A no churn ice cream that is made in your blender. Simply blend the ingredients and freeze! This ice cream is not only chocolaty and delicious, but it’s free of the top eight allergens, is vegan, and has no refined sugar. BOOM.
This ice cream was a life saver for us last year. Unfortunately, we have an ice cream truck that comes with its music BLARING every.single.night. Why are these things like the Pied Piper?? It drones out the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse song, and it gets stuck in my head like crazy–which makes me hate it even more. It’s super fun for my allergic kid to want it, but not have it, and have that reminder every evening.
I would almost always have a batch of this whipped up in our freezer, and when he’d get down about that darn ice cream truck I’d remind him that we have homemade chocolate ice cream at home! And, perhaps it’s because I felt bad–but I let him eat a lot. And, I didn’t stress too much since there’s no refined sugar in it and heaven knows he needs the calories from the full fat coconut milk (#EOEProblems).
Which–side note–he had his check up and he’s up to the 25th percentile in weight. TWENTY FIFTH! That’s the highest he’s ever been. Considering he was almost off the charts at his diagnosis, and we’ve had to claw and fight for every pound, I about died when the doctor told me. It was a huge jump from last time and I was so grateful and happy.
While making my first batch of the season, last minute I decided to do a Facebook Live video showing how ridiculously easy it was. I felt a little self-conscious as I had only combed my 2nd day hair and was rocking an old t-shirt and leggings–but I didn’t want to wait as I wanted to get that sucker in the freezer. I realized that what I truly want is for my readers to feel connected to me, and I don’t think that’s always possible when all you see are Food Network-styled videos. This was real life–and I’m happy to share our crazy allergic ride with you. If you’d like to see the video, you can click the still image below.
I hope this ice cream helps melt away the upcoming hot summer nights and gives you a delicious treat that you can enjoy all season long!
And, if you’re looking for a dairy-free coconut ice cream be sure to check out my friend’s ice cream recipe site: Ice Cream From Scratch. Or, check out this strawberry ice cream from fellow blogger The Endless Meal.
No Churn Vegan Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream (GF, DF, Egg, Soy, Peanut, Tree nut Free, Top 8 Free)
A no churn ice cream that is made in your blender. Simply blend the ingredients and freeze! This ice cream is not only chocolaty and delicious, but it's free of the top eight allergens, is vegan, and has no refined sugar. BOOM.
- One 14-ounce can full fat coconut cream (found in the Asian isle)
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 16 pitted dates
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup vanilla or plain rice milk
- Pour all ingredients into the blender and blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust if needed.
- Pour into a loaf pan and cover with aluminum foil. Freeze over night for a firm ice cream. Set out for a few minutes to thaw before serving. Will keep for two weeks if in an air tight container. Good luck having it last that long!
Adapted from: Minimalist Baker
Do you think oat, rice or soy milk could work as a substitution for the coconut milk in this recipe since we can’t have nuts or coconut? Thanks.
Hi. Coconut milk has the highest percentage of fat, therefore, it’s the closest to cream. If you use those others milks, I’m sure it will taste fine, but it may not be as creamy. I haven’t tried it with any others, but if I had to choose one, I’d do oat. Good luck!
How many cups are 16 pitted dates?
Hi! I’m sorry but I haven’t ever measured, as I just count them because I buy them whole.
So excited to try this! Do you know of a top 8 free cocoa powder?
Hey Megan (great name!) It depends on what you mean by top eight free cocoa powder. Almost all the brands at my local grocer are top eight free–as in they are just “cocoa” and nothing else. If your allergise are such that you need to call and find out cross-contact or manufacturing practices, I can’t say, as I’ve never called on this product. Always do what you feel is safest for your particular situation. Best of luck!
I love making ice cream this way and your recipe looks just too, too marvelous.
Thanks so much Alisa!
Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet
I could eat this every night!!
Thanks Lauren–we definitely have been!
Gluten Free With Emily
So sounds beyond delicious!!
Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
This looks awesome! And looks easy!
Thanks Lane! It’s crazy-easy. Enjoy!
I have an ice cream maker, but if I forget to put the bowl in the freezer, I can still make ice cream – yay! this sounds so good right now…
You’re a step ahead of me! I’m not even sure where my ice cream maker is at the moment! 🙂
Kaila (GF Life 24/7)
This ice cream sounds amazing and looks so simple to make. It’s so sweet that you try to have this ready when the ice cream truck comes by. I love chocolate covered frozen bananas, so I’m sure this is simply delectable. I’ll have to try it this summer!
Thanks so much Kaila. Let me know after you try it 🙂
I may have licked the screen 😉
Haha! I can’t say I blame ya 🙂
Love how easy this is and that I don’t need an ice cream maker!
Me too. I have an ice cream maker, but I’m too lazy to use it! 🙂 HA!
Can I substitute coconut cream with any other vegan substitute (nut free) can only have almonds .
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
I bet this hits the spot on a hot day! Can’t believe it’s top 8 free!
Yes, I finally feel prepared for the hot days ahead now that this is in my freezer 🙂 Thanks Sharon.