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Banana Peanut Butter “Ice Cream” In Chocolate Bowls

Posted by Danielle Rose on February 23, 2015
Banana Peanut Butter “Ice Cream” In Chocolate Bowls

I remember being a little girl, watching Saturday morning cartoons and being completely mesmerized by an ice cream maker commercial, promising to bring me the same delicious and creamy outcome as my local ice cream shop. Sure to be the answer to all of my ice cream dreams, I knew I had to have it! I also remember the disappointment that I felt when my sister and I obtained said ‘Ice Cream Maker,’ eagerly diving our spoons into the creamy mixture, only to taste something that resembled creamy salt. It was a total failure. Our poor ice cream maker was abandoned, as was our dream of having a constant supply of homemade ice cream on hand.

Although I no longer pine for an ice cream maker, that doesn’t mean that I’ve lost my desire for making ice cream at home. I recently heard about a hack for making ice cream that sounded far too simple to be true.  The hack apparently took mere minutes to make, required only a food processor, and was even dairy free! I didn’t believe it was possible! The hack stated that by blending frozen, chopped bananas in a food processor, you would be left with the best ice cream! With low expectations, I began making this wild sounding “ice cream.” To my complete shock, the “ice cream” turned out incredible! Creamy and sweet, I couldn’t believe how much this mixture of bananas and fixings tasted just like ice cream! What was equally wild was the chocolate serving bowl that I served the ice cream in! By dipping the ends of small balloons into melted chocolate, letting it set, and carefully popping, I had created the tastiest serving bowl ever! These just may be my new favourite hacks!

Get These

  • 8 oz. Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
  • 3 large bananas, chopped into 1-inch pieces and frozen
  • 1/3 cup Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 ½ oz. Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped

Do This

  1. Blow up four balloons to about 2 ½ - 3-inches in diameter. Set aside. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Create a base for the chocolate bowls by spooning 4 tbsp of the melted chocolate onto four corners of the sheet. Dip the end of a small balloon into the remaining melted chocolate and place, chocolate-side-down, onto the melted chocolate base. Repeat with remaining balloons. Set aside to harden in a cool place. When balloons have set, carefully pop the top of the balloon using scissors, and gently peel the balloon away.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor or powerful blender, add the frozen banana pieces. Pulse mixture on high until it resembles ice cream. Blend in the peanut butter, peanuts, and chopped chocolate. Transfer into an airtight container and freeze for 30-minutes or more. Scoop and serve in chocolate bowls.


Banana Peanut Butter “Ice Cream” In Chocolate Bowls
  • This recipe serves 4