So, I’m not even sure you can call this a “recipe” because there are only two ingredients. HOWEVER, if I did call it a recipe I would say this is the easiest, healthiest, most favorite summertime recipe for our three-nagers. They are constantly wanting something cold and sweet to eat while they are playing outside and this is a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream, popsicles/fudgesicles. Also, I buy bananas weekly, if not twice weekly. I usually end up with a few brown bananas that would be too mushy too eat…unless you freeze them!
Okay, so here it is : bananas and cocoa…that’s it.
Next, find your brownest bananas…seriously, the ones you think you need to throw in the trash. Those are the perfect ones. Here are mine. I know they look gross but they aren’t, I promise. You can use ones that are even more brown than this. Unless you open them and the actual bananas are brown, then throw those away, otherwise they are fine to freeze and are actually sweeter than the ones that aren’t brown.
I froze these overnight, but just a few hours would probably do it. I normally have some frozen ones on hand…they last for weeks in the freezer. My mom (Nanny) has a ziplock bag filled with frozen bananas (this is actually her “recipe”).
Next, mix cocoa with bananas in a food processor. You can add a little water like I did in the video, if the bananas aren’t getting creamy. It should look like soft serve ice cream when its ready. If you prefer traditional ice cream vs. soft serve ice cream, put it in a freezer safe container and freeze for two more hours. Take it out and use an ice cream scoop to scoop it in to a waffle cone!
BOOM! One minute Ice cream.
Add whatever toppings you like. I prefer pecans or walnuts but chocolate chips, cherries, or whip cream would also be delicious!
May your children be as sweet as this ice cream!
- Four extra ripe bananas
- Two TBSP cocoa
- Water (optional)
Mix ingredients together in large food processor (or a blender would work if you don’t have one) until creamy.