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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
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas peeled and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Instructions
  • 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.
Notes
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)

Nutrition

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!!! 🙂

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!

Anya

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?

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

hesty

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

Granna

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

Cyn

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

Darlene

Could the bananas be replaced with frozen mangoes? Am putting my bananas in the freezer now but would love to try with mangoes. Or does this recipe need the starch in the bananas?

Rachel

5 stars
Can this be frozen after it’s made?

Yeo

Hi. Can I mix in avocado? Any specific amount?

Milena

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

Katie Gaita

I can’t wait to try this out with my kids!? sounds great!

Stephanie

4 stars
Just a question- when i did it, it came out more like a smoothie than ice cream. Do you think my Bananas werent frozen enough?

Kelly

But how do you make this in a yonanas machine? How are you supposed to mix the other ingredients in? I’ve tried and it never seemed to work that well. Maybe this is only for a food processor??

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