4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in 3 Minutes – Moreish & Guilt Free!

The recipe I am sharing today is one of my best successes with the children and every single one of their friends, yet it is as healthy as it gets. For a bit of background information, my kids (and I) are big fans of sweets, chocolate and generally unhealthy treats, but we all love this healthy take on ice cream. It is that good!

The recipe happened as a lucky accident. One day, the children love bananas. The next day, they refuse to go near them, so when Hubby bought about 20 bananas, they were not in ‘banana mode’ (could I have guessed? Yes!).

About a week later, we had about 10 bananas getting softer by the minute and their skin was seriously black. There was no way I was going to eat them, so I sliced them and froze them.

One evening, the children asked for dessert after eating all their dinner and I had nothing to give them. There were no yoghurts, no fresh fruit, not even a biscuit hiding in the cupboards.

I got the banana pieces out of the freezer and I could have gone for our one-ingredient ice cream but remembered something my friend Reneé had mentioned ages ago. She told me if I added a bit of cocoa powder to my banana ice cream, we would get chocolate ice cream (she is a genius!).

Moreish 4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in 3 Minutes

I have a sweet tooth, so I added some agave nectar, as well as some avocado for extra goodness and creaminess. It all went in my Vitamix bowl and blended beautifully into rich, silky ice cream.

Moreish 4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in 3 Minutes - Vitamix

The ice cream went down well with everyone. We all licked the bowl, apart from Beanie who stopped eating her ice cream as soon as her brother told her it contained avocado (kids, hey!).

I thought we might have enjoyed it because we were so desperate for dessert that night, so I made it again, and again, and again. We have probably had this ice cream ten times in the past couple of months, and we all love it as much as we did on the first day.

All of the kids’ friends have tried it and loved it, even the banana-haters, my NCT gang (hi girlies!) also devoured a batch, and my French friends from Nantes ate the creamy dessert whole-heartedly (I thought these guys would throw it back in my face, but they loved it!). Sorry, I am not bragging, I am just really happy this simple and healthy treat works so well!

Moreish 4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in 3 Minutes - Just blend ingredients together - the end

Even Beanie loves it now, despite the avocado (she does not go near avocado. Ever!).

Moreish 4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in 3 Minutes - Beanie enjoying a cheeky ice cream before dinner

I normally scoop it straight from the mixer (similar to soft serve ice cream), but today, I shaped it into scoops and froze them individually in cupcake cases for a couple of hours so we could have them with brownies. They were perfect! You can also freeze a whole batch in a freezer-safe container, take it out 5 minutes before serving.

4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in 3 Minutes - Moreish & Guilt Free!

If you are a bit ‘naughty’ and want to add some more flavours, why not serve the ice cream with a bit of salted caramel or fudge pieces

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4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in 3 Minutes - Moreish & Guilt Free!

4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in 3 Minutes - Moreish & Guilt Free!
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Moreish 4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in 3 Minutes

Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 sliced frozen bananas 250g
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy straight away.

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Comments

  1. Oh this looks so good – healthy ice cream – yey!! Most definitely pinned 🙂 What is it with kids and avocados? I recently made something very similar for my two (avocado hating) children to try – involving avocados, cashews, cacao nibs and peppermint – my kids loved it until they knew what was in it…after that, not so much! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Eb x

  2. Wonderful – I cannot believe those ingredients. Truly a guilt free “naughty” treat.

  3. YES PLEASE! Avocado can do no wrong and have been making its way into all recipes these days! 🙂 NO PROBLEM with that!

  4. This looks wonderful & something I think my kids will really enjoy! Pinned 🙂 I would love for you to share this at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up at: http://www.marathonsandmotivation.com

  5. I could have avocado for every meal!

  6. Victoria Welton says:

    I LOVE avocado and banana together! This is such a great idea for ice cream. I shall definitely be giving it a try xx

  7. Les meilleurs recettes sont nées par accident et la tienne n’est pas une exception! Il faut que j’essaie ça très vite!! xx

  8. I’ll definitely be trying this on my kids. One of them has such a sweet tooth and I am always trying to make him eat healthy food but not always with success!

  9. Now I have my Vitamix I can try it. Sounds delicious and super healthy too. 🙂 x

    • It’s really yummy! I’m sure you’d love it. Just don’t tell the kids what’s in it or they won’t try it!

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