The base of this ice cream is only 2 ingredients! Cocoa powder and frozen bananas. To make it incredibly sinful I added some chocolate chips and peanut butter drizzle on top.
You will need a food processor or blender to make this ice cream. Freeze the bananas for a couple of hours. Take them out, and place the bananas in a food processor with some cocoa powder. Blend the bananas and cocoa powder until smooth and fold in some chocolate chips. You can choose to serve the ice cream at this point, but you can freeze the ice cream too. I had to let mine set out for a bit after freezing the banana ice cream to get it back to it’s normal consistency.
For those of you confused by the images, there is one taken with the peanut butter mixed in and the one below has cocoa powder. Both get the same results which is delicious ice cream! 😉
What Ingredients do I need for Banana Ice Cream?
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Bananas – 4 very large or medium sized ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
Cocoa Powder or Peanut Butter – both work great for add-ins, just do whatever you feel like having that day you make it.
If you’re following a Weight Watcher program use Powdered Peanut Butter or PB2 instead of regular peanut butter for less points.
To make the peanut butter drizzle, take one to two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter and melt it in the microwave for 30 seconds or until the peanut butter becomes a smooth consistency. Drizzle the peanut butter on top of the banana ice cream and serve immediately! Enjoy!
Chocolate Chips – regular chocolate chips are always best, but sugar-free chocolate chips are fine if you need to use them.
How to make Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Slice bananas and place them in a freezer bag and freeze until frozen
In a food processor add the frozen bananas and start pureeing them until the bananas become an ice cream consistency.
Add in the cocoa and blend until combined with the ice cream.
Fold in the chocolate chips. (optional)
Add the ice cream to a tupperware container and freeze the leftover banana. It is best to serve the banana ice cream right away.
Read the instructions for mixing PB2 powder together on the package. Melt the mixed peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds and drizzle the melted peanut butter over the ice cream when you choose to serve the ice cream. (This is an optional step)
Tools Used for Banana Ice Cream
Here are some tools that will help you with the recipes. All links will open in Amazon. Yes I do get a small earning if purchase from the link
Hamilton Beach Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper for Slicing, Shredding, Mincing, and Puree, 10 Cups – Bowl Scraper, Stainless Steel
Ziploc Gallon Food Storage Bags, Grip ‘n Seal Technology for Easier Grip
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But is blended fruit more points?
According to WW themselves, sorbet and banana ice cream is still zero points. Want to know why? Find out reading this article. Basic 0 Points Banana Ice Cream.
Smoothies or juice you’re drinking will not promote the same amount of fullness between meals as eating fruit might. Whereas here when you are eating the ice cream with a spoon, you are experiencing the act of eating, and are less likely to over-indulge. – From WW Canada site.Print
- 4 large very ripe bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 4 tablespoons of Lily’s Dark chocolate premium baking chips
- 4 tablespoons of melted Jiff Whips (optional)
- Slice bananas and place them in a freezer bag and freeze until frozen
- In a food processor add the frozen bananas and start pureeing them until the bananas become an ice cream consistency.
- Add in the cocoa and blend until combined with the ice cream.
- Fold in the chocolate chips. (optional)
- Add the ice cream to a tupperware container and freeze the leftover banana. It is best to serve the banana ice cream right away.
- Read the instructions for mixing PB2 powder together on the package. Melt the mixed peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds and drizzle the melted peanut butter over the ice cream when you choose to serve the ice cream. (This is an optional step)
myWW points: Blue 1; Green 1; Purple 1
SmartPoints: 2 with chocolate chips and melted jiff whips
- Category: Easy
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 270
- Sugar: 27
- Fat: 9
- Saturated Fat: 3
- Carbohydrates: 49
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 5
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