Chocolate Raspberry “Ice Cream”


I’ve been going through bananas like crazy lately. Not because I actually like bananas, but because I love the creamy raw “ice cream” they become. I eat this once or twice a day to cut a sweet tooth craving, and this flavor is undoubtedly my new favorite. Cocoa powder and raspberries add the perfect sweet and bitter flavors that make this a true dessert, while the banana keeps it all smooth and creamy so you’d swear you’re eating actually ice cream.

A lot of people ask if these chocolate banana soft serves taste at all like banana. I’ll admit I’m not the most finicky when it comes to banana flavor, but I seriously cannot taste an ounce of banana in this behind the raspberry and chocolate. I’d love for a true banana hater to try it and leave a comment letting others know how it was for them.

Chocolate Raspberry “Ice Cream”


  • 1 banana, cut into quarters and frozen
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, frozen
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1-2 Tablespoons almond milk(optional)



  1. In a food processor, blend the bananas and raspberries until creamy. Add the almond milk as necessary if after a while the fruit still clumps together.
  2. Once smooth, add in the cocoa powder and continue blending until entirely mixed.
  3. Scoop and serve immediately.


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12 Responses to Chocolate Raspberry “Ice Cream”
  1. VeggieGirl
    August 8, 2011 | 9:07 am

    Oooh, I’m loving the additions of chocolate & raspberries!

  2. Kelly
    August 8, 2011 | 9:28 am

    PERFECT!!! This ridiculous summer heat is killing me and this would be perfect!

  3. Hannah
    August 8, 2011 | 9:39 am


    $3-a-pop bananas.


    • Wannabe Chef
      August 8, 2011 | 9:50 am

      That’s how much they cost in Australia?! What’s the deal, Aussies?

      • Hannah
        August 8, 2011 | 9:52 am

        Heap big massive cyclones and flooding in QLD last year. Heap big massive farms destroyed. Therefore probably shouldn’t complain too much…

  4. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    August 8, 2011 | 9:46 am

    I like banana soft serve, but it definitely always tastes pretty banana-y to me. I’ll have to try this one!

  5. holly
    August 8, 2011 | 10:59 am

    i am going to say that as a person who does not love the taste of really ripe bananas, i can taste bananas in banana soft serve. however, if you add more things to it (i.e. chocolate and raspberry), it definitely helps cut the taste!

  6. Jill @ Dulce Dough
    August 8, 2011 | 11:28 am

    What a great recipe! I love raspberries with chocolate! I discovered the magic of frozen bananas when experimenting with them in sugar free strawberry margaritas last summer. Although the banana taste was subtle, they added a sweetness and creaminess that was perfect. But I have never tried “banana soft serve” and now I can’t wait!

  7. Faith @ For the Health of It
    August 8, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    Gah, chocolate+fruit dessert combos are my absolute favorite! And the color is just gorgeous – I’ll have to make this quickly before berry season wraps up!

  8. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    August 8, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    Love the addition of raspberries to the typical banana soft serve. I like banana soft serve but to me, it doesn’t replace real ice cream. Adding raspberries makes it seem more “real” if that makes sense 🙂

  9. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
    August 9, 2011 | 7:54 am


  10. Stephanie
    August 11, 2011 | 12:00 am

    YUM! I have been a banana fiend as well lately, after discovering banana “ice cream.” I’ve been obsessed w/ cherry chocolate ice cream, but I am sure I am going to love this variation as well. Adding raspberries and MORE bananas to my grocery list 🙂