDIBLE!

  2. Marina says

    Peanut butter ice cream…sounds perfect for this weather, it’s crazy hot here.
    I think I’ve never encountered such strange ice cream flavors :/
    Green tea was the weirdest for me, I had it once and it was one of the best things in my life. Yum!

  3. abby says

    i think the weirdest for me have been the “flavor of the month” they did at b&r. things like bubblegum with gummy worms. weird, but fun!

  4. Inspired says

    I think the weirdest ice cream flavor would no doubt be Garlic! I heard about a Garlic Festival that has it. But I am a garlic lover, so maybe I would like it after all ;).

  5. Jennifer - jcd says

    Beet ice cream seemed really weird when I saw it, but then I tried the recipe and loved it. My uncle says he sees a lot of weird ice cream flavours in Hong Kong: green tea, red bean, pear, and some others I cannot remember.

  6. Jessica (PB & Jess) says

    Weirdest flavor, you say? Hmmm…I’d have to go with maple bacon. I saw it in a “gourmet” gelato place and thought it was pretty gross. It was vanilla based with chunks of maple candy and bacon.

  7. Valerie says

    When we visited Asia, we saw all kinds of weird flavors. Red bean was a big one. But then again, they probably think OUR flavors are weird!

  8. Jo says

    UPDATE on my attempts to make dark chocolate dreams – sorry have been away on holiday and only just catching up on your blog now… it was AMAZING! No idea if it tastes like DCD but I loved what I created.

  9. Kittie says

    I’ve never met an ice cream I didn’t like….but I have had violet soda before and it is wonderful, I’m sure violet ice cream would be great.

  10. sonia @ master of her romaine says

    aw I used to LOVE Pacuigos when I lived in the Dallas area! I tried the violet and it was great! It had a slightly strong aftertaste (in a good way!) and it wasn’t too sweet. I also like their pear flavor but I would always get the Fruiti de Bosco because my cat’s name was Bosco, haha!
    I think the worst I’ve had was the kid’s bubble gum flavor at Baskin Robbins. I used to get it all the time as a kid but hated it…don’t know why I got it! it was bitter from all the coloring and the bubble gum chunks in the ice cream were so cold that you couldn’t even chew them!

  11. Ilana says

    There’s a place here that sells lox+cream cheese ice cream. I’ve never tried it though!!

    I personify my appliances – my stand mixer is for certain a “she”…she’s ma baby.

  12. Katie says

    I saw tomato basil ice cream at a nearby ice cream shop here in Germany. Yuck! That place always has a mystery flavor too and they won’t tell you what it is…you don’t know unless you try it!

  13. eatandrun says

    Basil mint! The mint part sounds good, but basil? Um excuse me, but this is ice cream, not a soup! 🙂

  14. Katie says

    That ice cream looks amazing. I may have to make my own, except that it’s not sunny here. I’m more in the mood for soup!

    The most disgusting ice cream I’ve ever had isn’t a particularly off flavour – bubblegum. I used to love it, and now the mere thought of it is disgusting. I think black pepper would be kind of good. I really like chocolate chili. It’s sweet with a bit of a kick, perhaps pepper would be the same? Or just weird. Sounds kind of like Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans.

  15. Amy @ Everything is Homemade says

    I’ve HAD black pepper ice cream before. It was at an Italian restaurant. The waitress was rattling off the desserts and she mentioned that one and we all recoiled in disgust. No one ordered it but she brought us a taste anyway. The worst part was that it was topped with CELERY CHUTNEY. So black pepper ice cream with celery chutney. It tasted as bad as it sounds!

  16. Katie says

    Hello love!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhh this looks good!!! Loved that vitamix had to get in on the hug a fat action!!!

    My fave icecream is mint chocolate chip all day long!!!!!!!!!!


  17. LoRin says

    I’ve had wasabi-flavored ice cream at coldstone, a sample. My friend tricked me when I was in middle school because I didn’t know what it was. It was the most disgusting flavor ever!

  18. Stefanie says

    That PB banana ice cream looks yummy. There are some crazy ice cream flavors that just should not be made. I have been wanting to try avocado ice cream.

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