Summer is the perfect time to indulge in refreshing and delicious desserts, and what better way to beat the heat than with frozen treats? Love Cocoa presents an incredible frozen chocolate banana recipe that combines the lusciousness of our decadent. sustainable chocolate bars with the natural sweetness of bananas.
Why frozen chocolate bananas?
Whilst it may seem a little bit rogue, especially when you would usually associate dessert with summer fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, frozen bananas really make for a quick, easy (and not to mention delicious) sweet treat for all the family.
And best yet - you can quickly whip it up with ingredients you’ll find around the house, just make sure you include some of our quality Love Cocoa chocolate for a tantalising taste experience.
- 4 ripe bananas, peeled and cut in half across their middles.
- Wooden ice cream sticks.
- Assorted nuts (.e.g., almonds, peanuts, or hazelnuts.)
- Chocolate sprinkles
- 200 grams of our Colombian 41% Milk Chocolate Bar.
- 200 grams of one of our White Chocolate Bars, we recommend our Birthday Cake Chocolate Bar (perfect for sprinkles!) or our Strawberry Champagne Chocolate Bar.
Once you’ve gathered all of the above ingredients together, it’s time to start making your delicious frozen chocolate bananas.
- Line two large baking trays with baking paper. Place one tray in the freezer to chill. Insert an ice-cream stick into the cut end of each banana half. Place the prepared bananas on the chilled tray and set aside. This step ensures that the bananas freeze evenly and the sticks remain securely in place
- In two separate small shallow bowls, place the chopped nuts and chocolate sprinkles. Take a small heatproof bowl and add your choice of melted chocolate. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Stir the chocolate with a metal spoon continuously for about 5 minutes, or until it is melted and smooth. Remember, you don’t just have to go with our chocolate recommendations, you can really get creative with flavour combinations - why not dip your bananas in our Honeycomb Milk Chocolate Bar, or try melting our Heart Salted Caramel for a sumptuously smooth bite.
- Take four banana halves and dip each one into the melted milk chocolate, ensuring that the banana is fully coated. Gently shake off any excess chocolate and roll the coated banana in the chopped nuts, making sure the nuts adhere to the chocolate. Place these chocolate and nut-coated bananas on the tray in the freezer. Repeat the process with four more banana halves, but this time roll them in chocolate sprinkles. Finally, dip the remaining banana halves into the melted milk chocolate without any additional coatings.
- Place the white chocolate melts in a small heatproof bowl and melt them using the same technique as before, stirring for about 3 minutes until smooth. Spoon the melted white chocolate into a small snap-lock bag and snip off one corner to create a makeshift piping bag. Pipe the white chocolate over the plain coated bananas in a decorative pattern. This step adds a beautiful contrast and extra flavour to the dessert.
- Return the tray of chocolate-coated bananas to the freezer and allow them to freeze for a further 30 minutes or until they are completely frozen. This additional freezing time ensures a satisfying crunch when you take a bite. Once frozen, remove the tray from the freezer and marvel at your creations. These frozen chocolate bananas are now ready to be served!
And there you have it, the perfect summer sweet treat for those warm days! Smart, and relatively healthy, not only are these frozen chocolate bananas simple and easy to make, but they’re perfect for kids and adults alike - especially as they won’t melt as quickly as an ice cream in the sunshine.
Sustainable, smooth chocolate from Love Cocoa
Whichever flavour you decide to coat your frozen chocolate bananas with, it’s always best to pour some love into your recipes with high-quality, climate-positive chocolate that not only tastes amazing, but also does good for the planet too.
At Love Cocoa, our aim is to make chocolate consumption more sustainable, which is why we’ll plant a tree for every product sold, so you can feel good with every one of our purchases.For truly decadent recipes that taste great, bake with Love Cocoa. Browse our chocolate bar collection today.