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Three Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Updated on March 1, 2013
5 stars from 1 rating of Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

My kids are always having friends over, and I can never keep track of all of the different allergies they have. One ingredient ice cream to the rescue! If you have never heard of this before, you basically take frozen banana pieces and whiz them up in a food processor until they resemble ice cream. Gluten free, dairy free, nut free... Just a bowl full of health! And it really develops the consistency of ice cream. Scoop it in a cone, and away they go!

On Pinterest, my new addiction, I came across a variation on this one ingredient dessert, which my daughter and I tried out last night. Delicious! We kicked up the level of this treat to a three ingredient recipe by adding peanut butter and chocolate chips. The recipe is for one serving, but can easily be multiplied. The pictures below are a triple recipe. The ratio is basically one frozen banana to one tablespoon of peanut butter and however many chocolate chips desired. I like to use fairly ripe bananas, so they have natural sweetness.

This recipe can be changed by using butterscotch chips and caramel sauce, or maple syrup and walnuts. The possibilities are endless! This dessert is best prepared just before eating, because when stored back in the freezer it hardens beyond being scoopable. Hope you give it a try.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: one serving


  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • chocolate chips


  1. Put frozen banana in food processor or mini blender. Blend until it resembles sand.
  2. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips. Continue to blend until smooth, and looks like ice cream. Enjoy!

Step By Step Photos

Frozen banana slices in food processor
Frozen banana slices in food processor
Pulse bananas until they look like sand.
Pulse bananas until they look like sand.
Add peanut butter and chocolate chips
Add peanut butter and chocolate chips
Finished product.
Finished product.


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    • kitkat1141 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sounds like a great way to add more chocolate flavor! I will give it a try. I have some bananas waiting in the freezer for my next batch. Thanks for looking thefedorows.

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      4 years ago from the Midwest

      Yum!! I tried this and added 2 tsp cocoa powder too...amazing!! :)

    • kitkat1141 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Riviera Rose. Hope you give it a try!

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      Riviera Rose 

      5 years ago from South of France

      Good grief, what a brilliant idea! I've always enjoyed frozen bananas but it's never occurred to me to do anything else with them. And I love peanut butter. Thank you!

    • kitkat1141 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      DIYmommy, you sound much more adventurous than me!! Hope you try this recipe. Someone at work mentioned they added mini marshmallows to make it a rocky road version. Yum!

    • kitkat1141 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      peachpurple, it really is as easy as it looks. Hope you give it a try. Great way to use up those bananas that are getting too ripe!

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      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      awesome recipe. Uses less ingredients and easy to follow steps. Voted useful

    • DIYmommy profile image


      5 years ago

      It's almost impossible to not salivate while reading this hub. Like you, Pinterest is my addiction, as well. Iv'e been using it for everything from recipes to, our most recent project, painting our stairwell wall and hanging pictures there. This recipe looks great and I can't wait to try. My husband has a sweet tooth, and I know he'll love this!

    • kitkat1141 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for looking. When I have bananas that are getting too ripe, I either freeze them whole for banana muffins, or use this method to make banana ice cream. I spread them in a single layer on parchment paper to freeze, then transfer to a resealable bag. Of course they can be used in smoothies too.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This looks really good and easy to make.

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      healthy meals 

      5 years ago from Europe

      What a great idea. I am always on the look for less than 4 ingredients recipes, especially if you can find those ingredients ready available on your kitchen. The banana ice cream recipe at the start is a real treat for using any "left over" bananas on the fruit bowl.


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