Monday, July 25, 2011

Chocolate Ice Cream Substitute

Found this recipe on This blog through pinterest. Since it's so hot in our house I always want ice cream. But I can't keep it in the house because I would go through a whole tub in one sitting. So I made this to keep in my freezer to help curb those cravings, and I'm so happy with how it turned out!

4 bananas, just slightly overripe
2 tbsps creamy peanut butter (optional )
2 tsps cocoa powder
Your sweetener of choice (Truvia, Stevia, Agave, honey, sugar, etc.)
Skim milk

Slice bananas into small discs. Freeze for an hour (it doesn't matter if you freeze them longer than that. just go at least an hour so that they are frozen through.)

Place frozen bananas in blender or food processor. Add desired amount of skim milk (just for texture) and blend until smooth. You will have to stop and scrape the bowl a few times while blending.

Once smooth, add the cocoa powder, sweetener, and peanut butter. Voila! Low calorie dessert that is better for you than Ice Cream.

You can taste the banana but it's not overpowering. You could switch out the cocoa powder and pb for coconut, peaches, berries.... anything goes!

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