5 Healthy Birthday Party Snacks

Banana Ice Cream

Perfect for a summer party, this banana "ice cream" couldn't be easier to make and contains only one single ingredient. Yet it tastes just like ice cream!

Peel a bunch of ripe bananas -- the riper they are, the sweeter they are. Slice them up and freeze them (a couple of hours is fine). Remove from the freezer and puree. The bananas will turn into a creamy, frozen confection with the consistency of a frozen custard. If you prefer the "hard" ice cream texture, simply freeze the puree until it reaches the desired texture. You'll be shocked at how much it tastes like a rich, banana-flavored ice cream.

Some people up the ante by adding things like honey or peanut butter to the puree. We think it stands great just on its own, but this is so easy to make that we urge you to experiment. Your kids will love it.