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An easy non-dairy treat made using nothing but bananas. You can customize it with additional add-ins to make the ultimate cold vegan soft serve.
I've come to realize bananas are magical. They're so versatile and the perfect filler for anything. I love them in my smoothies, mixed into my cereal, and as my ice cream. Yes, you heard me right. Ice cream. It's a dream come true. A healthy dessert, an oxymoron, is now becoming more common. And you don't have to sacrifice the flavor you've come to expect from your sweets just because it's deemed "healthy."
Here's how you accomplish this simple sweet.
How to Make
Take a couple bananas and chop them up. Set them on a plate and place it in the freezer. Once they're solid (about 2 hours) they're ready.
Blend the bananas in a food processor. They should become fluid like soft serve ice cream.
If you want, you can add some extra flavor. I put in 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Blend until addition is evenly distributed.
Some recommend refreezing now so you get more of an ice cream consistency but I liked it as is. Thick and Creamy (also, I couldn't wait that long to try it!).
Delicious! It was the perfect combination of chocolate and banana. And guilt-free!
Here are some additional flavor suggestions using 2 bananas:
- add 1-2 Tbsp of cocoa powder
- add ¼ tsp of almond extract (and maybe some shredded coconut?)
- add some frozen strawberries or strawberry syrup for a strawberry-banana flavor
- add 2-3 Tbsp of peanut or almond butter with 1 Tbsp maple syrup
I definitely want to play around with more flavors and see how these would turn out.
No problem! Any frozen fruit will work to create a delicious soft-serve, sorbet. I've tried it with frozen strawberries, mango, and cherries.
Want more ideas? Check out this roundup of the best vegan banana nice cream recipes.
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One-Ingredient Banana Nice Cream
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- Slice bananas up and place in an airtight container or sealable plastic bag, and place in the freezer for two hours.
- After bananas have been frozen, remove them from the freezer and place in a food processor. Blend until they become a creamy, soft serve consistency. If the consistency is too thick you can add 1 tbsp of plant milk at a time to thin it out.
- Scoop into a bowl and enjoy immediately as soft serve or for firmer ice cream, place in an airtight, freezer-safe container and freeze for 1-2 hours before scooping.