This Pumpkin Soft Serve Ice Cream has just 4 ingredients. Made with real food and sugar free, have it for snack or a healthy dessert. This post is sponsored by barkTHINS
Pumpkin Soft Serve Ice Cream!
Back in 2008 Gena discovered the magic of banana soft serve. And the blog world imploded. This banana “ice cream” is just frozen bananas, blended in a food processor until they are creamy and slightly fluffy – like soft serve ice cream. I don’t make it nearly as much as I should! Seeing that it’s pumpkin season, I figured a pumpkin version was up for a test.
with Snacking Chocolate
Meanwhile, barkTHINS sent me a handful of their flavors to try out. barkTHINS are the ultimate “snacking chocolate.” I’m down for a dark chocolate snack anytime! They are fair trade and GMO free and made with ingredients like coconut, almonds, sea salt, quinoa and pretzels.
I took these on our road trip to Charleston, and they made a great post-lunch snack in the car. They’re also ideal as a late-night treat when you don’t want to weigh yourself down but are craving something that will satisfy sweet, salty and crunchy all in one.
Warning: portion control is a must because these are so delicious: crunchy, rich and packed with different textures. Love all the sea salt variations! Luckily because of the nature of bark, the chocolate is easily broken into smaller pieces so you can have as much or as little as you desire at a time.
How to make pumpkin soft serve
For the pumpkin soft serve, I used a cup of frozen bananas plus some pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
Put these in the food processor and whirl away. You might need to scrape down the sides –
But eventually it will smooth out –
The healthiest ice cream around! The ripe bananas are so sweet there is no added sugar necessary.
I put the barkTHINS in a bag and pounded them with my garlic press to crush them for a topping.
Pumpkin Soft Serve
- 1 cup frozen ripe banana
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Put ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
This was my afternoon snack!
Hi kath, looks wonderful! Quick question, has your guy been working on your site? I unfortunately no longer visit on my phone because the ads make it so difficult to read.
He’s always tweaking it to hopefully keep making it user friendly for us all
Lately your blog is the only website I visit where it doesn’t automatically refresh each time. I have to push the refresh button to see your new posts each time I visit…
Sounds awesome Kath! Will be giving this a go!!!
Melissa Moore says
I’ve got tons of bananas in the freezer because I bought too many last month and they all got too ripe! If I made a bigger batch of the ice cream do you think it would store well in the freezer? Thanks, Kath!
It would probably freeze hard and wouldn’t have the “soft serve” texture upon thawing..
Melissa Moore says
Ah, of course. I’m a noob to the whole making ice cream at home thing. Never done it. Thanks for the input, Kath!
If you add 1T of nut butter per banana you use, the batch won’t freeze rock solid. Hope that helps! 🙂
Linda @ The fitty says
Who says fall is too cold for ice cream?! PUMPKIN ICE CREAM!!!
[email protected] says
Yum! I’ve made it with frozen sweet potato and protein powder, no banana and some vanilla powder. Addicting in the best way possible! Those bark thins look awesome, love chocolate bark!
Fun & festive! I like the addition of the chocolate (plus it adds to the Halloween-y color scheme!).
TOTALLY obsessed with chocolate-covered pretzels.
Dani @ Dani California Cooks says
Barkthins are so crazy delicious. Sometimes we purchase the Costco versions for the office, and I loved the one that had pumpkin seeds in it. I am not sure I understand why they call it “snacking chocolate” – it’s just chocolate candy!
Sarah @ BucketListTummy says
Can’t believe I’ve never thought of pumpkin “banana” ice cream! Oh wait..it’s because I’m too busy always adding peanut butter and chocolate. This is a great fall flavor though 🙂
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Mmm this looks so yummy!
Emily @ Life on Food says
I am making this tonight for my after dinner treat. I love banana soft serve so I know this will be a winner.
Bethany @ Athletic Avocaod says
I never thought of creating a pumpkin version of banana ice cream, such a good idea! You can never go wrong with the pumpkin and chocolate combo!
This is great Kath! We are not as obsessed with pumpkin here in Australia as you guys are in the States, but I love the simple idea of mixing banana with something else. I love banana and cacao peanut butter – can you get that in the U.S.? Lou xox
I like giving out the snack packs of goldfish.
Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet says
Heck to the yes! Isn’t it funny how the whole world knows about banana soft serve these days?
Ashle @ Toaster Oven Planet says
Thank you for the great recipe!! I am a huge fan of pumpkin 🙂 😀
Samantha @ThePlantedVegan says
I love BarkThins! I haven’t thought to use them as an topping! I’ll need to try that out ASAP!