Banana Ice Cream Recipe | A Sugar-Free, Vegan Ice Cream

    cone with scoop of banana ice cream

    We can’t deny that ice cream is one of our weaknesses; we just love the cool, creamy texture of this frozen dessert. Fortunately, there’s a way to enjoy a healthy, sugar-free version of this treat, and this banana ice cream recipe is proof!

    Bananas have a naturally sweet flavor and creamy texture to them. It’s easy to add a banana to any food and not need any extra sugar to make the food sweet. So, we took advantage of banana’s superpowers here and created a banana-based ice cream that needs no cream and no added sugar.

    All you need are some ripe bananas, sweet pears, cinnamon, and vanilla. These ingredients are simply puréed together then frozen until chilled and firm.

    We love topping our banana ice cream with chopped nuts and sometimes a drizzle of dark chocolate for added oomph!


    Cook time: 0 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
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    1. Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Transfer to a container and keep in the freezer until chilled and firm, about 4 hours.

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    Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 5/27/2018

    Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Health Educator, and Culinary Consultant focused on teaching REAL health through lifestyle and dietary choices that are easy and delicious. She whips up healthy and delicious meals on her own TV show Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Z Living. Originally working in investments in Toronto, Canada, Peggy found her true passion for nutrition and healthy eating by bringing her own guilt-free goodies to corporate meetings as an alternative to bagels and danishes. As colleagues and clients became intrigued, Peggy started leading seminars and founded a company-wide corporate wellness program. Seven years later, Peggy followed her passion to the United States where she became certified as a Health Educator, and graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in California. She is the founder of beVibrant consulting in Toronto, where she develops wellness programs for large corporate clients, schools, and food establishments. Peggy is the resident nutritionist for CBC’s Steven and Chris show, and has been featured in major publications including Fitness Magazine, Shape and Yahoo! Shine.