banana ice cream with chocolate and walnuts

Healthy Ice Cream

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).

healthy banana ice cream
Added chocolate and coconut oil melted together for hard shell

healthy banana ice cream

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.

healthy banana ice cream


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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