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Homemade Banana Ice Cream (Nice Cream)

You can make this Vegan Banana Ice Cream recipe at home with just a few ingredients! Find out how you can make this recipe without an ice cream maker.

May 23, 2022
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Banana Ice CreamPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 2 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 5 mins



  1. Peel the ripe bananas and cut them into slices.
  2. Freeze the bananas. Place the sliced bananas on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and freeze. Transfer the bananas to an airtight container after freezing.
  3. Add the frozen bananas to a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend together the milk and maple syrup for about 5 minutes, until the bananas are smooth and creamy. You can skip adding milk if you wish.
  4. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  5. Put them into bowls with an ice cream scoop. If it's too firm, let it thaw for 15-20 minutes to soften.
  6. Serve the banana ice cream plain or topped with fruit, chocolate chips, or toppings.
  7. If you want a soft-serve banana ice cream, serve the ice cream immediately after removing it from the blender or food processor.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Banana Ice Cream
Serves 2
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5 g0.6%
Sodium 7 mg0.3%
Protein 1.3 g2.6%
Potassium 435 mg9.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use ripe and frozen bananas. Ripe bananas are sweeter. This makes them perfect for the recipe.
  • Slice the bananas before freezing. Cutting the bananas into small pieces will help them break down faster in the blender.
  • Freeze the bananas on a parchment-lined tray. This prevents the bananas from sticking together. Then store it in an airtight container or freezer bag. In this way, the freezer smell or taste does not transfer to the bananas.
  • Let the frozen bananas sit on the counter for a few minutes before blending them in the blender. This makes the bananas softer and easier to mix.
  • To make the bananas ripen faster, you can put them in a paper bag.
  • For a creamy texture, use some milk. You can skip this step or use non-dairy milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk if you wish.
  • Do not add too much milk. This can cause the ice cream to become runny.
  • You can use honey, agave syrup, or any sweetener of your choice instead of maple syrup in the recipe. You can skip this step if you wish.
  • Add ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract or vanilla seed paste.
  • Do not overblend the ice cream. This can cause the ice cream to become more liquid and melt.
  • Use a food processor. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a high-powered blender. If you are using a blender, be sure to cut the bananas into small slices.
  • Add nut butter to add texture and flavor to ice cream. Ice cream goes well with almond butter or peanut butter.
  • You can use pineapple, mango, or grated coconut to add a tropical flavor to the ice cream.
  • To make Chocolate Banana Ice Cream, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the food processor along with the banana.
  • Add spices to reduce the sweetness of the banana. You can add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon and ground cardamom.
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Banana Ice Cream or Nice Cream with frozen bananas, milk, and sweetener. It is one of the favorite flavors of summer evenings with its creamy texture and refreshing taste.

Try this vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free homemade banana ice cream recipe now. Whirl the frozen bananas in the food processor and enjoy them right away. Add your favorite ingredients to this healthy and super easy ice cream.

What Is Banana Ice Cream?

Banana Ice Cream is a creamy textured ice cream made from frozen bananas.This is also known as "nice cream". Nice Cream is a recipe made with frozen fruits. Almond milk or coconut milk is often used in this recipe to increase the creamy texture. It is also made with ingredients such as sugar or sweetener. Among these ingredients, peanut butter, maple syrup, and cocoa powder are the most preferred.

Many different flavors can be added to banana ice cream. In addition to fruits such as strawberries, pineapple, and mango, different flavors such as vanilla, salted caramel, chocolate, acai, and matcha can be used.

How To Freeze Bananas?

It is best to use frozen bananas for homemade banana ice cream. So how do you freeze a banana? First, use ripe bananas. Peel the bananas before freezing them. Then cut into ½ inch thick slices. Arrange the sliced ​​bananas in a single row on a parchment-lined baking tray. Freeze bananas overnight. Then store it in an airtight container or freezer bag. Put the bananas on the counter for a few minutes when you want to use them. Then blend it in a food processor or blender.

How To Serve Banana Ice Cream?

You can fill your homemade ice cream in bowls or cones and serve it with toppings such as chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, fruit sauce, or toppings such as chocolate chips, fruit, nuts, or grated coconut.

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How To Store Banana Ice Cream?

You can freeze this homemade banana ice cream in an airtight container for 1-2 months. Let it thaw on the counter for a few minutes before serving.

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