Who doesn’t love ice cream? There’s something about a sweet frozen treat that just makes your tastes buds have a dance party in your mouth! Am I right? ? ?
Unfortunately, store-bought ice cream tends to have a lot of sugar and some even have ingredients that are not so healthy for you so that’s why we started experimenting with making our own frozen treats in my home, made with healthy ingredients.
This healthy fruit ice cream recipe tastes just like a sorbet ice cream! It’s actually so good that the first few times my kids and I made it, my husband thought he was eating store bought ice cream. It wasn’t until he saw us making it that he believed me that we actually made this with just fruit, water and our food processor.
The great thing about using fruit is that it’s already sweet so you don’t even need to add extra sweeteners!
You can make frozen fruit ice cream with pretty much any fruit, but I have found that to have the right creamy consistency you need to use at least half of a frozen banana. Anywhere from 1/2 to a whole frozen banana will do the trick so you end up with a ice cream like consistency.
The best part is that you don’t need that much fruit; all you need are 2 cups of fruit! It might sound like a lot but once you dice the fruit you’ll realize it’s not a lot. This is also a great way to avoid throwing out fruit that’s about to spoil.
If you notice a fruit is too ripe, dice it, put it in a glass container and store it in your freezer for the next time you want to make this frozen fruit treat. If your kids leave left over fruit pieces, freeze them too. Making this fruit ice cream is a great way to avoid any fruit waste!
Costco also sells a lot of organic frozen fruit that you can use to make this ice cream recipe. We love buying their organic tropical fruit mix – it comes with mangoes, strawberries, pineapple and bananas. The fruit even comes diced and in individual pouches so we just use one pouch each time we make the ice cream. The pouch is about 2 cups of frozen fruit so it works great.
You can make any combinations of fruit you like! Remember you should use a 1/2 – 1 banana and them mix it with fruits like these:
- All types of berries
What the video tutorial with my 2 year old and 5 year old making this healthy ice cream – it is that easy to make!
How to Make Healthy Frozen Fruit Ice Cream
This recipe makes enough for 2 big servings or 4 small servings.
- 2 cups of diced frozen fruit of your choice; but make sure you add at least half of a banana
- 2 tablespoons of water
- Optional: natural sprinkles or mini organic chocolate chips
Note: if you don’t have any frozen fruit, then peel and dice your fruit of choice and leave it in the freezer over night, or put it in the freezer in the morning if you’re planning to have this frozen treat at night.
This recipe is so simple to make that your little ones can make it for you! Guide them through the process and let them make this healthy ice cream on their own.
Put the 2 cups of diced fruit into a food processor or blender. Then add 2 tablespoons of water.
Blend on high speed for a few minutes. You need to blend all the ingredients until the mixture is completely smooth and you don’t see any chunks.
You’ll know when it’s ready because it will look smooth, just like this:
Serve on a bowl and add sprinkles or mini chocolate chips, if you’re using any.
You will be surprised as to how good this tastes! Enjoy!
If you loved this recipe, you must try these healthy homemade popsicles where you can sneak in veggies without your kids even noticing.