Banana Almond Butter Ice Cream. {Dairy-free.}

May 30, 2013 Post a comment

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We all have them… the bananas on our kitchen counter that are starting to spoil right in front of our eyes.  I buy so many bananas at the farmer’s market for smoothies and snacks, invariably some remain that look rather dismal and taunt me.  I typically freeze them (for future use) or I whip up some banana bread but with soaring 90 degree temps this week – I thought I would blend them up with some almond butter and make some healthy ice cream.  This recipe is so insanely easy and customizable – you will fall in love, fast & hard for this treat!

Ingredients:

4-6 overripe bananas, peeled and sliced into 1-2 inch pieces
3 tablespoons of almond butter (or any nut butter you wish to use) I used Justin’s Maple Almond Butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt

Optional:

Chopped nuts
Chocolate chips
Graham crackers
Mini Marshmallows
Sprinkles
Sea salt flakes
Pretzels

Directions:

Into your Vitamix or blender add all of the bananas.  Blend until creamy and smooth.  If your Vitamix has a cold setting – use this,  if not use the variable speed increasing up to 10.  This should only take a few seconds to do.  Then add the nut butter, vanilla and salt.  Blend again quickly.  If your adding extras, mix them in by hand.  Pour the mixture into a tupperware or lidded container and pop into the freezer for at least 6-12 hours.  Before serving, let defrost for a few minutes and scoop it out and enjoy!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Regan @ Cabot Creamery May 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I seriously think the whole banana/freezer ice cream thing is one of the best ideas ever! And yours looks amazing :)

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Knead to Cook May 30, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Thanks Regan! I love clean eating. Now today I eat Cabot cottage cheese and this for dessert! Perfect day :)

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kewkew May 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM

This looks really really good. I was just a little confused on the instructions where you said,
” if not use the variable speed increasing up to 10.” Not sure what you mean by that. I just have a regular blender.
Thanks for sharing

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Knead to Cook May 31, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Starting at speed 1 and moving up to 10. If you just have a blender just use whatever setting you would use to make a smoothie etc.

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Tara / Hello Granola May 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

I made my first batch of banana ice cream just a few weeks ago and it was AMAZING! Next time I’ll try your version with the almond butter. Have you tried it with peanut butter?

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Knead to Cook May 31, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I have as well as cashew butter. All so good! I’m a nut butter addict!

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Christy@SweetandSavoring May 31, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Ha, I keep trying to convince my husband that we need to buy more bananas at once, and *this* is why! Yum, perfect for the hot weather :)

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Knead to Cook June 1, 2013 at 6:42 AM

YES! Plus freezing them is perfect for smoothies!

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เค้ก June 12, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Your style is really unique compared to other people I have read stuff from.
Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this page.

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Knead to Cook June 12, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Thanks for popping by!

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