Kitchen Concoctions: Celebrating National Ice Cream Month

Monday, July 18, 2011

Celebrating National Ice Cream Month

I hope you didn't miss it... National Ice Cream Day that is! (FYI, it was yesterday, so mark your calendar for next year! )

But since ice cream is so "cool" (pun totally intended) and popular; not only does it have a day but a whole MONTH in its honor!

Since July is National Ice Cream Month I thought it would be fun to share some ice cream recipes all this week. I hope you won't mind, I know I won't!!

Today's recipe is a crazy one I tell ya!! First you don't need an ice cream maker to make it (which is true for all the recipes I will share this week since my ice cream maker is in storage right now, boo hoo!) AND this ice cream is healthy! I know what you are thinking, how is that possible? Well, instead of cream and sugar, frozen bananas are blended in a food processor to make the base for this ice cream! C-A-RAZY!!! And the fact that this has the texture of ice cream and tastes so good makes me kinda forget that it is healthy and justifies the fact that I ate this for breakfast 3 days in a row!

Note: This recipe calls for frozen bananas so plan ahead. I already keep frozen sliced bananas in my freezer to use for smoothies so this is something I already have on hand!

Crazy Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
Printable Version
Prep Time: 15 minutes Serves: 2-4

3 ripe bananas
2 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 ½ tablespoons honey (for added sweetness)
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Slice bananas into 1/2 inch slices and place on a small cookie sheet and freeze for several hours.
Put the frozen banana slices into you food processor and puree until creamy. Scrape down the sides if needed. It may take a few minutes for it to all get creamy.

Add the peanut butter and honey. Puree until mixed in. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips. Enjoy immediately or place in a container in the freezer until ready to enjoy!

adapted from Real Mom Kitchen.

This post is being linked to Life as a Mom: Ultimate Recipe Swap: Desserts.


  1. This looks so fantastic! What an easy way to make icecream. Thanks!

  2. I definitely want to try this! I have an ice cream maker, but I never have room for it in my freezer. :)

  3. We are def going to have to try this! It looks soo good!


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