Banana Ice Cream

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My Contribution today is a Dairy free option. I made a Banana Ice Cream and instead of using cream or milk,  I used coconut milk.  I love the combination of Banana and coconut and thought this would be a great option for the people who are lactose intolerant.

This is also a great way to use up all those bananas that are a little too ripe. I usually save them for banana bread, but this is also an option.

The Hubster loved this and couldn’t wait to try it when I was taking the pictures. Infact, I am almost sure he has polished it off by now.

Monkey Girl thought it was ok, but she is kind of a purist when it comes to ice cream.  To be honest, I don’t think she has completely gotten over the time that I added black beans to the brownies and don’t tell her until she was way into her second piece.

I loved it to when I first made it and it was kind of at the soft serve stage. After I put it in the freezer to harden up, I just wasnt feeling it. It didnt seem as creamy to me, I am not sure why.

Anyway for all you guys out there that are lactose intolerant, or know someone who is, you should make this. If you are also inclined you probably could modify the recipe and make this without sugar.


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Banana Ice Cream


2 cans coconut milk (set aside 1/2 cup)

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 vanilla bean split and seeds scraped out

1/2 cup vanilla sugar

pinch sea salt

2 large very ripe bananas frozen


Whisk the cornstarch and 1/2 cup coconut milk together until there are no lumps. Set aside

In a medium saucepan heat the remaining coconut milk, vanilla bean, vanilla sugar and salt. Heat until bubbles develop on the edges of the pan. Add the cornstarch mixture slowly and continue cooking until mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon.

Remove the custard from the heat and allow to chill overnight.

This is a good time to also put your bowl to the ice cream maker in the freezer for tomorrow.

The following day, add the frozen bananas to the food processor and puree until smooth. Remove the vanilla bean from the custard mixture and add the bananas. Process in a Ice Cream maker. Let it churn according to manufacturer instructions. Place in a sealed container and keep frozen until ready to serve.


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13 Responses to “Banana Ice Cream”

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    Liz — August 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Oooh, i love this yummy, healthier ice cream! And your photos are beautiful!!


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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — August 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I like the idea of adding corn starch, as I can never get coconut milk thick enough. Did it freeze solid? All of mine do :\ But a bit of time in the microwave and it’s pretty good!


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    Kristen — August 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I have been wanting to try making ice cream out of coconut milk. I love your tropical combination with the bananas, too. YUM!!


  4. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — August 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Bananas and coconut are always a winning combo….this sounds delicious, Veronica!!


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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — August 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Bananas makes this healthy, right? So I can have twice as much?


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    Virginia Rapavi — August 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    cookie dough!


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    Susan — August 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I always feel bad when I see banana and coconut combinations because it’s one of the few things I just can’t get into but if i liked it, I bet this would be really good!


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    The Ninja Baker — August 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Bravo, Veronica! So kind of you to think about the many who are lactose intolerant. And banana and coconut do play well together – like ice cream and chocolate sauce!


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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Oooh that is a great flavor combo! This ice cream looks goooorgeous!


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    Jen @JuanitasCocina — August 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    What a gorgeous ice cream! And gorgeous photos! I loooove banana!


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    Elizabeth @ — August 15, 2013 at 4:39 am

    This sounds delicious! I love adding coconut milk to desserts in place of milk, but I never thought to do it to ice cream. I’ll bet it has a great tropical taste!


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    Kate | Food Babbles — August 15, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Love this!! I really like that you used coconut milk. I bet it must have been amazing with the bananas. So creative!


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    The Sketched Chef — August 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    This looks llike a perfect combination of flavours !


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