5 Minute Banana Ice Cream (Vegan)

This 5 Minute Banana Ice Cream is LIFE CHANGING.  Seriously.  Sometimes you just get a craving for some ice cream.

I make banana ice cream when I get those cravings.  Most store bought ice creams are laden with additives, saturated fat, processed sugar and too many calories.

I have an ice cream maker, but sometimes I forget to put the bowl back in the freezer.  So when I have a sweet craving, I make this super easy vegan banana ice cream.


5 Minute Banana Ice Cream

I have a smoothie version of this as well.  My Tropical Smoothie Peanut Paradise is made in a similar way.

The best part of this recipe is that you don’t need an ice cream maker to make this.  I use my vitamix, but I have used a magic bullet in the past as well.

You will be surprised at how decadent this banana ice cream tastes.  You will feel like you are cheating!  Can it get any easier?  I have used this many times to curb a sweet craving.  It really works!

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5 Minute Banana Ice Cream

5 Minute Banana Ice Cream

Prep Time 5 min Serves 1 serving     adjust servings

This stuff is so rich and delicious, it feels like you are eating real ice cream!


  • 2 peeled and frozen bananas
  • 2 T almond or peanut butter
  • 2 T almond milk
  • optional add ins: nuts, chocolate chips, fruit, coconut, cocoa powder


  1. In a blender, , mix the bananas and the milk. You may need to cut the banana into chunks depending on how powerful your blender is.
  2. Once they are partly chopped up, add in the nut butter.
  3. Continue to blend until you get a soft serve consistency.


Recipe Notes

You may not even need to add the milk at all, but I think it helps blend everything easier. Spoon ice cream into a bowl and stir in any additional ingredients you desire. That’s it!

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114 thoughts to “5 Minute Banana Ice Cream (Vegan)”

  1. Just wanted to tell you how much i enjoy reading your stuff. I am not even a year old to eating non-gmo vegetarian/vegan - so the recipes you post are amazing- especially since they are so EASY! This looks awesome- can't wait to make it!.
    1. Thank you for your kind words. :) My recipes are easy because I don't like to spend all my time in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy them.
      1. I posted on your page to let you in on a bit of info, I work as a drug tester and If you use any hemp products it can cause you to test positive for THC if you have to take drug tests for work.
        1. Thanks for the heads up. I work from home, so I am not worried, but I will make sure my husband knows that.
        2. So if THC is what gets you high and there's enough THC to register a positive test result from hemp products - then wouldn't people be feeling the effects? particularly those who ingest THC on regular basis? Not judging your comment - this is an honest question.
          1. I think the THC is not in hemp milk. You certainly don't get high from it. That said, if you ingest hemp products, you will show positive on a drug screen.
  2. We do a lot of smoothies in the Vitamix, and I always freeze any bananas that go bad before we eat them. They are great in smoothies, so I am sure that the banana ice cream will be delicious. Do you taste the peanut butter? My older daughter doesn't like it, but I wonder if she would even know.
    1. I can taste the nut butter. I actually love this with almond butter. My 3 year old daughter is notorious for grabbing a banana out of the fruit bowl, taking two bites and saying she is full. So the part she doesn't finish goes into the freezer to make these. No waste!
      1. Just made this....delicious! I tried it out for myself first and will make for the girls tomorrow. It almost tastes like fudge...so decadent. :) Thanks!
  3. This was wonderful! Probably one of the most satisfying and creamy desserts I have tried since trying to eat Vegan. I have a long journey ahead of me, but your blog and recipes are helping!!
    1. Yay! I know it's so good! I made one myself today and instead of nut butter, I sprinkled it with vanilla bean. So good!
  4. Love to make this in the summer months, or any time really haha. When I'm craving chocolate I add in a tsp of cocoa powder and 1/2 tsp of vanilla and leave out the nut butter. SO good!
  5. What's best if one likes chocolate and other likes vanilla.? I know make two batches..:), but switch and add what.? Thanks so much.!!
    1. I would do one batch with 1 T of cocoa powder or a handful of chocolate chips, and another batch with just banana and vanilla bean or extract and vanilla milk if you have it.
  6. Can't wait to try this. I am a vegan and miss ice cream so much. I live in a small town that doesn't sell 'milk free' ice cream. This sounds delish!! Thanks for all of your work!!
  7. Can you freeze the finished product? I'd love to make some extra to store for times when I have a sweet craving but no pre-frozen bananas!
  8. I just made this as a "treat" for my 5 year old! I love making her treats that are so super healthy. I added a couple of tablespoons of enjoy life choc chips --- so yummy! Since I don't have a good blender, I used my food processor (sorry, I know you're without yours for a week or so :( ). It worked perfectly!
  9. I just made this for the second time and this time I made it with 1T peanut butter and 1T of your nutella. Me and my son may have eaten the whole bowl! :D
        1. I'm still breastfeeding but when I wean after he turns 1 what kind of milk do u recommend. What does your girls drink. The quinoa beet salad recipe is excellent!
  10. It is true. It is time someone like you has a show about healthy eating and for ones that have diet concerns like gluten intolerance and allergies. Food network has become less about cooking. I can't wait to try this recipe today!!!! Thank you so much!! You are helping to make the lives of so many people much better !!!!
    1. You can it at most health food stores. Or make it yourself. https://mywholefoodlife.com/2013/02/14/homemade-hemp-milk/ Really, any milk will work in this recipe.

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