I love making sugar free ice cream, especially on hot summer days. This sugar free banana chocolate ice cream takes about 2 minutes to make in a blender or mixer. This is really the easiest home made ice cream there is and it is completely free from added sugars, containing only the natural sweetness of the banana and the power and taste of cocoa.
No sugar ice cream with bananas
Bananas are naturally creamy and sweet. The only preparation this recipe needs is cutting your bananas in small pieces and freezing them a few hours before. Normally they will need at least 4 hours in the freezer before being ready to blend!
Once your fruit is frozen, blending them will be quite easy. I recommend making larger quantities because that makes it easier to blend. Try to use at least 4 or 5 bananas, because it will fill up your jug and make it easier to tamper it down as you blend it.
A vegan ice cream alternative
Many ice creams contain milk, yoghurt or cream to create this typical smooth and thick ice cream taste. Because banana is naturally creamy, you won’t need to add any dairy to this recipe. This means you can easily make a super creamy vegan ice cream. Of course this banana chocolate cream is gluten free as well, which seems logical but actually isn’t – many industrial ice creams unfortunately contain gluten.
If your blender is not very strong, or you are not patient enough to wait a little until the banana gets a bit softer (like me…), or you just want even more creaminess, try mixing in some soy milk or yoghurt, or even better, coconut milk or yoghurt. This will help it blend quicker and make it even tastier. If you like this recipe, you should also definitely try this two ingredient mango raspberry ice cream.