Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream Recipe

by in Dairy Free, Fruits and Veggies, Hypoallergenic Recipes, Kitchen Cost Cutters, Recipes, Weight Loss, Wheat Free/Gluten Free June 27, 2008

diets.jpgIf I can make this easy whole foods recipe then anyone can!

This recipe for dairy free banana “ice cream” is a piece of dairy free cake to make for those that are allergic or intolerant to dairy. If you long for something cold and creamy, banana ice cream should surely satisfy.

Eating bananas instead of fattening ice cream is also a healthy whole foods way to lose weight and feel better.

Although bananas have been given a bad rap by dieters when you weigh in the average 100 calories in a banana next to a large fattening bowl of ice cream, the banana is going to win hands down! Plus bananas have all the fiber, potassium, vitamins, and minerals that ice cream can’t compete with.

Ingredients: Frozen Bananas

Directions: Peel, chop in large chunks, and freeze overly ripe (not brown) bananas. Place in Cuisinart food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy alone or add some organic chocolate sauce for garnish! If you are dairy intolerant be sure to use dairy free chocolate sauce or other alternative topping.

Variations: If you are lazy (er… efficient and REALLY busy) like me, or don’t have a Cuisinart then you can just chop the frozen bananas up and enjoy with some organic chocolate sauce, raspberries, or strawberries. See what other kinds of frozen fruits can easily be made in to “ice cream”. If you have a child that is allergic to dairy, giving them fresh fruit “ice cream” is a fun way to get more whole foods in to your kids. Be sure to call it “ice cream” so they are excited to eat this whole foods treat!

To save money I purchase bunches of bananas when they are on sale and then chop in thirds and freeze for smoothies and other healthy treats.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table!

~Dr. Nicole

Naturopathic Physician

  1. That is one easy recipe, Doc.

  2. Isn’t it? I plan to start posting more of my “recipes” really people just need to know what to do with their fruits and vegetables. It just takes a little creativity to make them fun…

  3. That’s a fantastic idea, and a really simple recipe. Thanks! I’m definitely going to try it out next time I get the chance.

  4. Thanks for leaving a comment! I believe if it has more than five ingredients then it is too complicated for me to make! Glad you like. Let me know how it works out for you. I actually invented it by accident when I was making some homemade energy bars that called for a bunch of bananas and I only had frozen so I had to mix them up in order to get them in to the recipe. But then I tasted the banana mixture and decided it was absolutely heavenly!

  5. Hi Dr. Nicole…love what you do… I think eat 1 banana a day can make your heart healthy….


  6. Yes-potassium in the right amount is great for you!

  7. I have recently started focusing on eating healthy and I love it. It was like exercise for me. I didn’t look forward to changing my habits, but once I did. There was no turning back. This recipe: both the short and shorter version are exactly what I want for a sweet treat. Thanks Doc. Another fabulous post.

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  9. What a great idea!!

    Nicole (Nico’s Eats)’s last blog post..Shamefully easy apple-apricot chicken breasts

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