I’ve got GREAT news for all you ice cream lovers! This simply delicious and super easy no-churn recipe for dairy free ice cream will keep you happy all summer long. Banana nice cream is a healthy and easy way to settle your ice cream craving, and I’ve got THREE amazing flavours for you to try! No ice cream maker needed, just a food processor or high speed blender will do! It really doesn’t get simpler than this.
How do you make banana nice cream?
All you need is frozen bananas and your preferred plant based milk for the base. Then a few other ingredients, depending on your flavour preference. You know those super ripe bananas you keep freezing to make banana bread one day? Now you have one more great reason to keep freezing those bananas. You really want to make sure to use super ripe ones since that’s where most of your sweetness is coming from. If you don’t have bananas in your freezer, make sure your bananas are very spotted and soft, peel them, cut them into a few pieces and place them in a sealed container or seal-able bag. Then freeze for several hours or overnight. Each recipe calls for three frozen bananas, so I’d get nine bananas at a minimum into your freezer if I were you. 🙂
Process your bananas and plant milk if you want plain banana ice cream (which is pretty dang delicious!). Or go with any of the flavour combos I have listed below in the recipe. The base is always bananas and milk, plus which additional flavour ingredients you choose. I like to process the bananas first, then add in the coffee or the spinach at the end and continue processing.
If you prefer, you can transfer your nice cream to a bowl and enjoy immediately. Or if you prefer a firmed ice cream texture that you can scoop onto a cone, freeze for at least 30 minutes in a shallow pan or dish. Then you can use an ice cream scoop to enjoy on a cone.
Warning: Homemade ice cream without any chemicals or unwanted added ingredients will melt fairly quickly. So once scooped onto your cone, enjoy immediately. 🙂
For the strawberry banana, I process the bananas and strawberries all together. It will be a lot easier to process if your bananas are already cut into chunks, rather than whole. If you are having a hard time breaking it down, you may add an additional tablespoon of plant milk as needed.
Again, you may enjoy immediately, or freeze for a more scoopable and firmer texture. Some shredded coconut pairs particularly well with the strawberry banana nice cream option!
Hope you enjoy these 3 (4 if you count the plain banana option) amazing summer dessert recipes. Ice cream just doesn’t get healthier than this. If you try one or more flavours, I’d love to hear your feedback below!
For even more summer dessert recipes, check out these!
- Chocolate Zucchini Bread [Vegan+GF+Oil Free]
- Easy Coconut Peach Popsicles
- Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
- Vegan Cheesecake Squares with Salted Caramel
- Strawberry Banana Bread [V+GF]
- Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies [V+GF]