Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream....It's Raw!

Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

I was just gifted a new food processor as an early Christmas present. What better way to break it in then by making chunky monkey ice cream using 4 ingredients! I know it's a bit cold out for something frozen, and although this was cold it sure warmed my heart on this chilly day! Needless to say this was delicious and super healthy, much better than the Ben & Jerry's version any day. :) 

Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Ingredients
  • 3 frozen bananas, cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter, or any nut butter of choice
  • almonds, cut in half
  • dark chocolate, either in chips or bars broken into pieces*

In food processor, place frozen banana pieces and almond butter, blend until a fairly smooth consistency stopping every now and then to scrap down the sides and push the mixture to the bottom of the processor. It took mine about five minutes max, it will depend on your food processor how long yours takes. Serve in bowls and top with, or incorporate, the chocolate pieces and almonds, use as much as you like. Should be eaten right away. Makes one generous serving or two small.

Note: Never throw your bananas away. The ripper they are the much sweeter they are making them perfect for smoothies and ice creams. So just when you think you should throw them out and/or don't feel like making banana bread, unpeel them and put them in the freezer using a container of sorts (I use tupperware), and you'll have frozen banana's whenever you need all year long.

* To make 100% raw use raw cocoa chips...find recipe here.

Try adding a scoop or two of vanilla or chocolate flavor protein powder to really boost the nutritional profile! You may need to add a splash or two of unsweetened almond milk as well.


Seriously so good...Enjoy!

Make you own Almond Butter, it's really easy...find recipe here.

You may also like this Chocolate Banana Ice Cream


33 comments :

  1. OMG!! this looks so good. I shared it :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing the love! We all need some vegan chunky monkey in our lives. :)

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  2. The perfect way to break in a new Processor! Love chunky monkey...thx

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    1. Yes, and my new processor worked wonders! Enjoy the recipe. You could even add in some walnuts if you like. Cheers :)

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  3. YES OMG banana ice cream is so amazing. It's just incredible. HOW!? Oh, nature.

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    1. Nature, she is awesome isn't she! All hale banana ice cream...something so simple and delicious. :)

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  4. I came across banana ice cream in The Engine 2 diet but I looove the additions you made and how you made it your own! Loving it!

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    1. I came across banana ice cream from the blog RAWIFIED and was so impressed. I must say this is a nice combination, as I loved chunky monkey ice cream before eating an entirely plant based diet. I will look into The Engine 2 diet for some inspiration as well. :)

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    2. Well I think it looks fantastic and I really am going to try it out! I love The Engine 2 Diet. The Engine 2 Diet is by Rip Esselstyn (son of Dr. Caldwell Essestyn who was one of the main people in Forks Over Knives and also the author of the book that changed Clinton's mind, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease- a great book indeed). The first half of the book is a story of how Rip got his whole Engine to go plant-based and what their results were. The second half is recipes, both equally as good. I'm going to look into Rawified because I haven't taken a look at that blog!

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  5. AWESOME ... hmmm yes

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  6. I'm obsessed with all those banana ice cream recipes, so YAY, now I have a new one to try! Just pinned this. :D

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    1. Yes, love all of the banana ice cream ideas! Who ever thought of it first is a genius! :) Enjoy this one, it's scrumptious!

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  7. I can't stop staring at this picture. Beautiful presentation. Thank you for making healthy food exciting. :)

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    1. Thank you! Your so welcome...it is my pleasure. :)

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  8. Argh I would dig the heck into this! I never throw my bananas away!! No matter how ripe, I always find a use :)
    I hope to make this soon once my bananas do get ripe, thanks for the lovely recipe!

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    1. I hope you had a chance to make this Bridget. I'm about ready for some myself. Enjoy :)

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  9. Ahh you are awesome. I was almost literally wringing my hands yesterday trying to figure out what to do with my two dying bananas on the counter + three frozen ones in the fridge. I just wasn't in a banana bread mood (...AGAIN). But this would be perfect, I've been meaning to try making banana fro yo. Thanks for the delicious inspiration! :)

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    1. I know what you mean about banana bread, again! This is a pleasant alternative for sure. And your very welcome, glad this hits a spot with you. :)

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  10. Made this yesterday!! Amazing thanks for sharing. Added a bit of almond milk and cinn sugar on top. Think I may try a bit of avocado next time to really make it creamy.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Your add ins sound delicious! Avocado would be great too. I love adding them into my smoothies, they do make it creamier. :)

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  11. I don't usually enjoy bananas but this ice cream alternative sounded intriguing. I have made it several times and it is so good. In an effort to avoid dairy, I was looking for substitutes for that fleeting ice cream craving. I had just made almond butter and then found your recipe. It is really tasty; thanks for all of your work and sharing these recipes.

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    1. Thank you for the great feedback! I love this ice cream too. So glad to share and inspire others on great ice creams that are not animal based. Cheers to a really great, simple ice cream. :)

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  12. We have shoved the bananas through the juicer and mixed it with different things. Yummy! I store my frozen bananas in a BIG Dole Frozen Bluberries bag. That way I can repurpose it, it has a ziplock and it's especially made to be in the freezer. = )

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  13. I remember a nurse telling me once, about a veganism "people's brains need animal proteins to connect cells properly! People can't think if they don't have certain things to connect them! It's chemistry!". Well! I'm not a vengeful person, but...I'm planning on eating a bowl of this and giving her the single finger salute WHILE reciting Einstein's theory of relativity.

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    1. Lol...cheers to being in the know and hopefully inspiring others to break away from the old world. Enjoy every bite and every bit of your reciting! ;)

      Cheers to veganism and our brain cells connecting just fine with a diet rich in whole grains, veggies, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds. And this ice cream is a great start!

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    2. Cheers indeed! I live in a tiny town in Northern Colorado (originally from Minneapolis) and it is meat country out here. I actually did accounting at a meat processing plant for a while. It was literally like walking in to a nightmare everyday, but I NEEDED that job! I said a little prayer every morning for the animals. I just can't -and won't- be pressured anymore to consume things that are unhealthy and unethical. And I don't even enjoy them! I have heard so many people say "I can eat meat if I don't think about what I'm eating". Ugh. Glad to find like-minded communities, albeit online, to school me in the ways! Thanks for sharing your recipes and such! -Monica

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  14. Ok, I have to try this out, soon! Yummy!

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  15. I just made this for my family a couple of hours ago. I doubled the recipe, and it was still gone within 10 minutes. Absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this:)

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  16. This looks amazing! check out this new post from Niaterra that compares the benefits of raw andcooked food! http://www.niaterra.com/nias/4/Raw-Food--Is-cooked-food-healthier-than-raw-food

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  17. OH! Great post..I was so impressed I've found this kind of blog..Thanks.

    Ice Cream

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  18. Thank you so much for this recipe!!

    In love with this ice cream....

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