Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

I consider myself pretty healthy, but my husband takes it to an even higher level. He's more of a au natural guy where I've still got a healthy amount (pun intended) of "if it comes from a box or can it's all right with me" in me. Yes, I'm all about making things homemade as often as possible, but with so much keeping me busy, it's not always a realistic goal. For example, as much fun as it is to make homemade ice cream, more times than not I throw my arms up and grab the Stonyfield from the freezer for me and the kids.

I don't know if there's something in the water or if a witch cast a spell on him, but my hubby has been diving in the kitchen more and more lately, coming up with a list of recipes that are actually really yummy! He's been making this version of homemade ice cream that tastes unbelievably delicious, even to someone like me who wants the real deal. The kids certainly can't tell the difference and hubby says if he didn't know better, he wouldn't be able to either -- and this man knows his ice cream. But the best part is that instead of needing an ice cream maker or having to wait hours for the ice cream to freeze, his version is ready in less
than a minute, is totally healthy and the kids love helping him make it!

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Chocolate Banana Ice Cream (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups Frozen Sliced Bananas*
  • 1/4 Cup frozen strawberries

Preparation

1. Place the yogurt, cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract in a blender and quickly combine the ingredients for a few seconds, using the lowest setting to puree.
2. Add the frozen banana and strawberries to the mixture. Puree on the lowest setting for 20 seconds.
3. Scrape down the sides and puree again. Repeat the process until the mixture is smooth.**
4. Serve.
* Hubby’s Tip - Bananas can take a day up to 4 hours to freeze well, so take three or four bananas,
slice them about 1/2″ thick, freeze them in a Ziploc bag (make sure to lay the slices out flat in the bag when you freeze so they don¹t stick together) and leave them in the freezer so you can always make this treat on a moment’s notice.
** Use the lowest setting to puree to avoid the ice cream from getting too loose and so it has more of a true ice cream texture.
*** Hubby likes using strawberries but you can use whatever frozen fruit you like in addition to the bananas.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.