Mocha Banana Frozen Soft Serve

Vegan mocha frozen banana ice cream

When you taste this, you won’t believe that this frozen treat is made almost purely of banana. The velvety texture and mild chocolate-coffee flavor will have you hooked. Best of all, you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it, though a food processor or blender is a must! Freezing bananas that are getting almost too ripe is a great thing to do, for treats like this, or for using in smoothies.

Serves: 4

  • 4 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules (preferably organic;
    use decaf if you plan on eating this in the evening!)
  • 2 tablespoons nondairy milk (like almond) or coconut creamer
  • Sliced or slivered almonds for topping, optional

Break the bananas into small chunks and freeze for at least 24 hours.

Combine the chocolate chips, coffee, and nondairy milk in a heatproof bowl and microwave for 45 seconds, or until melted. Whisk until smooth. Or, you can heat these three ingredients in the top of a double boiler over low heat until the chocolate melts, then whisk together.

Combine the chocolate sauce with the bananas in a food processor or blender (if you’d like, save a little of the sauce to use as a topping. Transfer to a small, sturdy plastic food storage bag). Blend or process until smooth.

Transfer the mixture to a container and freeze for an hour or two. Scoop into bowls to serve. If you’ve reserved part of the chocolate sauce, snip a tiny piece off one of the bottom corners. Garnish with the sauce, and add a sprinkling of almonds, if you’d like.

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7 comments on “Mocha Banana Frozen Soft Serve

  1. Kathy

    This sounds great! I make this with just bananas and almond milk, but will give this a try. One hint – if you mash the bananas with a fork before freezing, they break up easier in the food processor.

  2. Tracy

    I’m thinking..mix it all up in the blender then put it into my ice cream maker…yummm. I have one of those ice cream makers with a bowl that goes in the freezer.

  3. Nava Post author

    I wonder if the texture would be different if it were made in an ice cream maker … have you ever tried a banana-based ice cream in it?

  4. Celeste

    I wonder if you could make it so it doesn’t take like banana all the time. How can you take away the banana taste when you use frozen fruit like peaches?

  5. Nava Post author

    Celeste, you can experiment with fruits other than banana. Of course, peach won’t go very well with the chocolate/mocha flavors. But if you just puree it with a little coconut milk and freeze until it has an ice cream texture, it will be like a fruit sorbet.

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