September 7, 2008

Banana choco-nut ice cream: Low fat

There are two kinds of people in this world - People who are chocolate lovers, and people who are vanilla lovers.

I have been wanting one for so long, an ice-cream maker... I used to think of all the low fat ice creams that I could create and not having to buy those tubs from the grocery store to satiate my cravings for ice creams (which is almost every other day!) :)
Yes, I love ice creams and I am never hesitant to admit it. I had a big thing for chocolate ice creams, but as my tastes buds evolve, I lean more towards vanilla these days. But chocolate with nuts beats them all.

As I was looking for recipes on the internet to make a low fat version which was still creamy, I found that there is a real dearth of good low fat recipes online. Most of them are made with tons of egg yolks (I am not against it completely, but it beats the purpose of trying of making it as healthy as possible)
So one day I hear "Alton Brown" (I am a huge fan of this show) of the Food Network mention in some episode that bananas are a good substitute for eggs since they give the same consistency.
And that is how this was born... my own creation, and it is spoon-licking-good.
It is best served in soft-serve stage, but you could freeze it for later use.

Home-made Banana choco-nut ice cream: Low fat


Frozen bananas - 2 (Remove skin before freezing)
Fat free Evaporated milk - One 15oz can
Skim milk - 2 cups
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Sugar/Splenda - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Chocolate chips & Chopped walnuts - 3/4 cup


Blend the frozen bananas with the milk in a blender till creamy, and then add rest of the ingredients except the nuts and chocolate chips.

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and run it for about 25-30 min. Follow your ice-cream maker instructions as to how much of the mixture it can hold.
I pour 3/4ths of the way up.

The mixture would have turned into a soft-serve by now. Add the nuts and chocolate chips just one minute before turning off the machine.

There you have it! Home-made Banana choco-nut ice cream that is low in fat and sugar.
Note: If any of you come across good "relatively" healthy ice cream recipes, do send across the link to me, and I will definitely try it out.

Sending it to Lore's Original recipe event

Thanks Cham for pointing it out to me. I am also sending this to Meeta's Monthly Mingle August 2008: Fruit & Chocolate


  1. Thanku divya for ur good comments

  2. hi divya ice cream looks very good,as my baby loves icecreams very much,u have given me a nice recipe

  3. hi divya thanks for commenting my blog.,i m really not tht good at baking n icecream deserts ...but urs is g8...n i think i should giv it a try

  4. Nice try Divya..Wonder how the banana with choco would have tasted.

  5. hi again...just seen all ur recoipes...they all r really good,intresting n nic pics as well good work

  6. wow... lowfat... thats good.. moothwateing & yummy.. i will try it soon dear..

  7. low fat sounds interesting...its mouthwatering and tempting dessert that i have it anytime...

  8. Using fat free evaported milk is a gud idea..may be i want this icecream only ;)
    Thanx for visiting my blog:)

  9. Wooo, delicious ice cream!

  10. Wawiiiii,You are really innovative,i love icecreams,but still once i heard of it made with eggs,i stopped eating,Hope i can start now by making it of my own...I need a icecream maker right away to try this one.

  11. nice recipe..seems easy to make too..will try it!!!

  12. Hey if u ven't send any to Meeta Monthly mingle, Banana & choco is great entry for her event!
    Lovely eggless ice cream div!

  13. Nice recipe..mouth watering&yummy. just seen all ur recoipes...they all r really good,intresting n nic pics.

  14. Yumm Yumm ice cream....I am drooling now.

  15. icecream looks yum,..hppy weekend,..;-)

  16. Wonderful you found a replacement for the eggs! The ice cream looks great, Divya. A true original.

  17. Div here it is the link
    Update the post with link also

  18. u have a good collection of recipes.. ice cream looks so yummy..

  19. Chocolate chocolate Chocolate ...i'm a chocolate addict all the way :)
    this looks gr8 ! n low fat too :p

  20. Wonderful...your icecream looks super delicious..coincidentally I have been trying banana icecream myself for the last couple of weeks,next time will try it with chocolate in it..

  21. Hi Divya,

    Thanks for letting me know of another event. The icecream looks and sounds wonderful to try. Need to get an icecream maker sometime soon.

  22. Ice cream looks mouthwatering and tempting Divya. Perfect for the vent :).

  23. Just noticed this and thought you might like to try my fresh peanut butter ice cream. It's sweetened only with fruit, you don't need an ice cream maker and you can leave out the peanut butter for a nonfat version. Check the end for a picture of the chocolate version! I think you'll love it.

  24. lovely - low fat is a great way to go. but chocolate is even better! thanks for the entry!

  25. Congrats on your ice-cream maker!! You must have been flying with joy when you finaly got it :D
    Your ice-cream looks so creamy I would've never guessed it's low fat. Yummy and healthy? You can't get something better than that! Thanks for sharing it with Original Recipes!

  26. Nice recipe! Simple and easy. If you want to learn more about Ice Cream Makers, check out my blog post.

  27. thanks for share your recipe, i like that


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