Healthy Banana Chocolate Ice Cream with a hint of peanut butter, a delicious vegan summer treat. It's absolutely fantastic, and you can't possibly tell it's diary, egg or refined-sugar free. The easiest and quickest nice cream you can make.
When I think of ice cream I inevitably think of loads of calories, but also of the biggest indulgence one can allow himself/herself on a hot summer's day. It's heavenly refreshing, and sinfully delicious.
But not all ice creams have to be sugar loaded. The "nice creams", or the banana-based ice creams are usually refined-sugar free, and also egg and diary free, which makes them vegan friendly too.
Now, the number of combinations one can make really is endless. You can go for any flavour you like, although there is something about the banana and chocolate combination that is hard to resist.
Making a banana-based ice cream is ridiculously easy, and although you don't need an ice cream maker, you do however need a blender. Without it I can't possibly see how the ice cream can be made really.
HOW TO MAKE BANANA CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM
I must confess this recipe was not on my plan, but kind of happened. I had a bunch of bananas that had seen better days and were nearly turning black. So I decided to freeze them, and think of a recipe to put them to use later on.
The bananas were already frozen whole, so I did not bother slicing them, although that would have been easier. The blender did manage to blitz them, but it took a bit longer. So, best to slice the bananas before freezing them, it makes things a lot easier and faster.
- add the frozen bananas to the blender together with the cocoa powder, peanut butter and soy milk
- blitz until smooth
- transfer to a freezer-friendly container and freeze for at least 2-3 hours
- scoop an serve immediately
Note! Make sure you use overripe bananas, they are naturally sweet, so there is no need to add any refined sugar or sugar substitute. The ice cream is sweet enough this way.
OTHER ICE CREAM RECIPES
If you'd rather go for a proper milk or egg-based ice cream how about these 4 recipes I have? They are all no-churn ice creams, which means less hassle and effort.
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Banana Chocolate Ice Cream
- 5 overripe bananas
- 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon soy milk
- Peel and slice the bananas and add them to a freezer bag. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
- Add the frozen banana slices to the blender together with the cocoa powder, peanut butter and soy milk.
- Blitz until smooth.
- Transfer to a plastic container that has a tight-fitting lid, and freeze for at least 2-3 hours.