Banana Nutella “Ice Cream”

Banana Nutella "Ice Cream"

About a year ago, I bookmarked the popular one ingredient banana ice cream recipe. I usually don’t let bananas get super ripe in my house, because we go through them fairly quickly, but a couple of weeks ago, we forgot that I purchased a bunch to eat, and they were far too ripe to just eat on their own. I was about to make banana bread when I remembered this idea.

If you’re on a diet and you miss ice cream, I can tell you the texture is spot-on. It’s soft, creamy, frozen and very sweet, since the bananas are ripe. Since I’m a dieting rebel, though, I added a few tbsp. of nutella to the soft serve mixture. It was like eating marbled ice cream…very yummy and not too too bad for you!

If you have ripe bananas and a few extra minutes on your hands, definitely try this banana “ice cream”. It’s just too easy not to!

Banana Nutella “Ice Cream”
Source: adapted from The Kitchn


  • 4-6 very ripe bananas
  • 3 tbsp. nutella


  1. Slice bananas into small bites and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Freeze the bananas for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  3. Place the banana slices in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  4. Place the “ice cream” in a bowl and swirl in the nutella.
  5. Freeze for a couple of hours until set, if you’d prefer a scoop-able ice cream. Eat immediately if you prefer soft serve.


  1. I only have two bananas frozen right now, but I’m going to make this tonight and just halve the recipe. You have no idea how excited I am for this!

  2. oh my heavens!! this sounds amazing! a perfect treat for a hot summer night!

  3. I made this with peanut butter and it was so delicious! I’ll have to try it with the nutella. Yum.

  4. Bookmarking this. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :) We looooove Nutella.

  5. Love this idea! I saw the original recipe with just banana. Can’t wait to try it with Nutella!

  6. This looks amazing – my husband is going to be so excited when I make it – we live in France and he has a new found obsession with Nutella. Thanks for a great looking recipe!

  7. i make this all the time for my fiance! he’s totally obsessed with it, and i usually make a big batch so there’s plenty in the freezer whenever he wants some!

    also, i use this banana ice cream as a base for a healthy-ish milkshake. all i do is use 2 scoops of the ice cream, 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk, some vanilla extract, and maybe a dash of a liqueur. blend it up, and it’s a pretty tasty substitute for a real-deal milkshake when you’re dieting!

  8. Ooooh, what a good idea! Definitely giving this a shot next time I can get the family to leave a few bananas long enough…

  9. I absolutely LOVE this idea. Going to try it this weekend with some fresh fruit!!

  10. Bananas and Nutella. Don’t need much more than that, now do ya? Yum!

  11. LOVE this! This is a GREAT idea!! Mm mmm!!

    New to your blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  12. Late to the party but I just made this recipe but poured the mixture into ice-lolly moulds. Very excited!


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