Work your magic this summer with this one ingredient vegan ice cream. Whip up a batch in less than 5 minutes using only frozen bananas. It's that simple! no churn or no fancy gadgets required (unless a food processor counts).
I've been saving this banana ice cream recipe until the weather improved or at least until the sunshine decided to exudes its rays.
This will be probably one of the easiest dessert recipes you will ever make. Also the taste and texture is completely foolproof too
Whenever the weather gets warmer or as soon as we hit the summer period I have a few creature comforts on rotation.
I always freeze down a bunch of fresh strawberries to make Frozen Strawberry Slushie and I'm very partial to a good ole smoothie like this Orange Mango Smoothie it's so healthy and filling at the same time.
Those are just a few of my summertime favourites that you might want to check out when you get a chance to.
Anyway, I digress. Let's talk about this dairy free banana ice cream. Who knew that frozen bananas could make the tastiest, silkiest and creamiest ice cream ever.
I don't know who is responsible for creating the frozen banana ice cream trend but this is a true savour for anyone who is dairy free, lactose intolerant and vegan.
Just like this avocado based Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream was another after dinner master piece.
I make this ALL the time and always make sure to freeze down a bunch of bananas for smoothies and ice cream.
I think this dairy free banana ice cream is on par with my Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream.
Reasons to love this ice cream
- It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up
- You can add different ingredients to create a unique flavour i.e cacao, raspberry, nut butter.
- You don't need any fancy gadgets like an ice cream maker.
- Triple, double or quadruple the amount
- You only need 1 ingredient.........FROZEN BANANAS!
- It's cheap and cheerful
- Child friendly - great for moms and dads to treat their little ones with!
How to freeze bananas for ice cream
- Grab a bunch of bananas, preferably overripe with the dark spots on the skin.
- Peel the bananas and slice them into even chunks - this makes them a lot easier to use for ice cream and smoothies.
- Place them on a baking tray with parchment paper and spread them out so each chunk has some space.
- Freeze them for 2-4 hours or until the bananas are solid to the touch.
- Remove the tray from the freezer then transfer the banana chunks according to the amount you need per zip lock bag.
- Make sure the air is squeezed out of the bag prior to freezing.
- Fit your food processor with an S blade.
- Add a few bananas at a time in intervals to your food processor.
- Whip the bananas until they are of ice cream texture. Stopping the machine to scrap down the bowl if needed.
- Once whipped use an ice cream scoop to form some balls and serve in a bowl.
- Sprinkle some nuts, seeds whatever you want and drizzle some syrup on top.
Flavour it up!
You can pretty much jazz up your ice cream with an array of fruit, sauce and toppings
- Nut butter: Add up to 2 tablespoons of your favourite nut butter, almond butter is my favourite!!
- Cacao: Why not add some raw cacao about 2 tablespoon can transform your ice cream.
- Strawberry: Throw in a few frozen strawberries to make a strawberry and banana combo.
- Coconut: You can add roasted coconut shreds as a topping or even mix in some coconut milk too.
- Vanilla: Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla or use a vanilla pod to make vanilla ice cream.
- Spices: Try nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, mace or even caraway!
- Toppings: Try chopped cashew, pistachio, peanuts, maple, agave or even a vegan chocolate sauce.
Notes and tips
- Use a large quantity of bananas. In order to replicate the results in my pictures you'll need about 4-6 large bananas.
- Ripeness of the bananas. The darker the skin the more sweet the bananas. I Personally recommend using bananas that are either just about starting to develop dark spots or bananas with dark spots already. Those are naturally sweet.
- Make sure the bananas are completely frozen. It's very important that the banana pieces are frozen solid and NOT soft. The more solid the bananas the thicker your ice cream texture will be.
- For best results allow the banana slices to freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- If you are having trouble breaking down your frozen bananas add a splash of vegan nut milk of your choice.
- Serve your ice cream immediately or store in a freezer friendly container and eat another time.
More dairy free/vegan recipes to try
- Strawberry and Whipped Cream
- No Bake Mango Cheesecake
- Vegan Carrot Pudding
- Mango Chia Seed Pudding
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Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream Learn how to make this healthy veganised one ingredient banana ice cream Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Keyword: banana ice cream, gluten free ice cream, homemade ice cream, vegan ice cream Prep Time: 5m Total Time: 5m Servings: 4 servings Author: <a href="https://thatgirlcookshealthy.com/about-me/" target="_self">Charla</a> - 4-6 frozen bananas large - topping of your choice nuts, seeds syrup 1) Fit your food processor with an S blade. 2) .Add a few bananas at a time in intervals to your food processor. 3) Whip the bananas until they are of ice cream texture. Stopping the machine to scrap down the bowl if needed. 4) Once whipped use an ice cream scoop to form some balls and serve in a bowl. 5) Sprinkle some nuts, seeds whatever you want and drizzle some syrup on top. Use a large quantity of bananas. In order to replicate the results in my pictures you'll need about 4-6 large bananas. Ripeness of the bananas. The darker the skin the more sweet the bananas. I Personally recommend using bananas that either just about starting to develop dark spots or bananas with dark spots already. Those are naturally sweet. Make sure the bananas are completely frozen. It's very important that the banana pieces are frozen solid and NOT soft. The more solid the bananas the thicker your ice cream texture will be. For best results allow the banana slices to freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight. If you are having trouble breaking down your frozen bananas add a splash of vegan nut milk of your choice. Serve your ice cream immediately or store in a freezer friendly container and eat another time. calories 211 sugar 22 sodium 3 fat 5 saturated_fat 1 carbohydrates 43 fiber 5 protein 3 potassium 687 vitamin_a 113 vitamin_c 15 calcium 15 iron 1
This looks awesome. I am going to give a try and do it now. Thank you for sharing
You are welcome and you won't be disappointed.
Holy cow! I was so pleasantly surprised by this! I've been looking for a healthy dessert that feels decadent. This was it! I added some natural peanut butter, pure vanilla, and a splash of almond milk. I can't wait to make it again, but with strawberries. Or coconut. Or... oh all of the exciting possibilities! Thank you for a wonderful recipe! You've made eating healthier so much better for me!
You are so so welcome Teri, it's such a healthier alternative to conventional ice cream. Glad you liked it too!
I still can't believe this only has bananas in it. What a great way to eat a sweet dessert without any extras. I love it.
I know right, just bananas!!
I love this idea and it looks easy to do too.
Thank you Amanda
I am so excited about thi ice cream recipe. It is just what I need for my hot summer days! Thank you for sharing.
No problem Mahy!!
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Never been a big fan of banana ice cream but this one looks so good and super easy that I'm tempted to try!! My sister loves bananas. I can totally make this for her!
No problem Nart. Definitely make it for your sister.
So delicious and easy! What a wonderful idea - can't wait to try it for summer!
Thank you Danielle!!
Loove this recipe. Its so quick and easy and that truely all you need on a hot day.
Yes, definitely perfect for a hot summers day.
THE HUNGRY MUM
looks so easy and yum! Bananas are just the best 😉 Found yr blog via Food Bloggers Central.
It's so simple and thank you for commenting.
I love this vegan 'ice cream', I've tried it before but mixed in some frozen strawberries to make strawberry 'ice cream'. It's hard to believe how much the texture resembles soft-serve icecream! And of course, no more feeling guilty about going for seconds!
Awesome, I bet mixing the bananas with strawberries gave it a nice swirl? I should try it and give you the credit once it makes it on the blog.