Endless flavors of raw vegan ice cream!

I love ice cream. I seriously could live on ice cream alone. In fact, many times in my life I actually did that.

In January I turned vegan…and unfortunately in my part of the world there are no amazing vegan ice cream options available. (I miss Coconut Bliss.) In fact, the bio shop doesn’t carry ice cream (vegan or not) at all. I don’t own an ice cream maker. And to make things even more difficult, I am trying to eat raw vegan, stay away from chocolate (except for occasional raw dark or cacao powder/nibs), refined sugar and processed ‘foods’.

Thank god for banana ice cream being my life-saver!!!

Banana ice cream is vegan, raw vegan, low-fat raw vegan, healthy….and delicious!!! You can eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner…and of course as a snack or as a dessert!

It is so easy to make banana ice cream. Peel and freeze your ripe bananas (best if you freeze them sliced) and when you are ready to make ice cream, just blend them. If you have a Vitamix it is awesome. Or I am sure those Yonanas soft serve makers are great. But I use a small cheap food processor and it works so well.

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The possibilities of banana ice cream flavors are endless. You will NOT get bored, I promise :)

So far I came up with the following flavors:

*when I say bananas, I mean sliced, frozen bananas :)

Regular Banana Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas

Vanilla Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas 
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Marcipan Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • optional: almonds

Chocolate Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 – 3 tbsp of cacao powder (depending on your preference)
  • optional: 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • add after blending: cacao nibs or raw chocolate chips/chunks as desired

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • add after blending: cacao nibs or raw chocolate chips/chunks as desired
  • add after blending: raw vegan cookie dough: you can use Megan’s recipe or Averie’s recipe or simply blend some dates, nuts (e.g. walnuts or cashews) and vanilla extract, or for for a low-fat raw version just add date bites or blend some dates, figs, and raisins together

Chocolate Chip Chocolate Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 – 3 tbsp of cacao powder (or carob)
  • add after blending: cacao nibs or raw chocolate chips/chunks as desired

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chocolate Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 – 3 tbsp of cacao powder (or carob)
  • add after blending: cacao nibs or raw chocolate chips/chunks as desired
  • add after blending: raw vegan cookie dough: you can use Megan’s recipe or Averie’s recipe or simply blend some dates, nuts (e.g. walnuts or cashews) and vanilla extract, or for for a low-fat raw version just add date bites or blend some dates, figs, and raisins together

Brownie Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp of cacao powder (or carob)
  • add after blending: raw vegan brownie bites – again, you can use Averie’s recipe for example or for low-fat raw vegan blend some dates with cacao powder or carob powder

Sweet Cream Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of raw honey OR 2 tbsp of maple syrup OR 2 tsbp of agave syrup (depending on if you eat honey and based on your views on agave)

Coconut Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 4 tbsp of shredded coconut (or more)
  • optional: 1 tbsp of coconut butter or coconut milk

Nut Butter Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 3 tbsp of nut butter of your choice (peanut butter, almond butter, walnut butter, mix of nut butters)

Chocolate Nut Butter Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 3 tbsp of nut butter of your choice (peanut butter, almond butter, walnut butter, mix of nut butters)
  • 2 tbsp of cacao powder

Nutella Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 3 tbsp of raw vegan or vegan Nutella, for vegan version you can use Justin’s hazelnut butter or Katie’s recipe, for raw, you can easily make Katie’s recipe raw or use this one here or use Rawtella or for low-fat raw vegan just blend some dates, water and cacao powder (or carob) until reaching a spread-like consistency

Butter Pecan Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup or agave syrup
  • add after blending: pecans

Alcoholic Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tsp of rum extract

Chocoholic-Alcoholic Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tsp of rum extract
  • 2 tbsp of cacao powder
  • optional: cacao nibs or raw chocolate chunks

Cinnamon Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

Strawberry Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup of frozen strawberries

Raspberry Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup of frozen raspberries

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The possibilities are endless…what else do you suggest?

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9 thoughts on “Endless flavors of raw vegan ice cream!

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  2. You have opened my eyes to a whole new raw ice cream world!! Thanks so much for sharing this at Raw Foods Thursdays. I will be highlighting your post at tomorrow’s event. Now I need to decide which one to make first. I’m thinking chocolate nut butter! Wonderful post!!

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  6. I am a big fan of banana ice cream too. So healthy and delicious! Sometimes I have it for breakfast. Thank you for expanding my options- I normally just add raw cacao or a few blueberries. I’m going to try coconut, and maple/pecan. Yum!

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