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Make this incredibly easy chocolate banana ice cream with only a few ingredients! It’s a nice cream recipe featuring bananas and cocoa. No need for an ice cream maker!

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Ever since I found out I was pregnant with our first, I’ve been eating ice cream like no one’s business. All that sounds good at night is some cold chocolate ice cream. To help keep my refined sugar down I decided to make this vegan chocolate banana ice cream and stock it in our fridge.

My Favorite Way to Eat Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

It’s so fudgy and rich and it melts in your mouth. I love to eat it like soft serve straight out of the blender, but you can also keep it in the freezer for a while and scoop it out like traditional ice cream.

three scoops of chocolate banana ice cream in a white bowl with a spoon

Is Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Good for You?

This double dark chocolate ice cream is great for you! Though it’s higher in sugar content from the natural sugars of the banana, it fits really well into an anti-inflammatory, paleo, gluten free or dairy free diet. It’s a great healthier option to traditional chocolate ice cream.

The Ingredients You Need

chocolate and banana ice cream in a pan with an ice cream scoop

What to Do with Extra Ripe Bananas

For starters, you can make this chocolate banana ice cream! You need 4 frozen bananas for one batch so you’ll use them up quickly. You can also save leftover frozen bananas for a tropical kale smoothie or a tropical coconut smoothie bowl.

Can You Put Bananas in the Freezer?

No, bananas don’t go bad in the freezer. You can freeze bananas for up to one year and use them without worrying. If you’ve got brown bananas and don’t want to make something like paleo banana bread, you can freeze them to have whenever you have a craving for chocolate banana ice cream.

a big bowl of banana and chocolate ice cream with some melting down the side

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Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Prep: 10 minutes
Freeze time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Make this incredibly easy chocolate banana ice cream with only a few ingredients! It’s a nice cream recipe with bananas and cocoa and no need for an ice cream maker. If you love soft serve ice cream, you’re going to love this healthy and vegan option!

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Servings: 6


  • 4 frozen peeled bananas
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter almond, peanut or cashew
  • 11 ounces chopped dairy free dark chocolate (optional)


  • Place frozen banana, nut butter, cocoa powder and almond milk into a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend on high until it reaches a smooth consistency, 1-2 minutes. 
  • If using, add chopped dark chocolate and pulse quickly to combine.
  • You can eat the ice cream immediately for a soft-serve consistency or transfer to a bread pan to freeze for a more ice cream consistency, at least 1 hour. Thaw for a few minutes prior to eating.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.1g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 3.8g | Sodium: 12.2mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 9.9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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