I haven’t splurged at buying an ice cream maker yet, but I am way too tempted to. Have been looking for options. Kenwood is a great brand though, shelling nearly 4k is not worth in my opinion. Unless I get my hands on practically and see how it really performs, I think I am glad to do with my blender for the moment. Also for the fact that my always freezer is loaded and full to the brim, I doubt I will have any space left to keep the bowl freezing.
This ice cream recipe is a perfectly delicious mid-afternoon summer treat that does not require an ice cream machine. What’s best is there’s no cooking involved, it’s jiffy, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar free, and yet has all the perks of a delicious ice cream. It’s healthy enough that I made this for my toddler who enjoyed it thoroughly and left crying for more! Pop some peeled bananas in the freezer the previous night and the next day you are ready to go. I peeled and chopped them to small chunks for easier churn. It’s amazing how much frozen bananas have a texture similar to ice cream when churned. A handful of walnuts and good chocolate chunks will elevate the taste. Does this remind you so much of Ben and Jerry’s delicious banana ice cream with chunks of chocolate, banana, and walnuts? This thing tastes similar.
This 5 minute healthy chunky monkey ice cream couldn’t get easier to prepare.
Chunky Monkey Ice cream
3 bananas, peeled, chopped and frozen
2 tbsp. chopped walnuts
Handful of chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
A tablespoon of honey (optional)
Place frozen bananas in your food processor. A tablespoon of honey is optional, you can add it if you like your ice cream sweet. Pulse until its mashed well and comes to consistency of ice cream. If you have difficulty while churning the frozen bananas, or if banana isn’t binding, try adding 1-2 tbsp. non-dairy milk or wait for a minute or so to defrost slightly and then churn. Scoop out a ball of soft serve into a serving bowl. Top with chopped walnuts and chocolate chunks. Serve immediately.
I am hooked to this ice cream and like to make this often. Trust me, yeah, I really do. The little one loves it too. This was an easy cheat option to fool her when she showed her revulsion towards the real fruit. Minus the chocolate, she hardly knows it just the same thing frozen. In an indulgent mood, I like the Chunky Monkey Supreme version with peanut/almond butter and cocoa powder added for richer taste. That’s my craving for dessert.