3-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

3-ingredient strawberry banana ice cream. This vegan “ice cream” recipe is made with frozen bananas, strawberries and a splash of plant-based milk. Enjoy this frozen dessert on its own or top it with shredded coconut, fresh fruits, chocolate or nuts. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free with a nut-free option.

strawberry banana ice cream in a bowl

Looking for a way to cool down this summer? This frozen dessert is quick and easy and requires only 3 ingredients!

We’re currently experiencing record-breaking high temperatures across British Columbia and frozen snacks and desserts are very welcome. Even better if it’s a simple recipe. This dairy-free fruit-based “ice cream” is a classic nutritious snack. All you need is frozen bananas, strawberries and your favorite plant-based milk. This recipes makes for a delicious and simple snack or dessert. It’s also great for breakfast when served with granola, nuts or other smoothie bowl toppings (yes, you could turn this recipe into a smoothie bowl!).

Can I Freeze Leftovers?

Yes! store leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer. It will harden, but it can be eaten as a sort of fruit sorbet. It’s still delicious, though nothing compares to the creamy texture of the freshly prepared “ice cream”.

bananas and strawberries in a food processor
strawberry banana ice cream in a food processor
Notes on the Recipe:
  • You can substitute the strawberries with other frozen fruits. Frozen mangoes, blueberries, raspberries or pineapple are all great options.
  • This recipe is very forgiving. You can add more strawberries and less bananas (or the opposite). Use this recipe as a guide and adjust it to your taste. You can also add a variety of toppings.
  • Try topping the ice cream with shredded coconut, fresh fruit, granola, chocolate or chopped nuts. A drizzle of nut or seed butter could also be delicious.
  • You can use any plant-based milk you love and have on hand. My favorite is full-fat canned coconut milk for a hint of coconut.
  • If your food processor is weak, if will take longer to get a creamy consistency. Just continue going and stop to scrape the sides as needed. You can also add more liquid as needed.

If you’re looking for another fruit-based frozen snack, you can check out my cherry coconut sorbet.

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strawberry banana ice cream in a food processor

3-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

3-ingredient strawberry banana ice cream. This vegan "ice cream" recipe is made with frozen bananas, strawberries and a splash of plant-based milk. Enjoy this frozen dessert on its own or top it with shredded coconut, fresh fruits, chocolate or nuts. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free with a nut-free option.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 2-3 tablespoons high-fat coconut milk, or plant-based milk of choice

Instructions

  • If you don't have frozen bananas, start by slicing 2 bananas and storing them in an airtight container in the freezer overnight or for at least 12 hours.
  • Prepare the recipe: In a food processor, add the frozen bananas and strawberries. Process until the mixture is crumbly. Add the coconut milk, 1 tablespoon at a time and process until the mixture is creamy. Stop to scrape the sides as needed. It might take a few minutes to get a creamy ice cream consistency.
  • Serve immediately by itself or with toppings of choice.

Notes

You can substitute the strawberries with other frozen fruits. Frozen mangoes would work especially well. Blueberries, raspberries or pineapple could work too.
I love to use canned full-fat coconut milk in this recipe to add a delicious rich coconut flavor. You can use any plant-based milk you love and have on hand.
If your food processor is weak, if will take longer to get a creamy consistency. Just continue going and stop to scrape the sides as needed. 
Top your “ice cream” with your favorite toppings. Shredded coconut and fresh fruit pair well with this recipe, but chopped nuts, granola or chocolate are also great options.

If you make this strawberry banana ice cream, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!

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