You’re going to love how easy it is to make this Vegan Coconut Banana Nice Cream recipe! It’s a delicious vegan and dairy-free dessert that you can make with only four ingredients. 

two bowls of ice cream with striped straws and sliced bananas


Vegan banana nice cream is just about the easiest recipe you could ever make. You do need frozen bananas as well as a food processor, but those are the only two requirements.

In other words, you don’t need an ice cream maker or any extra freezing time to make this creamy dessert. 

For this coconut banana version, I just used frozen bananas, coconut cream, dates, and some ground turmeric for extra color and nutrition. Turmeric adds that pop of bright yellow, and it’s anti-inflammatory

nice cream ingredients in a food processor

Recipe Steps

Step One

Simply combine the ingredients into the base of a food processor. Let it run for about 5 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides, if necessary.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Serve the ice cream immediately after you make it. This recipe doesn’t not freeze well to serve later because it freezes very hard.

If you do want to freeze any leftovers, you will have to let them defrost for about 15 minutes at room temperature before serving. 

ingredients blended in a food processor

I served this vegan and paleo-friendly Coconut Banana Ice Cream in parfait glasses with sliced bananas to make them pretty for you.

Did I mention this dessert tastes like a banana cream pie? It’s so sweet and creamy!

two servings of yellow ice cream in parfait glasses

Expert Tips & Substitutions

  • You can use 2 tablespoons of maple syrup instead of the dates, if you prefer.
  • Don’t like bananas? You can use frozen mango chunks instead.
  • This healthy ice cream is best served just after you make it. The ice cream will freeze very hard if you leave it in the freezer longer than a few hours.


Should I freeze the bananas with or without the peel? 

It’s better to let your bananas ripen until they are spotted, and then remove them from the peel. I like to freeze them in zip-top bags in groups of 6 or 8 halved bananas. See my guide on how to freeze bananas.

Can I make banana ice cream in a high-speed blender?

Yes, but it’s much harder to blend and you will have to keep stopping the blender to scrape or tamp down the sides. Trust me, a food processor is the best way to go!

I’m allergic to coconut, can I leave it out?

Yes, absolutely! Feel free to adapt this recipe any way you like.

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ice cream with sliced bananas on top

Vegan Coconut Banana Nice Cream


Vegan Coconut Banana Ice Cream is the easiest frozen dessert you can make! Toss the ingredients in a food processor and it’s ready in minutes.


  • 4 large frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup chilled coconut cream
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 10 dates)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)


  1. Combine the bananas, coconut cream, dates, and turmeric in the bowl of a food processor. Turn the processor on high and let it run for a total of about 5 minutes. It will take this long to make the banana mixture smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve immediately.


  1. This recipe is best served just after you make it. It does not freeze well.
  2. You can use 2 tablespoons of maple syrup instead of the dates, if you prefer.
  3. Don’t like bananas? You can use frozen mango chunks instead. You’ll need about 3 cups.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: Dairy-Free

Keywords: how to make vegan banana ice cream, nice cream recipe, banana ice cream

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