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Learn how to make Healthy Ice Cream using a handful of ingredients and it’s ready in under 5 minutes! Whether you need a dairy-free dessert option, or you need a healthy treat to satisfy, this one is for you!
Close up of Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana healthy ice cream in a waffle cone.

My mom gave me a Yonanas machine for my birthday a number of years ago. I was a bit skeptical. I eat bananas, but I don’t like banana flavored anything, especially ice cream. Well, let me tell you what my friends, bananas can make one heck of a faux ice cream. And wait for it….it’s even healthy!

Mixing in a little peanut butter and cocoa powder is my favorite, but I’ve included several other flavor combinations for you to try. It’s the consistency of frozen yogurt, without any of the dairy. Awesome, huh? You really can have your ice cream and eat it too! I’ve been doing this for several years now and people are always asking for the recipe. I’ve even served it to kids and they had NO idea!

PRO TIP: This recipe works best with bananas that have ripened to the point where they have little black spots appearing. Bananas have various stages or ripeness and become sweeter as they progress, with a less pronounced banana flavor.

Close up of a spoon full of chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream to show texture.

Watch the video below where I walk you through every step of the recipe. I love including videos with every post for those who are visual learners. You can see my entire collection of video recipes HERE.

Close up of Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana healthy ice cream in a waffle cone.
Learn how to make Healthy Ice Cream using a handful of ingredients and it's ready in under 5 minutes! Whether you need a dairy-free dessert option, or you need a healthy treat to satisfy, this one is for you!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
  • 2 bananas peeled and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Cut the bananas into chunks and put them in a food processor or heavy duty blender (or a Yonanas Machine).
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Add in the desired flavor (in this case peanut butter and cocoa powder), and blend until everything is incorporated and smooth.
Other flavor ideas that we like:
Strawberries (just blend a handful in with the bananas)
Coconut and Chocolate (2 tablespoons coconut milk or coconut oil +1 tablespoon cocoa powder)
PB Banana (just add 2 tablespoons peanut butter
PB and Jelly (1 tablespoon peanut butter + 1 tablespoon strawberry jelly)


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Ice Cream

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Debra Metzger

5 stars
I can’t even begin to say how much I LOVE the chocolate, peanut butter banana healthy ice cream! It is pure joy! As an ice cream lover, the flavor is amazing. Tastes like Baskin Robbins chocolate peanut butter! YUMMY!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

5 stars
this is very delicious we had this last night and me and my family loved it!

Gayle kitchin

I love ice cream……honestly this is so good I Could not believe it….I also made it with frozen
blackberries….yummy.right now I have several bags of frozen sliced bananas in my freezer


5 stars
made this last night and i cannot believe the texture is just like a real ice cream!


I used a nutella instead of a peanut butter and it was awesome….


I have tried this faux banana ice cream with frozen peaches. It was delicious! I’m going to try your version next.

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This is so amazingly good (and healthy too :D), thank you!

Mmm… that sounds good! I wonder if my sad little blender could handle this.

I would want to try a pina colada tropical flavor combo…maybe coconut milk, pineapple and mango?


awesome idea! count me in for waiting for that recipe!!! thank you for that idea!

Anaya Gupta

i tried making this but the taste is a no no from my side

4 stars
I love this ice cream! but the only problem is i can taste the banana more than the peanut butter for some reason. But anyway it is delicious! Thank you Rachel for sharing this!


I have a question… is this ice cream cold like regular ice cream? If it does, it needs to be put in the freezer, right?


5 stars
I tried it and it was great, Thank U


4 stars
When I make this dessert I add 1/4 cup of almond milk and use PB2 (powdered peanut butter) which limits fat. ๐Ÿ™‚


1 star
This is better than empty calories in highly sweetened whipped ice cream, but all the recipes given here are high in calories – bananas are the highest calorie fruit, peanut butter and cocoa powder aren’t great either. This isn’t a diet ice cream, that’s for sure. I wouldn’t even describe this as healthy without the qualifier that it’s healthier when compared to some commercial ice creams…


I agree with Rachel. Calories and fat does not mean unhealthy. We need those things, and too little of them will have negative ramifications, even if you are dieting. The natural sugar from bananas is going to be a lot healthier than added cane sugar, and the fat and protein from nut butter is phenomenal. Plus all the additional nutrients you get from those things.Last time I checked, both bananas and peanut butter were on my list of approved “diet” foods. And for people who need to cut out dairy for whatever reason, this is an awesome alternative when you… Read more »

And if youโ€™re on Weight Watchers this is a perfect healthy treat with zero points ! Thank you for sharing.


It would have 1 point if you added the Peannut butter powder. And more if using coconut oil, but if only using fruit then yeah, 1 point

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