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.
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.
Healthy Ice Cream
- 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.
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)
This recipe first appeared on The Stay At Home Chef on May 2, 2013