Vegan banana ice cream is so easy to make and ready to enjoy in minutes. The kids will love tucking into this impressive looking vegan banana ice cream split, which they’ll no doubt love making as well.
Reminiscing about her favourite memories of a banana split, author of Crazy Easy Vegan Desserts, Heather reveals: ‘It was only on the most special of occasions that we’d go out for ice cream and my mom would get a banana split. We’d all take a taste of that ginormous sundae and ooh and ahh over how decadent it was.’
Heather adds: ‘This vegan banana split, while decidedly healthier, tastes just as amazingly creamy and good as the ones I grew up on. No need to save this for special occasions though—it takes just minutes to whip up and even fewer to devour.’
So whether you’re entertaining guests who are vegan or you’re looking for healthier ice cream recipes, this vegan banana ice cream recipe is one to try! Don’t forget to explore our other vegan desserts too if you need even more tasty, vegan inspiration…
- 2 large ripe bananas, frozen
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Maraschino cherries (optional)
In a food processor, process the frozen bananas with the almond milk and vanilla until smooth and creamy; the mixture should resemble soft serve ice cream. Add the cocoa powder and process until fully incorporated.
Scoop the ice cream into dishes. Top with chocolate chips and sliced strawberries. Add sprinkles and a cherry on top, if you like.
Crazy Easy Vegan Desserts by Heather Saffer, published by Sterling (£17.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
Top tip for making Vegan banana ice cream split
The ice cream tastes best when it’s freshly made. If you store it in the freezer, let it sit on the counter for 5 minutes or so to soften before eating.