Coconut banana ‘ice cream’ recipe

I have several friends who are lactose intolerant, so I thought I’d take a moment to post one of my favorite dessert recipes; banana ‘ice cream!’

I love coconut, but not everyone does. If you don’t have a dairy problem, feel free to swap out the coconut milk for any milk, cream, or half and half you want. I’m sure almond milk works, too.

 

Coconut Banana ‘Ice Cream’

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 bananas (previously sliced into rings and frozen in a zipper bag)
.5 oz unsweetened, shredded coconut (toasted, if desired)
.25 cup coconut milk

Directions

To toast the coconut, heat a dry skillet over medium high heat. Add the coconut shreds and shake and stir until they are lightly toasted. Set in a bowl to cool.

Set aside a few pinches of coconut, and pour the rest of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until it’s creamy.

If necessary, drizzle a tiny bit more ‘milk’ to get to the desired consistency. It will never be totally smooth because of the shredded coconut.

Garnish with a few reserved coconut shreds.

Nutrition: 205 calories, 11g Fat, 29g Carbs, 4g Fiber, 2.5g Protein

 

Pina Colada Banana “Ice Cream”

I know, no bananas in a pina colada. Whatever..

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 bananas (previously sliced into rings and frozen in a zipper bag)
.5 oz unsweetened, shredded coconut
.25 cup pineapple chunks, drained (Use unsweetened, fresh, in juice, etc. Like, don’t use the syrup ones)
.25 cup coconut milk (or less if pineapple is good and juicy)

Directions

Pour first three ingredients, along with half of the coconut milk, in a food processor or blender and blend until it’s creamy. If necessary, drizzle a tiny bit more of the coconut milk to get to the desired consistency.. It will never be totally smooth because of the shredded coconut.

Garnish with a cherry or a wedge of pineapple.

Nutrition: 225 calories, 11g Fat, 34g Carbs, 4.5g Fiber, 2.5g Protein

 

Anything goes

Pretty much anything goes with this basic recipe. Nut butters go great with banana. I’m just saying….

 

Roland