Mint Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream

This week, the heat and humidity have been overbearing. I feel like I have to wade through the thick air to get to my car, which is sweltering in the southern sun. The good news is this: if I make it home alive, I can cool down with this 3-ingredient low-cal snack. Plus, it’s got all the “frees” – dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, guilt-free, etc.

mint chocolate chip banana ice cream

Seriously, though, this faux ice cream couldn’t be easier. As an added bonus, it gives me a use for the mint jungle I’ve got going on in the garden.

easy banana ice cream

I don’t have any in-process photos of this recipe, because there weren’t very many to take. Simply freeze bananas, then put them in a food processor with some mint. Mix in mini chocolate chips, and then eat! With those kinds of credentials, you could eat this stuff for breakfast. And trust me, in Charleston, it’s hot enough to want to eat ice cream for breakfast.

3-ingredient banana ice cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream

This "ice cream" uses only three ingredients - bananas, mint and chocolate chips - to make a decadent, smooth, healthy dessert! Cool down on a hot day with this soothing, minty treat.


  • 2 bananas (frozen)
  • 1/4 c. fresh mint
  • 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips*


  1. Put the bananas and mint in a food processor and process until blended, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. (Optional) Put the mixture back in the freezer to let it set up - around 30 minutes.

*if you're navigating the land of food allergies, carefully watch the ingredients in the chocolate chips for any sneaky allergens.

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