Thursday, March 21, 2013

Berry banana instant ice-cream: vegan, raw, gluten free, sugar free, fat free, ice cream maker free.... basically you have to try it!!!

This is so easy and simple that I wasn't even sure if it was worth publishing, but it is so delicious! I have been making instant frozen berries sorbet for years, but at first I used to make it with the frozen berries blended with a little sugar. It was good, maybe a bit watery, but good. But then I tried to add a banana, and I never turned back! A banana makes the sorbet creamy like an ice cream, and you don't need any sugar! I made it a few times and then the other day I discovered frozen banana slices, and for this I have to thank Sue. Yes yes of course I heard about froze banana before, but the way Sue made her ice cream was inspiring and really made me think that maybe frozen banana slices were what I needed all along to 'upgrade' my recipe!

And yes, I can confirm that it is better to use frozen bananas! The sorbet/ice cream stays 'frozen' for longer, and it tastes amazing.

So, all you need is one big banana, cut it into slices and freeze it (try to keep the slices separate, do not freeze it as a block!). The put the slices into a container, add about one cup of mixed frozen berries, (or just frozen raspberries, or blueberries... your choice) and blend with an immersion blender. This is the result. It looks like an ice cream, taste like and ice cream, and can be eaten immediately. 

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I like to enter this post for Sweet New Zealand #36, the blogging event open to every one blogging in NZ, and all the Kiwi bloggers living overseas! This month of July is hosted by Libby at Ditch the Carbs. Click here to enter! 

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


  1. Of course this was worth posting!!! Silly girl. My family will gorge on this, and I thank you.

  2. THANK YOU FOR POSTING!!! I'm so excited to try this for my family. I think that this will be a ALL THE TIME FAVORITE!!!

  3. This looks similar to my ice cream I make in my Yonanas machine. Frozen bananas and berries, that's it! A really nutritious treat for the summer. Thanks for entering it into Sweet NZ. I will do a write up of all the posts when all the entries are in. Thanks Alessandra. Libby x

  4. I have written the recipe roundup for Sweet NZ July 14 including this lovely ice cream. Thanks again for taking the time to submit your recipe. Libby x