I went to my first yoga-in-the-park class the other morning.

Have you tried it?  I felt like I got so much more out of the class, being surrounded by nature rather than by four walls.

The sun was shining, the air was fresh, I made friends with a parrot, and afterwards we (the humans, not the parrot) sipped licorice tea that our yoga instructor had made from fennel seeds.

Fennel seeds!  Did you know you could make delicious tea from just one little seed like that?  I’m still in awe and made a couple of tea pots full this afternoon, just so I could marvel again.

Now, tea is one thing but soft serve ice-cream from just one ingredient?  You better believe it, baby!

If you’re a fan of using frozen bananas in your smoothies you already know the gorgeous creamy texture they give.

Now think creamy, healthy, sugar-free, guilt-free, incredibly simple soft-serve ice-cream made from those same humble bananas.

A banana soft serve?  That’s right, banana soft serve ice cream is here and it’s fabulous!  Let’s get to it.

1 Ingredient Ice-Cream! Banana Soft Serve

Rebecca Weller - Vegan Sparkles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 very ripe banana or 2! per person
  • I usually add a dash of pure vanilla essence but this is completely optional
  • That's it!


  • Peel banana, cut it into 'coins' and freeze it.
  • Once frozen, throw the frozen banana 'coins' into your food processor (a blender - even a Vitamix - won't create smooth, creamy soft-serve like a food processor will).
  • Pulse it at first then blend on medium speed.
  • Wait for the magic to happen when it becomes silky smooth soft-serve ice-cream.
  • Remove from food processor and eat immediately, or pop it into a bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes or so if you prefer a harder consistency.
  • Experiment with different flavours and textures by adding vanilla pod seeds, frozen berries, shaved coconut, cacao nibs or powder, crushed nuts, peanut butter, or maple syrup.

banana coins

1 Ingredient Soft Serve Banana Ice-Cream

16 Comments on 1 Ingredient Banana Soft Serve!

  1. Gabby @ the veggie nook
    April 22, 2013 at 12:28 am (11 years ago)

    This is one of my very favourite desserts! I love throwing in some frozen strawberries and almond butter too!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      April 23, 2013 at 11:50 am (11 years ago)

      Ooooh, that sounds scrumptious, Gabby!

  2. LifeOfBun
    April 22, 2013 at 4:16 am (11 years ago)

    Ohhhh yoga in the park sounds wonderful..!! I guess in the city we’d have to do it on a grassy intersection. But hey! Hehe. 😀 The food though, the food I can make. You always make me feel a little more in tune with nature through your recipes.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      April 23, 2013 at 11:51 am (11 years ago)

      Oh what a beautiful compliment, thanks Anouchka! 🙂

  3. Alana
    April 22, 2013 at 5:14 am (11 years ago)

    I LOVE frozen banana ice cream. I often make this dessert. Adding frozen mango to it is also AMAZING! 😉

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      April 23, 2013 at 11:52 am (11 years ago)

      Ooooh, mango! That sounds incredible – a dreamy, sugar-free gelato, I love it! 🙂

  4. Joey
    April 24, 2013 at 5:38 am (11 years ago)

    Nice! I saw a recipe for something similar the other day and put some banana in the freezer just in case. Now I’ve seen this, I know that I need to make some soon! Anything with minimal ingredients has my name all over it!

  5. Annie
    April 25, 2013 at 2:03 am (11 years ago)

    I have yet to try this! So simple, so good!

    • Somer
      May 7, 2013 at 10:09 pm (11 years ago)

      Silly Annie! It’s a vegan basic! 😉

  6. laurasmess
    May 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm (11 years ago)

    Aw yum! I’ve wanted to make this type of ice-cream for ages but I don’t think my little blender is good enough 🙁 I need to invest in a quality one. I get frustrated on a daily basis when my ‘pureed’ foods end up lumpy! Thanks for this recipe though. I’ll try it very soon! xx

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm (11 years ago)

      Naww, boo to the lumpy! It might work with this recipe, though Laura, if you cut the banana into really thin coins? Or if you can borrow a food processor? Sending you lots of positive banana ice-cream vibes! xx

  7. Somer
    May 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm (11 years ago)

    I’ve done this with my food processor and my champion juicer with the solid attachment. So in love with it! I discovered it on Chef AJ’s site. It’s amazing how a regular ol’ frozen banana really does transform and taste just like indulgent creamy ice cream! Your topping it with some goodies makes it look even yummier! xx

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm (11 years ago)

      teehee! I had to Google Chef AJ. Great stuff!
      That humble banana really earns its keep, huh! So versatile! So delish! 🙂 xx

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