Friday, February 8, 2013

Simple 2 Ingredient Chocolate Banana "Ice Cream"


I have mentioned how challenging my 3 year old has become at meal time.  Munchkin has become picky about everything so, I have been pretty creative with her meals.  Lately we have noticed that our normally well behaved 3 year old will change her behavior immediately after eating fresh fruit, apparently even the natural sugar in a small bowl of fresh fruit could launch her to the moon.

Between Munchkins sensitivity to sugar, us trying to eat healthy and my mom trying to get healthy...  Naturally sweetened treats are king!  This "ice cream" is currently Munchkin's favorite treat!  She asks for it at every meal.  Truth is, its so healthy she could eat it for breakfast.  How about you?  What is or was your biggest food challenge with your kids?

With love from our kitchen table to yours!  XO

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2 Ingredient Chocolate Banana "Ice Cream"
6 ripe bananas (3 fresh and 3 frozen)
3 tablespoons cacao powder (or cocoa powder)

Place bananas in a blender.  Blend until mixture starts to get creamy, scraping down sides as necessary.  Add cacao powder and pulse until completely combined.

Transfer to a resealable container and place in freezer for 3-4 hours.

Scoop and serve or scoop and place scoops into a container for later use.  If you decide to leave it in the freezer, just allow it to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes or so, to soften before serving.

Enjoy!

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16 comments:

  1. Great recipes - and I love a good "healthy" frozen treat. Be sure to stop by and enter to win our giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tricia. I will come over and check out your giveaway. XOXO

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  2. This looks so creamy and delicious Donna. And so simple, seems like a no brainer for all of us who are constantly trying to loose those extra few pounds!

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    1. Seriously Chris! I love these fruit "ice creams" for that very reason!

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  3. I love banana ice cream - so simple that I gave away my ice cream maker.

    What is the brand name of the cup that is pictured with the chocobanana ice cream? Where did you get it? It would match my retro kitchen perfectly.

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    1. So simple I never blogged it. Then people I know started asking for the recipe. I though maybe it would be helpful to our readers. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. I love finding ice cream recipes that don't require an ice cream maker (one appliance I don't have and probably wont for a while!)... especially ones that have like, no fat! :) Discovered your blog this morning from GYB Hop... love catching up on your recipes, they look fab!

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  6. I liked the chocolate banana version, but it was a little bland. Next time I will add a pinch of cinnamon and walnuts.

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  7. What if u just want to make chocolate. Or if u just want to make strawberry. Or just one flavor...

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  8. I don't think you can, since it's not "real" ice cream. Just my thoughts. This is supposed to be a "version" of ice cream.

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    1. Yeah, if you take the banana out you have no base. I would recommend trying real ice cream for that.

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  9. Instead of cocoa powder, do you think Nutella would work?

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    1. Nutella would be fabulous. More calories, but incredible!

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  10. Jeanette SantucciApril 15, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    I made this today with my 5 yr old niece as we are having our movie night together and I used the Aldi brand of Nutella and she was so excited to make it herself she couldn't let it freeze all the way!! So after lots of begging and her asking if it was done every 5 mins I caved and took it out of the freezer after an hour and it was still amazing to eat. She LOVED it!! and so did 9 month old little brother. I have the Peanut butter one in the freezer now and can't wait to taste it!!

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    1. Oh Jeanette! I am so happy you all love it. My munchkin loves it too! Enjoy! XOXO

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