Double Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love something rich and chocolaty?

I am seriously obsessed with dark, chocolaty goodness. There are few things quite as satisfying. This double chocolate banana ice cream offers the same satisfaction as a pint of Ben and Jerry’s (well, almost), but significantly more nutritious.

Why this Double Chocolate Banana Ice Cream > Traditional Ice Cream

    1. Raw cacao adds a hearty dose of minerals including magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, selenium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc.  So, this recipe is basically a mineral supplement.
    2. This recipe has 10 g of fiber. That is more than 1/3 of the fiber you need daily, and more naturally occurring fiber (compared to added fiber in processed products) promotes gut health. WIN.
    3. No dairy! More people are sensitive to dairy than are aware of it, as many as 4 out of 5 people may have some level of intolerance to dairy products. Although ice cream tends to be tolerated better than lower fat dairy products, less dairy is always a good thing. Dairy can promote inflammation, and creates an acidic environment in the body. Subbing out a few dairy products each week might do some good for digestion, maintenance of body pH and hormonal balance.
    4. No added sugar. The only sugar in this recipe is the naturally occuring sugar in the bananas. Satisying a sweet craving with two bananas and 10 grams of fiber is much more blood sugar friendly than about 92 grams of sugar in a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.
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Double Chocolate Paleo Banana Ice Cream

A rich, indulgent and perfectly healthy sweet treat for hot days.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas frozen
  • 1/2-3/4 cup almond milk or water
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1-2 tbsp cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to a blender or food processor, and blend.

  2. Start with a 1/2 of liquid and adjust to get the right consistency.

  3. Serve immediately, or spread in a shallow dish and freeze for up to 2 hours.

Recipe Notes

  • It may be okay to freeze this recipe for longer, but I have no experience with that because I eat it immediately. Every. Single. Time.
  • Reasonably priced cacao powder --> HERE.
  • The dark chocolate powder I use --> HERE and HERE (best deal, bulk).
  • Reasonably priced cacao nibs --> HERE.

Double Chocolate Banana Paleo Ice Cream

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