This is one of my favorite summer treats, but I like it so much that sometimes in winter I put on an extra layer and go for it anyway. Because life is too short to not have banana ice cream no matter the season, and anytime I can eat peanut butter and chocolate I am happy.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Ice CreamCourse: Desserts, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
A delicious, refreshing, and light treat that makes a great dessert or snack.
~6 over-ripe bananas (~725 g), frozen in chunks
20 g (~3 Tbs) cocoa powder (unsweetened)
200 g (~3/4 cup) milk of choice – I used soy milk
70 g (~1/4 cup) peanut butter
- Before making the ice cream, allow bananas to thaw ever so slightly. If they are rock solid, the blender may have a hard time, or you may need to add more milk to get things going. That is of course okay, but know that it will dilute the flavor some.
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend. You may need to scrape down the sides as you go and/or add a couple more splashes of milk.
- Serve and enjoy!
- If you have leftovers, I recommend freezing them in containers that are the size of the portion you like to eat. That way, when the craving strikes, take out a container and let it soften (thaw) a bit before eating – this makes sure it is not too frozen solid and once again takes on that creamy, ice cream texture.
- Tip about the bananas: use realllllly over-ripe bananas. There is no added sugar in this recipe (although feel free to add some if want), so all the sweetness is coming from the bananas. Over-ripe is perfect here, think banana bread style bananas! Anyway, peel them, break them into chunks or slices, and freeze them in a sealed container or plastic bag. Another tip for free: even if you’re in a rush, don’t freeze them without peeling first. It just…really doesn’t work out well, trust me.
This is one of my favorite ways to use over-ripe bananas, and I often let them go past their prime on the counter just so I can make this.
Also, wondering where the legumes are? Peanut butter and soy milk come from peanuts and soybeans, both of which are legumes!
Try a bite!
Love the peanut butter and chocolate combination? Check out my recipe for peanut butter chocolate chunk bean blondies.