‘Chill Out Baby’ with Instant Choc-Ana Ice Cream

Prep Time:3 mins, Cook Time: 0 mins, Total Time: 3 mins

July 25, 2014

Eat Your Veg | Instant Banana & Chocolate Ice Cream

I’ve really got into instant ice cream lately, so much so it’s seriously threatening to become my latest obsession. Others in the last year have included savoury popcorn, vegetable cakes and homemade pesto. But oh it’s swoonably good. And so blinkin’ easy. Many moons ago I happened to see equally swoon worthy James Martin make an instant banana ice cream on Saturday Kitchen, and have been meaning to give it a whirl ever since. Finally I did a few weeks ago and let’s just say it’s made a pretty regular appearance ever since, and happens to be one of the very few of my puds the kids actually like!. Especially with the addition of a few Maltesers, aka ‘choccie balls’ in our house.

And instant it genuinely is, albeit if you happen to have a stock of frozen bananas in your freezer which I now invariably do. I don’t know about you but we often have past their best bananas lingering in the fruit bowl. I used to turn them into Banana Loaf, but these days they get peeled, broken into chunks and frozen. In addition to the nanas all you need is cocoa powder, honey and buttermilk or natural yogurt, ’tis all. Whizzed up in a food processor or blender for a few brief moments until smooth, dished out and ready to be eaten in a flash. About as simple as a pud can get and seriously addictive stuff. You really MUST try. Omit the cocoa for an even simpler three-ingredient pure banana hit.

Chocana Ice Cream Challenge Logos

Four bloggie challenges for my instant ice cream, here goes:

1) Firstly to Family Foodies which I co-host with Vanesther, this month she’s hosting over at Bangers and Mash and so happens to be themed ‘Chill Out Baby‘. With all this glorious hot we’re so lucky to be experiencing I honestly couldn’t think of a more appropriate theme!

2) To the Four Seasons Food challenge which I co-host with Anneli at Delicieux. I’m hosting July and we’ve gone all Al Fresco.

3) A last minute entry to Chocolate Log Blog’s We Should Cocoa which I’ve dismally failed to enter for the last few months. Since July’s theme so happens to be Ice Cream and Toppings I’m delighted to be finally making an entry, hosted this month by Elizabeth’s Kitchen.

4) Being that this is a wonderful way to use past their best bananas I’m entering my ice cream to Elizabeth’s Kitchens No Waste Food Challenge, which this month’s being hosted by Anne’s Kitchen.

Eat Your Veg | Four Ingredient Intant Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

The Good Stuff:

Bananas, Cocoa, Honey, Buttermilk

Great For:

Over 1’s (no honey for babies), Toddlers, Big Kids, Grown Ups, Quickie Puds, Mid-Weekers, Summer, After School Treats, Parties, Birthdays, Sleepovers


Omit the cocoa for a pure banana hit!

Special Equipment:

A food processor or blender

‘Chill Out Baby’ with Instant Choc-Ana Ice Cream

Ingredients Prep Time:3 mins, Cook Time: 0 mins, Total Time: 3 mins

3 bananas, frozen (peeled and broken into chunks)
125ml buttermilk or natural yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Maltesers to serve if you wish

1) Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Whiz until completely smooth.
2) Serve immediately. Topped with naughty Maltesers if you wish.

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11 thoughts on “‘Chill Out Baby’ with Instant Choc-Ana Ice Cream

  1. Choclette

    Keeping bananas in the fridge is just a fab idea. My last minute rescue is usually a smoothie for breakfast, but I might just start doing this. I’ve made banana ice-cream, but with mashed bananas combined with other ingredients that I then put in the freezer. Will now have to try your method. Thanks for entering this into WSC 🙂

  2. Anne's Kitchen

    Thank you so much for entering this month’s No Waste Food Challenge – your ice cream looks so easy and delicious, great combination of flavours too!

    Anne’s Kitchen

  3. Vanesther - Bangers & Mash

    Just pure genius! Love your instant ice cream and I’m immediately off to put some ripening bananas in the freezer so I can try this on the kids later today. I’m going to be one popular mummy today! And of course, a very fine entry for this month’s Family Foodies challenge. It’s a shame as co-host you’re not actually allowed to win, as personally I think this entry is a real winner 😉


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