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.
|Nutella Banana Ice Cream|
|Almond Butter Banana Ice Cream|
Now the recipe-
1 cup of Nutella
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
- Easy Portion Control
- Practical & Freezer Friendly
- 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!
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.