Chai Banana Ice Cream

by Pamela

Chai Banana Ice Cream

Banana ice cream has gotten to be pretty popular since it’s so easy to make, but why not add a little pizazz to the plain banana flavor? This banana ice cream has a slightly spicy kick from chai spices. You’ll find this treat majorly refreshing on these hot summer days.

Who doesn’t love the banana ice cream recipe? It’s basically one ingredient, frozen bananas, that get blended up and is ready to eat immediately. Talk about instant gratification. Plus, it’s dairy free (for us lactose intolerant folks) and fits into Paleo and Whole30 diets. But why just have plain banana ice cream?

I’ll bet you never thought chai spices would blend well with bananas. Well, they do.

Banana Ice Cream with a Spicy Chai Kick

All you need to do is mix up a batch of chai seasoning and add it to the frozen bananas to make up a delicious and exotic tasting treat. Plus, you’ll have leftover chai seasoning to use in other dishes or to make up some chai tea.

Instead of scooping the banana ice cream into one big pan (which makes it a bit tough to scoop out after its been frozen) I put these into individual silicon cupcake cups. This makes the banana ice cream pop out easily into single serve portions.

Oh, and just to add a bit more flavor and crunch I added walnuts and cocoa nibs to the ice cream.

So bust out the blender and get your spoon ready for some serious deliciousness.

Chai Banana Ice Cream
 
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Banana ice cream with a slightly spicy chai kick. This banana ice cream is sweet and spicy and a perfectly refreshing treat to beat the heat.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • For Chai Seasoning
  • 3 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Allspice
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • For Ice Cream
  • 3 Frozen Bananas
  • Crushed Walnuts
  • Cocoa Nibs
Instructions
  1. For Chai Seasoning
  2. Mix all spices together in a small bowl.
  3. For Ice Cream
  4. Add bananas to blender or food processor and pulse just until bananas are broken up.
  5. Add1-2 teaspoons chai seasoning to bananas and buzz until bananas are smooth. (The amount of chai seasoning you add depends on how strong you like it. Start with 1 teaspoon and taste it. If you want it stronger, add the other teaspoon.)
  6. Drop some chopped walnuts and cocoa nibs in the bottom of the cupcake cups.
  7. Spoon banana ice cream into cups.
  8. Drop into freezer for at least 1 hour.
  9. To serve, pop the ice cream out of the cupcake holder.

 

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3 comments

Michelle Chong August 13, 2015 at 4:21 am

This sounds lovely, especially cool on a hot day. Really it’s so easy to make at home. I like banana ice cream with delicious desserts.

Sippitysup July 20, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Chai and bananas seem like natural partners and this sounds delicious. GREG

Pamela July 20, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Thanks Greg, they really pair quite well together. A little too well, I made this a bunch of times…I just couldn’t get enough. 😉

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