Vegan banana ice cream split recipe

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Vegan banana ice cream is SO easy to make!

Vegan banana ice cream chocolate scoops in a bowl
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  • Vegan
Preparation Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap

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.’


  • 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)




  1. 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.
  2. Scoop the ice cream into dishes. Top with chocolate chips and sliced strawberries. Add sprinkles and a cherry on top, if you like. 

Top tips for making vegan banana ice cream

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.

Crazy Easy Vegan Desserts by Heather Saffer

Crazy Easy Vegan Desserts by Heather Saffer, published by Sterling (£17.99, available from - View at Amazon

Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.