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Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream- Only 5 Ingredients

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Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is made with only 5 ingredients; bananas, half and half, sugar, lemon juice, and semi-sweet chocolate chips, which, when blended together will result in a luscious, creamy, velvety ice cream with the intense flavor of bananas.  Using only a good whisk and 5 minutes of prep time before the mixture is poured into the ice cream maker makes this an easy summer treat!

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - Only 5 Ingredients! by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

This is an ALL NATURAL ice cream with no eggs and no artificial additives.

Since ripe bananas are very sweet and substituting the half and half for heavy cream and milk results in the banana chip ice cream containing less sugar and half the fat.

Plus, the recipe is super easy and it tastes better than Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream!

Most ice cream that contains bits of chocolate is so overloaded with them that the chocolate dominates the flavor, and you lose the flavor of bananas entirely. 

I adjusted the proportions in the recipe to experience the taste of the banana flavor first, with a touch of chocolate.

And the result?  Much better and totally successful in achieving the proper balance of flavor in my recipe.

 

 

A scoop on a spoon of the ice cream. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

When the ice cream is ready to chill, you may leave it in the canister and place it into your freezer, or you can transfer to another container.  Cover tightly with foil wrap and chill it for at least one hour before serving.

It’s so creamy and delicious one can’t help eat a scoop or two before it goes into the freezer – I’m guilty of that!

 

 

the canister with the scoop inside by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

In order to speed up the process, it is best to chill your bananas beforehand. 

Since I am accustomed to tossing my bananas to the refrigerator or freezer as soon as they ripen to save for making smoothies, banana bread recipes, and now even ice cream, you won’t ever have to throw them away before you get around to eating them.

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream turned out fantastic! 

We just love bananas with chocolate, don’t you?  This recipe is so much fun and easy to make, we hope you’ll give it a try!

ENJOY!!

 

 

A Few Tips to Get You Started: 

  • Make sure you place “the base” (aka the canister) of the ice cream maker is placed into the freezer the night before you start.

  • Before making this ice cream, it’s best to chill your bananas in the fridge 2 hours prior or the night before.  This step will help speed up the process and allow you to quickly pour the mixture immediately into your ice cream maker.

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – Only 5 Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas, chilled in the fridge

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 cups Half and Half

  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1.  In a medium mixing bowl, mash the chilled bananas with a fork.  Whisk in the sugar.  Add the half and half and lemon juice, and whisk until well combined, about 2 minutes.

2.  Pour the mixture immediately into your frozen ice cream canister/ machine and follow the directions according to your ice cream maker, about 25 minutes.

3.  Toss in the chips into the canister while it’s churning, a few minutes before it’s completely done.

Yields: 1.5 quart

FYI: here is the link to our Cuisinart Ice Cream maker.

Enjoy!

 

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Yield: 1.5 quarts

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream- Only 5 Ingredients

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream- Only 5 Ingredients

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is made with only 5 ingredients; bananas, half and half, sugar, lemon juice and semi-sweet chocolate chips, which, when blended together will result in a luscious, creamy, velvety ice cream with the intense flavor of bananas.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas, chilled in the fridge
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups Half and Half
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the chilled bananas with a fork.
  2. Whisk in the sugar.
  3. Add the half and half and lemon juice, and whisk until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the mixture immediately into your frozen ice cream canister/ machine and follow the directions according to your ice cream maker.
  5. Pour the chips into the canister while it's churning, a few minutes before it's completely done.
  6. Yields: 1.5 quart

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Shannon
    April 26, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    We made this today – delicious! Added 2 tablespoons of dark rum. Yummy!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      April 27, 2020 at 12:05 am

      So glad you enjoy our recipe. And the addition of rum sounds amazing! Thanks for much stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! 🙂

  • Reply
    Brooks
    June 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Ladies, thank you for touching on the chocolate domination of commercial ice creams which contain chips―especially when another flavor is supposed to be the star. Terrific work on this light and lovely ice cream!

  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    June 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    So delicious! Banana and chocolate are wonderful together. I have a Cuisinart ice cream maker too and love it. Time to get churning 🙂 Happy summer!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      June 26, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks Sue! I think your grandchildren will enjoy the banana flavor too. Have a great day!

  • Reply
    Tricia Buice
    June 26, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    yummy! You know I adore ice cream and this sounds like a fantastic way to share something natural with my grandson. Do you put the chips in after it processes or while it is churning?

    • Reply
      annaliz
      June 26, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks Tricia for reminding me I left that detail out. I pour the chips in while it's churning, about 5 minutes before it's ready.

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