Recipe: Blended Banana Dairy-Free ‘Ice Cream’

A sweet treat that's as easy as it is delicious
blended banana ice cream

This dairy-free frozen treat is healthy and easy to make. Banana is the secret ingredient, giving it a creamy texture and richness. It’s a great alternative to soft-serve ice cream, and it’s natural — it’s simply made from fruit.

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  1. Freeze peeled, ripe bananas in an airtight container. Store.
  2. When ready to make, remove bananas from the freezer and place in a food processor.  You can also add other frozen fruits, such as frozen mixed berries.
  3. Process together for 5 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally.
  4. After 5 minutes (be patient, it takes all 5 minutes!) the mixture will be the consistency of soft serve ice cream!

Nutrition information

Serving size: 1 cup

Counts as 1 fruit serving.
Nutrition information varies depending on fruits used.

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