Nine different flavour options of creamy vegan banana ice cream recipes that you can make at home, with just a few ingredients and a blender!
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 1-2 servings
2-3 overripe, frozen bananas
optional milk of choice, if needed
Peel the overripe bananas, cut into pieces, and freeze them.
When the bananas are fully frozen, toss them into a food processor or high-quality blender and blend until you achieve a consistency that resembles soft serve. If your blender is having trouble processing, you can add 2-4tbsps milk of choice or another liquid.
Once the soft-serve texture is reached, you can eat it immediately or scoop it into a container and freeze an additional 30 minutes or so, then scoop out with an ice cream scoop. This will give you a firmer banana ice cream texture.
Different Flavour Options
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream: Use 3 bananas. Add 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract, pinch of salt, and 3 tbsp cocoa powder.
Mint Chocolate Chip: Use 2 bananas and a pinch of salt. Add 1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract (or more if desired), and stir in chocolate chips or cacao nibs after blending. Optional, blend in a pinch of spirulina or a small handful spinach for colour and an extra nutrient boost.
Peanut Butter: Make the original recipe, adding 2-3 tbsp peanut butter or another nut butter or allergy-friendly alternative before blending.
Very Berry: Make the original recipe, adding 1 cup frozen berries of choice and 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract.
Strawberry: Use 2 bananas. Blend in 1/2 cup frozen strawberries. Add 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract and optional shake of cinnamon.
Pina Colada: Make the original recipe, using 1/4 cup canned coconut milk as your milk of choice. Blend in 1/2 cup frozen pineapple. Stir in shredded coconut if desired.
Vanilla Bean: Use 3 bananas and a pinch of salt. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste.
Pistachio: Make the original recipe, adding 2-3 tbsp pistachio butter and 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract. Sprinkle crushed pistachios on top if desired.