Banana “ice cream” dairy free with sweet & salty almonds – YUM


Want a super easy, super tasty, quick and healthy dessert or frozen treat? Well then, my friend Gwyneth has come up with another winner with this recipe for a dairy and refined sugar free Banana “ice cream”. (Disclaimer; she is not really my friend, never met her and never likely too).  I was looking for a healthy “ice cream” that was “natural” and not frozen yoghurt either, I have no objection to real ice cream in fact I love it but my motto is “everything in moderation.” As we are currently on school holidays and the sun is shining there is a lot of ice cream action at the moment so wanted something healthier for at home.

I was inspired by the recipe Gwyneth Paltrow has in “It’s All Good” (I reviewed it here, if you are interested) but didn’t have any almond milk so I did without, recipe below. (I used a Thermomix but can be done in a blender).  You will need to have 4 frozen banana’s (to serve 4 – 6) so get some into the freezer now if you haven’t already!



Banana “ice cream” dairy free with sweet & salty almonds – YUM


  • 4 ripe banana's, peeled broken up into quarters and frozen
  • 1/4 C finely chopped roasted almond (still tastes good if your almonds aren't roasted so don't worry)
  • 2 tsp plus 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt or himalyan pink rock salt
  • 1/2 C unsweetened almond milk (I think optional as I did it without and it's still amazing)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Banana will take at least 4 hours to freeze so plan ahead but they can be keep in the freezer for at least a month (I always have a few in there anyway for smoothies or banana bread).
  2. In a small bowl combine the chopped almonds with the 2 tsp maple syrup and the pinch of salt. Set aside.
  3. Put the frozen banana pieces in the Thermomix or blender with the remaining 2 Tbsp of maple syrup and the vanilla extract (if using the almond milk add that too). In the Thermo gradually turn the speed up to 10 over the space of about 7 seconds then blitz for 1 minute. In a blender pulse until the mixture is like soft serve ice cream.
  4. Spoon the "ice cream" into bowls immediately and sprinkle the nut mixture over the top.

This recipe is ALL GOOD, do you have an easy “raw” treat to share?


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