Banana and Nut Butter “Ice-cream” [Dairy free, Gluten free, Sugar Free, Paleo, Vegan]

Nut butter ice cream

Summer is here!  We’re in the midst of sweltering temperatures across the South African Provinces.  What better than a refreshing ice-cream, dairy free and sugar free too! :)

This is a recipe that I have shared on various forums in the past few years, but I had yet to blog it.  The opportunity to share this decadent, delicious and delightful guilt-free dessert option has arrived, with the soaring temperatures.

Another recipe that is effortless, the pre-requisite is having frozen, sliced banana’s on hand. That there is no ice-cream maker required, is fantastic!  All you need is a blender or food processor and in less than five minutes, a thick and creamy ice-cream is made!

While the options to flavour the ice-cream are in abundance, keeping it simple works well too – so just frozen bananas blended, brings you a delightful ice-cream treat.  A touch of fresh lime juice, makes this ice-cream a refreshing one too.  The option of adding raw nuts works well – an over the top blend would be raw pistachio’s for a pistachio nut ice-cream.

This recipe provides the full monty in a dairy free home made banana ice cream.  A teaspoon or two of raw cacao powder or sugar free cocoa powder makes you a decadent chocolate ice-cream.  You may also add a touch of vanilla extract, if you so desire.

Serving 2,in ample and satisfying portions, with confidence, I challenge you to make this – you will enjoy it immensely! :)

Banana and cashew nut nutter ice cream

Banana & Nut Butter “Ice-Cream” with raw nuts and toasted coconut. With a touch of cinnamon powder too.


3 frozen bananas (chopped)

2 tblsp nut butter (I used cashew nut butter)

¼ cup coconut cream (chilled)

Toasted coconut flakes OR desiccated coconut AND a few raw nuts of choice, to serve

Optional:  1-2 tsp raw cacao powder or sugar-free cocoa powder for a chocolate ice cream

a small squeeze of fresh lime juice for a lime ice cream

frozen strawberries or berries for a berry ice cream

Here’s How

  • Add all the ingredients, except the chopped nuts into the blender or food processor bowl.
  • Pulse until just blended, to reach the consistency of ice cream – avoid over blending and melting the mixture.
  • Top with chopped nuts and / or toasted coconut and a little cinnamon or cacao / cocoa, if preferred.

Enjoy! :)





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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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