Recipe: 3-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Today we are going to make ice cream healthy! Wait, is that even possible?

That’s what I wondered when one of my favorite bloggers, Ashley from Edible Perspective, posted a recipe for Banana Soft Serve. It wasn’t until I made it myself that I fell in love with this ice cream alternative!

The Secret to Healthier Ice Cream

Frozen bananas are the key ingredient to this recipe. That, plus a splash of milk, and your favorite flavor add-ins, are all you need. I’ve tried a plethora of variations: peanut butter, honey, almond, cinnamon, chocolate chips, protein, and berry. But my all-time favorite version is good ol’ chocolate.

Consisting of only cocoa powder, frozen bananas, and a splash of almond milk, this recipe will have you coming back for seconds! There are no added sugars, no refined grains, AND it’s 100% good-for-you. Just be mindful of your toppings — I added 1 tablespoon of mini dark chocolate chips and it was more than enough to satisfy my chocolate craving!

Banana Chocolate Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Makes: 1 serving


  • 1 frozen banana, diced
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (depending on how chocolatey you like it..I used 3)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon mini dark chocolate chips


Place all ingredients into a small food processor and mix until the bananas are fluffy. It took me about 1 minute total. I stopped one or two times to scrape the sides.

Nutritional Information (Serving Size: 1): 134 calories | 2.2g fat | 33g carbs | 7g fiber | 14g sugar | 3.5g protein

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

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Lee is the blogger behind Lee is a recipe developer, certified Yoga Sculpt Instructor, and amateur photographer. She loves the outdoors, eats a lot of peanut butter, and is up by 6AM.