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Easy, Healthy Neapolitan Ice Cream

Whenever you buy Neapolitan ice cream, it always seems that each flavor ends up disappearing at uneven rates—the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry lovers stake their claims, and you often end up with mostly just (insert name of least liked flavor here) towards the end of the container’s life cycle. This won't happen with our version, we mixed creamy bananas, cocoa powder, and fresh strawberries for a fresh, light treat that is a healthy indulgence!

Ingredients

6 ripe bananas

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 scoop  ALOHA Vanilla Protein

1 scoop  ALOHA Chocolate Protein

1 pack ALOHA Daily Good Berry

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation

Peel all bananas, slice into 1/2-inch chunks, and put into a large ziplock bag. Now for the fun part: squash the banana chunks until it becomes mushy in texture.

Place the mixture into the freezer for at least two hours until it becomes frozen (but not entirely solidified like an ice cube). Divide unevenly into two bowls. (One bowl should have a little bit less of the banana mixture than the other two bowls.)

Strawberry Ice Cream

Put smallest bowl of banana mixture, ALOHA Daily Good Berry, and thawed strawberries into blender until the texture becomes creamy. Remove from blender, put back into the bowl, and set aside.

Chocolate Ice Cream

Combine banana mixture, ALOHA Chocolate Protein, and cocoa powder and mix with a fork. Put into blender and purée until mixture is creamy. Remove from blender and set aside in bowl.

Vanilla Ice Cream

Combine banana mixture, ALOHA Vanilla Protein, and vanilla extract and mix with a fork. Put into blender and puree until mixture is creamy. Remove from blender and set aside in bowl.

Arrange all three “ice cream” flavors into a freezer-friendly bowl or container, layer however you like, and place into the freezer for one to two hours. Remove, thaw for ten to 15 minutes, and enjoy.

Note: If you want to save this for another day, remove and let thaw for 20 to 30 minutes before eating.

Photo Credit:  Deborah Austin on Flickr, Shutterstock