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Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Sinfully rich, indulgently dark, and secretly healthy chocolate ice cream!

healthy chocolate ice cream recipe

This no-churn, creamy chocolate nice cream has a secret:

A full 1/3 cup of cocoa powder is packed into the recipe, for the ultimate richness.

So if you’ve tried healthy ice cream recipes before and not been blown away, definitely give this one a shot, because you might be surprised.

It’s the perfect healthy frozen treat for any dark chocolate lover, and every time I make this chocolatey nice cream, I can’t stop eating it from the blender!

Also be sure to try this Vegan Chocolate Cake

healthy chocolate ice cream

The new-and-improved recipe is adapted from the chocolate version of my original Banana Ice Cream Recipe, and it uses only natural ingredients, without any additional sweeteners.

If you’re not a dark chocolate fan, you can of course add a little stevia or pure maple syrup or your favorite sweetener if you wish.

But it is not required for the recipe, especially if you start with ripened bananas, often referred to as “nature’s candy” because of their ability to sweeten recipes naturally without having to add extra sugar.

nice cream

For those of you who don’t want a banana flavor, the extra cocoa added in this healthy ice cream does a great job masking the banana, and opting to use the nut butter (or your favorite nut-free alternative) masks it even more.

I honestly could not taste any banana at all. Then again, I love bananas so I might not be the best person to ask.

*For a banana-free version, try this Almond Milk Ice Cream.

Every time I make this healthy chocolate ice cream recipe, I can’t stop eating it from the blender!
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Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

This healthy chocolate ice cream recipe is indulgently rich and delicious. It's perfect for a healthy dessert!
4.93/5 (43)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 frozen bananas (a banana-free version is linked above)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp peanut or almond butter, optional
  • pinch salt
  • broken-up dark chocolate bar or chips, optional

Instructions

  • *Make sure bananas are at least partially brown before peeling, chopping, and then freezing.
    Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor—you can add the optional chocolate and the brownie bites before or after blending. Process until completely smooth, adding a little milk of choice if it’s too thick for your blender to process.  Either serve immediately as soft serve, or freeze for about an hour and then scoop out with an ice cream scoop. Although nice cream tastes the best the day it’s made, you can technically freeze for up to a few weeks and thaw before eating.
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Notes

Still craving chocolate? Make these Homemade Chocolate Bars.
 

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Published on February 16, 2017

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  1. Brina says

    Great recipe, Katie! I’ve always wanted to try Larabars, but never seem to have! I’d love to try the Hazelnut, Hemp and Cacao.

  2. Winnie says

    Hello Katie! My favourite so far is peanut butter chocolate chip, and I’d really like to try hazelnut cacao! Can’t find them in Singapore.

  3. Elizabeth says

    My all time favorite is chocolate chip cookie dough! I recently tried the hazelnut cacao though and loved it. You really can’t go wrong with any of the flavors!

  4. Lucia says

    I would love to try Cherry Chocolate Chip. Whenever I slept over at my Granny’s house as a child, she would have a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream waiting for me in the freezer. That flavor combination will always remind me of her, no matter what form the chocolate and cherries are packaged in.

  5. Rebecca Spirn says

    I love Larabars and love the short list of ingredients. I’ve been enjoying blueberry muffin and cherry pie flavors recently!

  6. Kaitlyn says

    I love the superfoods hazelnut, cacao, and hemp bars as well as the cashew cookie! Though I would eat any of them – I don’t think I’ve ever DISLIKED a Larabar flavor! Can’t wait to try these new “bites”!

  7. Natalie R says

    I love nice cream – make it at least once a month because it’s so easy and delicious (not to mention guilt-free). Never thought of adding Larabar bites into it / as a topping, but now I will definitely have to try! The hazelnut hemp & cacao sounds like the perfect addition to chocolate ice cream 🙂

  8. Cathleen says

    Thanks for this recipe. I am so relieved that it doesn’t have coconut! 🙂 I would love to try the Larabars with the chocolate mint…I absolutely love their chocolate chip bars. <3

  9. Donna Rinckel says

    This ice cream looks yummy. I am going to have to try this very soon. I’ve never tried the LaraBars before but I love nuts and chocolate so any combination of those would definitely be my favorite. I’ll be looking for them the next time I haunt the grocery store aisles. And I’d love to win the prize package and try them all! 🙂

  10. Kathy says

    Mint Chip Brownie bar and Mint Chocolate Truffle Bites both sound awesome! (I’m a Mint girl!) Also can’t wait to try your Easy Chocolate Brownie Nice Cream. Yum!

  11. Ahmed says

    Hi Katie!
    So I took my first bite of a Larabar yesterday, thinking to myself there’s no way dates can taste good. I took a tiny nibble and omg, ecstasy. The chocolate was deeply flavorful and my mouth is watering again just describing it. It gave me new sensations I haven’t felt eating the typical protein bars in the past (altho Gatorade has an amazing choc chip bar that you should definitely try)
    My favorite flavor, and honestly the only one I’ve eaten yet, is chocolate chip peanut butter <3
    The one I want to try most is hazelnut cacao from your post cuz I've not seen it anywhere else; it's just like u, KT , a girl with a passion I haven't found anywhere else, would love to meet you in real life

  12. Jen Lyle says

    I’ve loved every Larabar I’ve tried!! But, my tops are the Applie Pie, Peanut Butter Cooke, Blueberry Muffin…. hard to choose 🙂 I’d like to try the Bites!

  13. Alyssa says

    I just tried the Chocolate Brownie Bites recently. Holy moly, they are YUMMY!
    I might just have to make this nice cream later today. 🙂

  14. Valeria Graves says

    I would love to try the superfoods hazelnut, hemp, and cacao bars! I haven’t seen that at my grocery store. Also, would love to try the new bites! My favorite go to Lara bar is the peanut butter chocolate chip. Seriously so good!

  15. Amy Allen says

    I haven’t ever tried Larabars so I’m open to any flavor! Thou the Chocolate brownie bites sound amazing! Thank you for all your great posts!!

  16. Leah Brandstetter says

    Some of the Larabar flavors leave me with a slight “sick” feeling, but I am very interested in trying chocolate chip cookie dough as I absolutely love cookie dough!

  17. Cara says

    I haven’t had tried many of the flavors (as they are quite a treat lol) but I have had the apple pie, chocolate coconut chew, and key lime pie, and they were all absolutely delicious! 🙂

  18. Vanessa says

    This nice cream looks absolutely heavenly! I’ve only ever tried the Larabar bites and never any of their bars. The bites were delicious! I ate the whole bag in one sitting. I would love to try all their products because everything sounds so good, especially with such simple ingredients (and my favorite thing ever – dates – being the star ingredient), but the blueberry flavoured bar appeals to me the most!

  19. Kara says

    The seasonal gingerbread larabars are my fave! I found a copcay recipe I can’t wait to try out since I can only get them around the holidays.
    My nonseasonal fave is coconut cream pie!

  20. Dianne Smith says

    I make what I call Nice Cream but I make it with PB powder. I also LOVE Larabars and make my own. But I LOVE the Cherry Pie version. I dehydrate bing cherries in the summer and have them…all year. YUM!!! Would love to win these. Thanks for the chance. You are the BEST Katie.

  21. Angelina says

    I’ve never heard of these before, but I would love to try the Mint Chocolate Truffle Bites and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars! These look soooo good!

  22. Allison Bost says

    This nice cream sounds divine! I will have to try this out. I’ve never had a Larabar before, I’m not a fan of protein bar textures but so many people rave about the Larabar I might have to try them out. Mint-chocolate sounds interesting 🙂

  23. Lauren Ann Read Koslow says

    Although I enjoy making homemade “LAR” bars (my initials), Larabars are indeed a staple for this now-preggo woman. I have to say, I haven’t seen but would love to try hazelnut cacao. Generally I’d say my current fave is chocolate chip cookie dough.

  24. Leanne says

    Would absolutely love to try the Mint Chocolate! Been a huge Lara bar fan for a long time and so excited about the new flavours!!

  25. Mimi Newman says

    My grandsons got me hooked on Larabars last month when I visited my daughter in Maryland. My daughter is a super nutrition-focused mom and she packs Larabars in the the boys school lunchbags just about every day. They actually check their lunch bags on the way out the door in the morning and if she forgets to pack a Larabar then she hears about it: “Mom, you forgot my Larabar!” I figured they were on to something so I started looking through the cupboard. Oh my. About 10 boxes of Larabars, all kinds of flavors. I went for the Larabar Banana Chocolate Chip. Now there are a few boxes of Larabars in my cupboard! Call me crazy but I would love to see a Larabar somehow incorporate persimmon into one of their bars. I grew up in Florida with a persimmon tree in the backyard and Dad would pick them just at the right time and all of us kids would feast on the delicious fruit. Anytime I get my hands on one now, (rarely) it brings back such good childhood memories.

  26. Samantha says

    The pineapple upside down cake bar for sure!!! It’s a Whole Foods exclusive and it’s sooooooo good??? if you haven’t then tried it you need to omggg

  27. George says

    What is the serving size based on your nutritional facts.
    I calculate it to be 8 smart points Is this for the whole recipe.
    Thanks
    Love your blog and recipes,
    George

  28. Rachel says

    I LOOVVE larabars, as do my kids! Sometimes I’ll buy some uncommon flavors and have a taste test 🙂

    My favorites are probably those that have chocolate. The lemon bar is pretty divine as well!

  29. Rachel says

    I LOOVVE larabars, as do my kids! Sometimes I’ll buy some uncommon flavors and have a taste test ?

    My favorites are probably those that have chocolate. The lemon bar is pretty divine as well!

  30. Erika says

    I love this recipe! It tried it and I am super excited about making it again. 🙂
    My favourite larabar bites are double chocolate brownie and chocolate macaroon. I´m just obsessed with chocolate. 🙂 I haven´t tried apple pie and cashew cookie yet.

  31. Nikki S. says

    I love the peanut butter chocolate chip bar Larabars. I am going to have to look for the bites, I haven’t seen them yet!

  32. Paul C. says

    First comment on your blog, Katie! I came across your site yesterday while searching for a black bean brownie recipe. You had me at the chocolate chips are not optional, “omit at your own risk!”

    I am a father of three young kids, primary chef in the house, and always looking for healthier, more natural options for the whole family. I spent about an hour on your site yesterday, and I have several recipes picked out to make over the next few days. The greatest thing to me about your recipes is that they don’t seem to include out of the ordinary ingredients. I find that to be a problem on other healthy eating blogs. I don’t have the time to go searching health food stores for fancy ingredients!

    Anyway, you are doing a great job and the recipes are greatly appreciated!!

    One more thing: looks like I found your blog just in time… Coconut Cream Pie is my favorite Larabar!

  33. Adriana says

    This looks delicious! I’m a chocoholic so I would probably go for the Chocolate Brownie Larabar. Thank you both for the opportunity for this giveaway. 🙂

  34. Caroline B says

    My favorite Larabars are the peanut butter cookie and coconut chocolate chip! I am most interested to try the bites, especially the mint chocolate truffle. I haven’t seen them in stores yet but now I will definitely be on the lookout!

  35. Deb says

    Hi Katie! I actually haven’t tried Larabars yet:( But your “Nice Cream” really has me wanting to!!! Love your blog and your genius-ness with healthy foods:0)

  36. Sarah says

    I’d love to try the hazelnut and mint but haven’t seen them in my local grocery store. I’ve tried apple pie and blueberry muffin and found them OK but not as amazing as the chocolate flavors probably are. Chocolate always wins!

  37. Susan A. says

    I love, love, love the Chocolate chip cookie dough! (but all the flavors are good)
    I would really like to try these bites too.

  38. Sherry says

    That chocolate ice cream looks so good! I can’t wait to try it.

    For Larabars, I’ve never had one, so I have no idea what they’re like. I’ve been curious but I’ve never tried one because they seemed expensive. I’m a big fan of chocolate and coconut, or chocolate and almonds, or chocolate mint, so if I saw them in the store, the first one I’d probably want to try would be the coconut chocolate chip or the mint chip brownie. Peanut butter chocolate chip sounds really good too, as does the dark chocolate almond one. Honestly, all the flavors sound really yummy!

  39. Pearl says

    I usually make my own version of the coconut chocolate chip but I make them into little balls. The hazelnut cacao sounds yummy!

  40. Kate says

    Like you, I tend to love the chocolate ones – like Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip! I’ve never seen the superfoods flavors – excited to try them!

  41. Mary says

    My favorite flavor is cherry pie! The other ones are too sweet for me, but the dried cherries add an awesome pop of tartness!

  42. Elizabeth Beaugh says

    I love the peanut butter chocolate chip!!! I’m getting the Cherry Chocolate Torte tomorrow in the mail and I jaw saw the ! the Hazelnut, Hemp and Cacao and would love to try that flavor!!! Also, the bites looks delicious and I bet they taste awesome in the nice cream! Can’t wait to have a package and make this recipe!

  43. Genevieve says

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Coconut are my go to Larabars :). Pretty much anything with CHOCOLATE and nuts etc. involved makes me happy.

  44. Stephanie says

    My fav Lara bar is the chocolate brownie flavor-YUM! I think I saw the Lara Bites at COSTCO here in Canada…now I’m going to have to try ’em 🙂

  45. Megan W says

    There are so many that I love!! Blueberry Muffin, Cherry Chocolate Torte, Banana Chocolate Chip and Mint Chip Brownie! The superfood ones are pretty good too. 🙂 I would LOVE to try the bites!

  46. Tiffany says

    I just recently discovered Larabars and LOVE them. My favorite so far was the seasonal Snickerdoodle flavor, but I have lots more to try!

  47. Jen says

    I love the apple and cherry pie Larabar flavors. They are a go to of mine when I need something sweet. I’m looking forward to trying the Larabar bites… they sound delectable!

  48. Amy says

    I like LARABARS due to the simple ingredients of real foods! So far, my favorite is either the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Apple Pie. It is hard to choose just one!

  49. Emily Ransom says

    I love Larabars!! I have a few favorites but I always go back to the cashew cookie bar 🙂 perfect healthy treat!

  50. Kim says

    I’d like to try Mint Chocolate and Cherry Chocolate Chip. I’ve tried Larabars before, but have not tried either of these flavors. I’m going to go look for the bites today!

  51. Rachel Canham says

    My favourite is the peanut butter chocolate chip! But we don’t get certain flavours in Canada so I’d love to try the mint chocolate 🙂 (or pretty much all of them, let’s be real)

  52. Stephanie B. says

    This nice cream looks so good! I want to try making this for my fiance to see what he thinks – I have a feeling he’d be a fan. I want to try the mint chocolate flavor Larabar – I haven’t tried that one yet but love that flavor combination. I love the cashew cookie, peanut butter cookie, and peanut butter chocolate chip flavors!

  53. Samantha Martin says

    I found the organic Larabars a few months ago and fell in love, so good!! I haven’t tried the bites yet though. Can’t wait to make this!

  54. Am says

    I usually get peanut butter cookie because I love peanuts, but once in a while if I feel like I need a real treat, I’ll get peanut butter chocolate chip.

  55. Colleen says

    I love the peanut butter chocolate chip flavour!!!! I also like the double chocolate flavour!!! Larabars are to die for?? (and vegan!!☺️)

  56. Amanda says

    Larabars are my new obsession. Since I am currently in my first trimester, Larabars are about the only thing that tastes good and do not make me nauseous and at least I feel like I am getting something healthy. My favorite flavors are the carrot cake and the coconut cream,

  57. Raizel says

    It’s so hard to come up with just one favorite Larabar flavor! I’d say my favorites are cashew cookie, peanut butter cookie, chocolate chip cookie dough, and coconut. I’d love to try out the cookie bites!

  58. Soph says

    I would love to try hazelnut hemp and cocoa!! It seems absolutely divine. Honestly, I love when all natural ingredients are used in products you can buy from the store

  59. Courtney Garza says

    I love love love the apple cinnamon Larabar! Such a classic combo that always reminds me of fall! 🙂 I keep some in he consol of my car for a quick snack! I would love to win this prize box to try their newer flavors!

  60. Rachel Anderson says

    Wow! This ice cream looks delicious! My favorite flavor is definitely the Coconut Chocolate Chip – it tastes like raw cookie dough – yum! I, too, have been a fan of Larabars since high-school when I started eating more gluten-free, vegan foods – they are an excellent snack! 🙂

  61. Claire says

    Wow! This looks SO GOOD! I definitely need to try this nice cream! Also, my favourite Larabar flavour is blueberry pie, but I really want to try the chocolate chip cookie dough one soon. Mmm! 😀

  62. Stephanie Nelson says

    I love the Chocolate Brownie bars but I have not tried the bites yet so that would be awesome. With my “special” diet there isn’t much I can eat and these are awesome!

  63. Rosemarie Reiss says

    Believe it or not, I have never tried a Larabar! I’ve seen them around, of course, but just never bought one. Would love to try all the flavours but I love coconut, so the coconut, chocolate chip would be my first choice!

  64. Sarah says

    My 3 year old loves Larabars! He likes the chocolate chip cookie dough variety best, but I’m partial to the chocolate chip brownie.

  65. Erin says

    Never tried them, so as with anything I would try any and all kinds at least once. In this case they all sound delicious and the coconut chocolate chip seems like the one I would try first.

  66. Julie B. says

    I’ve enjoyed Larabars for years, but I’ve never tried Mint Chocolate! I’m looking at a box of mini-bars in my desk drawer, whoch has cherry pie, apple pie, and cashew cookie.

  67. Katie says

    I’m new to Larabar but I loved chocolate chip cookie dough and want to try the cappuccino flavor. The double chocolate brownie bites are also perfect for my sweet tooth after dinner!

    • Brenna says

      I love that you’re partnering with Larabar; their products are so reliable, clean, and simple. They’re also located in Colorado, so you know they are for real! 🙂

  68. jacqueline says

    Obviously Larabar I eat should be chocolate (The double chocolate brownie bites!) but someone once brought me an apple pie one and it was pretty good too.

  69. Alaina says

    I love the chocolate brownie flavor…..super excited to try this recipe for the nice cream and the idea of throwing the bites inside is a game changer! Cant wait to share this to my clients for health coaching =)

  70. Katy says

    I LOVE the Alt bars! Honestly, I’ve never met a Larabar I didn’t like, but the peanut butter ones hold a special place in my heart <3

  71. Claire says

    My favorite is either the peanut butter cookie or chocolate chip cookie dough but I’d love to try the new banana chocolate chip flavor!

  72. mandy says

    this nice cream recipe looks amazing! as soon as my bananas ripen i am going to give this one a try!!

    as for the Larabars….i love the lemon ones! so delicious! and the chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie ones are really good too. i haven’t tried the bites yet, but on my next target trip i will have to check them out! they sound amazing and of course i need to add them to my nice cream now!! 🙂

  73. Amy says

    I love Larabars! I remember eating them in middle school. My favorite is the lemon car. Perfectly tangy and sweet and lemony. mmhm

  74. Whitney says

    Made 1/3 of this recipe for lunch. It was absolutely wonderful! And normally, I haven’t had good luck with ‘nice cream,’ so this was even more pleasant. Now, I’m going to have to buy more bananas to freeze, so I can make her other nice cream recipes!
    Sprinkling healthy homemade chocolate chips on this added extra delight! Thank you, Katie!!

  75. Sarah says

    I personally love larabars but have only tried a few of their flavors. I’d love to try the chocolate brownie one, mint chip, and blueberry muffin!

  76. rebecca sangiacomo says

    I have only had 1 larabar…the snickerdoodle. But I have made my own version of the larabar bites. I used cocoa & carob powder, almonds & pecans, dates & then rolled them into coconut flour. they are perfect for freezing & thaw out in a minute! thanks for the giveaway chance!

  77. Carli Bear says

    I love larabars! My favorite is apple pie and I really want to try hazelnut cacao.
    This brownie nice cream recipe looks divine! I may make it for breakfast lol 🙂

  78. Tara Sz says

    I am definitely going to try the bites. My current fave is the choc chip cookie dough lara bar but I’ve never seen the hazelnut hemp one pictured above – hope I run into it soon!

  79. Julie says

    Wow, tough to choose, since they don’t sell them in Germany, but I’d have to go with my greatest obsession, which would be Chocolate Chip Brownie (There’s a reason, why I love your blog so much^^), Cappuccino to satisfy my huge addiction to anything with caffeine or the good old apple pie-can never go wrong with that.^^ But then again, there’s the dark chocolate and almond, which sounds like pure heaven! Guess, I need to get back to the states to try them all 🙂

  80. Czarina Zoleta says

    I love Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip but I have been DYING to try Peanut Butter & Jelly! I have searched everywhere and have yet to find it.. so it would be a dream come true to finally try it! (Can you tell I love peanut butter? Haha)

  81. Danielle says

    I love Larabars!
    Cherry Chocolate chip would be the best flavor, although I haven’t tried it yet.
    So far, I’m a die-hard cherry pie fan!
    Thanks for all the healthy amazing recipes!

  82. Heather Jenks says

    I would really like to try the cappuccino Lara bar flavor, I’ve never noticed it in our stores, but I saw it listed online. We usually make our own at home so I haven’t tried all the flavors available.

  83. Elizabeth Beran says

    At my college they sometimes have lavabars, but I have never seen the fruit and greens one. I would want to try the strawberry, spinach, and cashew larabar.

  84. Caitlin Veteto says

    I would love to try the Chocolate Brownie Larabar bites from this post. Chocolate is my favorite. The bars are usually more than I want at once, but the bites seem perfect.

  85. Kristie says

    The coconut bars taste just like date balls that my mom used to make at Christmas, and I love those, but my very favorite are the peanut butter and jelly.

  86. Patrizia says

    I usually go with Coconut Cream Pie or Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip but would love to try Hazelnut, Hemp and Cacao. Great snacks on the way to the gym or to send to school with the kids!

  87. AB says

    Chocolate Brownie and Cherry Pie are my two favorites, although I like them all!

    Thank you, thank you for posting a recipe using natural, fruit sweetener! I’m intrigued by it and will try it when my bananas over-ripen.

  88. Bailey says

    I recently heard about Banana Chocolate Chop LaraBars which sound fantastic. Haven’t seen them in the store yet but really looking forward to trying them!

  89. Amanda H says

    Thanks for yet another amazing recipe to try and also for the giveaway! I would love to try the hazelnut cacao but also have never tried the cookie dough and hear it’s pretty amazing. Apple is my fav so far. Thanks again Katie!

  90. Cheryl Fortin says

    I have never heard of LaraBars before this recipe however this recipe, and your comments, have made me REALLY want to try them. ? They sound like a decadent snack, especially frozen. ☺ I think I would like the bites, of course. The flavor that sounds most delicious to me is the Mint Chocolate. Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize! ?

  91. Lindsay says

    This recipe sounds delicious and would love to try but I do not like bananas! Crazy I know….is there an alternative ingredient I can use?

    Thanks Katie for posting such delicious, healthy recipes!!

  92. Jewel Soon says

    My fave Larabar flavor is the chocolate chip cherry torte! I also LOVE the mint chocolate truffle Larabar bites. Thanks for sharing this nice cream recipe!!

  93. Kelsey Wellington says

    Your Nice Cream looks amazing!! Gonna have to try it 🙂 the Larabars with choc chips sound delish, pls pick me!! <3 <3

  94. Annabeth McClaskey says

    My favorite is peanut butter cookie! Hopefully I can try the bites someday, I need something to satiate my cravings XD

  95. Katy says

    The peanut butter and jelly is my favorite! I would also love to try the superfood bars, hazelnut and cacao sounds really good

  96. Gwenny says

    Wow this recipe looks absolutely heavenly Katie. I will definitely try this as soon as my bananas are ripe enough!
    My absolute favourite Lärabar is Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip! (I love anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter -definitely a match made in heaven)
    Thank you for the recipe <3

  97. Bailey Adkins says

    This recipe is probably the best nice cream recipe I’ve used yet! Can’t taste the banana, and the cocoa makes it so, so creamy and rich. Didn’t have any Larabars on hand but I imagine that would make this even more out of this world! Never tried the hazelnut or mint flavors but they sound delish!

  98. Gina Yoder says

    I love Larabars! A couple of years ago, they were hard to find. Now, happily, I find Larabars in just about every store. Peanut butter chocolate chip is a favorite in my house, but I haven’t tried a flavor I didn’t like.

  99. Casey says

    I really want to try the superfood Larabar line! They look great and I love incorporating vegetables in my sweet treats. Two of my all time favorite classic Larabars are the cashew cookie and the apple pie. They are suck great snacks that are full of wholesome ingredients and easy to take wherever you go!

  100. Noah B says

    Larabars are by far my favorite bars. I have numerous food intolerances (which is why I love this blog so much, I can actually bake food that won’t cause me pain!), so Larabars are the perfect fit. I have tried numerous flavors but I have to say that my favorites are the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Muffin, and Coconut Chocolate Chew. However, being a student, I am pretty limited in the amount of extra resources I have, so I have had to limit my intake recently. Also, my surrounding stores only offer so many flavors, so I would really be interested in trying the Cappuccino, the seasonal flavors (Snickerdoodle, Pumpkin Pie, and Gingerbread), in addition to the Superfood Bars!

  101. Kendra says

    I am making this today… I think I will add some coconut cream just to make it a little more induldgent ?. I have been a fan of larabars forever too! My fave is the cherry Larabars and then I slather on my own almond butter. I am super interested in the new superfood bars!

  102. Linda Hart says

    Love this recipe! Great way to use up over ripe bananas! Favorite is mint chococlate which i make by adding 1 drop mint essential oil to the chocolate. I also make orange chocolate or lemon chocolate by adding a drop of orange or lemon essential oil. For those concerned about omitting the peanut/almond butter, no worry: I omit the nut butter due to allergies and it turns out just fine.

  103. Amee says

    I am a chocoholic who strives to be healthy and I would LOVE to try the chocolate chip brownie and chocolate chip cookie dough Larabar flavors! They have all of my favorite dessert flavors!!

  104. Lauren Migdon says

    I love the cashew cookie, although they’re all great! Would love to try the Larabar bites; I haven’t had those yet!

  105. Saleha Bharde says

    I love how Larabars are so natural and free from chemicals! They are my favorite snack!
    My favorite Larabar is the Cashew Cookie.
    I would love to try the cherry pie flavor!

  106. Annie K says

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Lara bars helped me find my path to health again after an eating disorder when I was in middle school. I’m now 25 and thriving, and I’ve been a fan of your blog for over 5 years!

    Thanks for sharing for delicious recipes, Katie!

  107. Nicole says

    I love Lara bars, and so do my kids. They are my go-to on the go item, or what I give my son for school. My favorite is the cashew, my oldest son’s is apple pie, and my youngest sons favorite is blueberry. However, I think all of them are amazing!

  108. Keri says

    I eat a Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar every single day! I love the flavor, the 2 simple ingredients, and how it keeps both my hunger and sweet tooth satisfied — guilt-free! I also love the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavor!

  109. Kelly Barcroft says

    I love the peanut butter cookie Larabar and the Lemon bar Larabar. The cherry pie one is really good too. Just recently I found the key lime pie Larabar but I have yet to eat it.

  110. MichelleH says

    Chocolate Chip Cookie, Apple Pie and Cherry Pie are my favorite bar flavors. I am on the hunt for the Bites, now. They look good and if Katie says they’re good, I’m in!

    The Nice Cream looks excellent. Now I’m off to see if we have bananas in the freezer….

  111. Hannah says

    Omg I’m obsessed with Larabars too. I’d love to try to Mint Chocolate Truffle flavor!

    And this recipe looks great, can’t wait to try it!

  112. Stephanie says

    My family really likes the chocolate chip cookie dough bar as well as the coconut chocolate chip bar. I can not wait to try this recipe once it warms up.

  113. Christa says

    I think I’ve had the cashew flavor before (which was great), but I’d love to try the Chocolate Coconut Chew and the Coconut Cream Pie flavors! I’m a sucker for pretty much anything coconut, haha.

  114. Kelly Shiembob says

    I’m obsessed with Lara bars! I have tried so many bars and Lara definitely has my favorite texture and all the flavors. My favorite all-time is blueberry muffin! I think it tastes amazing but also has one of the lowest sugar and calorie counts of all the flavors. I also love love love coconut cream pie and banana bread. I really want to try the superfood kind!

  115. Jeanine says

    I love the chocolate chip cookie dough Larabars. Although it’s hard to choose – PB & J, PB chocolate chip and key lime pie are all close behind. Mmmmmm! They all power my skiing, running, climbing and biking escapades more than any other bars – I can’t get enough Lara! I’d love to try that hazelnut, hemp and cocoa bar!

  116. martha says

    Lately I’ve been opting for the Cashew Cookie Larabars but my favorite flavor is Snickerdoodle! I only found that variety once — I think it was a seasonal limited-time flavor. Thank you!

  117. Jen F says

    My favorite is the chocolate chip cookie dough! I use larabars when I do long runs–they sustained me through a 50K last year! Haven’t tried the bites–they look fun!

  118. Saph says

    Oh my gosh, I want to to try their new brownie bites!! Love their short ingredients list!! I need to also try their superfood bars!!

  119. Marci says

    The bites sound pretty amazing! My favorite has always been the Cashew Cookie, but I’d like to try the Snickerdoodle- just can’t find it! I think it’s seasonal- anyway, love your recipes and can’t wait to make this ice cream. thanks!

  120. Laura Frutiger says

    Thanks Katie!?☺️ I love Larabar too, but I’ve never seen Hazelnut Hemp Cacao!! So I’d love to try that one! ?

  121. Joanne says

    I love the coconut cream pie Larabars but would love to try the coconut chocolate chip flavor. I mean, you can’t go wrong with chocolate chips.
    I want to make some nice cream, but it’s too cold for it now. I guess I’ll have to wait a few more months! (Or put on a jacket while I eat it…)

  122. Grace says

    Yum 🙂 I haven’t tried the bites yet. I get excited at Target and make bulk purchases like that too though. After googling “lara bites”, I now am going to be on the look-out for the chocolate macaroon flavor!

  123. Alana says

    I love nicecream and can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

    As for the Larabars, they’ve always called my name but I haven’t had tons of opportunities to try all that many flavors. I’ve really only tried the apple pie and the chocolate chip cookie dough bars since that’s all they sell at my local Costco. My absolute favorite flavor (which I call the danger flavor because it’s difficult to resist lol ;P ) is obviously the chocolate chip cookie dough flavor. So full of temptacious yum! I rreeeaaalllyyy would like to try all the flavors at some point during my lifetime…the cashew cookie, blueberry, coconut cream, and cherry pie flavors are at the top of my list 🙂

  124. Issy says

    I have never tried Larabars but would love to! Katie, it you say they are great then they must be something special! I would love to try any of them, but I love carrot cake so I’d probably want to try that flavor first!

  125. Audrey Schlegel says

    Never seen a larabar in my life! I will keep an eye out for them next time in the US. But I will love to test these bites! However, when I see the packaging, they remind me strongly of another brand doing bars with only fruits and nuts, so I am wondering whether it could be the same company, selling the product under a different name? They are called “Raw Bite”.
    But one question: what about a CCK recipe for Lara bar 🙂 ? Unless it gets you into trouble with copyright for using their name, of course!
    I will squirrel away the ice cream recipe for warmer timed… let’s say, summer. Right now, if you can’t eat it hot, I am not interested!

  126. Heather Kitchen says

    I love the Pecan Pie Larabar but am very intrigued by the Larabar bits. I can’t wait to try them out!! Another flavor I have ordered but have not tried yet are the Key Lime Pie Larabars. Hope I am not disappointed.

  127. Abigail says

    I LOVE LARABAR’S. I discovered these wonderful gems just last year when my family and I went on whole 30 diet. These bars were a life saver, so much so that I continued to eat a whole food inspired diet after the challenge. I appreciate this company so much because I am also gluten intolerant and since breast feeding I have also given up dairy. My favorite bar flavor is Apple pie, but after reading this recipe I went out to my local sprouts store and picked up these brownie bites. They are delicious. Thank you Katie for all your recipes, you’ve inspired me to cook to my health! Cheers to you.

  128. Melissa says

    I love the blueberry muffin Larabar! I also love the pineapple one, but I think they stopped making it because I haven’t seen it around lately 🙁

  129. Christine says

    If it weren’t for Lara bars I’d starve most days! I’m on a special diet while nursing my many food intolerant son. My favorites are peanut butter chocolate chip, cherry Chocolat chip, and lemon pie. Yummy! And my local grocery HEB carries the bites, they are great!

  130. JANET K Buffaloe says

    Oh my goodness! Girlfriend… I made your Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream today and it was SOOOOOO good! It was as good tasting as any chocolate ice cream I’ve ever tasted, seriously. 5+ stars! It was so rich and decadent that it is hard to imagine this is so healthy. The banana taste is not there. I added a bit of peanut butter too. I’ve tried several of your recipes over the last couple years and this is my favorite. So easy to make too.

    I also LOVE that you include the Weight Watcher Smart Points. Yes, I am a WW! 🙂 Keep up the good work! You are fabulous!

  131. Serena says

    Peanut butter chocolate chip! I bring them to work and pass them out. -I love them so much, my husband buys me larabars instead of boxes of chocolates as gifts! Larabit’s are fun, -I too have only found too them at target, I’m looking forward to adding them to nice cream. What a treat! Thx

  132. Joan Daley says

    Blueberry Pie Lara Bar! Cashew Cookie Lara Bars are good too… Oh, and the holiday Snickerdoodle ones! But I only found them at one store and wished I had bought more.

  133. Melissa says

    I would love to try hazelnut hemp & cacao! I haven’t seen the bites (we tend to not get new products in my area or it takes forever), but I would love to try any of those flavors too!
    Thanks for sharing your recipes! Can’t wait to try this one out with some Larabars mixed in!

  134. Amy says

    We’ve tried quite a few of these but, I’m not sure if I can pick a favorite. The Mint Chocolate was very yummy! We’d love to try out the Superfoods & Bites!

  135. rosemary says

    thank you for another wonderful chocolate recipe. I love all the recipes you share with us. I would love to try any bar that has chocolate.

  136. Alisa says

    My 8 year old and I love these bars. Cashew cooki, and the chocolate ones are our favorites. I would love to try the bites and the superfood varieties.

  137. Jessica says

    Here in Canada, we don’t get as many flavours as down in the US! I would absolutely LOVE to try the Snickerdoodle flavour!

  138. Victoria Richards says

    I am on a journey to reclaim my health and wellness and have recently learned of the nutritional value and benefits of Laura Bars. I have yet to enjoy Laura Bars and eager to try them all. Thank you for this opportunity, my fingers are crossed…

  139. Rita says

    Apple Cinnamon is my favorite. Would so appreciate winning. My daughter loves these bars (she is vegan) and myself too of course (I do Weight Watchers)!!

  140. Patti says

    I love all flavors; but would love to try the new superfood one with hazelnut, hemp and cocoa.

    Love your blog; have tried tons of your receipes!! Black bean brownies are my favorite!

  141. Jennifer says

    Chocolate chip cookie dough is our favorite!! I’d like to try to the cherry chocolate. Those bites look yummy, too! I’ll have to look for them!!

  142. Rebecca says

    We just tried Larabar Bites and even my toddler loved them. So far my favourite Larabar is peanut butter chocolate chip. I’d like to try the cookie dough version that others have mentioned. Thank you!

  143. jess says

    The toddlers start preschool on February 27th and would love to take the Superfoods hazelnut, hemp and cacao with them 🙂

  144. Lindsey says

    I LOVE Peanut butter chocolate chip. I’m not very adventurous so once I find something I like I stick to it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  145. Cecilia says

    I absolutely love Larabars too! Whenever I’m in a pinch and I need a burst of energy I know I can count on Larabars to give that boost! I would have to say I love cashew cookie -but I’d love to the one featured in the photo, Hazelnut, Hemp and Cacao, I’ve actually never seen that one before. It sounds delicious!

  146. Marilyn says

    I recently bought larabars to have a healthy snack while on a business trip and loved them. I bought the cashew cookie but would love to try the hazelnut cacao next 🙂

  147. Susan says

    I love, love the chocolate chip cookie dough larabar! It’s like a candy bar but without any unhealthy ingredients in it.

  148. Anna Webster says

    I have been a fan of yours for years now. I love the cookbook!! I would love to try the carrot cake or apple pie larabars. Have a fantastic day!!

  149. Kelly B says

    I love the blueberry muffin! Perfect with a cup of tea…so yummy! Thanks for a great giveaway and an awesome blog with wonderful recipes!

  150. Corina says

    My current favorites are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Apple Pie. However, I would love to try one of their new Superfoods!

  151. pam Sullivan says

    Hi,
    We’ve been eating these nummy snacks for several years now! My favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!! Oh, it is so good with my morning coffee, or in the afternoon for a pick me up before I begin making dinner. My daughter is the one who introduced me to these and her favorite is the Cookie Dough as well. These go very fast in our house!!

  152. Amanda says

    SO many favorites! Cherry pie, apple pie, cashew cookie, lemon, lime… So yummy! As a mom to 4, I love the convenience of Larabars. Mega bonus that they are healthy and taste good. I get the small snack size ones for my kids as snacks! 🙂
    Love your blog… Thanks for all the great recipes! 🙂

  153. Cyndi Vannoy says

    I love Lara Bars! The bites look like the perfect small treat, would love to try those or the new superfoods ones. Thanks!

  154. Lisa says

    I have never had a larabar but I would love to try one. The first flavor I wanted to try would be peanut butter chocolate chip. And the new larabar bites with mint are looking awesome too. I think need chocolate ice cream. Right now. Guess I am going to make this recipe 🙂 <3…

  155. Amber Stevens says

    I have tried and enjoy the cashew cookie but would love to try the HAZELNUT, HEMP & CACAO one as that sounds positively delicious!

  156. Laura says

    My current favorite is chocolate chip cookie dough, I haven’t seen the new Organic flavors in my local market yet so I’d love to try ANY of those!

  157. Toni says

    I’d love to try the Hazelnut, Hemp and Cacao bars. I haven’t even seen the bites at the store yet but would love to try those sometime.

  158. Angela Patrie says

    Katie, that is so awesome you’re doing this giveaway!! Larabar is really the only bar brand we believe in and have bought lots of in the past (when I had a job and could afford them) but have stopped buying them due to the price. It’s been years, and there are so many great new flavors I’m excited about!! I’d absolutely LOVE to try any of the following: Bites (Cherry Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Macaroon), Organic with Superfoods (Coconut, Kale & Cacao), or Fruit + Greens (Mango Spinach Cashew). This is just a very short list; believe me, it was tough to choose! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I’m a true believer and advocate of yours, as I continue to spread the word about you to friends, family and strangers every chance I get. ?

  159. Moriah says

    Hi Katie!!

    My favorite LaraBar will always be the peanut butter chocolate chip but I love all of them! I have yet to try the superfoods one but I can’t wait 🙂

  160. Toni says

    This ice cream sounds so yummy! My favorite bar is the peanut butter chocolate chip but I’d love to try the Double Brownie Bites. I haven’t heard of those before now.

  161. Morgan says

    I love the coconut chocolate chip! I’d like to try the Hazelnut Cacao. My family eats larabras all the time because they’re vegan & natural ingredients. So glad a friend recommended them to us!

  162. Alyssa M. says

    I absolutely love the coconut cream pie Larabars! So perfect for satisfying a sweet craving. I really would love to try all of the seasonal ones (snickerdoodle, gingerbread, etc.). I can never find them in stores!!!

  163. Denise H says

    I would LOVE to try the chocolate chip cookie dough Larabar or the brownie bites. I have not seen those in a store near me yet.

  164. Cristina Moncho says

    Totally addicted to peanut butter chocolate chip! I had a baby recently and this bars are the perfect snacks in the night feedings ?

  165. Erin says

    Oooh, I love so many of the Larabars flavors! I would love to try the organic Superfood bar with hemp, hazelnut and cacao. Yum!

  166. Tricia says

    My favorite Larabar flavor tends to be the one I am eating. That happens to be Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip at the moment 🙂

  167. Setu Shah says

    My favorite flavor is Coconut Chocolate Chip! I have also been a huge fan of Lara bars since freshmen year of college. They’re delicious and super nutritious. What more can I ask for?

    • Setu Shah says

      It’s also really cool that my favorite food blogger (chocolate covered katie), who I’ve been following religiously from the beginning, loves these bars too! 🙂

  168. Allyson says

    They have a MINT CHOCOLATE bar?! NO WAY! I love their bars, and I haven’t seen this one in my store! I would SO love to try that one!!

  169. Natalia says

    I would love to try the Larabar brownie bites. I have never tried a Larabar product before but plan to make this ice cream recipe!

  170. Karen says

    I made this ice cream and its amazing!! I have made a few versions before but this is the best hands down! I only used 1 Tbsp of cashew butter and added mini vegan choc chips! can’t wait for my bananas to ripen to make more! even my husband, who hates ice cream, loved this !!

  171. Elvira Chan says

    The chocolate chip cherry torte flavor looks amazing as well as the snickerdoodle one! Love your refreshing alternatives and creative recipes, Katie! I’m a huge fan of your recipe books too!

  172. Rosie says

    I love the peanut butter one that has chocolate chips. I’m curious to try the key lime. I’d like to try making my penny like some people have mentioned!

  173. Shannon says

    We have eaten and made our own Larabars for years, but haven’t tried the bites! We’d love to try the hazelnut, hemp and cacao! Many thanks to you, Katie and Larabar!

  174. Sara says

    I think I’ve tried almost every flavor of the original (Cashew Cookie is my favorite!) but I can’t wait to try the bites!

  175. noelle says

    The chocolate chip mint is killer! Also love lemon bar, apple pie, peanut butter…basically they’re all amazing.

  176. Amanda says

    I would love to try the new superfoods larabar in the picture. I have not seen those in my area yet… and cannot wait!

  177. Catherine Shively says

    I wish I could see a picture of how ripe your bananas were. Maybe mine were not overripe enough because my ice cream tasted too banana. I am not a banana fan, but I thought I would try the recipe because you said you didn’t taste the banana. I added extra cocoa and chocolate bar, but it still tasted too banana.

  178. Sue says

    Sounds and looks delicious. Sometimes bananas don’t sit well on my stomach. Is there a substitute for the bananas?

  179. D. Gaona says

    I see a ton of comments about the Larabars and very few comments about the featured recipe, which by the way sounds amazing! Has anyone tried to make the ice cream and if you did, how did it come out? Would love to see more comments on the recipe. 🙂

    • Ash says

      I tried it and posted my comment below. I recommend pairing it with chocolate syrup or dropping in gobs of brownie or cookie dough to offset the banana intensity.

  180. Terri says

    I made your “ice cream” and froze it, then cut it into slabs and coated it with your healthy chocolate topping. They are so good!! Thank you!! 🙂

  181. Ash says

    If you’re like me and you eat ice cream for a healthy session of indulgence (rather than for a healthy treat), then you should consider pairing this recipe with chocolate syrup.

    The banana-ness is intense and I have always found that banana-dependent ice creams really kill the magic of ice cream. But when you smother it with a healthy chocolate syrup, it makes for a much more indulgent ice cream.

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