When you’re craving a sweet treat but want to feel healthy, this all-natural, delicious, no added sugar ice cream is the answer. It tastes amazing and is entirely guilt free. Yes... it is that good.

The best bit? All you need is a blender and just two ingredients – bananas and cocoa powder. It couldn't be simpler to make.

There are plenty of reasons to cut down on sugar. The creaminess of frozen bananas makes it sumptuous, feeling and tasting exactly like the real thing. Use very ripe bananas for extra sweetness.

This ice cream is also vegan, gluten and dairy-free, making it healthy enough to eat for breakfast. 

Keep a container full of frozen chopped bananas in the freezer and you will be ready to make this whenever the cravings strike. It’s the perfect way to use up a glut of over-ripe bananas too.


2 bananas, chopped and frozen

1 tablespoon cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)


  1. Chop peeled bananas and put them on a tray lined with parchment paper or a freezer bag. Freeze for 1 hour.
  2. Put the bananas into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and blend again. Note: There are countless variations for this ice cream so you can also add extra ingredients at this stage (e.g. honey, vanilla extract, peanut butter, pinch of salt)
  4. Eat immediately if you like a soft texture, or transfer into a container and freeze for a further hour for a firm chocolate ice cream.


The Author

Kath Webb

Kath is a contributing writer for PayasUgym. Football, running, weight training, yoga and walking are her forte, along with cooking tasty, nutritious food - with a regular batch of cake chucked in.


Michael A.
2 October 2017

Michael A.

Try a drop of vanilla essence too - delicious! (has to be the proper stuff or it won't freeze)

Debra G.
30 September 2017

Debra G.

I suppose a purist might say it is banana sorbet but what the heck, still sounds tasty! Here's to a last flush of good weather so that I can try it out.

Sean S.
27 September 2017

Sean S.

i have tried frozen bananas as an icecream, which was nice, but never tried adding cocoa so hope this turns out as nice.

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