Frozen bananas and mini chocolate chips are all it takes to make these tasty little Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites that are the perfect healthy summer treat!

Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

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Well, ready or not, summer is here! Schools are letting out and the weather is starting to warm up, for most of us. And finding treats that don’t require an oven is key.

One of our favorite summer treats is one-ingredient banana “ice cream.” I’m a nut about bananas and stock up on them and as soon as they get a little overripe, I’ll slice them and freeze them so we can make banana ice cream anytime we get a craving. It’s dairy-free, but the boys think it’s real ice cream and are completely satisfied with it. It’s so much healthier so I’m thrilled they love it so much.

Well, as I was making a batch the other day I was thinking how could I make this to where we already have it ready to go in the freezer and easy for the boys to eat poolside or during a swinging/sliding break in the backyard?

It just dawned on me to try scooping the ice cream into mini muffin cups as a mold so the boys would have these little ice cream bites to enjoy throughout the day without having to use bowls or spoons.

They turned out great! I threw in some mini chocolate chips for fun and extra yum! Each bite is about two bites of creamy dreamy banana ice cream with a little crunch from the mini chocolate chips.

Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

Easy, Full of Flavor and Kid-Friendly

They’re so easy to make and store in the freezer just great. I’ve already stocked our freezer for the next few weeks. All you have to do is slice and freeze about 6 very ripe bananas on a baking tray for about an hour and a half.

Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

How to Make 2-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the bananas into 1/2-inch slices and lay flat on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 1-1/2 hours.

Remove frozen bananas from the freezer and let set out for about 5 minutes while you set up your food processor or high-speed blender. You want the bananas to softened just a bit, but still be frozen.

Place the bananas in the food processor and pulse/blend until smooth and creamy. Stir in 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips.

Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

Scoop the banana mixture into a greased mini muffin pan, filling each cup almost full, then sprinkle each one with a few more mini chocolate chips. Place the bites in the freezer for about an hour and then use a butter knife to pop each one out. You’ll stack them in a freezer safe container with parchment paper between each layer of bites to prevent them from sticking together. When ready to eat, remove however many bites you want from the freezer container and let set out to thaw for a few minutes before eating.

Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

Beat the Heat

It’s as easy as that and you’ll have healthy treats ready to eat when you need to cool off from the summer heat.

The boys pretty much beg me for these every afternoon and are usually satisfied with one (sometimes two). I could eat the whole batch if I let myself. 😉 I seriously have to remind myself that it’s pure bananas that make them so creamy and naturally sweet. They’re so good!

Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

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Here’s to a happy healthy summer full of fun & yum! If you do make these Two-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream Bites, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share.

Enjoy!

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Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Frozen bananas and mini chocolate chips are all it takes to make these tasty little 2-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites that are the perfect healthy summer treat!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 very ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the bananas into 1/2-inch slices and lay flat on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Remove frozen bananas from the freezer and let set out for about 5 minutes while you set up your food processor or blender. You want the bananas to softened just a bit, but still be frozen.
  3. Place the bananas in the food processor and pulse/blend until smooth and creamy. Stir in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.
  4. Grease a mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Scoop the banana ice cream into each cup, filling each one almost full, then sprinkle the top of each cup with a few more mini chocolate chips. Place the muffin pan in the freezer for an hour.
  5. Remove the pan from the freezer and pop each bite out with a knife. Stack the banana ice cream bites in a freezer safe container with a lid, placing parchment paper between each layer of bites to keep them from sticking together.
  6. When ready to eat, remove however many bites you want from the freezer container and let set out for a few minutes before eating.

Notes

Store bites in the freezer for 2-3 months.

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      1. Hi Rhonda! I haven’t tried them in plastic cups so I couldn’t say for sure how they would freeze and how you would remove them from the cups, but it’s certainly worth a try. Enjoy!

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  2. Wow! I love this. So healthy yet a treat all the same. Can’t wait to serve these up to my kids for a sweet summer surprise.

  3. Can we instead of a muffin pan just use an ice cream tub and freeze it as that and just scoop some out when you want some?

    1. Hi Ram! I’ve found that it’s really hard to scoop and somewhat ice like when frozen in a large bowl. That’s why I decided to freeze them in the mini muffin cups so it could be made ahead and still be easy and tasty to eat without having to scoop and mess up the texture. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

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  7. These look amazing! I froze my bananas and am going to blend it. But I was wondering how they hold up after a few weeks in the fridge? Are they still good after a few days or weeks? Or do they get really ice-like? That is what I found the problem to be with making homemade ice cream or even fro-yo. Thanks!

    1. Hi Megan! If you store them tightly sealed in a freezer safe container in the freezer, they should keep great for a couple of months. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

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  10. Wow, these look fantastic! I’m gonna give them a whirl for my book club meeting next month. Are they very messy?

    1. Hi Lani! I would recommend serving them right out of the freezer as they will start to melt if left sitting out for a while. We usually eat them with our hands in a few bites, but sometimes I’ll serve them in a bowl with a spoon or fork. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  11. Months?? you’ve single handedly made me eat fruit in the name of Ice cream, and I haven’t complained about it! Seriously though, this recipe is god sent, I’ve even made it for guests who’ve tried this for an Ice cream sandwich bar (goes best with plain oatmeal cookies) and its a hit. Best part is they don’t realize its not ice cream!

    1. Hi Danni! I don’t provide nutritional information, but you can find several nutritional calculators online where you can calculate it yourself with the ingredients/brands you use in the recipe. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  12. Will definitely make. Thinking about making it into a bark and just break apart, no scooping out of tray with oil. Oh how I love the idea! Thanks

  13. I know it’s not summer, but the kids were begging to try these. We love them! I also added a couple tablespoons of natural organic peanut butter to the banana. Soo yummy!!! 🙂

  14. These look delicious. One problem though – it’s March and it’s cold outside. Will they taste just as good in the winter as they would in the summer? What do you think Maegan?

    1. We eat them year-round! Cold or hot outside, we’re always craving ice cream so these bites are a great healthy option to always have on hand. 🙂 Enjoy!

    1. Hi Gia! I don’t calculate the nutritional information for my recipes, but you can easily plug the ingredients into an online nutrition calculator to get the information. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  15. How come your bites are so white? I tried to make for my kids and it did not turn so white like yours? any secret?

    1. Hi Kamala! It probably just depends on the color of your bananas when you freeze them. If they’re already browning, your bites will be darker in color. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

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    1. Hi Emma! They don’t have to be overripe, but definitely ripe. The riper the banana, the creamier and sweeter the bites will be. Enjoy!

  18. I made these last weekend and they were so easy and so yummy! We don’t have little ones, but I have one Son who is 25 and has Autism. I cannot get any fruits or vegetables in him. I thought he might like these as they had chocolate chips- and yup it worked ( had to fib a bit and tell him they were vanilla ice cream with some banana flavoring!) it worked and we are so happy that he is eating bananas! thanks for the recipe!!

    1. That’s so great, Judy! I’m so happy you made them and that everyone, especially your son, is enjoying them! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  19. hi. this looks great, and even more interesting is the fact that there’s no milk or cream. ill try them out. Good job!

  20. Sounds like a great healthy recipe, I can’t wait to try. I also have a 24 year old son with autism and I can’t get fruits or veggies in him either! Thanks Maegan and Judy! Can’t wait to try them , and I will also have to tell a “white lie” about the ingredients.

  21. Can’t wait to try this tomorrow! Might add some strawberries in there too for a strawberry-banana flavor! Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea! =)

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  23. Tried these….. I have to say they’re not sweet enough for me to eat as a snack alone. I would add some stevia next time to satisfy my ultra sweet tooth. I’m tossing these into my smoothies..

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  25. Is there a reason you wouldn’t blend the fresh bananas, fold in the chips and then freeze, rather than freezing twice?

    1. Hi Gayla! Great question. Frozen bananas create a much creamier/silky “ice cream” than room temperature bananas when blended and frozen into bites, for some reason. Enjoy!

    1. Oh no, Beth! I’m sorry to hear that. This is the first time I’ve ever heard someone not liking them. I wonder if your bananas were either not ripe enough or overly ripe?

  26. i made these and really really enjoyed them! however, next time I’ll shred the chocolate chips in first, because once frozen they’re very hard to bite in to/chew! also had an issue with popping mine out of the molds because they weren’t frozen properly, even though they were there for the recommend time, but I bumped up my freezer temperature and that seemed to do the trick! Lovley recipie thanks for sharing!!

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  30. Found your recipe yesterday and we made them today. So easy and very tasty too. I have not been able to eat ice cream for a year due the sugar being to high in it. When I made these I was so happy to have something I could eat again. My youngest daughter helped in the making of these. She loves them too. Thank you for such a yummy treat.

  31. We make banana ice cream all of the time but I never thought to freeze into individual servings. Brilliant! I’m trying this today!

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  34. I made these for the first time last summer, and they were great! Wonderful, healthier alternative to ice cream. I have another batch of banana slices in the freezer right now to surprise my son with these bites for dessert tonight.

  35. I made these for a little sweet treat & they were amazing! I used an ice cube tray which was a perfect size. Thanks for a great recipe.

  36. It’s ice cream looks so delicious and yummy. They are nice article. Such a fun and easy snack idea! They are great post thanks for sharing with us.

  37. Love this article, I love this recipe and your photos. This sound is really great. Genius and they look amazing! Thanks for sharing with us.

  38. We make banana ice cream all of the time but I never thought to freeze into individual servings. Brilliant! I’m trying this today!

  39. Love this article, I love this recipe and your photos. This sound is really great. Genius and they look amazing! Thanks for sharing with us.

  40. It is fantastic but melts really fast so eat it really quick 😋! My young twin girls love these, just can’t get enough of them. I was storing them in the fridge for safe keeping one day before work so that the girls wouldn’t eat to much, and when I came home, the little burglars had gotten in to them! My husband had said they could have a couple and that they were old enough to take it out of the fridge themselves and they had eaten all of them! Lol 😆

  41. I love that this is super easy to make and with only two ingredients. I can’t wait to make this! Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  42. I find the best idea about your banana chocolate chip ice cream bites blog. Thank you for sharing the fantastic food. I love to enjoy this kind of food.

  43. I love that this is really simple to make and with just two fixings. I can hardly wait to make this! Much thanks to you for sharing this…Have a Grate Day

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