My eleven month old has a chocolate ice cream stash on her upper lip. Now, normally I’d agree that this makes me a bad parent, but this time, it’s actually healthy ice cream, so I don’t feel bad.
Gabriel and I like to go out occasionally and get ice cream, or a milk shake to share. It’s kind of been our default date night plan our entire married life. But we always seem to feel slightly crummy afterward, and more and more, we find that we like staying in and making our own ice cream.
In fact, we even like the way our own healthy no-churn ice cream tastes better! And it’s awesome to be able to indulge in a guilt-free sweet treat that doesn’t make us feel crummy afterward.
All you need to whip up a batch of this healthy ice cream, is a blender or food processor, and about five minutes.
We started out using milk to thin the frozen bananas, but lately I’ve been using eggs instead in order to boost the protein. I’ve even taken to using chocolate whey protein powder in place of the cocoa (shhh, don’t tell anyone, it might ruin my real-food reputation).
I love all versions of this ice cream, but I do find that the eggs give a slightly smoother, creamier texture.
Healthy No-Churn Chocoalte Ice Cream
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 1/2 cup of milk, almond milk, or 2 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa
Pour milk, or crack eggs into the blender or food processor. Add cocoa powder and blend for five seconds. Scraper down sides with a rubber spatula.
Add frozen chunked up banana, and blend until smooth, and the texture of soft serve ice cream.
Enjoy your delicious, healthy treat!
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