Choconana Ice Cream

This is such a simple recipe and yet so delicious! What could be better than ice cream that counts towards one of your 5-a-day (not that itโ€™s 5 portions of fruit and veggies we should be aiming for, more like 10!), tastes delicious and takes less than 5 minutes to make? Believe me, with this easy recipe, you won’t need sugary shop-bought ice cream ever again!

There are quite a few versions of banana ice cream, but many seem to use several bananas, and this one only uses one because 7 bananas in one go (about 140g of sugar – almost 50% over your daily sugar intake!) is definitely not good for you! Every time I make this Iโ€™m so grateful for the existence of food processors for allowing us to create such amazing healthy dishes- that goes for cauliflower rice too!

TIP: Always keep a sliced banana in the freezer for when a dessert craving strikes- whenever I use one I immediately replace it with another so I donโ€™t forget!

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Serves 1



1 chopped and frozen banana

1tbsp cacao powder (this is simply an unrefined version of cocoa)

1tsp cinnamon (good for regulating blood sugar levels)

1tbsp crunchy peanut butterย (I like Meridian)

A splash of almond milk or water

Cacao nibs, to top (optional)

More topping suggestions: My chocolate coconut truffles, chopped fresh berries, desiccated coconut, nuts


Itโ€™s easier to prepare this the day before. Chop a banana and freeze in a freezer bag overnight. It only takes a couple of minutes to make the ice cream, so get it out when youโ€™re ready to make it. Add it to the food processer along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve straight away and top with your choice of toppings.


Lauren x



  1. 31st May 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Banana ice creams are a go to in put house! So versatile and easy!!

    • 31st May 2015 / 6:53 pm

      Aren’t they great! So delicious and so many variations too!

  2. Felicia
    1st June 2015 / 8:33 am

    Can’t wait to try this! I am back from traveling and am sooooo excited to catch up on all these fabulous recipes!!! And to start making them.

    • 1st June 2015 / 10:17 am

      I can’t wait to hear about your travels!! My exams finish in about 2 weeks, so must meet up then! X

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