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One of the many tastes of summer from my childhood is this wonderful combination of frozen banana and chocolate.

Frozen Chocolate Bananas are super simple to make and the whole family will love them.

frozen chocolate bananas

A summer holiday discovery

My mum started making these delicious summer treats after we visited the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour.

Yes, if you didn’t visit a “big” something on a holiday in Australia during the 80s you really were missing out.

Our visit to the Big Banana consisted of a walk inside the Big Banana, a walk through a banana plantation and then cooling off with a frozen chocolate banana from the cafe.

Today, the Big Banana also includes a theme park with rides and more.

But I reckon the kids of today are missing out because the Big Banana cafe menu includes lots of banana-themed items – but no Frozen Chocolate Bananas!

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My younger sister and I outside the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour circa 1984.

Frozen Chocolate Bananas: the ingredients

To make up this recipe you’ll need:

  • 3 bananas
  • 180 grams milk chocolate
  • 100s &1000s or chopped nuts to decorate (optional).

Use medium sized ripe (but not too ripe) bananas and good quality chocolate for best results.

It’s also useful to have 6 x ice cream moulds (stick part only) or paddle pop sticks to poke into the bananas (and avoid sticky chocolate fingers).

frozen chocolate bananas ingredients

Making Frozen Chocolate Bananas

Peel the bananas and cut into two halves.

Put the stick part of the ice block moulds (or paddle pop sticks) into the flat part of the banana where you’ve made the cut.

Break the chocolate into pieces and place into a microwaveable bowl.

Melt chocolate using 20 seconds bursts and stirring between each burst until completely melted.

Dip the banana halves into chocolate (or spoon melted chocolate over the banana).

You can dip some bananas completely in the chocolate and dip others only half in the chocolate to mix things up.

Sprinkle with 100s & 1000s or chopped nuts if desired.

Place the chocolate coated bananas on a baking tray lined with baking paper and place into the freezer for at least 8 hours to freeze.

Enjoy this banana treat straight from the freezer.

The bananas should last at least a week in the freezer.

frozen chocolate bananas

Frozen Chocolate Bananas

A simple (but super delicious) frozen treat.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: frozen chocolate bananas
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freezing time: 16 hours
Total Time: 16 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 205kcal

Equipment

  • 6 x ice cream moulds (stick part only)

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 180 grams milk chocolate
  • 100s & 1000s or chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions

  • Peel bananas and cut into two halves. Put the stick part of the ice block moulds into the flat part of the banana where you've made the cut. (If you don't have moulds you could use paddle pop sticks.)
  • Break chocolate into pieces and place into a microwaveable bowl. Melt chocolate using 20 seconds bursts and stirring between each burst until completely melted.
  • Dip bananas into chocolate (or spoon melted chocolate over the banana). Dip some bananas completely in the chocolate and dip others only half in the chocolate.
  • Sprinkle with 100s & 1000s or chopped nuts if desired.
  • Place bananas on a baking tray lined with baking paper and place into the freezer for at least 8 hours to freeze.
  • Enjoy this banana treat straight from the freezer.

Notes

Use medium sized ripe (but not too ripe) bananas and good quality chocolate for best results.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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