Super healthy chocolate ice-cream

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Chocolate Ice CreamIce cream is the synonym of summer and also of high sugar content and plenty of calories. What if I say you that you can enjoy ice-cream without feeling guilty?

Yeah… I heard you: p “Too good to be true!”

Well, this ice-cream is made of fruit, cocoa and natural sweeteners.

Now, I have another question. Which is this one magic fruit that can be whipped into rich and silky ice cream, with no additional dairy, sweeteners (even though I always add a little bit of honey or maple syrup), or other ingredients? – Banana

Now I’m going to show you how to make this super healthy ice-cream, which happened to be also cheap, within the comforts of your home.

I usually use 5 ingredients for banana chocolate ice-cream, but you can also use less. Actually you may enjoy it even with only 2 ingredients, banana and cocoa. I usually add a little bit of honey or maple syrup to make it sweeter, and also add peanut butter for flavor and creaminess. Cocoa nibs are what makes this ice-cream super special, I love their bitterness and crunchiness, but you may enjoy this chocolate ice-cream even without them.

Serving size: 4 persons

Ingredients:

  • 2 very ripe medium bananas
  • 3 tbs dark cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tsp of honey or maple syrup – depending on how sweet you want your ice-cream
  • 1 tbs peanut butter (preferably home-made) – Optional
  • 1 tbs cocoa nibs – Optional

Directions

I’ve made banana ice-cream 2 ways. In the first method I used frozen banana. It is very nice, since you may enjoy the ice-cream immediately, but you may risk to broke your blender, like I did

In the second method, I used room temperature banana and then froze the cream overnight.

Option 1

  1. Choose ripe bananas, which are sweet and soft
  2. Peel and cut them into coins and freeze overnight in freezer bags.
  3. Blend the frozen banana pieces together with cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, cocoa nibs and peanut butter in a small food processor or powerful blender

Voilaaaa – the ice cream is ready. You can enjoy it immediately, even though it will be quite soft, or you can transfer it in an airtight container freezer proof and freeze until solid.

Option 2

  1. Choose ripe bananas, which are sweet and soft
  2. Peel and cut them into big chops.
  3. Blend the banana chops together with cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, cocoa nibs and peanut butter in a small food processor or powerful blender.
  4. Put the cream in an airtight container and freezer proof and freeze overnight (or 3-4 hours, until solid).
  5. Remove from the fridge. Let it stand at room temperature for 2-3 min and scoop with an ice-cream scooper.

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