Recipe Directions

  • 1. Freeze bananas for at least 8 hours. (Peel and chop into quarters. Freeze in tupperware or ziploc bag.)
  • 2. Place frozen banana chunks and cacao powder (and optional sweetener) in food processor.
  • 3. Process in food processor for approximately 3 minutes. You may occasionally need to stop the processor and scrape the banana mixture off the sides to ensure proper processing. As you process, the mixture will become creamier and fluffier. You'll know the mixture is ready once it resembles soft-serve ice cream.
  • 4. Consume immediately. (Do not refreeze.)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This is just divine. Try it. You’ll be shocked at how good frozen bananas and cacao can taste!

Only make as much as you can eat right away.

This recipe makes enough for one larger serving for one person. Feel free to double the recipe as necessary.

This recipe will turn out the best if the bananas that you freeze are perfectly ripe. A perfectly ripe banana is still firm, not green, and has a few brown spots just starting to appear on the peel.

If the bananas that you freeze are too brown and over-ripe, your ice cream will have a strange, acidic, overtly banana taste. So you really do want to use perfectly ripe bananas for the best results.

Although I do tend to like sweet desserts, I don't personally add any additional sweetener to this recipe, but I have included the option in case you want a particularly sweet recipe or are wanting to serve to skeptics :)

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 86 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is a good source of Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, and Riboflavin.

Amounts per 171 g (6 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 156 6 %
Protein 2.4 g 4 %
Fat 0.93 g 1 %
Carbohydrates 40 g 12 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 16 %
Sugars 21 g
Calcium 12 mg 1 %
Iron 0.81 mg 6 %
Sodium 2.3 mg
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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Mmmmmmm. Just made this, just ate this. Absolutely divine. And speedy. I am starting to spend a lot of time on this site. Cooking is my livelihood. Uncooking is becoming my life.

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Love this!! "Cooking is my livelihood. Uncooking is becoming my life."

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Here's another fun flavor combination: bananas, blueberries, a spoonful of raw almond butter, a handful of soaked then dehydrated walnuts & pecans, a few drops of vanilla stevia and a few drops of almond extract.

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Looks amazing. Can i use a vitamix?

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Absolutely, Katerina!

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I just love this. It doesn't need the sweetener. Great with blueberries or mix in cacao nibs. Yum!

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Glad you enjoyed, Daryl! Thanks for sharing your tip about the sweetener - other folks may feel the same way. :)

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Made this tonight and it was delicious! A new go-to for that chocolate fix. Yummy even in the middle of a weeklong ice storm!

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Hey Jessica! Gotta have ice cream even in the winter! Of course!

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So easy and delicious. A great way to use this bananas that are a little too ripe. I mixed in some shredded coconut.

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Coconut is a nice added touch, Janace!

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Here's another fun flavor combination: bananas, blueberries, a spoonful of raw almond butter, a handful of soaked then dehydrated walnuts & pecans, a few drops of vanilla stevia and a few drops of almond extract.

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Oh, yes please! :)

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Fantastic! yummmm

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:)

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Wonderful!!!!

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A nice treat, right?! You've been busy, Sharon! Love it

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This is absolutely gorgeous. I had to throw the first lot away because I tried to push the ice cream down while the food processor was spinning. I used my lovely VitaMix spatula to do it and...........you guessed it, the spatula is now a lot shorter!! Anyway, second time around I was more patient - and it was worth it. Total 'yummy-ness' on a spoon. I'm already thinking of all the things I could add to it - chocolate nibs, raisins, a sneaky bit of rum (OK, that last one may not be strictly raw!). Thanks again Laura-Jane. x

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Lol oh no! Glad your patience paid off the second time 'round Sarah :)  

I am enjoying cacao nibs lately too. They would be fab as a mix-in for sure!

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Mmmmmmm. Just made this, just ate this. Absolutely divine. And speedy. I am starting to spend a lot of time on this site. Cooking is my livelihood. Uncooking is becoming my life.

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Love this!! "Cooking is my livelihood. Uncooking is becoming my life."

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