How To Make Banana Ice Cream Without Blender


How to make banana ice cream without blender seems like one of the crazy questions, right? Not at all! Blender is designed to puree food and drinks. But with a little effort and creativity, you can make ice cream, juices and so much other scrumptious stuff without using a blender.

Today I’m going to be telling you how to make banana ice cream without a blender. This is good news, because some people may have trouble getting one that works.

Quick banana ice cream

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:5 mins
    • Plus freezing
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A no-churn ice cream that’s low-fat, superhealthy and counts as one of your five-a-day

  • Freezable
low insalt0.04g


  • 4 ripe bananas , cut into chunks
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • 2 tbsp ready-made toffee or chocolate sauce


  • STEP 1Pop the banana chunks on a flat tray and cover well. Freeze for at least 1 hr, or until frozen through. When ready to eat throw the banana into a food processor and whizz until smooth with enough of the milk to achieve a creamy texture. Scoop into 4 bowls or glasses, then top with the sauce and nuts.

How to Make Banana Ice Cream

Bananas are a great snack. They can be transformed into a delightful dessert if you use them in ice cream. Whether you make the easy, non dairy, or full flavored kind, everyone will love your tasty banana ice cream.


One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

  • 4-5 ripe bananas

Non Dairy Banana Ice Cream

  • 4 bananas
  • 1/4 cup soy, almond, or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Banana Ice Cream

  • 4 cups half and half
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (4-5) ripe bananas

Method1Making One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

  1. 1Peel the bananas. Make sure you have ripe bananas. They should have a few brown spots on the peels. Once you have the ripe bananas, peel them and set them aside.
  2. 2Freeze the bananas. Take out 1-2 freezer safe plastic zipper bags. Place your bananas evenly in the bags. Freeze the bananas overnight.
    • The bananas will be solid once they are frozen completely.
  3. 3Process the bananas. Once they are completely frozen, take the bananas out of the freezer and bags. Lay them on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut the banana into small pieces. Throw the pieces into a food processor. Pulse the bananas for 45-60 seconds. The bananas should be smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and enjoy!
    • Don’t over pulse the banana mixture. If you pulse it for too long, the friction from the blades will start to melt the banana.
  4. 4Add extra ingredients. Although this ice cream is fantastic on its own, you can add extra ingredients to this mixture and process the banana mixture for a few additional seconds to make an even more amazing dessert. Add a few drops of peppermint oil or extract and a handful of chocolate chips for mint chocolate chip ice cream. For cherry vanilla ice cream, add a few frozen cherries and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Add a tablespoon or two cocoa powder and nuts for a chocolaty, nutty ice cream.
    • The banana takes on other flavors really well. Once you add a few ingredients, the other flavors take over and the banana becomes a background flavor.


Chocolate banana ice cream is a simple blender ice cream made primarily with a frozen banana! Smooth, creamy, and with the same texture as real ice cream, you only need 3 healthy ingredients to whip this up!

When it comes to frozen banana recipes, we love a creamy banana smoothieprotein ice cream, and this delicious chocolate and banana ice cream

chocolate banana ice cream

I’m going to tell you a secret.

I purposely hoard plenty of bananas, purely for the intention of freezing them to use for banana ice cream. When it comes to desserts, ice cream is the top of my list. Knowing full well that eating ice cream every day isn’t the most nutritious, I’ve found the most incredible substitute that not only tastes like actual ice cream but is secretly good for you!

What is nice cream or banana ice cream? 

For those who don’t know what banana ice cream is, it is simply blending up frozen bananas until a soft serve or ‘ice-cream’ like texture remains.

While it doesn’t really replace frozen yogurt or ice cream, its a naturally sweetened and healthier alternative, with a similar texture. The beauty of ice cream made with frozen bananas is that it can be flavored or changed up in a myriad of ways! My favorite is to give it a chocolate and peanut butter flavor, and have a healthy and delicious chocolate banana ice cream.

Bonus? It’s completely vegan, gluten free AND paleo friendly!

chocolate banana ice cream

How do you make chocolate banana ice cream

This blender ice cream is so simple to make! What I love about it is you choose your preferred texture! You can enjoy this ice cream either as a soft serve or in a bowl, like hard scoop ice cream. 

The Ingredients

  • Frozen bananas– You must use frozen bananas, otherwise you will be left with a smoothie. I recommend chopping up your frozen bananas to cut down on the blending time and for easier blending. 
  • Cocoa powder– Use a good quality cocoa powder, to really bring out the chocolate flavor. To really hide the banana flavor, I recommend using dark cocoa powder
  • Peanut butter– Smooth and creamy peanut butter, with no added sugar or salt. Any nut or seed butter will work, like almond butter or sunflower seed butter. 

The Instructions

Start by adding your frozen banana into a high speed blender, followed by your cocoa powder and peanut butter. Blend very well, until thick and smooth. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy immediately, or freeze to enjoy later. 

banana ice cream

Does this taste like banana? 

Whether you are a banana fan or not, one thing is certain- the banana flavor can be extremely overpowering. This is no different when it comes to banana ice cream or soft serve.

However, as this recipe uses both cocoa powder and peanut butter, two strong flavors in their own rights, this ice cream doesn’t taste like banana at all. In fact, if you are worried that it might be too overpowering, go heavily handed on the cocoa powder. 

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