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Banana & Nutella “Ice Cream”

You know already I’m trying to trick you, right? This recipe has been woven into the fabric that is Pinterest and has been around for a while. So you probably already know that people are whipping their frozen bananas into an ice cream like dessert.

I tried it once last year in my blender to no avail, I could not get that damn banana to turn into ice cream. It was actually just not pleasant, it just tasted like icy banana. The consistency was all wrong.

This year I persevered since I got a new food processor…and VICTORY! The consistency was much better and I was really reminded of banana ice cream. You can take this basic recipe and create any new flavors you want. It’s really versatile. As a tried and true ice cream lover I will tell you honestly that it doesn’t taste exactly like ice cream, but it is really delicious in its own right and much healthier for you. So give it a whirl and see what you can do.

Summer is around the corner, after all!


  • 2 frozen bananas (TIP: Cut those mothers up before you freeze them otherwise you are stuck trying to get a peel off a frozen banana. Which I did. Kitchen Fail.)
  • 1 TBS of Nutella
  • 1/2 Tsp of Vanilla
  • About 3-4 TBS of Almond Milk + more in case you need it
  • Handful of coconut chips
  • One tart crust (totally optional, I honestly just happened to have one around.) Recipe Here.


In your food processor add all of your ingredients and blend. If you need more almond milk, add it slowly. Just keep processing until it is blended and resembles ice cream. It takes a little bit of time and it seems like it might not work but be patient. It will! If you add too much almond milk then throw more banana in there.

I happened to have an extra tart crust with no plans so I plopped some spoonfuls of this baby in there, topped it with coconut chips and went to town. Very nice.

You have to eat this once you make it. It’s not going to be spoonable (my word) once you refreeze it . 🙂

Banana ice cream tart

banana ice cream 2


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