I have a love affair with my food processor, and I’m not afraid to admit it. And now that the weather has been consistently hot and humid, I’ve been making little batches of banana ice cream a few times a week. I can’t stop!
To be honest, I’ve never been the biggest fan of ice cream in general. It tastes delicious — don’t get me wrong — but I’ve never been one to crave ice cream for dessert, and almost always prefer other desserts when given the choice. But this is absolutely perfect for me: not only does it taste incredible, but it’s 100% all natural, vegan, not too sweet nor heavy, and way easier and faster than making any sort of dairy-based ice cream at home.
2-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Soft Serve: (for 1 serving) vegan
- 1 large, ripe, frozen banana
- 1 Tb. natural 100% cocoa powder
- optional add-ins: splash of milk of choice (for a creamier consistency), sweetener (I used dark chocolate-flavored liquid stevia drops, which is a find that I highly recommend!), chocolate chips, coconut flakes, peanut butter, etc.
In a food processor (or good blender), pulse frozen banana until creamy consistency is reached. Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and optional sweetener and blend until incorporated and preferred texture is reached.
I ate mine (for breakfast) alongside a scoop of Greek yogurt, which brought the cool creaminess to a whole new level. A super chocolatey, banana-y, and healthy bowl of goodness. 🙂
Question: Have you ever tried to make your own ice cream or any sort of fruit-based soft-serve?