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Chocolate Banana Soft Serve with Quinoa

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

A simple, 5 ingredient for a silky smooth soft-serve ice cream. This banana soft serve ice cream will cure your frozen cravings this summer!

Chocolate Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer -- #glutenfree #veganIt's hot. Like drenched in sweat the moment you step outside hot. Like you want to sit in front of an air conditioner in your underwear all day long hot. Like sticky icky hot. Like the only thing I want to eat is ice cream hot.

Yes, okay. I'm done. You get it. It's hot.

But this is my first summer in New York and I've been dreading it since I moved here. I totally loved New York in the spring, but summer is a different animal. There's a blanket of heat that hangs over the buildings, seeps into your apartment and hits you like a ton of bricks when you walk out your front door.

It's not miserable, but ugh…I'm hot.


Chocolate Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer -- #glutenfree #vegan

Luckily, there's ice cream. Seriously, thank goodness for ice cream. Isn't life just better with ice cream?

We have a few different scoop shops around us (is that lame, to say scoop shops?), but I've been on a mission to make my own. I keep seeing recipes like this, and this, and THIS, I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to frozen treats, and here I am with an ice cream maker just collecting dust in my cupboard.

Which brings me to this chocolate banana soft serve, which, you guessed it, doesn't require an ice cream maker! Yep, mine is still collecting dust, but I'm enjoying chocolatey banana goodness sprinkled with chopped almonds. Plus, it's low fat, low calorie and super healthy for you. My kind of summer dessert!

Chocolate Banana Soft Serve with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer -- #glutenfree #vegan

Banana soft serve is super easy to make. It's just frozen bananas, extra ingredients of your choice, thrown into a food processor and turned into ice cream. In less than five minutes, you have a smooth, creamy soft serve on your hands. It's perfect.

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Chocolate Banana Soft Serve with Quinoa

silky smooth ice cream made from only 5 ingredients!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, chocolate, ice cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 277kcal
Author Alyssa



  • Add the bananas to a food processor fit with the steel blade and process until the bananas have started to blend together and form an ice cream. Add your remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
  • If the mixture is too soft for your liking, pop it into a freezer safe container and freeze for 30 - 45 minutes.
  • Scoop into serving dishes and enjoy!


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg



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  1. Yeah – it has been so, so hot lately! I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of healthy ice creams, fro-yo and popsicles. I love, love the idea of adding quinoa to this type of “soft serve” – BRILLIANT! Can’t wait to try this!

  2. YUM! That looks so good. It’s winter here in Australia at the moment, but still warm enough to give this delicious looking recipe a go. Hope the hot NYC weather cools down for you soon!

  3. Welcome to your first NY summer! This looks delicious and I might just have to trick my husband into eating this without him knowing it’s healthy. I was just looking for lactose free ice cream today and will definitely be giving this recipe a try. Thanks!

  4. I just made this and it IS delicious. First ice cream I’ve had in a year and a half since my DR said to cut out gluten AND lactose. Thank you for this recipe!

  5. Agh! I’m hot too, here in humid ol’ Maryland! Will definitely give this a try, it looks yummy and I love recipes with so few ingredients. Question – for nut butter do you mean Nutella, peanut butter or something else?

  6. After making wonderful Flourless Chocolate Quinoa Cake using cooked quinoa recently, I can totally imagine how great this recipe is, Alyssa! It looks incredible! Sounds like another good one to share on All Gluten-Free Desserts! 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with us!


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