Dairy free banana ice cream (nice cream). Creamy frozen bananas blended with a little peanut butter, almond milk and a hint of vanilla. Comes together in minutes, only 150 calories per serving and absolutely delicious!!!!
Don’t we all just love a good treat now and then? I mean what is life about if you can’t stop to enjoy a delicious bowl of ice cream right? You deserve it! Well, this Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream is a treat you can have daily if you want. My kids devour this every time I make it and sometimes they even request it in place of store-bought ice cream. Even though we can all tolerate dairy I do try not to eat too much of it but like any human, I do sometimes crave a creamy, sweet treat and this one is my go to! WARNING: This is insanely easy and delicious ha ha!
Another thing you need to know about this Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream is that it only has 4 ingredients and takes less than five minutes to make. Well, if you don’t count the time it takes to freeze the bananas. If you are like me, you always have frozen bananas in your freezer anyway. As soon as I see the bananas getting a little brown, I cut them up and get them in the freezer. I am always kind of on alert giving them the side eye so I pretty much always seem to catch them when they are perfectly ripe. My kids are even on alert and let me know, “Mommy look the bananas are ready for ice cream” or if we are late to the game, “Mommy the bananas are ready for banana bread.”
How to freeze bananas for this Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream
Once the bananas are just turning brown (the time between when they are perfect for freezing but not quite ready for banana bread). Peel and slice them and place them in an airtight container or ziplock bag and freeze them in the freezer for 2-4 hours or longer. Super easy right? Then you will have them on hand for this recipe as well as smoothies. Check out this super Simple Green Smoothie that has frozen bananas, spinach, almond milk and vanilla. It’s so good and also only has 4 ingredients.
Ingredients I used in this Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream
- Frozen Sliced Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Almond Milk
- Vanilla Extract
How to make Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream
Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse. Takes about a minute or so to get it to a nice and creamy “ice cream like” texture.
It’s kind of magic I think, right? Look at that! Perfectly creamy ice cream made from bananas!!!! No dairy here! Some call it “Nice Cream” since its better for you than traditional ice cream. Call it whatever you want, it’s delicious and pretty much guilt free and that works for me!!!!
You can also make this and omit the peanut butter, add in some frozen cherries and chocolate chips and blend it up and it tastes just like Cherry Garcia Ice Cream. Yummy!!!!!! One of my other faves!
Just add some chocolate syrup and it is literally the PERFECT dessert! Healthy and guilt free is my kind of treat!!!
- 3 Frozen sliced bananas
- 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 3 Tablespoons almond milk to help everything blend
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients (frozen sliced bananas, creamy peanut butter, almond milk and vanilla) into a high speed blender or food processor and pulse until blended into a creamy ice cream consistency. This may take a few minutes and may require scraping the edges to ensure everything is blended well.
- Scoop out, place in ice cream bowls and serve immediately. Top with your favorite ice cream toppings. We love chocolate syrup and mini chocolate chips.
- You need to eat this right away!
- You can freeze it and I have but it looses some of it's ice cream texture when you freeze it so just give yourself a break and eat it all at once lol!
Other variations: For Cherry Garcia ice cream flavor skip the peanut butter and add in some frozen cherries (about 1/2 cup) and some mini chocolate chips (1/4 cup) and blend the same way. Top with more mini chocolate chips and serve in ice cream bowls. Be careful, both of these are addicting!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 40mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 15g Protein: 3g