Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

I was recently confronted with a pile of over ripe bananas sitting on my kitchen counter. Eight of them in fact. We are in the middle of a hot hot summer here in Connecticut and I haven’t felt like making any sort of food for my family lately, much less special snacks. But somehow I stumbled across a recipe for Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches in Gourmet Today. Et viola!

This recipe is easy to pull together and you don’t need an ice cream maker. If you don’t have dulce de leche lying around, you could try replacing it with carmel sauce or maybe even some brown sugar to taste.

Next time I’ll make a double batch and get rid of more of my bananas. The kids were more than happy to eat it all up.

1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 ripe banana, peeled
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons dulce de leche
Butterscotch chips (optional)

Place the milk, cream, banana, lime juice, and dulce de leche in a blender. Process until smooth (about 60 seconds). Divide mixture between two ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight. Serve topped with butterscotch chips or any other topping that tickles your fancy.

Yield: approximately 1 cup
Prep time: 10 minutes
Freezer time: overnight


  1. DebZ
    7:10 pm on July 18th, 2010

    have you checked out the banana soft serve recipe on looks sooooo good!

  2. Oh my, this looks decadent! Dulche de leche? Be still my heart! I’m dying to try just plain frozen bananas in a food processor, but bananas disappear in my husband’s smoothies too fast around here.

  3. That looks fantastic! I tried the frozen banana ice cream trick, but no one else liked it. Dulce de leche, however, will win anyone over.

  4. Those recipes for “ice cream” made out of frozen bananas in the food processor sound gross to me. Although once I saw one made with Chinese 5 spice powder that sounded very interesting.

  5. Kris
    11:14 pm on July 22nd, 2010

    I will have to try this. We always have bananas around because the girls love them but sometimes I buy one too many and they end up getting mushy. I have a great breakfast ice cream I usually make but would love to try this one.