OK y’all. Hold on to your horses and to your hats. This DELICIOUS ice cream is vegan, 100% healthy, and has only TWO ingredients. I’m serious.
Bananas + Cocoa Powder. Boom. Ice cream.
If you haven’t already heard of the banana “ice cream” trend, it’s time to hop on the bandwagon. It is seriously delicious and a completely valid alternative to traditional ice cream. It’s creamy and even melts like ice cream! The banana tastes surprisingly neutral as well (must be because it’s cold), making it a great base for other flavors (yet it still adds natural sweetness without refined sugar).
I’ve tried a few healthy alternatives for decadent treats. Once, I tried making those banana “cookies.” You’ve probably heard of them: those “cookies” that have only bananas and oats and are somehow supposed to taste like cookies? False. They do not. (I made energy bars instead using the same idea.) This ice cream, on the other hand, is a worthy substitute. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that it tastes exactly like real ice cream with cream and sugar, but it will certainly satisfy your craving for ice cream if you get one.
The steps for this are simple. The basic gist is this: blend frozen bananas and cocoa powder in a food processor (a blender can also be used) until it looks like soft serve ice cream.
Here are some tips for the perfect chocolate banana ice cream every time, plus some ideas for other flavor combinations….