How long can bananas be frozen for the magic one-ingredient banana ice cream?

My wife and I absolutely love the "freeze bananas and then put them in the food processor" technique as outlined here:

...but I'm wondering if anyone has experience with freezing the bananas for a longer period of time. The recipe calls for freezing them for 1.5 hours before processing. I have about 10 bananas that are ready to be frozen but I only want to use 2 or 3 a night.

So, what happens if I freeze them all now and process them a few per night? Will they be over-frozen? Will the end result not turn out the same? answers from anyone with experience would be appreciated.

  • Posted by: Peter
  • June 13, 2012


Hilarybee June 13, 2012
I leave mine in there a while- up to two months. I just run them under hot water for about ten seconds and peel. We don't have a microwave, so i can't say whether it works or not.
beyondcelery June 13, 2012
I toss bananas into the freezer whole, in the peel and everything. They're usually fine like that for up to about 2 months. When I want to thaw one, I microwave it for about 1 minute. Then the banana will slip out of the peel pretty easily for mashing for banana bread. If I'm making the banana ice cream trick, I microwave it for closer to 20-30 seconds. It's a little harder to peel, but it'll blend really well in the food processor for the same banana "ice cream" effect.
cookingProf June 13, 2012
I keep frozen ripe bananas in the freezer for weeks . I slice them into one inch pieces and keep portion sizes in separate freezer bags. No need to thaw the bananas if they are cut into smaller slices. My favorite in rum raisin banana ice cream. I soak the raisins in rum over night and add to the bananas after they are whipped.
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