Coconut Banana Ice Cream {With Salted Dark Chocolate}

You read that right!

I’ve been in the mood for ice cream because… hmmm I dunno, it’s summer!?  Although, here in Ohio, it feels like fall…

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I have always loved banana ice cream because:

  • it’s so easy to use up bananas that are getting too brown
  • it’s a healthier option
  • it’s safe for pregnancy, nursing and for my daughter
  • it’s delicious

We eat a lot of bananas in this house!  In fact, Quinn’s first word was “nana.”  That girl has a weird fascination with monkeys and bananas!

I had a few bananas sitting on the counter (because I bought extra since we go through them like they are water) and I will not eat them a few days after they make the switch from green to yellow.  So I decided I would play and make some banana ice cream for us!

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Flavorful – Creamy – Crunchy and just freaking delicious.  Quinn and Rob were like vultures.  Okay, well Quinn wasn’t so much a vulture as she was a baby bird, but you get the idea.

baby bird quinn ice cream banana

I just sprinkled on the coconut and almonds I had toasted the day before.  (Just warm them in a pan and continue to stir until they are golden.  Store in an airtight container for other recipes like oatmeal and whatever tickles your fancy.)

toasted coconut almond

I also shaved some dark chocolate on top!  Not necessary, but it makes me feel bubbly inside.

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Then indulge.

The spoon says it all. banana ice cream 11

It’s a healthier option when you need your fix, but still a splurge.  Have just a little and the calories don’t count!

Make sure you 
Try topping it with coconut milk whipped cream or these other variations:

Peanut Butter Banana – Pinch of Yum

Vanilla Avocado Banana - Averie Cooks

Pumpkin Spice Banana - Butter Lust

Follow Variety by Vashti Hoffman’s board Banana Ice Cream on Pinterest.

But seriously, try not to eat the whole batch!

Coconut Banana Ice Cream with Salted Dark Chocolate

Serves 2
Cook time 10 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
By author Kayla Tyburski

Ingredients

  • 3 Medium ripe bananas (Peeled and frozen in 1/2 inch chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes (toasted)
  • 1 teaspoon sliced almonds (toasted)
  • 1 teaspoon dark chocolate shavings (Optional)
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Directions

Remove frozen bananas from freezer and add to food processor. Add dark chocolate chips. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
Scoop out the ice cream into a bowl. Top with toasted coconut, almonds and chocolate shavings. Add just a tiny bit of sea salt. (Feel free to add any other toppings!)
Devour. Your spoon is waiting...

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Any weird toppings you are into?  (I can’t get down with gummy worms!)

Do you like your bananas on the green or brown side?

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    I bought some coconut so delicious last night for the first time and it was amazing. I’m usually a fro-yo fiend but with my possible lactose intolerance I’ve been staying clear. I just put some bananas to freeze last night to try making this cuz I knew it was coming haha but I generally go through bananas before I even realise!
    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted…WIAW: Elimination Diet Eats EditionMy Profile

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    says

    Wow! This sounds amazing. Who knew you could make ice cream with ripe bananas? I thought banana bread was their only hope. Love this! Can’t wait to try it. Great recipe!! :)
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