Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Time to make: 5 – 10 minutes
Chocolate and bananas go together perfectly in this creamy, delicious vegan ice cream. The texture and taste will fool your taste buds into thinking you’re indulging in a fatty, sugary dessert. But this simple 4-ingredient soft serve is low in fat and free from any refined sugars. Plus, bananas are an awesome source of energy (in the form of healthy carbohydrates), gut-friendly fiber, B vitamins, potassium, and other nutrients.
Be sure to use completely ripe bananas (completely yellow with speckles of brown, no green spots) or won’t be as delicious. Help your bananas ripen more quickly by placing them in a paper bag with an apple.
As this is a soft serve style ice cream, you’ll want to serve this immediately after making it. By serve, I mean ravenously devour.
- 3 ripe bananas, peeled and completely frozen (ripe bananas are yellow with brown speckles and no green)
- 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp organic vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder
- 1/2 cup water (or non-dairy milk alternative for an even creamier texture)
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Pulse for a few seconds, then use a spatula to push down the banana towards the blades. Keep at it until the mixture turns into a smooth, creamy ice-cream consistency.
Garnish with some vegan chocolate shavings if you feel like being fancy. Garnish with some fresh mint chiffonade if you feel like being even fancier without adding any refined sugars.
Nutrition Information (1/2 recipe, made with water)
Calories: 155; Total Fat: 1.5g (Saturated Fat: 0.8g, Polysaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monosaturated Fat: 0.4g); Cholesterol: 0.0mg; Sodium: 2.8mg; Potassium: 684.7mg; Carbohydrates: 38.7g (Dietary Fiber: 5.4g, Sugars: 19.0g); Protein: 2.6g