بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم


As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Sweet Asiatic Black Sisters!!!

Whenever you see another Black woman, you are looking at your Sister.
Greet Her!

Guess what I found out quite by accident? You don’t have to have an ice cream maker to make your own ice cream!

My Wali brought me some bananas after I asked him what kind of ice cream he wanted. I had never even considered making banana ice cream before so, needless to say, I was very excited!

Any homemade ice cream made from fruit has pretty much the same recipe.

2 cups sweetened fruit
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Fresh fruit is always better. I use 1/2 cup of honey and 1 3/4 cups fruit. If you want more than a quart, just increase your measurements equally.

Unfortunately, I was so excited about the bananas that I went overboard. I put in cocoa (thinking chocolate covered bananas :/ ), vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.

It was too much.

I also used a little milk because the recipes that came with my ice cream maker all said to use a little milk – about 1 1/2 cups cream and 1/2 cup milk. But I knew from experience that it always comes out better when I used nothing but cream.

Anyway, the power went out while I was making the ice cream. And I had to just put it in the freezer. It came alright. It had little ice chips in it because of the milk though. :/

So, anyway, yesterday, my Wali took me to the market and chose some more bananas. I used to buy them for my son, but I stopped liking them several years ago – after years of growing up with a Chiquita sticker always on my forehead. 😉

THIS TIME, I missed it with the cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, and just used 3 bananas, about 3/4 cup of honey and filled my quart measuring cup with cream. Past the marker. Almost to the rim.

As I was preparing to hook up my ice cream maker Allah Said, “Don’t use it. Just put it in the freezer.”

I disagreed and hesitated. Astaghfirullah But did it anyway.


It came out so fresh and creamy! No ice chips or anything. I couldn’t believe it!

Anybody can make homemade ice cream! All you need are the ingredients, a bowl and a freezer.

Stop buying that ready-made ice cream and giving the manufacturers your money for something you can make yourself. Don’t be lazy.


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