Frozen bananas, when blitzed in a blender or food processor, have an amazing ice cream-sorbet-type taste. It's a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth using only one ingredient!
You can whip room temperature bananas first and then freeze them, but they will have to thaw a bit before you can scoop it (it will freeze completely solid). This can be done, but it doesn't work as well.
I make this often and the only things that I do differently are that I add a tsp. of Vanilla and scrape the sides of the food processor down a few times during blending. I also refreeze after blending (otherwise it melts too fast). I love to make it as a Banana Split version by adding any (or all :-) of the following: chopped Cherries, Strawberries, Nuts, Pineapple and mini semi-sweet Chocolate Chips. (Stirred in by hand after blending the bananas.) Yummy. Also, if you make it with more than 2 bananas it is harder to get it to blend. - 06 Jul 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I have a high powered blender and I could not get the frozen bananas to blend. I used the stick it comes with to push the bananas down into the blade--they would crush a bit then get stuck, so I had to add a little milk just to get things moving. Perhaps it would work better in a food processor? Next time I would add the bananas partially frozen (so they are not hard as a rock!) and blend that way then re-freeze. I added a spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder and the kids said it tasted like a Frosty from Wendy's! - 28 Jun 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Whipped Banana Ice Cream Haiku: "Great 'dessert' for kids. I re-froze after blending, so it'd be more firm." Used 1 banana and ran thru the mini-cuisinart, scraping the edges down b/t pulses. It got to the texture of soft-serve ("Magic!" declared my eldest daughter, while the baby adored the 1st lick of the spoon) and I put it back into the air-tight container where I'd originally had the frozen bananas. Just as the cook's notes indicate, mix-ins possibilities are endless. With the simplicity of its single ingredient, it's wonderful, but I've made it again w/ a little vanilla extract, chocolate chips and Nutella. /swoon. - 28 Jun 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)