Posted by Seth on Jul - 27 - 2012 Meal: Cuisine:
Ingredients
  • 5 ripe bananas
  • 2-3 cups of Silk Vanilla Almond Milk
  • ½-1 tsp vanilla
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
Cuisine: Ready in: 10 mins Serving: 3-4 people

Got some bananas that are a little too ripe for your liking this weekend? Well here’s a tasty solution to your banana problem…Ice Cream!

banana ice cream

It’s one of those desserts that can give you a  feeling of nostalgia back when you were a kid and there wasn’t a worry in the world. But unfortunately, the ice cream I used to eat wasn’t exactly nice to my waistline or my health in general. This vegan banana ice cream is good for the kids, good for you, and will definitely not make you feel any sort of guilt.

Take your ripened bananas, peel and slice them, throw them in a baggy, and then into your freezer they go (and then wait, and while you’re waiting, go do something productive like clean the house or workout). A ripe banana, in my opinion, is one covered in brown dots, is at the peak of its sweetness, and should be easy to peel.

After you’re done being productive and your bananas are fully frozen, which usually will take about 8 hours depending on how many bananas you freeze at a time, you are ready to start the recipe.

  1. First, get your blender or food processor out and all of your ingredients out and ready.
  2. Throw the bananas, vanilla, and Silk vanilla almond milk  in the blender and mix until creamy (note: start with a cup of vanilla almond milk and add more until creamy)
  3. Take out of the blender and put into bowls. Sprinkle with cinnamon, top it with your favorite berries, and enjoy!

If you can’t gobble it all up in one sitting, just throw it in a container and put it back in the freezer. It will last for about a week in the freezer. Try this recipe on a hot day to cool off or eat this when your day hasn’t gone so well. This will definitely make you feel better no matter what your mood is.

Note: If the recipe comes out to be more of a smoothie rather than ice-cream-like, then after you’re done with the recipe put the mixture in a freezer safe container then into the freezer for 2 hours or more. This will harden it enough to scoop it out like ice cream. Additionally, you can try using less almond milk.

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34 Responses so far.

  1. Linda Stanley says:

    This recipe was fantastic. So yummy and cool. It hit the spot AND it didn’t have a bunch of sugar in it.

  2. Maryann LaMagra says:

    I started to drank Silk because I am not allowed to have any dairy and when I seen that you can make Icecream I was in love. You see I have Lymes and I am not allowed any Gulten, Dairy, no sugar at all because my sugar seems to be a little high. So right about now I feel like an organic rabbit. Thank you so much Silk. I only wish that the products for Organic and nondairy where affordable,with having Lymes I love my jobs and do not have a second job. I have to pay for most of my medical out of pocket and now I find out that my insurance company is not paying for my IV any longer maybe you can help by help putting awareness out there for LYMES contact me on Facebook or my email, I do love your product I tell everyone I know with lymes to try it.
    Thank you so much and God Bless
    Maryann Very Hopeful

  3. Maryann LaMagra says:

    Do you have to use the Vanilla almond? Can we use the other flavors you have?

    • Jonathon says:

      Hi Maryann! You can use other flavors. Really any of them including all the Silk Fruit and Protein flavors. However, i’m not sure if those have Gluten or sugar, so just double check before trying those.

      Let us know if you try the recipe!

    • Emily says:

      I didn’t have almond milk, so I used 1 cup unsweetened rice milk, and 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk! SOOOO GOOD!!! I also added in pumpkin pie spices too :) Delish!

  4. Diana Shores says:

    Toss in a couple of Vi-Shape Shakes and you’ll have a healthy dessert! Go to Diane Shores Body BYVI for more information. I’m loving living the vegan life!

  5. Masha says:

    We tried this tonight. It was yummy! I also added a splash of rum extract but skipped cinnamon (forgot about it.) Now I think I will make this for my baby with Brest milk, just frozen banana and milk. I think she’ll like it and the cold will help with her teething gums. Thanks for the idea!

  6. Jessica says:

    this looks amazing and I know what I am doing later.

  7. Lois Christensen says:

    Looks really good! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! So glad you joined us this week. Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  8. Cindys Recipes and Writings says:

    Almond milk and cinnamon are so good together add bananas and top with blueberries wow! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  9. Terrence Pizzella says:

    Because almonds are naturally very nutritious, almond milk doesn’t need to be fortified. You can make almond milk yourself at home, and it will have the same nutritional value as the almond milk available commercially.

    • Erica says:

      Since there is so many fields of spcaielties that I have a choice of, I still really can’t choose one. So I am going base on my personal experiences. My original goal back in high school and maybe even before that, was to work in a Neonatal ICU! I had a brother that passed before he had his first birthday from heart complications, and that year I spent a lot of time at hospitals with my parents. My goal the first couple of years was to work with babies just like him. That was until I had my own children, I would of still loved to have worked in that career field but the heart ache I would most likely endure when one of those babies did not make it home. I could not have handled!On to more positive experiences, I have worked with the elderly and Geriatrics interests me very much. Being surrounded with people that have lived a fulfilled life is so much more rewarding. Even though at times it is the ending stages of their lives, and it is sad when someone does pass. It’s less of a heartache to know that most of the time they are ready to move on. They are still very dependent on you and when you are able to help them with their needs that’s the most rewarding of all, plus you form a special relationship with the patients and their families.

  10. zus says:

    how did it become icecream/>? sounds more like a smoothie

  11. Gabriela says:

    I followed all of the directions, and it turned out to be more of a smoothie rather than ice cream. I could drink it, but I wasn’t able to eat/ or scoop it out like ice cream.

    • Seth says:

      Gabriela,

      Thank for trying the recipe. After you follow the instructions, you can throw the mixture in a freezer safe container and freeze it for 2 hours or so and it will harden up then you can scoop it like ice cream.

      I will add this note to the recipe. Additionally, you can try using a little less almond milk to see if that helps.

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    • Gugu says:

      For me this is a relatively easy queoitsn, but has a pretty complex answer. The specialty I have actually looked forward to working with is OB/GYN. I find that the ability of a woman’s body to produce a child, endure the amount of abuse it takes during a pregnancy, and the amount of pain endured during delivery is amazing. The joy of being able to be present as life enters the world is truly one of the greatest moments in life. To me that would be the best possible option. I also would love working in the operating room with a surgeon. I have experienced the OR quite a few times, and have been on both sides of the table. I have to say I would love to work with any surgeon in the OR except for Orthopedics. The reason behind that is the surgery’s are pretty brutal when it comes to the skeletal system. Having been in the OR with an Orthopedic surgeon and seeing the use of the saws, hammers and other heavy equipment in order to perform the surgery just sends chills up my spine. I know that type of surgery is not for me. I think my favorite surgeries have to be that of the abdominal cavity. The specialties that I would least like to work for are few, and for simple reasons. Pediatrics is not a specialty for me since I have four children of my own. My Aunt is a neonatal nurse practitioner and I followed her in high school and saw the good, the bad, and the ugly so I can honestly say I could not emotionally handle that type of position. Podiatry is also an area I could not see myself working. The reason behind this is pretty silly, but here goes, I very much dislike other peoples feet especially if they are not well kept. I know in the medical field you will encounter feet on a daily basis, but I could not mainly work with feet on an everyday basis. My last specialty is Orthopedics for the reasons I noted above about the barbaric nature of the surgeries and treatments for the musculoskeletal system. Its just not for me.

  12. Amber says:

    This looks SO good! I just have two questions:
    1 – How many servings does this recipe make?
    2 – How many calories per serving?
    Thanks :)

  13. Khadijah says:

    Ok tried it with cardomom instead of cinniman, original almond milk instead of vanilla, almond extract instead of vanilla, and blackberries instead of blueberries. Heaven!

  14. Valerie says:

    I just made this 5 minutes ago and I feel like Marta freaking Stuart!! The kids are scraping their bowls right now (4 year olds) and I feel like Super Mom! We topped our with the cinnamon, chocolate chips and pecans. We’re not vegan but this recipe is so easy and versatile anyone can use it! Without counting the time to freeze the bananas (which I actually froze for a week because I got lazy and didn’t make them the same day I froze them) it took all of 10 minutes! Thank you so much for this. One of the kids just asked for more as I was typing this review ^_^

  15. Marilyn says:

    This recipe was a HIT!!!. I made it with Vanilla Coconut Milk. Awesome… I expect it to be our summer time favorite! Thanks for sharing this.

  16. Cathy says:

    how many serving and calories? I know it is clean eating, calories do count when trying to lose weight.

  17. Anna says:

    yummy!!!!!!!!! I only put a couple of spoons of almond milk. I think that this is the reason why some got a smoothie.
    I added walnuts and chocolate chips. Will be doing it very often! Thanks for sharing

  18. janie says:

    Any suggestions to make this without bananas? I don’t like them but i like the idea

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