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Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

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Today’s “cool treat” is crazy I’m telling you, crazy!  First thing that makes this Crazy Chunky Monkey Ice Cream recipe crazy is you make the ice cream using your food processor. Second crazy thing, the base of the ice cream is only one ingredient – frozen bananas.  Yep, you hear me right – frozen bananas.

So really you can make ice cream with just bananas.  I know it’s crazy.  Just think how healthy this ice cream is.  It would also be dairy free.  It is amazing at how creamy this turns out.  We all loved it!

Now I took it up a notch by making a crazy chunky monkey ice cream version adding walnuts, peanut butter, and mini chocolate chips.  I have also seen other variations.  I included those below the recipe and I plan on trying a lot of them this summer.  Good thing it is so healthy!

Chunky Monkey Ice Cream | realmomkitchen.com

Here is what you need to make the

Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

  • RIPE BANANAS
  • CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
  • HONEY (FOR ADDED SWEETNESS)
  • CHOPPED WALNUTS
  • MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS

Crazy Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

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Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 ripe bananas just depends on their size
  • 1-2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey for added sweetness
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Slice bananas into 1/2 inch slices and place on a small cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Put the frozen banana slices into you food processor and puree until creamy.  You can scrape down the sides if needed.  Don't worry, it takes a minute for it to all get creamy but it will happen.
  • Add the peanut butter and honey.  Puree until mixed in.  Then fold in the nuts and chocolate chip and enjoy or place in a container in the freezer until ready to enjoy!  Note: I did add my nuts with the peanut butter and honey.  My family doesn't like nuts so I pureed them.  This way they get the added nutrition from the nuts but they had no idea it was in there.

Notes

Other variations:
Strawberry version - just add 1 cup frozen strawberries for each banana and a little milk if needed.
Nutella version - add 3 -4 Tbsp of Nutella
Banana Peanut Butter - make like the chunky monkey minus the nuts and chocolate chips and add a little more peanut butter
Banana Chocolate Chip - make like the chunky monkey minus the PB and nuts
Banana Maple - add a Tbsp or two of maple syrup
Banana Chocolate - a 2 tsp of cocoa powder
Banana, PB and Chocolate - just make the banana chocolate version and a 2 Tablespoons of PB
Caramel Banana - add a Tbsp or so of caramel syrup
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recipe adapted from Claire Robinson on 5 Ingredient Fix.

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  7. I’ve totally made this dish so many times with different variations – but the PB and chocolate combo is the best! SO yum!

  8. I’ve totally made this dish so many times with different variations – but the PB and chocolate combo is the best! SO yum!

  9. LOVE this. Ice cream, without the cream, but WITH peanut butter. And it counts as a serving of fruit, even better!

  10. LOVE this. Ice cream, without the cream, but WITH peanut butter. And it counts as a serving of fruit, even better!

  11. Love it! I had seen and read about the frozen banana ‘ice cream’ on other blogs but haven’t tried it yet. Love your totally kicked up ‘crazy’ version!

  12. Love it! I had seen and read about the frozen banana ‘ice cream’ on other blogs but haven’t tried it yet. Love your totally kicked up ‘crazy’ version!

  13. How funny, just last night a couple of friends were telling me about making ice cream from frozen bananas; I’d never heard of that before! So it’s great to read your variation ideas this morning; I am going to try this!

  14. How funny, just last night a couple of friends were telling me about making ice cream from frozen bananas; I’d never heard of that before! So it’s great to read your variation ideas this morning; I am going to try this!