Make healthy chocolate banana ice cream with frozen bananas, cacao powder, almond milk and almond butter. It’s absolutely delicious, healthy, dairy-free and doesn’t require an ice cream maker!
Throughout the summer months I seem to crave ice cream. Maybe it’s childhood memories of chocolate and strawberry cones from Carl’s, the best soft-serve ice cream shop ever. Or maybe it’s the fact that it’s blazing hot outside and I need something to cool down. Either way, I could eat ice cream every day. It’s always been my favorite dessert so when I found out you could make healthy ice cream from ONE ingredient (frozen bananas) I was in heaven.
SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE THIS HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BANANA ICE CREAM:
I actually have to thank my mother-in-law for the idea because she was the first person to introduce me to it. This was years ago — way before the land of Pinterest. Now everyone knows about frozen banana ice cream, which is awesome!! I’m just waiting for someone to open a shop with healthy fruit-based ice creams here in Richmond.
Anyhow, this summer I’ve been on a banana ice cream bender… again. I’ve been making a bunch of different combos and have found a new favorite.
We all know banana and chocolate go well together, but you introduce a little almond butter to the mix and things get real.
Chocolate, banana and almond butter = the trifecta.
I used cacao powder and unsweetened chocolate almondmilk to get a chocolatey flavor without any added sugar and it worked like a charm!
Of all my years buying Almond Breeze this was my first time buying the unsweetened chocolate. Crazy, right? I’m excited I finally decided to try it because I can definitely see myself buying it again. I’ve actually been using it as creamer for my iced cold brew coffee and it’s quite delicious. Like a mocha iced latte. 🙂
See how smooth and creamy it turns out?!?
I added in a few cacao nibs for a little crunch, but they’re totally optional. Isaac hates crunchy things like nuts and chocolate chips in his ice cream (or brownies) so I get that some people won’t be a fan.
Nibs or no nibs, this healthy ice cream is soooo good and incredibly easy to make! Ready for the recipe?
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Make HEALTHY Chocolate Banana Ice Cream with frozen bananas, cacao powder, almond milk and almond butter. It’s absolutely delicious, healthy, dairy-free and doesn’t require an ice cream maker!
- 3 frozen bananas, chopped into chunks
- 1/4 cup Chocolate Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk*
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 Tablespoon cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- 1/2 Tablespoons cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips (optional)
- Place bananas, almond milk, almond butter and cocoa powder into a food processor.
- Pulse/process until smooth and creamy. You may need to turn off the motor and stir the mixture a couple times while processing.
- Add in cacao nibs or chocolate chips (if using) and pulse once more. Scoop/spoon ice cream in to a bowl and enjoy!
*You can use regular almond milk too. You might just need to add more cocoa powder to get the chocolate flavor!
- Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
- Calories: 240
- Sugar: 24g
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 47g
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 5g
Keywords: chocolate banana ice cream