This is the best Ninja Creami banana ice cream. It is a simple dessert made with a ripe banana, brown sugar, and half and half. It is creamy, light, and filled with a sweet banana flavor.
I enjoy using my Ninja Creami ice cream machine to make all kinds of healthier ice cream flavors. It’s easy, simple and unlike the traditional ice cream process which requires cooking an egg custard over the stove, this Ninja Creami ice cream base is made in a blender and then frozen for 24 hours.
It takes minimal effort to create a cool and refreshing treat made with better-for-you ingredients. My other favorite Ninja Creami creation is this Ninja creami chocolate ice cream! So good and creamy!
Banana ice cream is such a fun and kid-friendly flavor, but it can oftentimes taste artificial or be very overpowering. This homemade version has a flavorful but light banana flavor coming from a ripe banana and not from any extracts or flavorings. It is very creamy and has a delicious flavor!
You can serve this Ninja Creami banana ice cream by itself or topped with chocolate chips, crushed cookies, or a drizzle of peanut butter. It makes a wonderful sweet after-school snack or a fun treat to enjoy during the warmer months.
Medium banana. 1 ripe banana with lots of brown spots so that your ice cream will have a sweeter and stronger banana flavor.
Brown sugar. Gives the ice cream a rich caramel flavor.
Half and Half. Used to get the perfect creamy ice cream consistency without being too heavy.
Vanilla extract (Optional). Helps to enhance the banana flavor.
How to make Ninja Creami banana ice cream
Peel ripe banana and put in the blender cup. Add brown sugar, Half and half or heavy cream and vanilla extract if using. Close the lid and blend until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender.
Pour the banana ice cream mixture into the prepared Ninja Creami pint until MAX line. It should be just enough mixture. Now top the pint with the lid and place in the freezer on a leveled surface for about 24 hours.
When its time, place the pint with frozen mixture in to Ninja Creami ice cream maker and push the ice cream button. Once done, most likely you will need to re-spin it. If so respin and enjoy!
Ripe banana. If your bananas aren’t ripe you could add ¼ -½ teaspoon of banana extract or vanilla extract to increase the banana flavor.
Half and half. Use equal parts milk and light cream, or ¾ cup milk and ¼ cup heavy cream. You could also use your favorite flavored coffee creamer. Pick a flavor that goes well with bananas.
Brown sugar. White sugar, cane sugar, honey, or maple syrup can be used instead.
To make dairy-free Ninja Creami Banana Ice Cream: Use vegan half-and-half or coconut cream.
If you have frozen ripe bananas, make sure to thaw them for a few minutes so they will blend easily with the other ingredients.
Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to make chocolate banana ice cream.
Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter to the ice cream base then blend with the other ingredients for a nutty flavor.
Use the MIX-IN button to add chocolate chips, chopped nuts, caramel sauce, or even slices of banana.
Serve with your favorite toppings such as fresh fruit, chocolate chips, a drizzle of peanut butter, whipped cream, or crushed cookies.
Frequently asked questions
Banana ice cream is made of a ripe banana, half and half, and brown sugar.
No, before freezing the Ninja Creami ice cream base we blend all of the ingredients together, including the bananas, until smooth. If you want a chunkier texture mash the bananas by hand instead.
Yes, homemade banana ice cream is a much healthier alternative to regular ice cream. This recipe is made without eggs or cream cheese and contains much less sugar than traditional ice cream recipes.
Absolutely! Using half and half instead of cream provides the perfect balance of creaminess without the ice cream tasting too heavy.
Sometimes after the first spin, Ninja Creami ice cream can have a crumbly texture. Simply respinning it with a splash of half and half or heavy cream helps to fix it!
No, ice cubes or hard frozen fruit should not be used inside the Ninja Creami ice cream machine because it can damage the blades. All ingredients should be blended completely before processing through this machine.
You can double the recipe and pour the mixture in to two pint size containers. Use one in 24 hours and keep another one for later use. If you have any Ninja Creami banana ice cream leftovers, just smooth the ice cream on top as much as possible, place the lid on the jar and place it in the freezer.
Before enjoying it again, just let sit on the counter for 3-5 minutes to thaw for a bit. You can re-spin it if you feel like it needs it. I always re-spin for a better, creamier texture!
You may also like
- Ninja Creami peach ice cream
- Ninja Creami dole whip
- Cookie butter pancakes
- Oreo pumpkin balls
- Pumpkin bread with vanilla pudding
- Cookie butter milkshake
- Pancakes with evaporated milk
Hope you will like this Ninja Creami banana ice cream as much as we do. Please rate the recipe if you made it and leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions.
- 1 medium size banana
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup half and half
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture in to one of the ninja creami pints, close the lid and place in the freezer, on the leveled surface. Let freeze completely for 24 hours.
- Insert the pint in to the Ninja Creami and push ice cream button. Once done, check the ice cream. Respin with a splash of cream or half and half if needed.
You can double the recipe and pour the mixture in to two pint size containers. Use one in 24 hours and keep another one for later use.
If you have any Ninja Creami banana ice cream leftovers, just smooth the ice cream on top as much as possible, place the lid on the jar and place it in the freezer.
Before enjoying it again, just let sit on the counter for 3-5 minutes to thaw for a bit. You can re-spin it if you feel like it needs it. I always re-spin for a better, creamier texture.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 42gProtein: 4g