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Healthy Three-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
Healthy Three-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

August is going to be a little stressful, so if you’re available to come sedate me for roughly a month or like throw me into the ocean or something, I’m down for that! Good news, though: it’s stressful for GREAT reasons, because there are big changes coming up that I’m excited about!

Banana Ice Cream with FitJoy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

The Big News

Namely, I’m moving! Thank God it’s not a long-distance move this time: I’m moving from La Mesa to downtown San Diego. I can’t wait to show you my new place!

But even though it’s a shorter distance, moving anywhere still means downsizing, packing, organizing, and dismantling the turtle tank. You know how I feel about this.

I’ve been stress-eating ice cream every single night and I’m not sorry. But it IS probably time to switch over to a healthier dessert. This Healthy Three-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream is the perfect solution!

Banana Ice Cream made from only 3 ingredients!

Banana Ice Cream

This magical dessert can literally be made with JUST bananas (I add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut cream because I love myself) and once blended, it has the exact texture of soft serve ice cream.

I’ve been demolishing FitJoy protein bars lately and the Chocolate Peanut Butter bars were begging to be added to a big bowl of this banana ice cream. The protein bars are grain-free and gluten-free, free of artificial flavors and sweeteners, and super chewy and delicious. They also come in “fun size” bars (about 1/3 the size of the regular bars) in case you want a smaller portion.

Healthy and quick Banana Ice Cream with toppings

The combo of salty and sweet (and chewy and crunchy with the real peanut topping!) of the FitJoy Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bars seemed perfect to pair with banana, but I’ve also got some of the Cookie Dough Brownie bars in my kitchen waiting to top my next batch.

Want to try some flavors for yourself? Use my coupon code WILLOW15 to get 15% off on your order. They also make the first ever grain-free pretzels, which is next on my list to try!

I also top my ice cream with raspberries and pomegranate seeds, but any berries or nuts or granola would be delicious. Enjoy!

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Ten years ago: Milan Cookies

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Healthy Three-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
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I finally tried the banana "ice cream" that's been circulating around the internet and it's true: the texture is amazing! This healthy treat is so easy to make and is made even more delicious by the addition of a FitJoy Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar and some fresh berries!
Serves: 2
  • 3 very ripe bananas (look for ones that are getting pretty brown on the outside)
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1 FitJoy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar, chopped
  • raspberries and pomegranate seeds (optional)
  1. Chop the bananas into 1/2-inch slices and lay them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Stick these in the freezer for at least a few hours. Once they're frozen, you can transfer the bananas into a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer, so I froze a couple of batches of these for future ice cream making!
  2. When the bananas are frozen, stick them in a food processor or blender. Pulse a few times until they're in crumbles. Use a spatula to shuffle them around a bit so they'll chop evenly. Add the coconut cream. Continue processing, stopping every 30 seconds or so to stir. It'll look like they're just going to stay a crumbly mess, but keep pulsing and the magic will happen! You'll see the bananas start to take on a creamy, soft serve texture.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and top with chopped FitJoy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar, fresh berries, and pomegranate seeds.


10 Comments on Healthy Three-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

  1. Natalie
    August 6, 2019 at 1:08 pm (4 years ago)

    I love banana ice cream! Looks so delicious and perfect for the summer!

    • Julie Ruble
      August 7, 2019 at 4:40 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Natalie!

  2. juanita reed
    October 27, 2019 at 5:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Would love the recipe for the coconut bars, PLEASE.

  3. Ann
    November 26, 2019 at 6:31 am (3 years ago)

    Yum! Now I know that perfection exists. This healthy three-ingredient banana ice cream is amazing! So easy to make. I need this right now. I’m really in the mood for something like this, so I’m planning to make this in a couple of days. I’m so happy to have come across this post. It definitely is the right time for this ice cream.
    Julie, thank you for this inspiration. This made my day. Dying to give the recipe a try and taste the result. Look forward to your new awesome ideas. Keep it up!

    Best wishes,

  4. Chinazor
    January 28, 2020 at 2:29 pm (3 years ago)

    I eat ice-cream always and I am excited to discover a healthy alternative. What other fruit varieties can I try?

  5. Long
    November 10, 2020 at 3:11 am (2 years ago)

    Great great great recipe!! I tried the peanut butter and chocolate mixed together, but I had to add way more milk, it wasn’t blending even with my high speed blender **shrugs** WOW never knew icecream could be so easy and delicious!!! Thanks so much!

  6. Sumner
    April 2, 2022 at 1:40 am (10 months ago)

    I love this recipe .I am requested you please share a banana recipe .

  7. Chef John
    May 12, 2022 at 1:40 pm (9 months ago)

    Just made this and cannot believe how good and easy it was. This is our new favorite dessert.


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