Choco-Almond Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream

August 1st, 2011 7:57 pm by Kelly Garbato

2011-08-01 - Chocolate Banana Ice Cream - 0003

 

Chocolate banana ice cream, no ice cream machine required! Like the banana bread soft serve I made on Ralphie’s adoption day, this version is based on another one of my favorite recipes: the Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies from the PPK. The optional almond extract, when paired with the decadent double chocolate, really makes these cookies shine. But not so much here; I wasn’t all that thrilled with the almond flavor next to the strong taste of bananas. To temper it I tossed in a little allspice – which is really starting to grow on me! – and it saved the day! Probably next time I’ll omit the almond extract altogether and just stick with allspice. Cinnamon, cardamon, cloves and ginger might all work well in this recipe, too!

Anyway, try it and be your own decider person!

 
Choco-Almond Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream

Inspired by hipsterfood’s two-ingredient ice cream.

Makes one large serving.

Ingredients

2 overripe bananas, sliced and frozen
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (2 teaspoons if omitting the almond extract)
1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional)
a handful of chocolate chips (chocolate bark) and/or almonds (optional)

Directions

Combine the bananas, cocoa powder, vanilla, almond extract, chocolate bark and almonds in a food processor and mix until smoothly blended. Try not to overprocess the batter, as this can result in soupy ice cream. If the soft serve is too much on the soft side, transfer it to a covered container and store in the freezer for an hour or until it’s thickened up a bit.

Enjoy: immediately! often! for breakfast, lunch or dinner! with omnivores! for an audience! but not with dogs, cause chocolate isn’t kind to them, yo! (share this recipe with your canine friends instead!)

Be Sociable, Share!

Filed under , , , , ,

4 Responses to “Choco-Almond Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream”

  1. Vegan Flower Says:

    Looks so good! That picture is perfection, too.

  2. Kelly Garbato Says:

    Thanks! You’ve gotta be quick when the heat index is 115+!

  3. vegan nomz roundup: ice cream by the gallon! » V for Vegan: easyVegan.info Says:

    […] off the rest of my Chocolate Almond Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream for lunch. For lunch! That’s how healthy it is. […]

  4. When life gives frugal vegans spoiled bananas, they make banana ice cream! » V for Vegan: easyVegan.info Says:

    […] Chocolate Almond Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream – Inspired by these Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies from the PPK. […]

Leave a Reply