This Chocolate Banana Nice Cream is super healthy and ready in minutes! You’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference between this and the real thing. 

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I consider myself pretty healthy, but my husband takes it to an even higher level. He’s more of a au natural guy where I’ve still got a healthy amount (pun intended) of “if it comes from a box or can it’s all right with me” in me. Yes, I’m all about making things homemade as often as possible, but with so much keeping me busy, it’s not always a realistic goal. For example, as much fun as it is to make homemade ice cream, more times than not I throw my arms up and grab the Stonyfield from the freezer for me and the kids.

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I don’t know if there’s something in the water or if a witch cast a spell on him, but my hubby has been diving in the kitchen more and more lately, coming up with a list of recipes that are actually really yummy! He’s been making this version of homemade ice cream that tastes unbelievably delicious, even to someone like me who wants the real deal. 

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The kids certainly can’t tell the difference and hubby says if he didn’t know better, he wouldn’t be able to either — and this man knows his ice cream. But the best part is that instead of needing an ice cream maker or having to wait hours for the ice cream to freeze, his version is ready in less than a minute, is totally healthy and the kids love helping him make it!

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Nice Cream is one of our favorite things to make in our house. When we’re craving something cold and creamy, especially when it gets warm outside, we switch off between this recipe and Rainbow Nice CreamGreen Nice Cream, and Coco-Blue Nice Cream! They’re all super easy to make and have ingredients that are actually good for you!

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Let me know in the comments what you think of this recipe! And tag me on social media if you make it! I’m @weelicious.

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Chocolate Banana Nice Cream

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 6 frozen bananas, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or milk of choice

Instructions 

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender.
  • Puree on a medium setting for 15-20 seconds, using the tamper of your blender to push down or stopping to push down with a spatula. You can this to be a fast process so the ice cream doesn't melt. 
  • Scrape down the sides and puree again. Repeat the process until the mixture is smooth like frozen yogurt/ice cream.** Sprinkle with favorite toppings! ***
  • Serve.****
  • * Here's a great way to freeze bananas! Place them in a Ziploc bag (make sure to lay the slices out flat in the bag when you freeze so they don't stick together) and leave them in the freezer so you can always make this treat on a moment’s notice.
  • ** Use the lowest setting to puree to avoid the ice cream from getting too loose and so it has more of a true ice cream texture.
  • *** You can top with granola, hemp seeds, sprinkles, berries, chopped nuts, dye free chocolate candies and more. 
  • **** To make nice cream even more firm, place in a pyrex or baking dish and freeze for up to 3 hours to resemble ice cream.

Nutrition

Sodium: 15mg | Sugar: 20g | Fiber: 3g | Calories: 120kcal | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 29g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. Wow, this is absolutely delicious. I also added a dollop of peanut butter which really brought it to the next level. I will definitely be experimenting with different flavor combos.

  2. I don’t really have any sipicfec recipes, but I add them to almost any winter salad. Fruit salads, green salads (except the ones that have veggies like carrots or tomatoes in them…they go well with cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage, celery, etc.), sweet green salads (I often mix them with other fruits in a green salad and use an orange juice based dressing). I just love them too! But only fresh. My husband also floated them in champagne one year on Valentine’s Day! That was amazingly good. Yum!Liz

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