I’ve got another ice cream recipe for you that doesn’t require an ice cream maker! Although, this one is a little different. When I was in the midst of a baking rampage a few weeks ago, Matt asked if I could try to make something healthy. Well, wish granted! This isn’t your typical ice cream, and I’m not going to lie, it’s not as creamy as the fat-filled regular version. But when you want a sweet frozen treat that is on the healthier side, this banana ice cream is perfect.
I’m not the first person to make banana ice cream in a blender, I’ve seen it done about four million times before. But for my purposes, I wanted a flavor that felt a little more indulgent and didn’t leave my sweet tooth and cravings completely unsatisfied. The fudge ripple and chocolate chunks through definitely do the trick!
Chocolate Chunk Banana “Ice Cream” with Chocolate Fudge Ripple
Makes ~3/4 quart (3-6 servings)
610 grams / 1 pound 5 1/2 ounces (~4 large) frozen bananas, sliced
1/4 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
65 grams / 2 1/4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (check to make sure dairy-free if Vegan)
1/4 cup chocolate ripple (see below)
In a high-speed blender (I used a Vitamix) combine frozen bananas, almond milk and vanilla for several minutes or until completely combined; should be the consistency of soft serve yogurt
Fold in chopped chocolate and pour into a regular sized loaf pan
Drizzle with fudge ripple; cover with seran wrap or tin foil and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving
Makes 1/2 cup
50 grams / 1 3/4 ounces (~1/4 cup) granulated sugar
1 1/3 fluid ounces (2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons) light corn syrup
2 fluid ounces (1/4 cup) water
25 grams / 7/8 ounce (~1/4 cup) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, whisk together sugar, corn syrup, water and cocoa powder; whisk constantly until mixture comes to a low boil
Cook for one additional minute, still whisking and then remove from heat
Stir in vanilla
Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour or until ready to use (up to two weeks)
No guilt necessary!