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This Weight Watchers ice cream recipe has all the delicious flavor you are looking for without the added fat, sugar, or points. WW Ice Cream is a quick and easy homemade ice cream made with chocolate and bananas!

Sometimes called banana ice cream or “nice cream” because it’s a healthy alternative, this easy recipe has all the flavors and texture to satisfy your urge without the guilt.

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This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth for sure. Naturally sweet, bananas are a great way to add some sweetness while still being sugar free.

Whether you eat this out of a bowl or turn it into mini ice cream sandwiches or even ice cream bars, you can enjoy this delicious treat while losing weight.

I love making this skinny treat instead of looking for a store bought product with the lowest Weight Watchers points, like Halo Top. This has fewer ingredients and doesn’t require a trip to the store.

Ingredients for this recipe

  • Ripe Bananas (frozen bananas if you can!)
  • Almond milk
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder


This is a super easy recipe–the most time consuming part is the time it takes to freeze!

  1. Blend Add ripe bananas, almond milk, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder to your food processor or blender. Blend on high for about one minute until everything is creamy and smooth.
  2. Freeze Transfer your ice cream to a freezer safe dish and freeze for an hour or until ice cream has hardened. This time varies based on your freezer and the container you use to freeze.
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  Recipe tips and questions

  • Thinly slice your bananas, place them on a cookie sheet, and freeze for 30 minutes before adding to the food processor. This way you can eat your ice cream immediately. Sliced bananas freeze faster than full bananas or the entire bowl of ice cream. 
  • You may need to stop your food processor and scrape the sides a couple times. This makes your ice cream really creamy and removes all chunks. 
  • Start with less cocoa powder and adjust flavor to your liking. 
  • You can substitute any nut milk you prefer, just double check your points.
  • Need something more? Add a few chocolate chips, some peanut butter, or even some Cool Whip on top of this dessert! Of course, recalculate your points after.
  • Looking for more of a vanilla ice cream flavor? Skip the chocolate in this recipe. You’ll still taste bananas, though–fyi.
  • Your serving size will depend on the size of the bananas you use. For the most accurate counts, divide the entire recipe in half after making it and count that as 2 servings.
  • Yes, this is a vegan recipe!

Add some of these toppings to your ice cream for a filling sundae!

We love adding low fat chocolate graham crackers, fat free whipped cream, fresh fruit, frozen non-fat Greek yogurt covered berries, 100 calorie packs of almonds, or a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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Weight Watchers Points

This recipe fits into a low calorie diet because it’s made with minimally processed foods. For a well-rounded eating plan, take into account ingredients and all nutritional information in the foods you’re eating–not just calories and points.

Protein amount, calcium, saturated fat, sodium, and daily fiber amount are all important to your nutrition goals.

Each of the two servings of this Weight Watchers homemade ice cream, count as 2 Points on the 2023 Plan | 1 Blue Plan Point | 1 Green Plan Point | 1 Purple Plan Point.

I calculated the point value for this recipe based on the product label of my ingredients, not using nutritional information. WW has said this is the most accurate information to use to calculate points.

If you’re looking for more recipes for your plan, I’ve got them:

Blue Plan Recipes | Green Plan Recipes | Purple Plan Recipes | 2023 Points

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Weight Watchers Chocolate Ice Cream

Created by: Becca Ludlum
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Approximate Serving Size: 1/2 the recipe
Servings 2
This Weight Watchers chocolate ice cream recipe has all the delicious flavor you are looking for without the added fat, sugar, or points. WW Ice Cream is a quick and easy homemade ice cream made with chocolate and bananas!


  • Round Ice Cream Tub
  • Food processor
  • Ice Cream Tub


  • 3 bananas sliced and frozen, or you can freeze it all after!
  • ¼ cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  • Add bananas, almond milk, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder to your food processor. Blend on high for about a minute until everything is creamy, and smooth. 3 bananas , ¼ cup almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Transfer your ice cream to a freezer safe dish and freeze for an hour or until ice cream has hardened.


Weight Watchers Point Information: 
This recipe serves two, and is 1 Blue Plan Point | 1 Green Plan Point | 1 Purple Plan Point | 2023 Points: 2


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Does “cocoa” mean unsweetened cocoa powder usually used for baking, or hot cocoa mix? If the latter, did you use regular or sugar free? Thanks!

    1. Meagen Brosius says:

      Hi there, it’s cocoa powder, not hot cocoa mix!

  2. Just so I get it right, you freeze the banana slices before adding to the recipe?

    1. Meagen Brosius says:

      Hi Kirsten, that is correct. It helps with the texture to have the bananas frozen beforehand and then again after!

  3. I’m so sad that all these nicecream recipes use banana as a base because I’m allergic to bananas. :( The alternative I’ve seen on other recipes is usually avocados for creaminess, but it doesn’t have the sweetness, so then you have to soak and add dates, and then how many points it is skyrockets. Do you have any suggestions?

    1. I wish I had an answer for this! I don’t know of any other options though, besides the banana and avocado ;)

      1. Anonymous says:

        Low fat Greek yogurt

    2. Christine says:

      In the past I made ice cream sandwiches using fat free cool whip and gram crackers. I wonder if you could do the same thing just add the other ingredients. Whipping cream works also. You whip it up and add sweetener. Points would be different. I use natural honey. I’m allergic to imitation sweetness. Caused my fibromyalgia.

    3. Just had chocolate avocado ice cream…delicious.
      two avocados sliced
      1/2 cup cocoa powder
      2 c unsweetened almond milk
      1 Tablespoon vanilla
      1 cup Swerve (sugar sub)
      blend then place in ice cream pot for 20 minutes
      Unbelievable!nmade 8 2scoop servings
      2 points!!!!!!per serving

  4. Sandra Green says:

    a few drops of liquid stevia will sweeten it without changing consistency or points. Just a thought if you are allergic to bananas and using avocado.

  5. Margaret Woodrum says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I calculated the points and because the bananas are frozen it told me the points would be 7 smart points.

    1. Meagen Brosius says:

      Hi Margaret,

      Freezing fruit or vegetables does not change their point value. The only time that fruit or vegetables that are normally zero points, have points is when they are blended for a drink. In things like soup, salsa, ice cream, or sauces where you are still going to be eating them with a spoon the blended rule does not apply.

      I chatted with WW on the website just to be sure and they confirmed. They offered this suggestion: A good rule of thumb is that the first 1/2 cup per day of blended frozen bananas is zero points. I personally do not count them for this recipe because it’s eaten with a spoon.

      At the end of the day we all have to do what works for us! Based on the serving size, the ingredients, and the process, we have to make the decision on how to count them that we think is right. When in doubt you can always ask in the WW chat like I did, they’re very helpful and happy to answer questions. Barbara helped me sort out the calculation for these bananas in just a few minutes :)

  6. Does this actually taste like bananas? I’m not a banana fan, but love chocolate ice cream!!

    1. It tastes a little like bananas. If you don’t mind bananas you probably wouldn’t even notice.

  7. I don’t have a food processor…can I use a blender?

      1. Can I use room temp bananas in a frozen yogurt / ice cream maker? I got one from my mom and really want to use it for something like this :)

      2. I’ve never used an ice cream maker! Do you usually add room temp ingredients into one? If so, yes!

  8. 5 stars
    I love, love coffee ice cream and was looking for a healthier recipe that didn’t include bananas. I’m so glad I found yours! Truly delicious!!!

    1. Anonymous says:

      I love coffee ice cream too. so, did you add instant coffee?

      1. Sara Anderson says:

        Hi Liz! Here’s our post for WW Coffee Ice Cream
        For this recipe we use fresh brewed espresso :)

  9. Renee Goerger says:

    5 stars
    I appreciate this recipe so much. I’d hate to give up my chocolate ice cream just to lose weight!

  10. Corrine Rolling says:

    5 stars
    This is great recipe. Satisfied the sweet tooth.

  11. Hi, I see that it’s 1 point for all plans but for what serving size? A cup ?

    1. A serving is half of the recipe. This can change a bit based on the size of your bananas.

  12. I am going to try sugar free chocolate pudding mix instead of unsweetened cocoa. Thoughts? TIA!

    1. I’ve never tried it that way -let me know if you like it!

  13. Can you use unsweetened soy milk instead of almond milk? I can’t have almond.

      1. i made this today. Fabulous.

  14. Pat Valenti says:

    Wonder how this would be made with all frozen strawberries instead of banana and omitting chocolate?

    1. Sara Anderson says:

      Sounds tasty! Let us know if you try it and how it turns out :)

  15. I have overripe bananas that i keep in the freezer for banana bread. Would these work?

  16. I can’t have any nut milks or soy. Can I use skim milk?

  17. Daryl Anderson says:

    Very good, I used 2 teaspoons coco powder instead of 4 and added a tablespoon coconut cream…a keeper..

  18. I keep looking, but I can’t find the measurements for each of the four ingredients🤷‍♀️

  19. Never mind I found all the ingredients and measurements🤦‍♀️

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