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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

July 21, 2020

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream. It’s made with just 3 simple ingredients and is ready in minutes! It’s also gluten-free, vegan and paleo. Ice cream just got a healthy makeover!

Do you remember when banana “ice cream” hit the food scene? I swear every food blogger has at least one recipe for banana ice cream on their site because everyone seemed to be obsessed! Now years later, I feel like the craze has died down but honestly don’t know why. This sweet treat is so simple to make, satisfying and dare I say healthy?! 

You can make banana ice cream in a variety of flavors but from years of analytics on you (my lovely readers!!) I know that you are all as obsessed with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate as I am. A true match made in heaven! 

Lee and I always joke that if we wanted to start a blog that was an overnight sensation it would be exclusively peanut butter + chocolate recipes. Without fail these recipes go viral. And for good reason. Who doesn’t love the epic combo that is PB + Choc?!

Let’s get to the recipe…

Here’s What You Need:

  • Frozen bananas
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Natural peanut butter

Seriously – that’s it!

 

How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Don’t be intimidated to make your own ice cream. Banana ice cream is suuuper simple to make. 

STEP 1: Peel and chop your bananas. Place them in an airtight container and freeze overnight. If you forget to throw them in the freezer the night before, freeze for at least a couple of hours – you’ll want them to be completely frozen!

STEP 2: Add the frozen bananas, cocoa powder and peanut butter to a food processor. 

STEP 3: Process until ice cream consistency is reached. This typically takes me 1-3 minutes so be patient! You may need to scrape down the sides occasionally to make sure the mixture is well combined. 

STEP 4: Stir in the remaining peanut butter to create “chunks” in your ice cream.  Leave as is for banana “soft serve” or place in the freezer to harden up like traditional ice cream.

Storing Banana Ice Cream

If you aren’t going to eat your banana ice cream right away (who are you and how do you have that self control?!), you can store the ice cream in the freezer in an airtight container. When you’re ready to enjoy, use an ice cream scoop to serve it like traditional ice cream. 

Banana Soft Serve Variations

The best thing about banana soft serve is that you can make it your own! Here are some ideas:

  • Fresh or frozen berries + chocolate chips
  • Cookies and cream 
  • Any other nut or seed butter with cocoa powder or chocolate chips
  • Traditional vanilla by adding vanilla beans or vanilla extract
  • Mint chocolate chip by adding peppermint extract and chocolate chips
  • Add some cookie dough chunks 

 

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream. It’s made with just 3 simple ingredients and is ready in minutes! It’s also gluten-free, vegan and paleo. Ice cream just got a healthy makeover!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe bananas, chopped and frozen (for at least 2 hours)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp natural peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Add bananas, cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to a food processor.
  2. Process until ice cream consistency is reached. You may need to scrape down the sides occasionally but this should only take 1-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in 1 other tablespoon of peanut butter to create “swirls”.
  4. Eat immediately or store in freezer until ready to eat and scoop out like ice cream.

 

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  • Reply
    Fatima Asmal
    January 18, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing.
    Love the pb and banana combinations, my favorite 🤗

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