The Alternative Banana Ice cream store – Paleo and Vegan

Banana Ice cream – It’s becoming the ‘new’ thing. I’ve amassed an amazing collection of Banana Ice cream recipes for you, and non of them actually include ice cream!

Whoa whoa whoa, don’t click off just yet, they’re still thick, creamy and decadent desserts and I get to eat them guilt-free every day (if I want) and so can you! 

Vegan Ice Cream With Bananas or Coconut Milk!

Banana facts and benefits Banana Ice cream

 

Now, the choice is yours here. You can either use pure coconut milk, or half banana half coconut milk. If you want more of smooth creamy texture as a replacement for dairy, use a full can of coconut milk-cream and no bananas at all as coconut milk can be quiet calorific. My personal favourite is just plain-ol‘ banana ice cream as they have tonnes of benefits. They’re low calorie and really can attach to flavours to make great creamy ice cream. Read more on the benefits of bananas!

Rich Chocolate 

My most popular dessert from this site and definitely my favourite treat to date. This is the first banana ice cream to run out in my house and a go-to when wanting a side-dish to other desserts. It’s an indulgent and decadent ice cream, smooth and rich, it’s perfect for a sin-free treat.

See the recipe page. Yeah, It gets its own page. Made with full-coconut cream. You can, however, add bananas but I really suggest you don’t!

Walnut Crunch

Banana Ice cream and walnut whip

A thick smooth-textured almond Ice cream with soaked almond-flavoured walnut layers that add a perfect crunch!

I didn’t want to add this one originally, as I wanted this post to be focused on healthy ice cream flavours.. but then I thought to myself – This is a healthy option. If you buy an alcoholic ice cream they’re cream based and full of fat!

This is a low-fat decided grown up ice cream and makes it on to the top 5 list of healthy ice creams.

See the recipe page.

Strawberry swirl

A classic take on childhood ice cream, with fresh strawberries in the banana ice cream and spiralled throughout it, every bit is sweet strawberry goodness! By far my favourite flavour, since it’s so natural and fruity it tastes like a real strawberry ice cream.

 

Blueberry Blitz:

A mature and fruity flavour, not sweet or over powering, just a subtle hint of blueberry is all that’s needed. Half a punnet of blueberries straight into the blender along with the frozen bananas, blitz until smooth (or chunky, your preference) then throw in a few whole blueberries, mix and serve, or store!

Bakewell tart

1 tsp of Almond essence and 6 bananas a few fresh cherries and some almond flakes (because – pretty). This is by far my most decedent of the flavours. It carries a punch of flavour but it always wows at parties.

Blend the almond essence and frozen bananas together. Puree the cherries in a separate container with a few drops of liquid sweetener and a pinch of salt (to remove some of the bitter from the cherries) and swirl the cherry puree mixture gently through the ice cream tub. Freeze again for at least an additional 30 minutes before serving or, if pre-made remove from the freezer for 30 mins-1 hour as they have slow defrosting points.

Top your ice cream with almond flakes and a smile! 🙂

Yoghurt-Base flavours

The Tangier yoghurt based Ice cream recipes, perfect for iced smoothies too!

Depending on the thickness of your yoghurt the recipes can be completely different, I make home-made yoghurt and strain it until it is thick like cream cheese, those are the ones I use for Ice-cream, other yoghurts I use for smoothies!

I generally use the same flavours as banana-base, however, there are some that are even better as yoghurt-base flavours, generally, non-water based flavourings e.g nuts and dried fruits as the water crystallises and changes the texture 🙂

Lemon swirl:
A new spin on a lemon sorbet, It opens your taste buds and cleanses your pallet, along with tasting amazing! I usually eat this by itself as the flavours are so subtle it’s almost cheesecake-esque perfect as a yoghurt flavour too!
I grated one full lemon and saved the juice of half of it, yoghurt base (banana and lemon can cause digestion issues and an upset stomach!) Similar in texture to the banana base but it forms more crystallised! I usually eat this by itself as the flavours are so subtle it’s almost cheesecake-esque perfect as a yoghurt flavour too!

I grated one full lemon and saved the juice of half of it, added this to the banana base of the lemon fizz (See the recipe above) and added 2 tablespoons of yoghurt. Easy, simply elegant.More of a soft scoop treat than an ice cream.

Strawberry swirl
A classic take on childhood ice cream, with fresh strawberries in the ice cream and spiralled throughout it, every bit is sweet strawberry goodness! It’s so light and healthy you could top it with some naughty treats.
Replace the bananas with yoghurt and chill for up to 1 hour. More of a soft scoop treat than an ice cream.

Why not try a few and let me know which were your favourite?

Tip: Keep a bag of sliced banana in your freezer or pre-made pots of ice cream for when ever you fancy. I have 3 ice creams in my freezer at all times. Chocolate Peanut butter, Forest fruits and plain banana. If you’re going to, I really recommend buying some individual freezer tubs and containers (17 for £6) or 4 for £20– otherwise, it will become cluttered!

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I've amassed an amazing collection of banana Ice cream recipes for you, and non of them actually include ice cream!  Whoa whoa whoa, don't click off just yet, they're still thick, creamy and decadent desserts and I get to eat them guilt-free every day (if I want) and so can you! 

 

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