Vegan MoFo 17: Peanut Butter-Banana “Ice Cream” with Mixed Berry Sauce. Sugar- & Gluten-free.

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream An Unrefined Vegan

This MoFo recipe taught me that the simplest method is almost always the best method. I went through three incarnations of ice cream – two that were too fussy and required ingredients that made me feel guilty, not to mention needing an ice cream maker – before settling on something utterly easy, simple, healthy, and delicious.

You can see my first two attempts below, under the ice cream recipe. Both were delicious, but each failed in their own way. My first version was too icy and the second version, though rich with a gelato-like creaminess, had sunflower oil and pure cane sugar. Guilt. (On the plus side, this second recipe also included a sweet-salty granola, a recipe I’ll be sharing next month.)

To make the vegan version of Number 22 (from Scoop Adventures) on 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter and Jelly I drew inspiration from Leanne Campbell’s companion recipes to the The China Study, The China Study Cookbook. It’s a classic frozen-banana-cum-ice-cream recipe that you can make in minutes as long as you have icy-cold bananas on hand. All I added was peanut butter and instead of using her (outstanding) chocolate sauce, I created a mixed berry sauce sweetened with dates. Feeling no guilt here.

Banana Collage

pb-banana ice cream collage

Speaking of simple, healthy desserts, have you entered to win a copy of Chef Amber Shea’s lush cookbook, Practically Raw Desserts? It’s easy. Go here. You’ll also find her recipe for Dulce de Leche Spooncream…

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
Serves 6
Cool, creamy, and nearly guilt-free vegan "ice cream" made from whole foods. No sugar and no funky ingredients. It really doesn't get much easier than this.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
217 calories
24 g
0 g
12 g
7 g
3 g
131 g
28 g
12 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
131g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217
Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
19%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 28mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 12g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
11%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 bananas, cut into slices and frozen
  2. 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  3. 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, combine the bananas, peanut butter, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract and process until very smooth. You'll need to scrape down the sides several times. It helps to have the bananas cut into thin slices rather than thick chunks.
  2. Spoon the mixture into bowls and top with Mixed Berry Sauce (recipe below).
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calories
217
fat
12g
protein
7g
carbs
24g
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Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream An Unrefined Vegan

Mixed Berry Sauce
Yields 1
I love the combination of cool-hot, sweet-tart. Making this sauce the perfect partner with the Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
181 calories
48 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
352 g
8 g
35 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
352g
Yields
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 8mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 48g
16%
Dietary Fiber 7g
29%
Sugars 35g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
156%
Calcium
6%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 8-ounce bag frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, & strawberries)
  2. 1/4 cup dates, chopped
  3. 1/4-1/2 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer, and stir occasionally for about 20 minutes. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a food processor. Process until very smooth (be careful - it's hot!).
  2. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use or use immediately.
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calories
181
fat
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protein
2g
carbs
48g
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24 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo 17: Peanut Butter-Banana “Ice Cream” with Mixed Berry Sauce. Sugar- & Gluten-free.

  1. katiemorelorchard

    I have a cold at the moment, am vegan, and just started an undergraduate degree in classical singing xD You really have made my day! I can eat ice-cream to soothe my throat without any sugary nastiness or dairy! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

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  2. biggsis

    Oh – this is a fine idea to add some peanut butter in there and top with berry sauce. I thank you, and my family thanks you! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Sophie33

    I also love to make banana ice cream just like that, into my beloved Vitamix & what a neat & tasty idea to add your beloved PB in here! That berry sauce looks so tasty too!
    I made your tasty PB & jelly rolls yesterday & loved them !!! My husband Peter & I had a ball devouring them! I just ate one now! πŸ™‚ xxx

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