Healthy Alternative to Ice Cream

My self-control is next to zero when it comes to ice-cream and in particular icy-poles and magnums!  For me, food deprivation is not helpful.  I end up eating twice as many magnums!  The trick is to REPLACE; replace “bad” foods with “healthier alternatives”.  Frozen bananas dipped in chocolate works wonders (a bonus is that they’re easy to make!  That’s saying a lot coming from me…..)

  • Pick a few bananas – not too ripe (otherwise they crack) and not too green (otherwise it’s difficult to push the paddle-pop stick through)
  • Peel the bananas and cut into two
  • Push a paddle-pop stick through each banana half
  • Place the bananas (with the sticks) onto baking paper in a baking tray
  • Place the baking tray (with bananas) into the freezer to freeze overnight
  • The next day…….
  • Put chocolate (broken up into even little pieces) into microwave safe bowl.  I like to use dark chocolate!
  • Place bowl of chocolate into the microwave and microwave for 30 seconds at a time, until it is melted (be careful not to burn your chocolate!)  It usually takes about 2 x 30 seconds in my microwave
  • Dip banana in chocolate / drizzle chocolate over your banana
  • Let it set
  • Tadaa – ready to be eaten.  Perfect for a hot summer day!


Photo Courtesy of Bellen’s Diary.



  1. yum!
    Replace. So true. I love chocolate, as you know and I discovered that when I get dark chocolate, it doesn’t run out as fast! 😛
    also nuts are a healthier alternative… nuts and nutella! haha. love your blog!! 🙂

  2. only took 3 second to click this like! Ur tittle of article! “Healthy Alternative to Ice Cream” Like it! And giving good idea using banana, since here we usually using strawberry and choco. Greetings Busan stops 🙂

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