Denying a sweet tooth is easier said than done. Instead of going for your usual next time you crave a cold treat, try making something you can indulge in without feeling like you have to count calories. There are a million substitutions for low-calorie desserts on the market, but it’s not always clear what ingredients they have in them. I like to know what I’m eating and I always feel better about what I’m putting in my body if I can trust where the ingredients came from.

However, I’ll be honest and say that I’m not always looking to spend a ton of time making something, especially if I’m craving it and if I can buy it at the store. This dish is a compromise. It’s fast, easy and pretty darn good. This Banana Chocolate Ice Cream promises to leave you satisfied, and is a must-have in your dessert rotation. It’s so good you’ll forget it’s good for you. Trust me, when you try it, you’ll thank me.


Prep time: 5 minutes
Freeze time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

Servings: 2


2 bananas
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons almond milk
1 tablespoons dark chocolate chips


1. Peel banana and slice into inch-wide pieces. Freeze until hard.
2. In a blender, puree frozen bananas, cocoa powder, almond milk and dark chocolate chips.
3. Enjoy immediately or store in freezer for up to 2 months.

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