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Banana Boats Recipe

Banana Boats

  • Author: Shanna Mallon


  • 1 peeled, frozen banana
  • 1 unpeeled, room-temperature banana
  • Optional: cacao nibs, chopped nuts, etc.


  1. Turn oven and set temperature to 350F(180C). Put frozen banana in high-speed blender or food processor and puree until smooth, using the tamper if you’re using a Vitamix. Scoop out mixture into a bowl and place in freezer.
  2. Set unpeeled banana on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in now-preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, slice down the middle vertically, pushing the opening at each side to widen it and make room for ice cream on top.
  3. Scoop the frozen banana mixture on top of the banana.
  4. Top with cacao nibs, chopped nuts or whatever you like.


To make this for a crowd, do everything times the number of people you’re looking to serve! The ice cream would be even easier when blended in bulk.