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Three Ingredient Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

A few years ago I discovered banana ice cream or nicecream on the vegan side of Tumblr. Banana ice cream is a healthy alternative to ice cream and you can make all kinds of flavors. It’s like a thicker and colder version of a smoothie.


My go-to flavors are chocolate and strawberry. With just three ingredients you cannot go wrong with this healthy treat. I make banana ice cream for a meal or as a healthy dessert after a rough day.


Serves 1


  • 3 small frozen bananas
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • a bit of unsweetened almond milk, or plant milk of choice, to get it going (add more or less depending on how thick you want it)


  1. First make sure your bananas are ripe and very spotty. Unripe bananas have more starch in them and can cause stomach aches; they will also have a stronger flavor. I usually have a stash of bananas that I use for everyday use and a stash that I keep to ripen and then freeze.
  2. Peal and break bananas into smaller pieces (I break one banana into four pieces so that I can then count how many frozen bananas to add later) and freeze overnight in a freezer safe bag. Frozen bananas will keep for 2-3 weeks before they start getting brown and gross looking.
  3. It is very important that you have a high-powered blender. I use this blender and the food processor bowl works perfectly to blend up frozen bananas.
  4. Add frozen bananas, cocoa powder, and plant milk of your choice to blender and blend until smooth. You may need to stop and scrape the sides and add more milk.
  5. Pour into a bowl and enjoy!

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