Vegan Banana Pineapple Ice Cream

*A sweet shout out to our friends at Vegan Mainstream! Thank you for featuring us on this week’s “Weekend Blog Reads”!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Ripe FROZEN Banana per person
  • 1/2 Cup FROZEN Pineapple
  • Soy, Almond or other Milk Alternative (amt TBD by Food processor and servings prepared; approx. 2-3 Tbsp per person)
  • 1/2 Stevia per person or other sweetener* (optional)
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)

 
Preparation:
The ice cream pictured here was actually made in an Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, which we returned since it could not top our other food processor versions (see: Other Two Vegan Ice Cream

Here is the food processor method:
At least 6-8 hours prior to making your ice cream, prep your bananas and pineapple and place in a freezer safe container. Pineapple should be cut into cubes for easy blending and bananas should be peeled.

Just before serving, place all frozen ingredients, plus stevia and vanilla (optional), in your food processor with the sharp blending blade. Cover and pulse until cut into chunks. Slowly add a drizzle of your milk alternative while pulsing the machine. You should only need a few tablespoons per serving in order to get a good frozen texture. The more “milk” you add, the more “soft serve” it will become.

Serve plain or with pistachio pieces or coconut shreds. Nuts or vegan chocolate chips also make a delicious and healthy topping for this vegan dessert!

This special dessert recipe is vegan/vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and egg free! MMMMMM!

*We use Stevia as a sweetener in order to reduce the Glycemic Index and sugar content. Feel free to use your favorite sweetener IF you feel that the natural fruit is not sweet enough. Some alternatives are Maple Syrup, Agave Nectar, Brown Rice Syrup and Honey.

**In order to make this in an ice cream maker, blend all ingredients plus an additional 1/4 cup milk per person in your blender. Chill prior to processing for at least an hour. Add slowly into your IC Maker and process according to directions. (Ours never got to the right texture so we were happier with one less gadget in our home! If yours works, we’re happy you’re chosing a healthy recipe to use in it!)

Bon Appetit!