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Banana Chocolate Chunk Frozen Yogurt (or “Ice Cream”!)

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Banana fake-out ice cream is all the rage these days. It’s kind of like the coolest healthy swap ever, because guilt-free ice cream that actually tastes delicious is hard to make!

That’s not the case anymore ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s crazy that just one simple ingredient — frozen bananas — can turn something like ice cream healthy. And you don’t need an ice cream maker to make it or any fancy equipment — all you need is a freezer and a food processor/blender.

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Frozen bananas and Plain Greek Yogurt serve as the base. You could do it without Greek Yogurt, but I’ve found that adding a bit of the yogurt gives it an even more ice-cream like consistency (I used Stonyfield Farms Plain Greek Yogurt for this recipe). And, as an added benefit, you get a ton of protein from the yogurt, which helps this dessert to actually be a filling treat.

And then you can add in any mix-ins you’d like! For this recipe, I chose walnuts and dark chocolate.

But if you used frozen berries and peanut butter (for a PB&J feel) – this recipe would turn into something you could eat as aย meal.

Ice cream for breakfast anyone? ๐Ÿ™‚

Either way, you can’t go wrong with this recipe! It’s guaranteed to be a family-favorite, even the pickiest kids will like it!

Banana Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Itโ€™s crazy that just one simple ingredient โ€” frozen bananas โ€” can turn something like ice cream healthy. And you donโ€™t need an ice cream maker to make it or any fancy equipment โ€” all you need is a freezer and a food processor/blender.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana chocolate chunk ice cream, banana chocolate chunk ice cream recipe, banana ice cream
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 177kcal


  • 2 bananas frozen
  • 3/4 cup Stonyfield Organic Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • Optional mix-ins: 1/2 cup frozen berries and 1 tbsp peanut butter OR 2 tbsp Pecans + 1/2 tsp cinnamon, the sky's the limit!


  • Place frozen banana chunks in a food processor. Blend until you have coarse crumbs.
  • Add the yogurt and blend 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add the chocolate and walnuts and pulse a few times until incorporated.
  • Serve immediately, or place in the freezer for 30-60 minutes for a firmer, more ice cream-like consistency.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.2g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 29.7mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 13.2g
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20 responses to “Banana Chocolate Chunk Frozen Yogurt (or “Ice Cream”!)”

    • Thanks Angela! The Greek Yogurt really does add a nice creamy element to the ice cream – enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You definitely have to try it – I’m sure you’ll love it – it really tastes like ice cream!

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