Chocolatey PB banana “ice cream”!

by Nicole on March 12, 2010

Happy Friday! Another week that has flown by and we are that much closer to our vacation! This morning we went to the gym, I went to spin and did a quicky weights workout. Today is my co-teacher’s birthday I work in  a collaborative teaching classroom) so I made some cookies that I am bringing in for the teachers at lunch. The kids are so funny about birthdays, they want to be super secretive, when really we know what’s coming. They planned her party all week and are very excited about it. Today they will be all giggles all morning, which is pretty cute. 

Last night I made a one dish dinner. I haven’t been making too much meat since I haven’t been eating it, so Danny’s sorta been missing out. I have been making dishes with fish,beans,eggs, etc but last night I felt like I should make him some meat. I threw in 2 chicken breasts, 1 can TJs fire roasted tomatoes with green chilies (HOT!), 1 can cut up artichoke hearts in one corningware. I sprinkled some balsamic vinegar, sea salt, black pepper and basil over it and stuck it in the oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.  For me I had a salmon burger, salad with avocado and black beans, leftover quinoa and some eggplant slices I stuck in the oven. I LOVE having leftover rice and quinoa that I can just reheat whenever throughout the week.

my dish

Dessert was my specialty (again) last night. On twitter there was some talk of soft serve banana being easily made from just a frozen banana, so I had this in my thoughts ALL DAY. I threw in a cut up frozen banana, some crushed ice and a little splash of milk. I (actually Danny did it) used the immersion blender and blended it up well. I then added 2 tsp of cacao and a small spoonful of peanut butter and mixed it again. WOW. This is really amazing. I couldn’t believe how sweet, creamy and chocolaty it was without even adding any sugar/agave. This was perfect for my dessert. I thought it was so amazing that I made Danny try. He thought it was gross haha. He hates banana and while I thought it just tasted like chocolate and pb, he could taste the banana. It was pretty funny. He hated it so much he had to eat 3 of the cookies to make his mouth taste better.

cut up banana and ice
with the cacao and pb added!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream (long name…)
- 1 frozen banana (cut into pieces)
- 2 tsp Hershey’s special dark cocoa (or regular cocoa)
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- cacao nibs (for garnish)

Blend banana with crushed ice with immersion blender or with food processor. Add cocoa. Mix again. Add peanut butter and continue to mix. Add cacao nibs on top and enjoy!

can’t forget the cacao nibs on top!

Have a great Friday! What are you doing this weekend? I am pretty excited to relax and hopefully get in a run outside if the rain holds off. 

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

pegasuslegend March 12, 2010 at 6:45 am

Well kudo's to this perfect looking healthy frozen treat love the chocolate and banana combo, wow what an amazing idea~


Estela @ Weekly Bite March 12, 2010 at 6:58 am

YUM! This looks so good! Banana and chocolate is one of my favorite combos!


christie, honoring health March 12, 2010 at 7:25 am

Yum! That looks delish!

We don't have anything major planned which I am really looking forward to :D


Simply Life March 12, 2010 at 7:49 am

oh that does look like a good dessert!


Noelle March 12, 2010 at 11:50 am

I have had this frozen banana dessert thing in my mind too and I have not been able to make it yet!! ERG! I just purchased some cacao nibs this past week and looking forward making this recipe here! Thanks!!


Hollafoodzone March 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I'm getting some cacao nibs in the mail any day now so I'm saving your ice cream recipe!


Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers March 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I bet that tasted wicked. I have to stop looking at your blog when I'm hungry!


Lori March 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I love how frozen fruit can be turned into an ice cream dessert. This combo sounds so great! I make blender ice cream with frozen mangoes, they are another good one to use along with bananas.


Eric Ackerson March 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I really need to get an immersion blender. Great recipe and posting. I look forward to trying this…


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm

oh the ice cream turned out awesome…good to know with an immersion blender that it totally worked!

i make it with 2 frozen nanas in my Vita, splash of almond milk, sugar/stevia/agave to taste but
and that version is also w/ PB but the immersion info is cool!

raw give away for my treats? i did it this past fall :)


Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly March 12, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Holy yum…that sounds fantastic!!


The Voracious Vegan March 13, 2010 at 1:10 am

I love making banana icecream like this! The more chocolate and peanut butter the better!


Kitchen Butterfly March 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

It looks lovely……the icecream does and quick!


Lori March 13, 2010 at 8:51 am

Oooo, this looks so good. I have to freeze some bananas and try this.


Fashion Meets Food March 13, 2010 at 9:33 am

oh my word that "ice cream" looks insanely delish!


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