Growing up in England, the excitement level in the summer when you heard the tinkling sound of the ice cream van playing its little tune was off the charts. It always seemed so magical how the ice cream man could just pull a lever to get perfect swirly creamy soft serve into a cone. But as much as I loved a 99 Flake (which I’m sure cannot be anything close to 99p any more) I always wished there was a chocolate option too.
This ice cream is my own version, but 3 ingredients and no need to wait for an ice cream van. Just pop some bananas in the freezer, then the next day you’re good to go. I make this in my blender but once blended if you’re looking for the perfect fancy swirl in your bowl just pop it in a piping bag with a large open star nozzle, twist tightly and squeeze.
My kids absolutely love this one, and I’m happy they’re eating something healthier than store bought ice cream. Don’t tell them, but sometimes Mr H and I have it after they’ve gone to bed, except we add all the toppings on top too!
Makes 1-2 bowls, depending on whether you want to share!
- 3 frozen bananas
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 cup almond or oat milk
Place the ingredients in a blender and whiz until super smooth and creamy. Spoon into a bowl (or bowls) and enjoy immediately, or store in the freezer to enjoy at a later date (just take it out around half an hour before serving). You can even store any leftovers in lolly moulds and have them as ice lollies instead.
Love, Mrs H xx