One of Ben & Jerry’s most famous flavor of ice cream is the bold Chunky Monkey flavor. You have great big chunks of chocolate and walnut ensconced in delicious ice cream. But what if you could make the base from frozen bananas to reduce the calories, increase the fiber and still have the bold walnut-chocolate flavoring?
Healthy and delicious – a match made in heaven!!
Just 5 main ingredients!!
- Frozen Bananas – Base for the ice cream
- Roasted Walnuts
- Chopped good quality dark chocolate
- Coconut Oil
- Lemon Juice
Roast walnuts – a world of difference awaits in taste between raw and roasted walnuts – so worth it!!
350F for 8 minutes!!
Add frozen bananas, oil and lemon juice to food processor and run.
Optional – Add few splashes of vegan milk to get it going!!
Now pour in the add-ins. Process once more…
Just 5 ingredients!! Forget the store version of Ben & Jerry's ...Try this delicious home made vegan chunky monkey icecream recipe instead - easy, healthy & delicious!!
- 2 Frozen Bananas (Large)
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Lemon (juiced)
- Splash of Vegan Milk (optional)
- 1 cup Roasted Walnuts
- 1 cup Chopped Dark Chocolate (Good quality)
Roast 1 cup Walnuts 350F for 8 minutes
Process frozen bananas, oil, lemon juice and vegan milk in a food processor until you get a smooth, creamy base.
Add chopped walnuts and chocolate pieces and pulse.
If the mixture is a bit runny, pop it back in the freezer for 20 minutes to harden.
Scoop into a waffle cone and serve!!
If you are not a fan of the plain banana (ice cream) base, you could add 2 -3 tbsp of cocoa powder to give it a chocolate-y flavor. May I also suggest that you add 2-3 tbsp of maple syrup to counter the bitterness of the cocoa powder.
Don't skimp on the walnuts or the chocolate - They totally make this ice cream awesome!!
Don’t skimp on the walnuts and chocolate. Having the chunks and the crunchy bits is what takes the ice cream to the next level.
This ice cream is high on fats, sweetened by only bananas. If you feel cheated by the lack of sweetness add a splash of maple syrup or more as desired. My kids totally loved it, despite the low level of sweetness, because of the chunky delights in between.
Have it in a waffle cone!! Sooo worth it. Nothing comes close to licking ice cream in a waffle cone.
Hope you enjoyed this recipe. Please post your comments and feedback below, they are always welcome….