Easy one ingredient vegan banana ice cream. Super easy to make and absolutely delicious! Naturally dairy, egg and gluten free.
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This recipe for vegan banana ice cream or “nice cream” as my children call it, is awesome! It’s so easy to make and uses just one ingredient.. bananas, although you can add variations as you will see below.
Read on to find out how to make this mouth watering vegan banana ice cream.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BANANA ICE CREAM
You basically chop bananas, freeze them and then blast them in a food processor and voila, you have sweet, creamy banana “ice cream”.
The trick is to use really ripe bananas. They need to have started to go black on the outside. This is because the riper they are, the sweeter ice cream they will make.
It is a great way to use up the bananas that are just past their best and a bit too squidgy to eat in the traditional way.
Once you have chopped your bananas, freeze them flat on a chopping board or baking tray. This will stop them freezing into one big clump and breaking your food processor!
The bananas probably need around 2 hours to freeze right through.
I would advise using a food processor over a blender as the frozen bananas are too hard for most blenders.
At first the mixture will look crumbly and like it won’t mix together. Keep going! After a couple of minutes it will all come together into a creamy swirl of delight.
(You can also add a dash of soya/almond or other milk to speed up the process)
After each 30 seconds or so, open the lid and give it a stir with a spoon scraping down any banana that is sticking to the sides.
You can either serve it straight away or pop back in the freezer. If you do re-freeze it, you will need to take it out of the freezer around 10 minutes before you would like to eat it to let it soften up a bit. Even more reason to eat it straight away!
THIS VEGAN BANANA ICE CREAM IS GREAT FOR EVERYONE
As it only uses bananas in the basic recipe it is perfect for most people as it is..
- Dairy & egg free
- Has no added sugar
- Easy and quick to make
If you are trying to be healthy this ice cream is perfect to satisfy a sweet tooth. It is also great to give to your kids as they have no idea that their yummy dessert is actually really good for them!
VARIATIONS & TOPPINGS
The banana acts as a great base for a number of variations and toppings.
CHOCOLATE BANANA ICE CREAM
Add one tablespoon of cocoa power to the food processor with the frozen bananas to whip up a vegan chocolate banana ice cream, this one is a winner with the kids!
HONEY & VANILLA
Add a tablespoon of greek or dairy free yoghurt, a splash of vanilla extract and a teaspoon of honey for extra creaminess.
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon stirred into the blended mixture gives a really lovely taste.
Crushed up cornflakes, grated dark chocolate, strawberries, raspberries, coconut flakes and chopped nuts all work really well.
Let me know what you think or maybe pin this recipe for later?
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PLEASE ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK ANY PACKETS FOR ALLERGENS
Vegan Banana Ice Cream
- Food Processor
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- Peel your bananas and chop them into 1" slices.
- Place the bananas on a flat tray, cover with clingfilm and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours until frozen.
- Remove from freezer and blend in a food processor until smooth and creamy. This may take a little while and you may need to give them a stir a few times whilst doing it.
- Once smooth and creamy you can eat straight away or put back in the freezer for later!