If your kids love Minions as much as mine do, they will go bananas for this Minion Ice Cream made from only three ingredients – bananas, coconut milk and M & M chocolate candies. It is the perfect snack to munch on while watching the newly released Minions movie or the Despicable Me movies and it is healthy too!
This ice cream is really easy to make for your little minions. Just toss 4 bananas and a can of coconut milk into the blender and puree. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the instructions for the model of ice cream maker you own. Best of all, there is no added sugar, food colorings or artificial ingredients. Just real, whole ingredients that are good for you. And since the ice cream contains no dairy ingredients, you can substitute the milk chocolate M & M candies with Chocolate No-No’s Milk Like Chocolatey Candies to make it a 100% dairy-free treat.
We made Minion ice cream using our Zoku Ice Cream Makers, which are personal-sized ice cream bowls that instantly freeze individual portions of ice cream in just 10 minutes. This recipe yields 6 Zoku Ice Cream Maker servings or 1 quart of ice cream made in an ice cream machine.
To make banana coconut Minion ice cream using Zoku Ice Cream Makers, divide the pureed mixture between 6 Zoku ice cream bowls that have been stored in the freezer for at least 12 hours. Immediately start scraping the sides of the bowl with a plastic spoon because the mixture will begin to freeze right away. As the mixture freezes, continue scraping and stirring the mixture for 10 minutes or until the mixture has thickened into the consistency of soft serve ice cream. If you would like it firmer, continue scrapping and stirring the sides of the bowls for another 5 minutes. Kids love this job and it keeps them busy for at least 10 minutes!
Top each bowl of ice cream with 2 tablespoons of M & M’s. I sprinkled the M & M chocolates on top instead of stirring them into the ice cream because the colors from the candies will run together and you will end up with green ice cream. Dig in and enjoy!
Print The Recipe To Keep It Handy When You Need A Quick & Easy Snack
- 4 bananas
- 1 can coconut milk
- 3/4 cup yellow and blue M & M chocolate candies
- Place 4 large, peeled bananas and one can of coconut into a blender and puree.
- Pour the mixture into your ice cream machine. Freeze according to the instructions included with the unit you own.
- Scoop the banana coconut ice cream into bowls.
- Top each bowl of ice cream with blue and yellow M & M's, divided evenly.
- Dig in and enjoy!
* Cook time of 10 minutes is for a Zoku Ice Cream Maker. Adjust the cook time depending on the freezing time required for the ice cream maker you use.
** Sprinkle M & M's on top instead of stirring them into the ice cream to prevent the colors of the candies from running.
Hosting a Despicable Me or Minions themed birthday party? Minions love bananas, so this Minion ice cream is the perfect treat to serve your birthday Minion and all the little, mischievous Minions that invade your home in celebration.
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