Chocolate Banana Naturally Sweet Ice Cream

13 reviews / 4.9 average

Today’s post is sponsored by a new favorite: ALOHA! This company makes delicious, wholesome, and beautifully designed products that are straight up inspiring for a healthy lifestyle. Can’t wait to share.


Okay, so this is ice cream.

Bjork and I are still working on a 60 day sugar free experiment. So either this ice cream is really awesome orrr it’s breaking our commitment to ditch sugar for 60 days. Ah! NOT TO WORRY. It’s not breaking any commitments from us because it really is just that awesome. You saw that coming, didn’t you?

When we did the sugar free experiment last summer, I discovered this creamy, luscious, magically smooth substance called Pureed Frozen Bananas. Except that’s a terrible name that sounds like baby food, and I didn’t call it that. Since pureed frozen bananas are so similar in texture to soft serve ice cream, me and the whole internet have taken to calling this beautiful little hack various versions of Banana Ice Cream.

This naturally sweet ice cream is made with ALOHA superfood chocolate and bananas! You won't believe it's only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! | pinchofyum.com

Essentially you take bananas, cut them into chunks, freeze them, and puree. Voila! And then part two – not optional – is where you do the Cupid Shuffle across the floor because it’s just that cool and creamy and delicious that you can’t even help yourself. Ice Cream Lyfe.

So today, since it’s been 90 degrees for most of this week and I’m feeling the summer love to the maximum, I decided I should share with you my latest refined sugar free discovery which is this Chocolate Banana (and superfood loaded) Naturally Sweet Ice Cream.

Tadahhhh! (er, keep scrolling)

This naturally sweet ice cream is made with ALOHA superfood chocolate and bananas! You won't believe it's only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! | pinchofyum.com
This naturally sweet ice cream is made with ALOHA superfood chocolate and bananas! You won't believe it's only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! | pinchofyum.com
This naturally sweet ice cream is made with ALOHA superfood chocolate and bananas! You won't believe it's only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! | pinchofyum.com

But seriously now. How? and why? and refined sugar free? and chocolate?!

Enter ALOHA.

(Aloha, ALOHA!)

((Had to.))

Before I even get into the goodness of the food itself, I need to mention something even more important which is that the packaging on these products alone will make you feel a lot of really warm, fuzzy things. If I were the kind of person who asked for healthy chocolate bars and superfood smoothie mixes for my birthday (hint: I am), I would ask for these stylish pretties.

This naturally sweet ice cream is made with ALOHA superfood chocolate and bananas! You won't believe it's only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! | pinchofyum.com
This naturally sweet ice cream is made with ALOHA superfood chocolate and bananas! You won't believe it's only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! | pinchofyum.com

Gahhh la la la laahhh

But let’s face it – we all know that adorable packaging is only 99.9% of a product, so let’s go now to the food.

This brand creates products and foods that you’re probably already eating (exhibit A: chocolate barrrssss), but the kick is that they are intentionally created to promote healthier living. They are packed with powerhouse ingredients and have no artificial additives or sweeteners. For example, the ALOHA Superfood Chocolate Bar that I chopped up and ate in two seconds I MEAN USED IN THE RECIPE has a full serving of fruits and vegetables and is sweetened with coconut sugar. Like, what?! That’s cool. And it tastes good, which is really super extra cool. Maybe even kEwL. Or coolio? Throwback.

I’ll stop.

There are also the little pouches of super-healthy smoothie and/or juice mixes called Daily Good Greens, which I actually used in this recipe, too. Normally, I would just add one of these little guys into my regular morning smoothie for a boost of TWO servings of fruits and veggies plus other good things like moringa, spiralina, and wild blueberries. 👍🏼

But even more notably, they have a chocolate flavored one (called Daily Good Greens Chocolate), and I was not about to resist adding all that good into my Chocolate Banana Naturally Sweet Ice Cream. ALOHA for the win!

Bottom line: it’s Friday in June which means it’s most definitely an ice cream day. Let’s order ourselves some ALOHA as a feel-good-self-care gift and be on our way to the lusciousness that is Chocolate Banana Naturally Sweet Ice Cream.

FOLLOW MEEEE!

This naturally sweet ice cream is made with ALOHA superfood chocolate and bananas! You won't believe it's only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! | pinchofyum.com
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Naturally Sweet Banana Ice Cream in a bowl with a spoon.

Chocolate Banana Naturally Sweet Ice Cream


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x

Description

This naturally sweet ice cream is made with ALOHA superfood chocolate and bananas! You won’t believe it’s only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 bananas, peeled, cut into chunks, and frozen
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa or similar, like 2 packets The Daily Good Greens Chocolate
  • a few tablespoons of water
  • 1 chocolate bar, such as SuperFoods Chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • peanut butter and sea salt for topping

Instructions

  1. Let the bananas soften for a while at room temperature or in the microwave. You don’t want them to be rock hard because they’ll take a toll on your food processor or blender, but you don’t want them to be soft because you’ll get more of a smoothie texture. They should be frozen but starting to soften on the outside.
  2. Pulse the bananas in a food processor until smooth. This is a heavy duty task – a blender can do it, but it’s going to need some help (a few stirs here and there) to move through the blender smoothly.
  3. Dissolve the cocoa in the water to allow it to incorporate into the ice cream better. Add the chocolate paste to the food processor and puree again until incorporated.
  4. Stir in the chocolate bits and anything else you might like – vanilla, sea salt, etc. Serve topped with drizzled peanut butter!

Notes

For the nutrition information, I used standard cocoa powder and 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, since we don’t have the exact numbers for the ALOHA products in our database.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate banana nice cream, healthy chocolate ice cream, banana ice cream

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Thank you to ALOHA for inspiring this healthy, creamy-cool naturally sweet ice cream!

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66 Comments

  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I screeeeeeam for this healthy naturally sweet ice cream! It looks amazing! And that drizzled peanut butter … I have to put bananas in the freezer and make this beauty ASAP!!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I didn’t realize no sugar added was a thing until recently, and once I did, I immediately turned to bananas for help with my sugarfree baking! They’re so sweet, creamy, and healthy, it’s a surprise I never looked to them before! 🙂

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    Chris Catris

    I am thrilled you posted this recipe Lindsay! NICECREAM is such a great alternative to ice cream. You can also make frozen raspberries into a sorbet with a touch of honey or agave nectar. Love it!






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    Susan

    This ice cream sounds wonderful – and like something I’m going to make. I wish I could get on board with stuff like the Aloha products you’ve described here, but I prefer to get my fruits & veggies in their natural form and dark chocolate (72-85%) in a more standard form. But then I have no problem with eating plenty fruits and veggies. The Aloha products would be great for people who need help with getting proper nutrition.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks for the comment Susan. I definitely loved them, and I don’t necessarily feel like they lessen my love for fruits and vegetables in their whole form, this is just another way to get more of the good stuff. 🙂

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What a great twist on the original! I love to use coconut milk in mine with a dollop of whipped coconut cream on top. This no-churn recipe is definitely a time-saver and perfect for these muggy days. Thumbs up!






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    Lori

    It is $50 for 6 bars! That is so expensive. Wish it wasn’t cause I would certainly be on board, but just can’t bring myself to pay over $8 for 1 bar of chocolate.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yeah, definitely not a Hershey’s – this is more of a premium chocolate that, personally, I would buy as gifts for a healthy foodie, or for a special treat for myself. 🙂

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh wow!! This looks yummy and so so guilt free! Can’t wait to try this! Probably have to wait til summer as I’m currently in the depths of Australian winter.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Lindsay, more with the food processor? 🙂 Seriously, though, LOVE this recipe. One of my favorite smoothies uses frozen bananas and cocoa powder but with almond milk. Never thought of ditching the milk and making ice cream instead! Great for when instant gratification is a must! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thanks so much for creating this! I’ve recently done away with processed foods, and this looks like a delicious alternative to real ice cream, which is my all time favorite dessert. And I’ve never heard of a company like Aloha, so I’m glad you shared it with us!

    -Claire, tallgirlbigworld.com






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    Dorothy

    Hi Lindsay,

    Coconut sugar and maple sugar (contained in ALOHA and your delicious ice cream) are still sugars, containing plenty of the good ol’ sucrose that’s in table sugar.

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow. This looks absolutely decadent. Frozen bananas are amazing for making ice cream. Mangos are also great and can be bought in bulk at Costco. They’re even organic. Thanks for the amazing looking treat.






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    Kari

    i just made it and the texture was spot on with regular ice cream. What a treat! I just used Trader Joes unsweetened cocoa powder and some Hershey’s sugar free chocolate chips I got on Amazon. It turned out way better than I expected! Thank you!

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    Ariel

    Wait, do you serve this directly from the blender/processor or does it need chilling/freezing? It doesn’t need an ice cream maker, right?

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    Joanna Robertson

    Made this with Fair Trade cocoa powder. So good. Since it is ethical and delicious, I can eat it 2x a day, right? Also, thanks for highlighting Aloha! I will have to check them out.