Basic Banana Nice Cream Recipe

Looking to make homemade vegan ice cream at home? Use this basic banana nice cream recipe to make a fruit-based ice cream that tastes just like the real deal, but is actually healthy!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 2 1x
Category: Dessert
Method: Blender
Cuisine: Vegan


  • 4 cups frozen banana slices (~2 large bananas)
  • 24 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (any kind of milk will work)


  1. Place frozen banana slices and 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk into a high-speed food processor or blender.
  2. Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes stopping to scrape the sides every so often.
  3. If your blender is having a hard time blending the bananas, add more almond milk by the tablespoon.
  4. Once pureed together, your banana nice cream should be like a super thick smoothie or soft serve. Option to eat immediately or to transfer to a parchment-lined bread pan to freeze for later.
  5. Freeze banana nice cream for 1 to 2 hours so that it hardens enough to scoop like ice cream, but isn’t too hard where you can’t scoop it.


  • Option to double or triple this recipe.
  • Storage: Store in an air-tight glass container (covered) in the freezer. Thaw for around 30 minutes before scooping and serving.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 123
  • Sugar: 17
  • Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 31
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 2


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