Banana Frozen Yogurt

Did you know that you can make your own vegan soft serve in minutes using just one simple ingredient? This frozen yogurt is not only vegan but it’s also healthy.  The secret ingredient: Bananas. Here’s how its done.

Step 1: Peel, slice and freeze bananas overnight. The bananas should be slightly overripe—spotted but not completely brown.

Step 2: Add two-to-three frozen bananas to a blender or a food processor.

Step 3: Blend! If you are able to blend the banana on it’s own, that’s ideal. If you don’t have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, you may need to add one or two tablespoons of soy, almond, or coconut milk to get things moving. Just remember, the less liquid you add, the more ice-cream-like it will be.

Step 4: Blend it up! As soon as it turns white (indicating that it has aerated) and hits a creamy frozen yogurt consistency, you’re done. People will go bananas for this stuff.

You can also add a tablespoon of cocoa powder, chocolate sauce, or peanut butter and pulse until combined to make chocolate or peanut butter flavored frozen yogurt. This can make a delicious treat on its own, but can be a really fun family event by adding toppings like fruit, chocolate chips, crumbled cookies, and chocolate sauce.

As soon as I discovered this—natures ice cream—it became a staple in my kitchen. I encourage you to try this at your home!