Video Recipe: Chocolate Banana Ice Cream | UPMC HealthBeat

Scratch ice cream off your next shopping list – this healthy, luscious chocolate banana ice cream comes together right at home. Just blend a few simple ingredients and you’ll have a fresh dessert in a flash.

Total time:10 minutes

Preparation time:5 minutes

Cooking time:5 minutes

Recipe serves: 2 cups


  • 4 frozen bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (can sub peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (only use if you are making this in a food processor)
  • Optional: chocolate chunks or chips, to sprinkle on the top


  1. Place the frozen bananas, cocoa powder, and almond butter into your high-powered blender. (If using a food processor, add milk on this step.)
  2. Blend the bananas on high speed using the plunger to push the bananas down as needed. After 2-3 minutes the ice cream will run smoothly.
  3. Either eat right away or freeze for 2 hours so that it is hard enough to scoop into cones. Sprinkle with chocolate chunks, if you’d like.

Nutritional Information

166 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 31.6g; sodium 2.8mg. 

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