Homemade Banana Ice Cream with Mini Chocolate Chips and Coconut

After seeing several posts around the web making banana ice cream using only frozen bananas and a little bit of milk, I decided to make it with my kids. It was a super hot day and the kids were bored so we grabbed the ripe bananas out of the freezer and made this sweet and tasty treat. My kids had fun making the ice cream and both agreed it would be even better with some mini chocolate chips and shredded coconut added to it. This ice cream was super fun and simple to make and my kids thought it was amazing – they ate every single bite.

Peel the ripe bananas and cut them into thick coins. Place on a plate and put into the freezer for 2 hours.

Side Note: I used the over ripe bananas that I had previously placed into the freezer. Trying to peel the frozen banana peels made it more difficult so I recommend peeling and cutting the banana prior to freezing.

Remove the frozen bananas and place into your blender along with a couple of tablespoons of milk. Blend until creamy, making sure to scrape the sides with a rubber spatula. Remove from the blender and place into a bowl.Add the mini chocolate chips and shredded coconut then mix until well combined. Place into the freezer for 30 minutes then scoop and serve. Enjoy!

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Homemade Banana Ice Cream with Mini Chocolate Chips and Coconut

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Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas, peeled & sliced into coins
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
2 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

Peel the ripe bananas and cut them into thick coins. Place on a plate and put into the freezer for 2 hours.

Side Note: I used the over ripe bananas that I had previously placed into the freezer. Trying to peel the frozen banana peels made it more difficult so I recommend peeling and cutting the banana prior to freezing.

Remove the frozen bananas and place into your blender along with a couple of tablespoons of milk. Blend until creamy, making sure to scrape the sides with a rubber spatula. Remove from the blender and place into a bowl. Add the mini chocolate chips and shredded coconut then mix until well combined. Place into the freezer for 30 minutes then scoop and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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16 Responses to “Homemade Banana Ice Cream with Mini Chocolate Chips and Coconut”

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    lenia — July 28, 2013 @ 11:37 pm

    The healthiest ice cream ever!Love it!

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    Katie C. — July 29, 2013 @ 5:06 am

    I also learned the freezing the unpeeled banana trick the hard way. Also, don’t try to defrost it and then peel it. The banana turns to mush, which is great for banana bread, but terrible to peel.

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    Jenn — July 29, 2013 @ 5:27 am

    I’ve seen banana ice cream a couple of times and have thought it a pretty healthy alternative – and now that it has the kids seal of approval, maybe it’s time I actually try it :)

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    grace — July 29, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    terrific additions! this is a fairly harmless treat but it still sounds super satisfying!

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — July 29, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    I have seen this idea before and love it. I like how you added some yummy ingredients too!

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    Grubarazzi — July 29, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    PERFECTION

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    Joanne — July 29, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    The chocolate chips and coconut are such fun additions! What a great way to spruce up the banana ice cream!

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    Jovina Coughlin — July 29, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    This looks like a great healthy treat for children and looks so easy to make.

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    pam (Sidewalk Shoes) — July 29, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    We love ice cream made with frozen bananas. I peel and cut up two bananas and store them in containers, that way they are portioned out just right!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — July 29, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    I am craving this delicious ice cream right now!

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    Rhonda — July 29, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    I looked at those bananas and was like, what is wrong with them?! Then I actually read the post :) This looks tasty and easy.

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — July 29, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    Sounds delicious. I love homemade ice cream

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 30, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Quick and delicious ice cream!

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    Catherine — July 30, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    Easy and delicious!! and wonderful combination. Blessings, Catherine

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    Laura — August 1, 2013 @ 4:44 am

    Hey Pam, I loved reading this post. Seeing you cooking and having fun with your kids is a joy. I hope to do the same when I have children. I used to love helping mom bake cakes when younger.

    The ice cream looks delicious too, I’m going to try it this week. Choc chips definitely included.

    Have you ever made sorbet before? I just bought a sorbet maker but I’ve yet to use it….maybe you have a recipe you can share?

    It’s this one I bought: http://www.uniquekitchenitems.com/custom_product/sorbet-maker/

    Thanks,
    Laura

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    vanillasugarblog — August 1, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    I still haven’t done this!
    ACK!
    Everyone but me.
    LOL
    Love easy ice creams when it’s 1000 degrees out.

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