It has been hot here in Ohio and it is only the beginning of May. One thing that is great during hot weather is ice cream. When I worked at Vitamix, I remembered other employees raving about how easy it was to make ice cream with frozen bananas in a Vitamix blender.
I did some additional research and combined the Vitamix recipe with a few other items that I thought would be great with bananas and would work well with my Vitamix Certified Reconditioned Standard Programs machine (Pro 500 model). If you didn’t know, I am a huge peanut butter fan. I have a simple rule; anything with peanut butter tastes better.
Below are the steps to make healthy and cool treat. This is something that can be made, then frozen. I recently made a batch that lasted a few days. This tastes great with Hershey chocolate syrup, peanuts, and whip cream.
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Recipe Details
Difficulty: EXTREMELY Easy
Preparation: 5 minutes
Processing: 2 minutes
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Ingredients
- 2-3 frozen bananas
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter (favorite is Peanut Butter Company) or 1/3 cup of PB Fit Powder
- Splash of Skim Milk
- Splash of Hershey chocolate syrup
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Directions
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1 (low if your machine doesn’t have a Variable 1)
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10 or High.
- Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
- In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form. You may start to notice a slight smell from the motor, but don’t worry.
- Stop the machine and scoop the frozen treat from the container.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
This is a simple and healthy recipe that can be made in less than 10 minutes. It literally took me longer to clean up than it did to make.
I am looking forward to trying this recipe with other ingredients. The best part of this recipe is that if you mess up or end up making a batch that isn’t good, it is only a few bananas and 5 minutes of time.
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