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Simple Chocolate “Gelato”

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Feb 3, 2019

Simple Chocolate “Gelato”
Photo Credit: Jackie Newgent, RDN
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Despite this dessert's creamy consistency, there’s no milk or added sugar here. This recipe uses frozen and fully ripened bananas, which are packed with potassium. You’ll whip the bananas with unsweetened cocoa powder, pure vanilla extract and sea salt. The salt helps to balance cocoa’s natural bitterness.



  • 3 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, HERSHEY'S European Style Cocoa
  • 1 1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt


1 Peel and slice (brown-spotted) bananas. Freeze banana slices at least 4 hours or overnight.
2 Add frozen banana slices, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until the bananas are finely chopped. Scrape down sides. Then puree until mixture resembles soft-serve ice cream. (Hint: Be patient; this process may take at least 2 minutes on high speed.)
3 Enjoy immediately soft-serve-style. Or freeze and serve scooped. (Optional: add cacao nibs on top for extra crunch.)