Recipe courtesy of Gemma Wade 

One Ingredient Ice Cream

One Ingredient Ice Cream


Frozen brownish bananas – around 3 bananas to serve 4 people


Quarter cup chopped or sliced almonds

1 tablespoon grade B maple syrup – the real stuff of course

a big pinch of Maldon sea salt flakes


To make:

1    Take the bananas out of the freezer 5-10 minutes before you want to make this so they soften ever so slightly

2    Mix the almonds, sea salt and maple syrup in a small bowl and set aside

3    Put the banana into your food processor and puree until the mixture is the texture of soft ice cream. Scrape the sides down in between pulses to make sure it is evenly mushed. At first it will look lumpy so be patient and blend it for around 5 minutes and after about 4 minutes the starch in the banana will do magical things and it will turn the texture of soft scoop.

4    Serve the ice cream in bowls with the salty nuts on top and eat straight away…if you aren’t too exhausted by the length of this laborious process.

About Gemma Wade

Turning her love of cooking into a career, mother of two, Gemma Wade teaches the kitchen secrets to keeping all the parenting plates spinning. Gemma's one-to-one or group led classes, online tutorials and easy recipes demonstrate how to incorporate fuss free, quick and delicious meals into hectic family schedules. 

Unlike many chef-led cooking schools, Gemma’s classes and recipes come from the reality of cooking in a home kitchen with small children underfoot and the rest of life being juggled around it.

“Over the years I’ve picked up tons of tips and tricks to get delicious food on the table with a realistic level of effort. Because I spend all my time with real, hard working parents I’ve been able to truly refine what will and won’t work for them. My recipes are inspired by their day-to-day needs, they look and taste amazing but rarely take more than 30 minutes of hands-on work.” Says Gemma. “I’m a big believer in the power of menu planning and the importance of one family, one meal which reduces stress as well as saving money and avoiding waste. I teach based on the principle of cooking with whole, natural ingredients, organic where possible.”

Since launching in 2011 Gemma has had over 5,000 people through her classes, most of which have been busy working mums and dads from companies including, Google, Apple and Facebook.

For more of Gemma’s recipes, online tutorials, or to book a class, visit or follow @gemcwade

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