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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
December 6, 2018 7:46 pm

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!!! 🙂

August 28, 2020 1:41 pm

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

Gayle kitchin
May 28, 2019 3:21 am

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

November 3, 2018 10:20 am

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

May 14, 2018 6:51 pm

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

May 9, 2017 8:46 pm

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

March 10, 2017 10:50 am

I just want you to know that I just saw your Be That Person video on facebook and shared it. I admire you! I have several autoimmune diseases and I have been partially bald since 13 – I am know 63. It took me years to learn to love myself. I am also blessed with a husband that loves me for me. I am now your newest follower.

November 25, 2013 4:10 pm

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

May 2, 2013 5:10 pm

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?

July 20, 2014 10:36 pm

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

November 3, 2020 12:29 pm

It was delicious! Only thing next time I need to put a little sugar, because it was pretty “unsweet”. I did take out the peanut butter though cause of allergies.

Gloria Barth
October 9, 2020 8:11 pm

5 stars
This is super terrific !
What a great way to enjoy fruit while it tastes like ice cream.. I have made the chocolate banana ice cream and added 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring. Really good !

Anaya Gupta
July 5, 2020 8:28 am

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

May 22, 2020 8:41 pm

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!

July 5, 2019 6:24 am

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?

September 4, 2018 1:54 pm

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

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