Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
This chocolate banana ice cream is not really an ice cream, it’s a faux ice cream. The consistency is very similar to ice cream but it doesn’t contain dairy or sugar. When ripe frozen bananas and cocoa powder are combined together in a blender you get a creamy, guilt-free, scrumptious frozen treat. It’s also gluten-free and vegan. Seriously… 2 ingredients and a blender, that’s all you need!
Chocolate banana ice cream is really quick to make especially if your bananas are already frozen. I usually keep a container full of bananas in the freezer so I can make an individual serving whenever I want.
For a sweeter ice cream, use bananas that are very ripe. If you use unripe bananas, you may need to add honey or sugar.
When you put the chopped bananas in the freezer, line the plate or tray with parchment paper. I didn’t and they got stuck on the plate.
If you want to use chocolate instead of cocoa powder don’t freeze the bananas. I tried…I melted the chocolate and when I poured it on the blended bananas it became solid again. My advice, blend the bananas (not frozen) and melted chocolate then put the mixture in the freezer to set.
Do you ever want a sweet treat but you don’t have a lot of time to make it or you feel guilty about eating it? This chocolate banana ice cream is just what you have been waiting for.
How To Make It: Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
- 2 bananas chopped and frozen
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
- Peel the bananas and cut them into small pieces.
- Freeze them for 1 or 2 hours on a plate lined with parchment paper.
- Put the frozen bananas into a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Scrape down the sides as necessary.
- When the mixture is smooth, add the cocoa powder and blend until incorporated.
- For a soft ice cream, serve immediately.
- For a firm chocolate banana ice cream, transfer it back to the freezer for at least an hour.
I stumbled across your recipe and thought i would give it a go. I have to admit, I was pretty sceptical. After making it, I was very surprised how yummy it was. It was exactly the same as a nice, rich ice cream. I will be making this again and again and trying new flavours. Thanks.
Thank you for the feedback, Darren! :)
I made this – absolutely delicious!! Love that I can have guilt-free treat like this that tastes so good! I made in Nutribullet using frozen bananas, did not mix well though – next time I will use my VitaMix. It was still delicious though, just had some large pieces of banana left – still tasted good anyway! Thanks for this recipe!
Glad you liked this recipe, Pam! Thank you for the feedback! :)
Thank you what a brilliant tasty easy idea
Glad you liked it, Deborah! :)
yesterday I tried your recipe and the results were really amazing and I felt like I wanted to try the recipe again. Thank you for the recipe that you shared (elena)
This was so amazing I still can’t believe it tastes so good.
Glad you like it, Sharon! :)
This looks delicious. We will be making this for sure! Also, you’re photography is just stunning!
Thank you Becky! I hope you will like it :)
Who knew chocolate ice cream could be so healthy and delicious! I love how little ingredients this recipe requires and how simple it is to make. Perfect way to use up a glut of over-ripe bananas too :)
Love this..I am trying them soon!
Thank you Ree! I hope you will enjoy it :)
YUM! Sounds great. I love these dishes. Where did you get them?
Thank you Melissa! :) When I went to Italy, my mother gave me the cups. They are cute, aren’t they? :)
Fantastic and mouthwatering. Easiest ice cream recipe I have ever come across. Thank you so much for this great recipe Elena.
Thank you for your comment :) I love this ice cream: easy and delicious!
Do you have the same recipe with ingredients other than chocolate?
You can try strawberry and peanut butter :)