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Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream” With Dark Chocolate

The theme for the August Recipe Redux is Frozen Dessert. A healthy but delicious frozen dessert is a great way to end those late, warm summer nights. What better a way to enjoy these summer nights while they last than to have a refreshing tasty treat.

This month I experimented with the ever so popular banana “ice cream” craze. Yonana is on the radar all over and everyone and their Mom is talking about how to make ice cream out of bananas. If you haven’t heard of this theory of bananas making ice cream, don’t think I’m crazy just yet.

When frozen bananas are blended and pureed, it turns into a creamy, gooey consistency.

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For my recipe redux, I decided to make peanut butter banana “ice cream” with dark chocolate drizzled on top. How could you go wrong with the combo of peanut butter, banana, and dark chocolate?

Since I had some free samples of chocolate from Equal Exchange, you can guess what dark chocolate I went for…

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Recipe Redux: Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream” With Dark Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas sliced
  • 4 squares dark chocolate melted
  • 2 tbsp all natural peanut butter or alternative nut butter
  • Splash of milk or milk alternative

Instructions

  1. Place frozen bananas with peanut butter in a blender and blend until pureed consistency.
  2. Scoop “ice cream” into bowl and drizzle melted dark chocolate on top.

Notes

Slicing bananas before freezing makes it easier to blend them once frozen. Instead of peanut butter, I actually used almond butter in mine and it came out delicious! Try experimenting with various nut butters such as sunflower butter, cashew butter, etc. I also used a splash of coconut milk.

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https://karalydon.com/recipes/desserts/recipe-redux-peanut-butter-banana-ice-cream-with-dark-chocolate/

Slicing bananas before freezing makes it easier to blend them once frozen. Instead of peanut butter, I actually used almond butter in mine and it came out delicious! Try experimenting with various nut butters such as sunflower butter, cashew butter, etc. I also used a splash of coconut milk. It’s an easy, guilt-free, vegan-friendly frozen dessert that’s packed with potassium and antioxidants.

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Enjoy!

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Looking for a refreshing summer beverage to wash down that dessert? Don’t forget to check out my Recipe Redux last month: Blueberry Basil Lemonade Fizz

Peace, love, and food,

Kara

I'm a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.

Comments

  1. I have been wanting to make this forever. Glad you made it a part of your ReDux & for putting a little chocolate in it. Gotta have the chocolate!

  2. Wow. What an awesome recipe. I saw Joy Bauer demonstrate a banana ice cream on the Today Show last year .. but your addition of chocolate and peanut butter really take it to the next level. I love your recipe and am going to link to it right now on my Facebook fan page. Thanks 🙂

  3. Word to the banana ice cream lovers! Great combination!

  4. I love frozen bananas like this! Addition of peanut butter and chocolate sounds great!

  5. I love this combination of flavours!

  6. Nice combination of flavors and so simple. I love to make traditional ice cream but this is a tempting short cut.

    Glad to connect through Recipe Redux!

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