Nutella Ice Cream

This simple recipe isn't really ice cream, but you'll think it is when you're eating it. Actually you'll just think it's the best thing you've ever eaten.





 Pay attention to the health bits,
  • Portion control or you'll eat the whole batch. 
  • You can substitute Almond Butter if you want to make this a healthy recipe, or if you just hate being happy.
Nutrition
Nutella Banana Ice Cream

Almond Butter Banana Ice Cream


Now the recipe-

Ingredients
1 cup of Nutella
6 Bananas

 That's it. You can add cinnamon or cocoa powder if you want but it isn't needed. Throw the two ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend till very smooth. Pour into Freezer safe container (or posicle forms, I recommend small, the ones I used hold a little over 1/3 cup). Impatiently wait for it to freeze then devour.

If making with almond butter follow recipe exactly just swap nutella for almond butter. It's still very good and a great substitute for ice cream cravings. I'm testing out ice cream pops in this batch, I'll know tomorrow how well they do.

Reasons for Ice Cream Pops
  1. Easy Portion Control
  2. Practical & Freezer Friendly
  3. It's Nutella on a stick, that's awesome

I'm sure someone will find a way to deep fry this, then we can eat deep fried Nutella bananas at the fair.

For a banana alternative try my Nutella Pudding Pops!

***Update***

I got a great question emailed in -
"I repined your Nutella Banana ice cream and stressed the 140 calories for a 1/3 cup serving and a lot of my health conscious friends questioned the 140 calories. Can you please let me know how you derived at this number? It says 200 calories per 2 Tablespoons on my Nutella jar and the recipe calls for a whole cup. I just felt bad because I didn’t want to mess up anyone’s diet without verifying it. "


So here is a break down of the recipe.


 I use http://caloriecount.about.com to calculate the nutrition facts for my recipes.

Doing my own math for it though, at 110 calories per banana and 16tbsp for a cup of Nutella (with every 2tbsp being 200 calories). In a nutshell this recipe comes out to around 660 calories for the bananas and 1600 calories for the Nutella, for a grand total of 2,260 calories a batch. This recipe fills 16 of my popsicle forms so now we come to 2260 divided by 16 is 141.25 calories. That's a little different from the calculation at caloriecount but the bananas are always a bit of an estimate depending on their size. With my popsicle forms I can pour about 1/3 a cup of water in each individual part. Since everyone probably has different sizes of popsicle forms a good rule of thumb would be to divide your number of servings by the total calories 2260.


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