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Two Ingredient Ice-Cream Recipes

Two Ingredient Ice-Cream Recipes for Summer!

Two ingredient ice-cream recipes are the go-to treat for every parent of a kid with an insatiable sweet tooth.  They’re simple enough for kids to make themselves and tasty enough for them to finish every last spoonful!  This healthy summer treat is a massive hit on school holidays and the Christmas table  – but here’s some delightful variations that will thrill the kids.

The basics:  home made  ice-cream

The two ingredients can be as simple as two over-ripe bananas and another fruit of your choice.  That’s the healthiest combination for two ingredient ice-cream and it’s surprisingly similar to make a healthy creamy treat!


Create the “base” of your ice-cream (about six serves)

  1. Cut 8 over-ripe bananas (starting to get spotty on the skin) into thin disks
  2. Freeze for a minimum of three hours
  3. Add your chosen second ingredient and blend.
  4. Refreeze for one hour and then enjoy!

Healthy two ingredient fruit ice-cream

In a separate container, cut up and freeze the fruits of your choice:

  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1 cup raspberries (note that the seeds and tartness of raspberries can put kids off this flavour)
  • 1 cup blueberries, blackberries and mulberries
  • 1.5 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • Pulp of three passion fruits (combined with mango or peach is delightful)
  • 1 can peaches (skinned)
  • 1 cup frozen fruit yoghurt
  • 1 drop vanilla extract (for banana flavour)

Home made nutella ice-cream

OK, so still healthier than store bought ice-creams!

Using the frozen banana instructions above, blend with 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and 3 tablespoons of nutella.  This makes a rich smooth ice-cream.  If it’s not chocolatey enough for you, try adding a tablespoon of chocolate syrup too!  You can also add a heaped tablespoon of smooth peanut butter for a nuttier taste!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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