Speedy Banana Cocoa Ice Cream

by Megan on October 21, 2011

I crave ice cream daily. It’s just the truth.

So I thought I’d try this frozen banana business since it’s an ice cream that is ready for snacking quickly! You just need frozen bananas, cocoa, vanilla, and more chocolate.

Top this with hot fudge for a remixed banana split!

Go ahead and freeze a few freckled bananas. Blend it up! Add malt powder even (Man! Now I wish I would’ve!) and enjoy every bite without worrying about having to wear stretchy pants for life.

Speedy Banana Cocoa Ice Cream
Recipe adapted from the kitchn


  • 3 bananas, peeled and frozen for 2+ hours
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 T milk
  • chocolate chips, optional


  1. Cut the bananas into pieces and process in your food processor or powerful blender with all of the ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately! It’ll be the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. If there’s any leftover freeze in an airtight container. Remove from the freezer for 5-10 minutes to soften a bit before scooping. Serve with a sprinkling of cocoa powder and handful of chocolate chips.
More frozen banana goodness: Banana+ Honey + Cinnamon Smoothie
Whoa! It looks like a frosty!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

laura October 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

i make this ALL THE TIME, usually with bananas + a few frozen strawberries + chocolate chips thrown in. so good! trying this cocoa version next.


Megan (megabite) October 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Awesome, Laura! I bet your berry versions are amazing. I’ve been a fool not to have made it until now.


Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama October 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

We did this the other day… but a banana cinnamon ice cream. It has such a great texture for not having any cream!


heather October 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Megan, that looks like the yummiest chocolate ice cream… I can’t believe it’s just some bananas and cocoa powder mixed together. I can do this. Like, now!


Lora October 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I am so going to get bananas tomorrow, and eat this tomorrow night.


Megan (megabite) October 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Carrie – yes! I love cinnamon with bananas!

Heather – it’s magic!

Lora – I bet you’ll love it!


Sarah October 22, 2011 at 10:20 am

This looks so good! I’ll have to try it tonight.




cindy October 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

A girl just needs frozen, ice creamy treats is all! I need to try this since I still haven’t replaced my ice cream maker, geez!


Megan (megabite) October 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

Oh Sarah, I hope you do! It’s delish!

Cindy! You totally need that seafoam ice cream maker in your life. Until then, make this!


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