Banana Almond Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

I’ve found a great use for the raw cacao nibs. I’m using them in my homemade ice cream. The first one I’ve done is banana almond “chocolate chip” coffee ice cream. Doesn’t sound very healthy, does it? Well, it is! It is low in fat and calories and makes a great summer dessert.

About the almond milk in this recipe: Some people make their own almond milk using a juicer, but I find there are better ways to spend my time. Almond milk can be purchased in most health food stores and some supermarkets. It is usually sold near the soy milk. Most brands have a bit of cane juice as sweetener, which adds a nice hint of extra sweetness to this recipe.


2 cups mashed bananas (the riper the better)
2 cups almond milk (or soy milk)
1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
2 tsp. coffee flavor
1/3 cup raw cacao nibs


Blend bananas, almond milk, vanilla extract, and coffee extract in a blender. Place blender in freezer for an hour. Remove from freezer and pour mixture into an ice cream machine. Add cacao nibs a few minutes before the recipe is finished.

You can play around with this recipe to suit your taste, adding more coffee flavor or more nibs as desired.

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Don’t buy almond milk!!! Almond milk in the stores isnt even real almond milk. It is made with almond base and flavorings and preservatives and high glycemic sweeteners. Its a gimmick because in all reality, fresh almond milk stays good for less than a week. So whats the solution, MAKE YOUR OWN ALMOND MILK!!! Its a simple process where you soak nuts overnight and then blend 1C:3C of almond to water ratio, Strain with a nut bag (get it on Ebay), Then flavor with desire. I like to sweeten with a tad bit of Agave Nectar and then spice it… Read more »

What are cocao nibs and where do I find. My grandchildren are allergic to eggs, dairy and nuts. Looking for some great recipes substituting soy milk and soy yogurts. Just bought them a Deni soft serve icecream maker.