Sunday, 21 February 2016

Frozen Banana Chocolate Ice Cream


I read somewhere recently that if you blend frozen bananas it makes an ice cream-like desert that you can add numerous different flavours to. Blueberries, peanut butter, coco powder... whatever you like! I'm not a massive lover of bananas; I will eat them but they're not my favourite. So, I didn't have high hopes for this recipe. But because it was cheap and simple I thought it was worth a shot. And I was blown away by the results. I made a chocolate banana ice cream and surprisingly this actually tastes like a fantastic ice cream alternative. I was worried it would just taste of mashed bananas but it really doesn't. A smooth, creamy, chocolatey ice cream with a subtle and not overpowering banana taste. This is a fantastic alternative to dairy ice cream and it's super easy to make.

How to make – Serves two

Take 3 bananas, chop them up and freeze them.

In a few hours, or the next day, put the frozen banana chunks into a blender (or for me I used a hand processor as our blender can't cope with bananas..) and whizz until smooth. I added a little soya milk so that it blended easier but this is completely optional.

Add 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and 2 teaspoons of sugar, blend again.

Add more cocoa powder or sugar to taste.

You can add strawberries, raspberries or blueberries to decorate. As you can see I didn't have any when I made it... that's why my photo looks a bit rubbish haha. Oh well, looks aren't everything, it tasted so good though!


As I said earlier, add anything you like to this recipe it doesn't have to be cocoa powder. That's why cooking (or in this case mashing) is fun, you can break the rules ;)

2 comments:

  1. nice this looks like something interesting to try

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    1. Yeah definitely give it a go! Surprisingly delicious! :)

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