Lots of mocha flavor and a generous portion of crunchy chocolate pieces star in this creamy banana-based ice cream that’s secretly healthy and doesn’t even require an ice cream maker!
I come bearing the best news of the week today: It’s FRIDAY.
And this is an ICE CREAM kinda fun-day Friday because gosh, this has been a looooong week and I’m more than ready to kick it back tonight with a bowlful of this ice cream and a stackful of new cookbooks that I got at the beginning of this week that I STILL have yet to even look through.
Clearly, I’m a total party animal when it comes to Friday nights. Aheeeem.
Oh, I’ve also got some worst news of the week if you’d care to hear it: (either way, I’ll probably tell you)
I’m sunburned. My back and shoulders are literally FRIED and I’d hazard to guess that that would be thanks to working a double-shift at my lifeguard job on Wednesday and having to stand out in the broiling 800-degree skin-frying sun for 1-1/2 hours straight with no breaks.
Trust me though, that was definitely not a boring 5 million hours. All the kids are out of school here now and I’m pretty sure they don’t have a care in the world. Meaning they break the rules and no matter how many times you blow your whistle and yell at them to stop-hanging-on-the-slides-for-gosh-sakes or quit-dunking-your-friend-underwater they’ll probably do it again.
I think I need a louder whistle, a scarier yelling voice, and a sun-blocking umbrella permanently fastened to my back.
An endless supply of this ice cream would just be the icing on the cake too, uhh if you know what I mean.
Speaking of which, let’s talk about this ice cream that I’m so freakin’ psyched about.
There’s coffee. There’s banana. There’s chocolate and even MORE chocolate. All wrapped up in a big ‘ol creamy scoop of frozen heaven.
Oh, heaaaaaavens. So darn C-R-E-A-M-Y but at the same time loaded with bits of perfectly crunchy chocolate.
Texture-lover’s dream in one scoop!
Oh, and did I mention that whole no-churn PLUS made-nearly-completely-from-bananas business?
Yes, I’m serious. This is totally that “magic ice cream” everyone’s talking about! Mostly-healthy, super-easy, ultra-skinny + an extra dash of awesome. 😉
Seriously, if no one spilled the beans, NOBODY would ever guess that that this ice cream is secretly the healthy, make-your-skin-glow kinda summer treat. Do those even exist? They sure as heck do now.
For real, friends, a scoop of this ultra-awesome ice cream would make your Friday in awesome ways.
You might even be inclined to lick the bowl clean.
But uhhhh, you did not hear that from me. I try to set a good example in the manners department and hey, that’s what closets are for right?!
Commence LICKING. ♥
Skinny Mocha Banana Crunch Ice Cream
- 5 medium bananas cut into 1-in chunks and frozen
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 3/4 cup strong-brewed coffee
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate
Place bananas, yogurt, coffee, sugar, and cocoa in a food processor. Process on high speed until mixture is completely smooth and creamy, scraping down sides if necessary. Stir in chopped chocolate.
Transfer ice cream to a 2-qt container and freeze until firm, about 2-3 hours.
Store ice cream in freezer up to 2 weeks.
You’ve gotta try these Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Pudding Popsicles next! Seriously.