Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream - No Ice Cream Maker Needed!

This great whole foods frozen dessert is even better because it doesn't require an ice cream maker! Try adding in cocoa powder and nuts in place of cocoa nibs.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 sservings
Calories 278kcal
Author Kathy Hester


  • 5 large frozen bananas sliced
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 15 drops peppermint stevia or plain and add an additional 1/4 teaspoon peppermint
  • 3/4 cup Taza chocolate-covered cocoa nibs or plain ones


  • Add the banana and avocado pieces to your food processor and process until smooth. You will need to stop and scrape down the bowl a few times.
  • Add the peppermint and stevia. Process more to get the sweetener evenly distributed.
  • Now add in the nibs into the mixture and pulse to mix them in. You can do this by hand if you'd prefer.
  • Scrape into a bowl (or nifty Tevolo ice cream container) and freeze for a few hours.


This will keep for several weeks, but the top will brown a bit. Just scrape it off to get to the prettier ice cream below.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg