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Tuesday Treat: 3-Ingredient Banana Fro-Yo

3-Ingredient Frozen Banana Fro-Yo
You are literally minutes away from DIY ice cream made from those ripe bananas you tossed in the freezer. (And DO believe the hype–it really is that good.)
By Natalie Boike
3-Ingredient Frozen Banana Fro-Yo

Peanut Butter-Banana Frozen Yogurt

I don’t know why, but I just can’t bear to throw away those too-ripe bananas that have sat on the kitchen counter for one too many days. You know the ones. So I toss them in the freezer, thinking that someday they’ll magically become banana bread.

Yeah, not so much.

But I recently discovered a trick that really does work like magic (and by discovered, I mean “finally got around to trying that thing I pinned two years ago”): You take the frozen bananas and blend ‘em with yogurt and a bit of peanut butter for a DIY “ice cream” that’s ready to scoop in literally minutes.

Pro tip: Peel you bananas and put them in a plastic food-storage bag before tossing into the freezer—it’ll save you time later. If you’re not an advanced planner, just defrost the bananas, peel and all, in the microwave for about a minute to make them easier to peel.

So, when you’re hankering for some ice cream, just toss the ingredients in a food processor or blender: 3 frozen ripe bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces, plus ¼ cup creamy peanut butter and ¾ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt. Then just pulse the ingredients until they’re all smooth and ice cream-y. You can enjoy it immediately, or cover it and stick it in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.