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  • Makes 4 cups

This strawberry-chocolate nice cream (plant-based ice cream made with frozen bananas) is as pretty as it is delicious. Dark chocolate chunks make the healthy dessert taste especially decadent.

If you’re a fan of the strawberry-chocolate flavor combo, try our Strawberry-Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium bananas, peeled, frozen at least 2 hours, and cut into 1-inch chunks (3 cups)
  • 8 ounces frozen strawberries (2⅓ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional)
  • Dash sea salt
  • 1 ounce unsweetened dark chocolate, chopped
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor combine frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, maple syrup (if using), and salt. Cover and process until smooth and creamy, stopping processor a few times to scrape down sides. Stir in chocolate.
  2. Serve immediately for soft-serve, or for a firmer ice cream, transfer mixture to an airtight freezer-safe container. Freeze 1 to 2 hours. If desired, garnish with mint leaves.

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Amanda4 months ago
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AWEsome!! I used old frozen bananas and strawberries in my food processor. I needed to add a little coffee creamer (figured it was a thicker milk). I also added the maple syrup, dash of salt, and choco chips. Turned out delicious. Thanks!!

Arvena5 months ago
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My strawberries were freshly frozen, meanwhile bananas were not, and it came out as a crumbly icy mess. I tried a food processor and a blender (we have Ninja), it was impossible to blend it into a creamy smooth texture. I wonder if bananas must be only freshly frozen too?..

Thank you for including measurements besides US ones.

Melanied5 days ago
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This is so good. You can add non dairy cream to make it more creamy. Delicious!

Elizabeth4 months ago
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Arena, I find that a good processor is necessary for this recipe. A blender tends to heat the ingredients because they are closer to the motor.
And it takes some time. I find about 15 minutes is the sweet spot for perfect soft serve.

Lynn Rooks11 months ago
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Such an easy way to be healthy. Thanks

C Gab1 year ago
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This was good, will definitely make again. Unfortunately it burned out the motor on my ancient Vitamix though. Oops.

D.O.1 year ago
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8 oz strawberries…2 1/3 cups? Mistake?

CP1 year ago
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If you weigh 8 ounce strawberries, it is around 2 1/3 cups

Robin Smith2 years ago
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Looks delicious but I have a allergy to bananas….any alternative ingredient that would suffice? Thanks

Angie10 months ago
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Frozen Mangos make a smooth scream.

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Nancy Macklin, RDN

Nancy Macklin has a bachelor of science in dietetics from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in health services administration from the University of Saint Francis. Macklin worked as a hospital-based clinical dietitian, providing counseling for diabetes, heart disease, and weight loss and as a food service director in health care dining sites. She now serves as a test kitchen dietitian, developing 500+ recipes per year. She is a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics and International Association of Culinary Professionals. Find her on LinkedIn.

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