What’s Hot This Summer: Home-Made Ice Cream

Few things are as pleasant as a beautiful beach in the summer, and one of them is definitely ice cream. With such a variety of fruits on the market, why would you buy an ice cream from the corner, instead of spoiling yourself with a healthy, cool, fresh, light old-fashioned alternative?

homemade gelato
Photo by Kimberly Vardeman

Making home-made ice cream it’s easier than you think and you don’t even need an ice cream maker for the perfect gelato! All you need is the basis, usually composed of milk, cream, sugar and sometimes eggs (yolks), it all depends on how creamy you’d like your ice cream to be. If you opt for a lighter/healthier treat, all of these can be easily replaced with yogurt and honey.

Now that you are only one step away of your favorite ice cream, pick up a flavor, blend it with the other ingredients, pour the mixture into a casserole and put it in the freezer for min 6 hours.

Whether it’s vanilla, chocolate, fresh fruits (strawberries, peaches, cherries, etc), biscuits, caramel syrup, nuts or any other condiment, let your imagination play and remember: It’s your ice cream and you can combine the flavors in your own way.

Now, would you like to hear the easiest ice cream ever made? I don’t know who came up with this brilliant idea, but I found it on thekitchn.com. Listen up!

Ingredients: Bananas

Recipe: Peel the bananas, cut them into pieces, freeze them on a plate for 1-2 hours and then blend the mixture until it turns into a creamy, delicious ice-cream. Pure magic!

You can eat it just like that or you can add a bit of milk, honey, peanut butter, chocolate sauce or anything.

Bon appétit!


  1. My daughter-in-law makes the best ice cream! The one step banana one sounds interesting.

  2. That’s great, Liz. Does she have a special ingredient/technique? I’ve tried the one-step banana ice cream and it works. An easy, healthy dessert!

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