Coco-nana Nice-cream!

Who loves ice cream? Me! Me, me me me!!!

And that’s why I was ecstatic when I found out for the first time, courtesy of FullyRawKristina, that like magic, frozen bananas can turn into something that is so ice-creamy, so delicious, that I don’t need or even want the real thing!

It all starts with 2 very ripe bananas. Though the calorie content in an unripe banana versus a ripe one is the same (about 95 calories per medium sized banana), a ripe banana tastes a lot sweeter. The reason is, as a banana ripens, the fructose content becomes higher in comparison to its other available sugars. And with a healthy dose of fiber to boot, the banana is a low-glycemic index fruit. Bananas are also naturally high in pectin–the secrete ingredient that gives it the same creamy consistency as ice-cream!

For this recipe, you will need either a high power blender like a Vitamix, or simply a food processor. 🙂

Start with 2 chopped up, frozen, very ripe bananas (for extra sweetness!).

Then add 2 tablespoons of the creamy stuff at the top of the coconut milk can. (I put mine in the fridge overnight so that the creamy portion separated from the watery stuff at the bottom).


Then add 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and process till smooth and creamy!


This giant bowl of sweet, creamy, extremely delicious ice cream is under 300 calories!


 So treat yourself! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, now ice cream doesn’t have to be just another dessert.
I like mine topped with a handful of frozen blueberries.

And even more beautiful, the store-bought good stuff (non-dairy, soy/coconut based frozen desserts) are $5 or more a pint, versus my bowl of beautiful Nice-Cream, at 19 cents per banana, and $1 for a whole can of full fat coconut milk (which contains about 6 tablespoons of cream). What’s not to love?

Coco-nana Nice-Cream Ingredients

2 medium bananas, ripe, cut into pieces, and frozen
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp full fat coconut cream


Put everything in a highspeed blender or food processor. Mix till creamy, then serve as is, or with topping of choice!


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