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Banana Ice Cream

Laura Miller

So simple, you'll wonder why you never thought of it.

Banana Ice Cream


  • Soft serve: 5 bananas, blackberries / raspberries

  • Chocolate shell: 1 cup coconut oil, 1 cup cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons maple/agave/honey and pinch sea salt

  • Macaroon crust: 3 cups coconut flakes, 1 cup cocoa powder, 3/4 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Peel bananas

  2. Cut into chunks

  3. Freeze

  4. Blend in a food processor

  5. For different flavors add berries and blend again

  6. Combine ingredients for chocolate shell

  7. Assemble 1: Ice Cream Sundae: pour chocolate shell over ice cream / add your favorite toppings

  8. Assemble 2: Bon Bons: freeze it / scoop into balls / dip into chocolate / add back to freezer

  9. Assemble 3: Ice Cream Cake: press macaroon crust into spring-form pan / pour in ice cream / freeze

Banana Ice Cream




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- This ice cream is really easy to make like one ingredient easy. I'm going to show you how to make the base but then I'm going to give you some other options in order to jazz it up a little bit. Let's go bananas. Seriously. That's it. I actually hate bananas I just always have. I don't know if it's the smell, the texture, they just gross me out. However, I respect them as a fruit they're also really high in potassium and they're just really good for active people and they come in their own cute little briefcase. First thing is that we just need to get our bananas prepped. Just peel and cut and stick them in a tupperware. Real easy. Then we're gonna freeze them. Okay. These are nice and frozen we're just going to stick them in a food processor blend them up and it's going to turn into ice cream. Let's do it. It will require a little smooshing every once in a while, so smoosh. We've arrived. Check this out. I don't even like bananas but this is some delicious looking soft serve. This is great just as is, but I'm also going to show you a few variations here. We're going to add some raspberries which is not only gonna give it a raspberry flavor obviously but it's also gonna make it a really awesome color. Because we had to blend it so much it softened up a bit so you might wanna stick it back in the freezer if you're gonna be scooping it out like ice cream. While that's in the freezer we're just gonna make a quick chocolate shell. Super easy. We're just gonna use some coconut oil a little maple syrup just not technically raw but is delicious a bit of salt and some cocoa powder and blend it up. okay. I'm just going to pour it into this bowl and now let's go check on our ice cream. Okay. Now this is nice and frozen up basically we're just going to dish it out and put on our chocolate shell. You can see it freezing into a shell which is extremely exciting. It's just like magic shell. You could stop there but I'm gonna show you a couple of other things you can do. Here is another option I've frozen banana ice cream into little melon-sized balls we're just gonna dip them straight into the chocolate we're just using the same exact ganache that we used as our chocolate shell we're just using it in a different way. The possibilities are endless. It's a little messy but it's fun. Take 'em to the freezer let them harden up and then you're gonna have your finished bon bons. So ... Magic a TV you got you're raw vegan bon bons to watch daytime television and eat all day and shake your bon bon. I've got a few more frozen bananas I'm gonna make an ice cream cake which starts out with a macaroon base super easy. I'm just gonna put some coconut, cocoa powder, maple syrup, a little bit of salt a little bit of vanilla and some coconut oil super simple just dump it in all in mixing it up. You can do this with your hands if you want to as well but I'm wearing a dress so I'm not going to. I've got this macaroon mixture took a little bit of vagarize but tough. We're just gonna press it straight into this springform pan I'm using a springform because I really like how you can see the layers on the side but you could also just use a pie tin or anything like that. It's going to be a delicious ice cream cake no matter what. I promise. I said I wasn't gonna use my hands but I did, so I'm gonna wash my hands now. Now we just have to mix up some more bananas to make up our ice cream. okay. This looks amazing. We're just gonna pour all of this amazing one ingredient soft serving here. Spread it out nice and even and then we're gonna pop it in the freezer just to get everything nice and solid. This is all nice and frozen last step is just to pour the ganache right on top. It's so beautiful and kind of just shake it out a little to even it. We're gonna pop it in the freezer one more time. My voice got lower coz it just got real sexy right here. It's all nice and frozen it should take about half hour to an hour. I'm just gonna pop the springform off look how pretty that is. Let's take a look at all these layers we've got our base of the macaroon and then we've got our ice cream and then we've got that ganache on top. If I can suck it up and eat bananas in these many ways, any normal human being is going to love them. So, try it out.