Leprechaun Ice Cream (2 ingredients)

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I realize this is a little late in coming, but for all of you up late and still trying to come up with a real food St. Patrick day treat?   Look no further.   This is the easiest ice cream you will ever make.  The magical 2 ingredients for Leprechaun ice cream are bananas, and spinach.   I know it sounds gross, but it is the same concept of a green smoothie.  You can’t taste the spinach believe me.

Something magical happens when you whip up frozen bananas, you get sweet ice cream.   I have been making this  ice cream for a long time now.  It satisfies my sweet tooth cravings at night.  I have made banana ice cream in a number of different ways; with a scoop of peanut butter, topped with toasted coconut, drizzled with honey and nuts, you name it but I haven’t ever thought to add  spinach to it.  I was making it the other day and the thought flashed in my head to make the ice cream green for St. Patrick’s day.  Yes I am a geek and think about food and making over recipes.   I whipped up a batch of Leprechaun ice cream for breakfast and Isaiah  and Skye ate it right up.  A little victory.

Tell your kids that the leprechaun left them some ice cream and smile inside because you got your kids to eat spinach for a treat!!


Lets get making our ice cream shall we:

Buy the just ripened bananas that are on sale and freeze them. The perfect bananas for this ice cream have brown spots but not mushy banana bread bananas. To freeze bananas: peel them, and put them on a cookie tray.  Freeze them until they are hard. Transfer the frozen bananas to a Ziploc bag.   This is called flash freezing it helps the bananas so they don’t clump together when frozen.  I freeze all my fruit this way.

frozen bananas

Put bananas and spinach in blender or food processor.  The blender is good for this variety of banana ice cream because it blends up the spinach finer.  With the food processor I had tiny little flecks of spinach.  The blender will give it a softer consistency more like soft serve ice cream.

blend ingredients

The more spinach you add the greener the ice cream will be.  Be careful not to add to much though because it will give it a slight taste.

blending ingredients

Whip it up.  In the food processor if you don’t add spinach you can blend it until it forms little balls and then take a spatula and smooth it out.  Making it with spinach I had to process it a little longer to get the spinach all blended up fine.

blended ingredients

Enjoy!!! Isaiah did, for breakfast.

Isaiah eating Leprechaun Ice Cream



What are you favorite St. Patrick’s day healthy treats?  I would love to hear what you do with your family.




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5 Responses to Leprechaun Ice Cream (2 ingredients)

  1. Stephanie M says:

    Made this for my boys on a warm afternoon. I added some coconut milk and some coconut cream and served it in a sundae glass. They thought they were in heaven 🙂

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  3. Lisa says:

    How did ur frozen bananas not turn brown? Ive frozen mine w.skins off skin on, whole, cut up. Always turn brown & I throw them out :/

    • admin says:

      Hi Lisa! I am not sure why that is? Mine if they are overripe do turn brown, but if they aren’t brown to begin with they stay yellow. If they unthaw they do tend to brown though. You could try putting a little bit of lemon juice on them before you freeze them. They still taste great in smoothies even if they are brown, but for ice cream it might look unappetizing.

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