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!
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
- 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.