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Raw Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Easy 2 ingredient raw chocolate banana ice cream with no need for an ice cream maker, ready in minutes and perfect for a quick, healthy treat!

top down view of a bowl with raw vegan chocolate banana ice cream with sliced strawberry and a spoon.

Raw banana ice cream with decadent chocolate is creamy, super easy to make, and tasty as can be!

Why had I not known of this before? What a great dessert or mono meal for that matter. I had this for dinner the other night and did not feel one bit guilty. It’s super delicious, vegan, and all-around good for you!

Why We Love This Recipe!

  • Fat free
  • No refined sugars
  • Dairy free
  • Only 2 ingredients
  • Ready in 5 minutes or less
  • Churn free and No ice cream maker required

I suggest you gather your ingredients and whip up some of this nice cream for yourself. You will thank me later. :)

Be creative, and have fun experimenting with toppings and additions that work for you!

ingredients for raw chocolate banana ice cream.

Raw Vegan Banana Ice Cream Ingredients

  • Bananas – freeze the ripest bananas you can, they will be sweet enough so you don’t need to any sweetener.
  • Cocoa powder – use your favorite, whether its raw cacao, regular cocoa, or dutch chocolate. This batch was processed with dutch cocoa, which makes it ultra dark and chocolatey, but typically I use raw cacao powder.
  • Splash of non-dairy milk or water – can be any type of plant based milk or Vegan Cream, preferably unsweetened, this will help get the frozen mixture moving.
side by side, top down view of the process of making raw chocolate banana ice cream in a food processor.

How To Make No Ice Maker Banana Ice Cream

  1. Simply place 2 – 3 frozen bananas in your food processor or high speed blender, along with 1 tablespoon cacao powder, blend until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides every so often. Make take 3 – 5 minutes.
  2. Serve right away with sliced fruit, cacao nibs, nuts or seeds. Enjoy often!

Top Tips

  • Add protein. Add 2 – 4 tablespoons of nut butter, such as peanut, almond, cashew, or sunflower, for a nice does of protein. It will also make it ultra creamy!

top down view of a bowl with raw vegan chocolate banana ice cream with sliced strawberry and a spoon.

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If you try this chocolate banana nice cream recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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RAW CHOCOLATE BANANA ICE CREAM

Amazing chocolate banana ice cream to the rescue! No dairy, no churn, no guilt – just YUM!

Ingredients

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  • 3 frozen bananas
  • splash of almond milk or Vegan Cream, optional
  • 1 heaping tablespoon raw cacao/cocoa powder

Optional toppings

  • sliced fruit
  • chopped nuts
  • cacao nibs or shredded coconut

Instructions

Break frozen bananas into small pieces. Place bananas, splash of liquid and cocoa/cacao into blender or food processor, blend until desired consistency scraping down the sides every now and then, will take anywhere from 3 to 6 minutes. Add a tad more liquids as needed.

Scoop into individual bowl/s, top with fruit, nuts, cocoa nibs or coconut flakes. Enjoy right away.

Serves one generously, with enough to share if you like. :)

Notes

A splash or two of milk or water will help the mixture move a little better when blending. For completely raw, use homemade plant milk, or a splash of water is fine too!

To Freeze: Keep this ice cream in the freezer by storing in an airtight freezer safe container. Freeze for at least six hours or overnight for a hardened ice cream, let thaw 10 min or so before scooping. Double this recipe and freeze for convenience.

Keep those bananas! Instead of throwing out bananas I always freeze them for making smoothies later and this will be a new reason to pull out a frozen banana or two. Doesn’t get much simpler that this.

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14 Comments

  1. Cheryl Brisson says:

    So tasty and easy! My husband and I topped it with peanut butter and LOVED it…thanks for sharing!

  2. Kay Russo says:

    I just made this most delicious ice-creamy desert. Like another I had to add about 1 Tablespoon of almond milk to get a nice consistency. I recently upgraded my Bamix and have the SliceSy, so I tried it in that. Perfect…. and better than getting my huge processor out with all the fiddly attachments. I love all your recipes. I have been vegan for a year, and mostly go to your website and bought your e-book too.

  3. Rachel Page says:

    I love how simple and fabulous this dessert is.

  4. kris10sleathers says:

    I tried this, but my ninja couldn't take the bananas without a little liquid and so I added enough almond milk to make it come together, also added a dash of agave, it was perfect! tasted like a raw/ healthy frosty!
    thanks!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ijust made it! Im new at eating raw, and this ice cream hit the spot. Loved it!

    1. Welcome to the wonderful world of raw goodness! I'm so glad you loved this…it's perfect anytime of day. Thanks for stopping by to share. :)

      1. Elisheba🌱 says:

        Greetings, I’m a nutrition health coach and love your recipe. My Instagram platform is new and called earthtoplatefamily focusing on eating a plant based diet for health and vitality. May I repost your recipe? I would of course credit you and send my followers to follow you to like and share your recipes and videos.🌻🌱

  6. lucyfalls says:

    Thank you for this. I love it. I made it regularly now, after finding it here a couple of months ago. I keep bananas in the freezer so I can whip it up in a couple of minutes!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Do you have to use a blender? Would a processor work?

    1. Yes, a food processor will work great too! I will add that to the recipe, thank you. Enjoy your ice cream. :)

  8. I just a bowl a few hours ago, same way with three bananas. It is so delicious and simple…a keeper for sure !

  9. zestyvegan says:

    This looks awesome and so simple.

  10. cookingwithlysa says:

    it looks so delicious…and Looks so easy also to do !

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