Who knew that bananas, when frozen and blended, turned into this devilishly delicious soft serve-type treat, totally creamy and free of added sugar? Who knew it became this beautifully blank canvas, just waiting for you to sprinkle with genius toppings to your specific specifications?
Apparently a lot of you did, judging by the banana ice cream representation on Pinterest. But no matter! I may be late to the party, but I brought Nutella.
That’s right, people. Nutella banana ice cream.
Now, I know what you’re saying (if you’re kind of a snotty know-it-all, that is): Nutella isn’t healthy! There’s so much sugar in that, Cheryl, my word. You think you know ANYTHING?! Well…
And here’s what I say to you, Little Miss Know-It-All: in this recipe, we use honest-to-goodness homemade Nutella! It’s simpler than it sounds: roast some hazelnuts, blend them up, add some chocolate, and try not to eat with a spoon… at least until you’ve set aside enough for your Nutella banana ice cream.
Could that sound any more delicious? Doubtful. And let me tell you, this recipe does not disappoint. There’s a hint of banana flavor, but ultimately the creaminess and rich, chocolatey, nuttiness wins out. You might be tempted to double the calories in MyFitnessPal for this entry just because you feel so guilty.
But don’t. Don’t feel guilty. Feel proud for beating the system, for knowing that being healthy doesn’t mean skipping on the good stuff. Feel like a badass for making your own Nutella, because I mean, who does that?!
Only really badass people. Only really badass.. ones.
Make this! You’ll be like nomnomnom-thaaannkk—nomnomnom–yewwwww-nomnomnom.
- 2 bananas peeled, sliced, and frozen
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons homemade Nutella
- 1 tbsp chopped hazelnuts for garnish optional
- Blend bananas and vanilla extract in a blender until smooth, the consistency of soft-serve.
- Swirl in Nutella.
- Serve. Top with chopped hazelnuts, if desired.
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.
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