Banana Berry Gelato.

February 12, 2011 § 10 Comments

“I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert”

~Jason Love

Ah yes, a sentiment I’m all too familiar with. But what’s life without a little sweetness?? Just ask Marie Antoinette.



Candy is not really my thing, it never has been, but bring me a slice of orange & poppyseed cake, a shortbread biscuit or a scoop of ice cream and I’ll be yours for the taking.




But, every now and again a girl has to curb her addiction, and this recipe is about having my ‘cake’ and eating it too…


Choc-Banana Gelato

(makes 1 litre)

4 just ripe bananas

1 cup berries (frozen or fresh)

3-4 tbl unsweetened cacao powder

1 cup greek yoghurt or 2/3 cup coconut milk

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Freeze in an empty yoghurt container or a glass bowl, stir after a couple of hours and allow to reset.



…Admittedly, this isn’t as decadent as ice cream but it has no added sugar and no added fat. Once the gelato has completely frozen it will be VERY hard and icy, so just take it out of the freezer about 15-20 minutes before you want to serve. I like to grate some dark chocolate over the top or sprinkle it with ground nuts. And remember to get creative, it’s the soup of dessert, which means you can throw in any spare fruit you have lying around, or Cold Rock it up by stirring through goji berries, crumbled biscuits, chocolate pieces, nuts or dried fruit before freezing.


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