Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

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One of the highlights of my week is the time I spend with my friend Rachel on Wednesdays after school. At a park near the school, our boys play together while we moms chat and grow closer in our friendship.

This last week, Rachel shared a recipe for a healthy dessert she recently created. She’s in the middle of a 30-day challenge to eat a diet free of dairy, wheat, and sugar. The other night she craved a dessert and decided to make up her own dairy- and sugar-free version of chocolate banana ice cream.

I was fascinated by her description of this “ice cream.” Although I love the taste of ice cream, I can only eat small portions of it due to being lactose intolerant.

So on Wednesday night, I chopped up several ripe bananas and popped them into the freezer. Last night after dinner, I pulled out the frozen bananas and whipped a batch of this healthy “ice cream.”


What a delightful treat! And oh-so-easy to make.

My son gave this delish ice cream a thumbs up.  I’m sure we’ll be making it often this summer. :0)

Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream”

~Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free~

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 TBSP almond butter
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup almond or coconut milk
  • Unsweetened coconut {for topping}


(1) Cut bananas into chunks and place in freezer for at least a few hours until frozen.

(2) Add frozen bananas, almond butter, cocoa, vanilla, and almond milk to a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth and thick. Serve immediately, topping with coconut, if desired.

Makes 2 to 3 servings.

4 comments on “Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

  1. Oh yum! I’ve made this with only bananas, honey, and nutella… no liquid. It still came out pretty amazing… and now I’m curious what adding a little milk would do to it!

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