Banana Sorbet

A few days ago I found myself out of my last batch of homemade ice cream and with a fruit bowl full of very ripe bananas.  Since buying my ice cream maker I find it completely unacceptable to not have a homemade ice cream or sorbet in the freezer, so the solution was easy – banana sorbet!  As with most sorbets, I loved this because it was so quick to whip up.  Simply puree all ingredients and freeze – that’s it!

This was a very tasty and light treat, full of real banana flavor.  Bananas are used in most fruit smoothie recipes to lend a creaminess to the end result.  Since this is almost entirely made of bananas, the result is an incredibly creamy sorbet that seemed more like an ice cream in texture to me.  This was delicious topped with a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce, and I think it could be made into a rockin’ (healthier) ice cream sundae.  That said, I’m still dying to try roasted banana ice cream because, let’s face it, that sounds awesome.  Hopefully soon, but there are just so many recipes and so little time!

Banana Sorbet


4 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled

1 cup water

¾ cup sugar

2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice



Cut the bananas into chunks and puree them in a blender or food processor with the water, sugar and lime juice until smooth.


Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz, 10 Speed Press, 2007.

11 Responses

  1. mmm, I have some bananas in my freezer AND I’m running low on homemade ice cream. This sounds great.

  2. Wow! SO easy! I need need need to make this!

  3. Mmm this sounds so great!! I can’t wait to see your roasted banana ice cream!

  4. That sounds so good. I love bananas.

  5. Ooh – I plan on making this since I have some bananas on hand… only I think I’ll try subbing the sugar with stevia!

  6. That looks and sounds great!

  7. wow that sounds so easy and delicous!

    Do you think I could put it in the freezer as I don’t have an ice cream maker? As long as I give it a stir every now and again it should be ok right?

    mmm it looks so good!

  8. This sounds great. I bet it was delicious.

  9. Of all the sorbets, I have never thought of making banana sorbet! Great idea and I’ll be trying it, too. We live in the country and there is lots of fresh thick cream, but sorbets are definitely preferred in the summer.

  10. Like you since getting my ice cream maker Ive become a bit addicted! I always have over ripe banana’s sitting in the fruit bowl so thank-you for a great recipe

  11. I made this recipe for my friends, and it was a big hit! Directions were easy to follow. (I don’t have a blender, so I just used a whisk to mix the ingredients; that method worked fine.) Also, I grated a bit of nutmeg on each scoop–tasty if you like nutmeg! Thanks for posting this recipe.

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