Frozen Banana Desserts

Banoffee Frozen Yogurt

There are recipes to be found for quick banana ice cream which involve just one ingredient (banana), a freezer and a food processor.  The recipe is so simple and the result is soft churn banana ice cream.  I tried making some but I don't have a food processor and my blender couldn't handle the frozen banana so I came up with my own version - actually several versions based along the same theme!

For each serving, you just require one ripe banana (this is a great way to use up very ripe bananas) and a tablespoon of Greek-style yogurt (because of its thicker texture and creamy taste).

Version one is a Banoffee Frozen Yogurt.  

For each serving - peel the banana, slice finely and put into a container or freezer bag and chill in the freezer for about 20 minutes.  Remove from the freezer and mash with a fork, mix in the yogurt.  Spoon into a serving dish and drizzle with caramel sauce or maple syrup.  If you like, sprinkle with a topping of chocolate chips or flaked nuts.

Peanut and Banana Frozen Yogurt

Version two is a Peanut and Banana Frozen Yogurt.  Follow the same method as above, but also add a teaspoon of peanut or almond nut butter.

Version three is a Tropical Banana Frozen Yogurt. This time, add coconut yogurt to the banana instead of plain yogurt and decorate with chopped pineapple.

These recipes are so simple but really delicious, include at least one of your five a day and are a much lower fat alternative to ice cream.  Once you start making them, other ideas will no doubt spring to mind!


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