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Chocolate Covered Banana-Chocolate Ice Cream Bites (Vegan)

No-churn, easy, chocolate-banana ice cream bites dipped in rich dark chocolate. These fun and healthy frozen treats make for the perfect afternoon snack or dessert!

Course Dessert, Ice Cream
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword frozen treats, ice cream bites, vegan ice cream bites
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 ice cream bites
Calories 112 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Coating:

Instructions

To Make the Ice Cream:

  1. Place the frozen bananas, unsweetened almond milk, almond butter, cocoa powder, and pinch salt in a food processor (or high powered blender such as a vitamix).
  2. Pulse and process on high until the mixture becomes thick and creamy and all the frozen banana blends in completely. This should not take too long.
  3. Add 2 tbsp chocolate chips if using, and pulse a few times to chop them up.
  4. Using a spoon, fill each of the silicone mold or tray with the banana-chocolate ice cream. I used a spoon to do this. Be careful not to over-fill since it will slightly expand when frozen.
  5. Place in freezer for an hour until it's completely frozen.

To Make the Frozen Bites:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove the silicone molds and carefully pop out the frozen ice cream shapes. This shouldn't be too difficult, especially if you're using a silicone mold. Place in container and put back in freezer so they don't start to melt.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Setup a double broiler over the stove. Add the 2 cups chocolate chips + coconut oil. Mix until the chocolate is completely melted, pour-able, and smooth. Once done, turn off the heat.
  5. Take 1/2 of the melted chocolate into a small deep bowl and add more melted chocolate as needed.
  6. Take a few of the frozen ice cream shapes out of the freezer (working with a few at a time to avoid melting).
  7. Working quickly, take a toothpick and pierce it 1/4th of the way into one of the frozen ice cream shapes. Pick it up and quickly dip it into the melted chocolate, using a spoon to help coat the entire piece. Once completely covered in chocolate, place it back on the parchment paper and remove the toothpick carefully using another toothpick to slide it off.
  8. Continue until all of them are done. Then take the next batch out of the freezer and repeat.

  9. Once all the bites are covered in chocolate, place the baking sheet back in the freezer until ice cream bites are completely frozen.
  10. Store them in an airtight container.
  11. Serve individually or plate a few with some fresh strawberries/raspberries and coconut whip cream and enjoy with a spoon!

Recipe Notes

You can use any tray to make the ice cream shapes, but I personally prefer silicone molds for this recipe. They work well and the shapes are very easy to pop out once frozen.

 

My favorite brand of vegan dark chocolate chipse is Enjoy Life Foods.

 

I recommend dividing the melted chocolate above in case some of the ice cream bites start to melt in the chocolate and change the consistency while dipping them in. That way, you have a fresh bowl of melted chocolate to switch to.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Banana-Chocolate Ice Cream Bites (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.