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An "Ice Cream" Recipe that Requires No Ice Cream Maker: Monkey Mash

Updated on June 19, 2013

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Greek Yogurt Treat

No need to break your budget and diet on treating yourself.

Do you crave ice cream, but don't want to break your budget or your diet? Well now you can make your "ice cream" and eat it too!

Store bought ice creams contain unhealthy ingredients that many people are now choosing to avoid. More and more people want to eat healthy, but do not want to give up their sweets and treats to do it. But it is possible to make homemade "ice cream" without breaking your budget on expensive ice cream makers and ingredients.

This easy and delicious recipe only contains 3 natural ingredients and takes less than an hour to prepare, freeze, and enjoy!

Now you and your entire family can satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your budget and health do to it!

Preparation and Freeze time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: only serves one.


  • 25g Fresh Banana, mashed
  • 10g Natural, Unsalted Peanut Butter
  • 50g Plain, Non-Fat, Greek Yogurt


  1. In a small dish, mash 25g of fresh banana.
  2. Add 10g Natural, Unsalted Peanut Butter.
  3. Add 50g Plain, Non-Fat, Greek Yogurt.
  4. Mix together well.
  5. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  6. ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 85g
Calories 112
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 8 g16%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Cinnamon sprinkled on top to garnish.
Cinnamon sprinkled on top to garnish.
Looks and Tastes like ice cream!
Looks and Tastes like ice cream!


Natural, Unsalted Peanut Butter approximately costs $3.99 per 16oz jar.

Plain, Non-Fat Greek Yogurt approximately costs $5.49 per 32oz container

Banana approximately costs $0.69 per pound.

With just three ingredients you are able to make this recipe many times over!

Make it fun for the entire family.


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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Hi, Jami. I haven't seen you in a while. I hope you're doing okay!

      I am just popping in to tell you I am eating this again today, and it hits the spot. I shared it on Facebook :)

      Have a great weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

      Well, I do not own an ice cream maker, which means this hub is a hit with me, a passionate ice cream lover. My worry has always been that non ice cream maker ice cream develops tiny water crystals that give it an unpleasant texture. Yours looks excellent in the picture, smooth and creamy, so I have got to try it!

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      Wow this recipe looks really good, not to mention, really simple and easy to make. It's great that you only need a few ingredients and you can already make ice cream with it. The image of the ice cream looks really delicious and tasty. Now I want to have some.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Looks like a very good recipe and healthy. I will give it a try. Thanks.

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      Xeng 4 years ago from Philippines

      Omy. Looks like I'd need to hit the grocery later. This is something I'd definitely try. Love it. Voted up and sharing!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      This is a great recipe and best of all it's simple and healthier. To tell you the truth, I own a beautiful red ice cream maker and in all the time that I have owned this red beauty, I have used it maybe 3 times. Although the finished product is wonderful, it takes time and then there's the cleanup. This is definitely a great alternative! Thanks for sharing. Take care.

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Thanks Kathryn for the compliment! I have learned how to make healthier snacks and dessert since I love snaking and I have a serious sweet tooth, but when I decided to eat healthier and exercise I had to become creative to curb my cravings for unhealthy foods but still satisfy my needs :) I make so many snacks since I rarely eat full meals, I tend to snack all day, every hour or so (breakfast is usually the only meal I eat).

      This recipe is an old one, one of the first I ever created and published, but I still enjoy it when I have a need to eat ice cream. I hope you enjoy!

      Also, if you have a food processor, I would suggest using it, it will be much easier and it will blend the "ice cream" more evenly (unless you enjoy some chunks like I do).

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I just noticed this as I was browsing your articles. You have the coolest recipes for snacks/desserts! Best of all, I have these ingredients, which means I could make this tonight! Voted up and sharing.

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      John Crowley 5 years ago from Sheffield

      That's desert for tonight planned

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Looks easy to make and yummy too. I need to buy yogurt and get it done today. Lovely dessert.

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      Charles Dawson 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

      This looks very delicious. I can't wait to try it!