Quick, easy healthy banana ice cream? Not ice or cream, just bananas? How is that even possible?
I was skeptical at first as I am not a huge fan of bananas by themselves (unless hidden in bread of course) so you can gather that this might be the best idea. I’ve seen this around quite a bit but never tried until recently. Banana ice cream is one of those desserts that I wouldn’t feel bad about eating a few times per week.
Healthy Ice Cream
Here is the secret to healthy banana ice cream:
- Frozen ripe bananas (About 1-2 per person)
Freeze the bananas and then process them in a food processor when frozen. I recommend freezing them peeled and sliced rather than whole for ease of processing. It may take a few minutes to break them up. The end result is a creamy, healthy banana ice cream that resembles what we all love.
Magic Shell Topping
I like to add a tiny bit of vanilla and melt chocolate chips and coconut oil for a quick hard shell topping. It’s about 2 tbsp chocolate chips and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil. There is no certain measurement. The coconut oil will harden on the frozen ice cream. I would suggest melting this on a double boiler if not using a microwave. Most normal people have microwaves (secret: I do not have one).
Add any flavorings or toppings to this healthy banana ice cream. I like to add cocoa powder, peanut butter, and a little milk (since cocoa powder is dry).
Benefits: In addition to potassium and fiber, bananas also provide vitamin C for healing tissues of your body and vitamin B6 for brain health and communication between the neurotransmitters responsible for mood and thoughts.
Looking for another frozen treat? Try Healthy Fudgesicles or Freezer Fudge or Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.
Here are some other delicious versions of healthy banana ice cream:
Rocky Road from Make the best of everything blog
Green Tea from Caveman Diet Blog
Strawberry Banana from Nom Nom Paleo
Ice Cream Sandwiches from Imma Eat That
Chunky Monkey from Emilie Eats
Fresh Flavors: Healthy banana ice cream is an easy, nutritious dessert
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HodagamyAugust 9, 2016
I love doing this and will throw in Greek yogurt and/or protein powder, and some almond milk for a yummy smoothie too!!!
Mindy VoetAugust 9, 2016
That sounds great!