Go bananas for our simple ice cream recipe

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Go bananas for our simple ice cream recipe
by Natalie Keeler

Every 10 minutes an ice cream van chimes past your house and you pray the kids haven’t... “ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM! CAN WE HAVE AN ICE CREAM?!”

This has happened before – you scrambled around the house to get enough change for a Twister, only to run outside and find the ice cream van had gone. Then everyone lay on the floor and sobbed, you included. That was a fun day.

Try our banana ice cream recipe instead. You can whip it up in minutes, and it contains healthy fruit. Win!


  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
Timing guide: 2 hours


Step 1

Help your little one cut banana slices, and freeze for 2 hours.

Step 2

Once frozen, blend the bananas (or let your kids mash them with a fork if you’re feeling adventurous).

Step 3

Add peanut butter to the banana purée.

Step 4

Return to the freezer for a couple more hours, then enjoy!

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Learning guide

That’s right, making ice cream really can be educational. Don’t believe us? Think about the freezing process as a science project – your kids will be able to see first-hand what happens to liquids when you put them in a very cold environment (i.e., your freezer). Mashing up the banana with a fork and mixing in the peanut butter is a great physical activity for little hands too, while measuring out the ingredients helps teach maths skills.