In the spirit of keeping it real, let me tell you… bombed a recipe. Well, not really BOMBED – as in, setting on fire. But the recipe was sub-par and I don’t post sub-par recipes. It’s the perfectionist in me, which sometimes needs to take a hike.
I wanted to show y’all how you can use your blender for all kinds of things – besides smoothies! – and tried a recipe for Raw Cinnamon Bun Bites from my Blendtec blender cookbook. But when I switched some of the ingredients… it just didn’t turn out super yummy.
Instead, I’ve giving y’all my 4 Ingredient No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream!
I’m sure you’ve all seen the recipe for Banana Ice Cream that’s all over Pinterest. Maybe like me, you thought it totally had to be bogus. I mean, really? Just a banana and it tastes like ice cream? Whatever. Big fat, recipe liars.
But, as it turns out, somehow it actually works!
Because we’re in the holiday season, I couldn’t post a recipe for Banana Ice Cream. Y’all would think I had lost my mind! Instead, I created this No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream – because adding pumpkin to any recipes makes it acceptable for the fall and winter months. You can quote me on that!
I do know that making your own puree is cheaper than buying it. But, sometimes I don’t have the time to make my own puree. So, I buy it. I like this organic kind and I get it from Tropical Traditions (that’s an affiliate link). And I would be lying if I told you we only ate organic pumpkin. Sometimes conventional pumpkin is on sale and I go with that. Booya. Eat poorganic, y’all.
Cut your bananas into pieces and then freeze them a few hours until they are solid. Grease the pan first or you’ll be prying bananas off – ask me how I know. If your bananas are overly ripe, you might not need the added sugar – making this a 3 Ingredient Recipe. Even better!Add everything to the blender and blend – my Blendtec has an ice cream setting. Now…you might have to stir it. But please don’t add any liquid!! It will mess with the texture. Just keep blending and Pretty soon your mixture will be nice and creamy.
What’s the verdict? Was Pinterest lying about this amazing banana “ice cream”?
NO! It was stinking’ awesome!!!!! This No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream tastes just like a nice, soft serve ice cream – which happens to be my favorite. Serve it up for family and friends this holiday season and I think everyone will be so impressed.
4 Ingredient No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream
- 2 bananas, quartered and frozen
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar/Swerve/xylitol or a dash of Stevia
- 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie spice
- Combine all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until smooth. You may have to stir and scrape down the sides a few times. DO NOT ADD LIQUID.
- Serve immediately.
Yield: 3-4 servings