A vegan and easy 2-ingredient ice-cream? YESSSS, it does exist!
Frozen banana, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a food processor are all you need for this creamy, delicious and low-fat chocolate banana ice cream.
Wait, let me explain: this is not a regular, store-bought kind of ice cream loaded with saturated fats, corn syrup and calories.
This is a “nice cream”, the healthy alternative to traditional ice cream, in other words, the scrumptious guilt-free frozen treat you have been waiting for!
Plus, it’s inexpensive, ready in less than 5 minutes and your kids will love it. We all need this kind of recipe!
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS RECIPE:
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Ripe frozen banana
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE AND BANANA ICE CREAM IN A FOOD PROCESSOR:
- Place frozen banana and cocoa powder in a food processor
- Blitz until smooth
EASY, HEALTHY AND INEXPENSIVE!
I told you, this recipe is embarrassingly easy, it comes together in seconds and 1 serving costs less than 80 cents!
And it’s healthy: no saturated fats, no corn syrup, no flavorings.
This no-added-sugar chocolate and banana ice cream is low fat and packed with nutrients.
Firstly, unsweetened cocoa powder, one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet, rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, manganese and great for your brain, heart, skin, and hair.
Second, banana is rich in potassium, a mineral that is essential for heart health and blood pressure control. Plus, it may boost digestive and heart health due to the fiber and antioxidant content. This low-calorie and nutrient-dense fruit may even aid weight loss.
If possible, go for organic bananas, although a bit more expensive than conventional bananas, they’are definitely better for your health and for the planet.
RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
For a sweet treat, use bananas that are very ripe and slice them into small chunks. Freeze banana slices in a freezer bag or on a plate lined with parchment paper. You want to keep the slices separate before they go in the freezer so they don’t get stuck together: you don’t want to break your food processor blending a big solid block of banana slices!
WHAT’S A NICE CREAM?
It’s simply banana-based ice cream. Frozen bananas have a pretty neutral flavor, but add sweetness and a creamy texture to other ingredients like cocoa powder or other fruit.
FOOD PROCESSOR OR BLENDER?
I usually make this chocolate and banana ice cream in my powerful food processor (Magimix), but if you use a blender make sure it’s a high powered blender: frozen banana slices are pretty tough and you don’t want to burn out the motor of your appliance.
If you love this healthy and easy chocolate and banana ice cream, you might also have a look at this 3-ingredient easy pineapple sorbet, vegan and delicious!
Ready to satisfy your sweet tooth with this creamy, awesome and guilt-free treat?
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Chocolate banana ice cream
- 2 ripe bananas, cut into slices and frozen
- 2 Tbsp unsweteneed cocoa powder
- Slice the bananas into approximately 1/4 inch slices.
- Place them into a freezer bag or on a plate lined with parchment paper and freeze for at least 4 hours.
- Add the cocoa powder.
- Process the ingredients for a couple of minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
- You can have the soft chocolate banana ice cream straight away or, for firmer ice cream, you can transfer it to an airtight container and freeze it for about 1 hour.
- You can serve it plain, with melted chocolate (as shown in the picture) or crunchy chocolate nibs. Enjoy!