Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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How to make banana ice cream with only TWO ingredients! This healthy ice cream is a favorite dessert at our house and it is good for you! You will love this “nice” cream!

Banana Ice Cream in Bowl

Freeze Those Brown Bananas

Brown spotted bananas were sitting on our counter, staring me down. I tried to ignore them, but they kept haunting me. It seems like I can never eat bananas fast enough. They always turn brown and beg me to put them to good use. I usually bake banana bread, banana cookies, banana cake, or use them in a smoothie. This time I decided to turn them into ice cream since it is so hot outside. I used the popular “One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream” recipe, but added peanut butter, creating a Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream.

Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe on Love this easy and healthy treat!

Frozen Brown Bananas for Ice Cream

How To Make Banana Ice Cream

I was a little skeptical about this recipe. How could two ingredients create a smooth and creamy ice cream?  There is no cream, milk, eggs, or even sugar involved. I was willing to give it a try though. I had to use up my brown bananas!

I sliced up four ripe bananas and put them on a large plate. I put them in the freezer and let them chill until they were frozen-about two hours.

Sliced Bananas Ready To Be Frozen

I put the frozen banana slices in my Blendtec blender. If you don’t have a super powerful blender, use a food processor. The blender or food processor needs to be powerful to puree the frozen banana slices. It will take some work from the machine:)

Blended Frozen Banana Ice Cream

I pulverized the banana slices for a few minutes, scraping down the sides a few times. Then I blended them again. The bananas will take some time to reach an ice cream texture, so be patient. When the bananas were smooth and creamy, I added in the peanut butter and blended the mixture one more time. I was amazed at the rich and silky texture. I grabbed a spoon and tasted the banana peanut butter ice cream and I was amazed. It was the best peanut butter banana ice cream I have ever tasted. I can’t believe I created this heavenly ice cream with only two ingredients. Plus, you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make this recipe. This recipe really is magical!

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Frozen Banana Ice Cream

If you are looking for a new way to use up your ripe bananas, try this Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream. The recipe is super simple to make and no one will ever know there are only two ingredients involved. I love that this Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream is healthy too! I am going to be dishing up this ice cream all summer long!

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Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

This easy banana ice cream is a great healthy dessert or snack. Kids and adults love this NICE cream and it's a great recipe for using up brown bananas!
4.8 from 20 votes
Prep Time
2 hours
Total Time
2 hours


  • 4 large very ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter


  1. Peel bananas and slice into 1/2 inch discs. Arrange banana slices in a single layer on a large plate or baking sheet. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  2. Place the banana slices in a food processor or powerful blender. Puree banana slices, scraping down the bowl as needed. Puree until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Add the peanut butter and puree to combine. Serve immediately for soft-serve ice cream consistency. If you prefer harder ice cream, place in the freezer for a few hours and then serve.
  3. *Note-if you have a hard time creating a creamy consistency, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of milk to help puree the banana slices. Make sure you use a powerful food processor or blender!


Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Just made this and it’s awesome! Only thing is it’s definitely only enough for 1-2 people! Which is OK! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I tried this with a variation, by adding a couple if tablespoonfuls of glorious honey, and Walla, a most delicious ice cream you can imagine. You can vary the flavour by adding some instant coffee powder. Keep blending, and enjoy

  3. 5 stars
    I don’t have a blendtec or vita mix so when I mad this in a food processor without the peanut butter then it came out mealy. Does the peanut butter help texturize this?

    Yes, I added some cows milk.

    1. Mine started out mealy, but then I kept pushing and it magically clumped together into a smooth cream. Keep going!

  4. 5 stars
    Really delicious. I’m not an ice cream fan but I loved this. I have a nutribullet but even so this put it through its paces thoug so I would recommend only lightly freezing the bananas. 
    Just making it again now for treats over the weekend!! 

  5. 5 stars
    Yummy! Better than the fake stuff. Yes you can’t just scoop it out of a container, you have to make it. So worth the time and effort. And if you swap the bad stuff for this, you will lose weight. I did. And I didn’t even have to diet. Thanks good idea.

  6. I love this recipe! My kids just don’t eat bananas and often they are thrown! I think that by making an ice cream out of brown bananas, at least they will eat them:) But can you suggest anything other than peanut butter?

  7. Haven’t made it with peanut butter but, with bananas, yes. In fact, I have the frozen fruit healthy ice cream maker. Kids love it.

  8. Do you know how many calories it is? I am watching my calorie intake and am wondering how many calories is in it per cup?

  9. Being hyperglycemic, I don’t get to sample many desserts, but this one I can have!

    Bananas just give the rest texture. The peanut butter. And the cinnamon regulates my blood sugar so this just works!!!

    Thanks for sharing =) Always looking for refreshing desserts that don’t kill my workout for the day.

  10. I love banana, and the trick that you give us to pulverize it after freezing it is excellent. I am always looking for excuses to eat bananas and this is the perfect way to enjoy this ice cream together with my family in the TV room. Thank you.

  11. I didn’t realize it was possible to make ice cream like this.
    Particularly banana is my favorite fruit for sweets.
    Does this recipe work with the blender?
    Thank you!

  12. 5 stars
    I tried making it but I didn’t pre-slice the bananas. They probably could have been frozen a bit longer too. The end result was a bit soupy. Any tips on getting the best consistency? I probably answered my own question!

  13. 5 stars
    Why arent there recipes that just have recipes? Every recipe it seems has a personal journal entry describing how the author discovered the recipe, what it means to them personally, photos, anecdotes, personal epiphanies. Can we just get a dang recipe without reading your screen play?

    1. 5 stars

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