Let’s talk about this Healthy Coconut Strawberry Banana “Ice Cream” shall we! This is so easy to make using frozen Strawberries, Bananas, and some Coconut Milk Powder to keep it Dairy Free.
Honestly this tastes just like Ice Cream but without all the guilt!
I have a habit of freezing my fruit when it starts getting a bit too ripe. I don’t like letting anything go to waste, so I freeze it up and use it for my smoothies in the morning.
One day as I was pulling out some frozen Bananas for my morning smoothie I got to thinking… ‘hey, I bet I could make a healthy dessert using some of this frozen fruit’!
So I added some frozen Bananas, frozen Strawberries, and some Coconut Milk Powder to my food processor to blend up!
Now Coconut Milk Powder is perfect to use for this yummy dessert. I thought about using regular Coconut Milk, but I knew if I did that it would melt the frozen fruit too fast.
I actually found this yummy Coconut Milk Powder online. It’s great because it’s Organic, Non-GMO, and hey it’s a Superfood!
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Now after your food processor has mixed everything up, it will have the consistency of soft serve Ice Cream.
If you want it a little harder, just add it to a freezer container and put it in the freezer for about an hour.
I topped this with some Coconut Flakes for a little more Coconut flavor.
This is simply one of the best healthiest desserts I think I’ve ever made.
Oh and it’s kid approved, or should I say teenager approved! I keep forgetting my son is no longer a kid and is now a teenager.
Anyway, he loves this yummy dessert!
If you try this Healthy Coconut Strawberry Banana “Ice Cream” recipe let me know what you think! Leave a comment below, rate it, share it on social media, or take a picture and tag it #tastefulventure on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you guys come up with. 🙂
Healthy Coconut Strawberry Banana “Ice Cream”
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 6-8 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
- 3 frozen Banana sliced
- 1 cup frozen Strawberries
- 1/2 cup Coconut Milk Powder
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes for garnish
- Add all ingredients to a Food Processor or high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- This will be the consistency of soft serve ice cream, if you want it harder, freeze in a freezer container for an hour before serving.
- Sprinkle with Coconut Flakes
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Is there a substitute for the Coconut Milk Powder that I can use?
Coconut Milk Powder works best for this, however if you’re in a pinch and don’t have any, you could omit this. You would lose out on the Coconut flavor though.
I use frozen fruit all the time for my smoothies & if I make more than a glass full (which happens all the time), then I pour into a container & refreeze it… it’s normally just enough for a late night treat!! Yum!
What do you mean by 3 frozen banana slices?
I pre sliced 3 frozen Bananas and then put them in the freezer. When they are sliced up it’s easier to mix them into the food processor.
Ah. Okies. So three whole bananas ? sliced before adding to blender
That makes a lot more sense than three slices of banana which is what I read. Doh!
I have found my blender won’t blend unless there is liquid to get these moving, so would you then use coconut milk instead?
You could try adding a little at a time, but you may need to re-freeze.
I had skme leftover coconut milk that I used in this recipe. It waz good. I would call it more of a sherbet. It froze well and was equally good gthe second time around.
I’ve been spending too much time looking at dairy-free/vegan “nicecream” recipes, but yours looks like one of the best yet! Definitely going to give it a try 🙂
We are doing dairy-free for our ice cream loving three year old and this recipe is perfect! I can’t wait to try it!
PAQUI BERENGUER ALBERO
Excuse me: 3 bananas or 3 slices?
Sorry for any confusion, 3 Bananas sliced and frozen.
Could I use protein powder instead of coconut milk powder?
Hey Nancy, you could certainly give that a try! Let me know how it turns out.
Could I use coconut extract instead of the coconut milk powder? I want to make this tonight (or super soon) and have a feeling I won’t be able to find coconut milk powder in my super small town! Thanks 🙂
Hey Lindsey, That should work – not sure the ratio to use though. Maybe just add until you like the flavor of it:)
I tried it, I had to throw some flaked coconut in there too because someone in my house used my extract and I didn’t know it so didn’t have much left. I had to add a little almond milk to make it the right consistency but it was SOOOOO good
So glad that worked out for you!! 🙂
I would love to try this SOON!! Have you ever tried to freeze your coconut milk in ice cube trays and use that along with the strawberries and bananas? Makes my mouth water!
Hi Kay, No I haven’t tried freezing Coconut Milk yet. That’s a great idea, I’ll have to give it a try! 🙂
Although it looks delicious, and i’m sure it taste good, keep in mind, Fruits are not as healthy, as they’re made out to be! It is just Sugar, the Vitamins and Minerals you can get elsewhere!
Hey Ole, this is made to be a healthy alternative to regular ice cream, in which it is! If it’s not for you then you don’t have to eat it. 🙂
Sara in your response to Ole I do feel your words a healthy alternative is not correct based on the sugars in fruit the correct term would be non-dairy alternative not healthy alternative. You do realize that someone with diabetes this is not a healthy alternative. Ole was trying to be informative the remark you do not have to eat it I’m sure she’s aware of this (catty remark) was the emoji suppose to soften the remark!
Hey Sue, in my opinion it is a healthy alternative. If someone is diabetic, then they can make the decision on whether or not they can eat this. Hmmm… not sure why you thought my remark was catty? I’m nothing but polite and professional to everyone that stops by to leave a comment. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day! 🙂
Oh my goodness, people really troll around food blogs?! ? Don’t people know how to keep scrolling and go about their day?! In any case, I’m so excited to try this! Healthy, not healthy, sugar, no sugar, I won’t be losing any sleep. This looks delish!! ☺️ <——totally genuine emoji!
Haha, yes I agree Melissa! Let me know how you like it! 🙂
Hi Sue I just wanted to make you aware that while there is a lot of sugar in fruit it is almost completely canceled out due to the fiber in them as well. Fruit is extremely healthy and because of the fiber the sugar in fruit won’t make your blood sugar spike and then drop like a candy bar would.
Fruit is healthy despite the fact that it contains sugars. You should google the Medical Medium. He has great advice and information about the healing properties of fruits and vegetables.
I picked up some coconut milk powder at whole foods. I’m going to try it tomorrow. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Awesome Jen! Let me know how you like it:)
Can I use a blender instead of a food processor?
Hi Pegi, a high speed blender blender should work just fine.
Thank you for the recipe. IMO fruit in moderation is healthy for you. I would much prefer to get my nutrients from whole foods than from a bottle. Healthy doesn’t mean it is good for 100% of the people. Everyone needs to take responsibility for their own health needs.
Hi.. which food processor do you use?
I bought one not too long ago and it doesn’t really work well with frozen fruit 🙁
Or am I supposed to let the fruit thaw out for a bit!
Hi Daniela, I used a Cuisinart DLC 10SY Pro Classic 7 Cup Food Processor it works really great!
Hi Sara! Just tried the healthy “ice cream” tonight! It came out fantastic and I’m not a good cook. Next time I will halve the recipe because I have a 4 cup food processor. I had too much food in it so I had to take some out. Also, I took the cut up fruit out of the freezer and immediately processed it. I had to use extra coconut milk powder and also added coconut milk about 1/4 c because everything was too frozen. It was very delicious though. My husband loved it! Next time, tomorrow night, I will include chunks of stevia sweetened chocolate in the food processor to see how it tastes with chocolate chips.
Thank you for such a simple and foolproof recipe!
Thank you so much Annie for the great review! 🙂
THis looks so good! Does it keep long?
Well it doesn’t usually last long in our house, lol! But if stored in an air tight freezer container it will be good up to a week.
Have you tried other fruits? My husband is allergic to bananas but I want to make this recipe so bad. Any recommendations?
This would work well with any type of fruit:)
When we have tried making ice cream with coconut milk & frozen fruit in our VitaMix leftovers turn really hard & chunky when frozen overnight. Will the powder keep it from doing that?
This sounds really good. I really miss ice cream since I can not tolerate dairy any longer. Looking forward to trying this alternative. Thanks for the recipe.
It’s definitely a great alternative and so yummy! I hope you love it:)
Wow! Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m on an elimination diet (of sorts) and really needed a treat! I used about 1/4 can coconut cream instead of the powder. And topped it with toasted almonds. It is so creamy and delicious! I’ll make this again and again. Many thanks!
So glad you liked it Janet!