14 May

Skinny icecream

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So the trouble with having a sore throat is the medicine.  Gallons of icecream.  That’s not necessarily a problem except that, with 6 weeks to go, it’s wreaking havoc with Operation Beach Body.

But then… lightbulb moment – I remembered about this little gem.  Icecream but not as you know it.  It’s bananas.  No really, bananas.  And that’s it.

I went kinda tropical but you can go pure banana, or add in a generous scoop of peanut butter, or try a swirl of honey or really anything you fancy.

You know what?  If you did a taste test you’d know which was the imposter but this is also the absolute best way to eat bananas and bananas are very, very good for you.

Skinny banana chococonut icecream
(serves 6)

8 ripe bananas
1 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder


Peel and chop the bananas and pop them in a sealed tub in the freezer for around 2-3 hours.

Scoop the frozen banana pieces into a food processor and blend.  You’ll prob need to stop and scrape quite a few times but persevere because eventually you’ll get iced banana grit followed by rich creamy banana smoosh.  Add your cocoa and blend, then remove the blades and stir in the toasted coconut.

Place the mixture into a loaf pan or icecream tin (who has one of those really?) because I think the metal cools better and helps the icecream to freeze.

You’ll have to leave it alone now for at least 3 hours.  Ideally 5.  Or maybe the next day.

When you’re ready simply scoop that guilt free deliciousness into cones or cups and enjoy.  Feel smug.  Post photos to all your social media channels and tell everyone you’re just enjoying one of your 5 a day – really.

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  1. Stylisey Posted 14 May at 10:57 am

    Easy and surely delicious. Great recipe:)

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 5:05 pm

      definitely both

  2. Sara Posted 14 May at 11:18 am

    Ooh I’m so going to make this, it sounds delicious.

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 5:05 pm

      let me know if you like it!

      • Sara Posted 16 May at 9:56 pm

        Made some of this, this afternoon. Couldn’t wait any longer & have just tried it & it’s absolutey delicious. I used peanut butter instead of coconut.

        I was going to ask you how long it will keep in the freezer, but I don’t think there’s much point.

  3. Jennifer Posted 14 May at 11:33 am

    YUM! Even healthier with chocolate protein powder instead of coconut & cocoa :-))

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 5:06 pm

      I guess so! Not sure the choc flavour would be strong enough but I guess that would depend how much powder you added!

  4. Mica Posted 14 May at 12:55 pm

    Yum it looks so good! Hope you feel better soon!

    Away From Blue

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 5:06 pm

      thanks mica.x

  5. Julia Ralston Posted 14 May at 4:53 pm

    I just pinned this and cannot wait to try it! I’ve made magical banana ice cream with peanut butter, but I love your idea of using cocoa and toasted coconut to make it tropical. Perfect for summer!

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 5:07 pm

      me too! I think next time I’ll be trying chocolate peanut butter…

  6. Gaylesbury Posted 14 May at 5:19 pm


    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 5:47 pm

      uhuh 😉

      • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 5:48 pm

        and john could eat this!

        • Gaylesbury Posted 15 May at 6:31 pm

          I know!!!! Fab!!! x

  7. Love A. Posted 14 May at 5:33 pm

    Ah :)) that looks sooo fabulous! I’m definitely gonna try it out soon 🙂 such a wonderful idea! hmm some people really do cure* their sore throat with ice cream; like those who bath in the sea at winter so that they get stronger – rather adventurist. :))
    mm I’ve missed your recipe posts, they always look irresistible. hmm I think you’d enjoy this one: http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/02/16/ukrainian-syrniki-recipe/ (the dish is called syrniki, I think this version is explained well) it’s delicious and what’s more *healthy :)) oh and it disappears for less than 5 minutes.

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 6:06 pm

      looks delicious 🙂

  8. Jules Posted 14 May at 7:17 pm

    That’s awesome! I remember stumbling across a post to a pancake recipe that was just two eggs and a banana. That’s it. And they’re really quite good! This reminds me of that. It’s shocking how versatile bananas are.


    Jules of Canines & Couture

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 10:51 pm

      Erm, I wanna try that one! Off to hunt for that recipe…

  9. adore to adorn Posted 14 May at 9:24 pm

    OMG this is brilliant. LOVE this and I’ll definitely have to try this out!

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 10:51 pm

      you’ll love it and I know, after reading your post today, you’ll be happy to have more love in your life 😉

  10. Celine Posted 14 May at 10:09 pm

    This sounds so yummy! Will be great for all those warm days we get in Scotland…haha! I’ve been loving making healthy desserts with bananas. Thanks Fifi! X

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 May at 10:52 pm

      ah well, at least we can get our beach bodies ready for when that day might come…

  11. Yellow Rose Posted 14 May at 10:53 pm

    Oh, my………and I love coconut, too. I keep a package of flaked/shredded coconut in my freezer at all times! Thank you so much for this great idea. And bananas have (I believe) potassium for keeping us alive and well!

    • Thankfifi Posted 15 May at 11:01 pm

      yes they do – supposedly they have a multitude of health benefits – I guess that’s why athletes eat so many of them

  12. Yellow Rose Posted 14 May at 10:55 pm

    Oh, I forgot………and chocolate has it’s benefits, too! Oh, and honey, too. Boy, this is a great recipe!!

    • Thankfifi Posted 15 May at 11:02 pm

      chocolate makes me happy – that’s one major benefit!

  13. Lauren Posted 14 May at 11:19 pm

    healthy loe calorie ice cream sounds amazing, im not a big fan of bananas though, does it taste really bananay (new word?) or more chocolate?

    • Thankfifi Posted 15 May at 11:02 pm

      not gonna lie to you lauren – tastes like bananas, just better

  14. Paola Posted 15 May at 8:57 am

    Delicious…. great job!!!!
    Have a nice day darling!

    • Thankfifi Posted 15 May at 11:02 pm

      thanks paola

  15. Marlene Posted 15 May at 9:40 am

    I thought you were kidding when you said skinny ice cream made of bananas!! I had no idea you could make ice cream just with bananas as a base instead of tons of cream. This is such a brilliant idea, Wendy!!

    • Thankfifi Posted 15 May at 11:03 pm

      it’s true marlene! let me know if you try it.x

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