Go Bananas: 6 Ways to Use the Frozen Fruit

Frozen bananas are great to have on hand, but can also take up valuable freezer space. Thankfully, there are a number of refreshing treats that enlist our bundles of frozen fruit and we’ve rounded up six of them for you today. From soft serve to smoothies to chocolate dipped bananas to peanut butter bites, we think you’ll find a recipe in this list that strikes your fancy, and maybe even more importantly, frees up your freezer.

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1. Banana Soft Serve

Our first recipe employing the use of frozen bananas is a dessert favorite among healthy eaters because it allows them to have their ice cream and eat nutritiously, too. Banana soft serve requires just one ingredient – bananas! – and it can be whipped up in mere minutes. There isn’t even a real recipe for this banana bliss (it’s that easy) but we’ll direct you to The Kitchn’s tutorial, just in case. You won’t believe how creamy and decadent tasting a simple frozen banana can taste when thrown in the food processor, and even better, the topping choices you have to add to your banana soft serve are also endless.



Directions: Peel your bananas first.  Cut them into small pieces.  Freeze for just 1 to 2 hours on a plate. Once frozen, blend in a high-power food processor — scraping down the bowl when they stick. Continue processing until smooth and then enjoy as ice cream.