For my first ice cream recipe to develop, I have to say, this Maple Banana Cinnanut Vegan Ice Cream is delicious! Maple syrup, bananas, almonds, walnuts and cinnamon combine to make a very “pecans & pralines” flavored ice cream. And it’s vegan, of course! We popped our leftover ice cream into the freezer and then let it thaw and gave it a good stir the second time around. It was just as good as when we first made it!
We have more vegan ice cream recipes for the ice cream maker! You might like this Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream, our Chocolate Chip Vegan Ice Cream, or many of our other desserts, including this lip smacking Vegan Caramel Sauce.
GLUTEN FREE OPTION: To make a gluten free version of this recipe, be sure to use gluten free cinnamon.
|Prep Time||30 minutes|
1 cup servings
- 4 large bananas mashed to make a puree
- 4 cups unsweeted almond milk almond cashew blend is ok, too
- 3/4 cup almonds and walnuts crushed to desired size of pieces
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 4-6 dashes cinnamon or gluten free cinnamon
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas until they're pureed, or leave them chunkier if you prefer. Add all of the nut milk, the nuts, vanilla, maple syrup and cinnamon. Blend well with a fork until everything is combined. Taste the mixture with a spoon and adjust the maple syrup and cinnamon to your liking.
- Slowly pour the mixture into the prepared ice cream maker. Follow your machine's instructions for freezing time. 20 to 25 minutes is typical.
- The ice cream base can also be placed in an airtight lidded container in your freezer, instead of using an ice cream machine. Pour it into a container, put the lid on, and pop it into the freezer. Check on it every 30 minutes or so to scrape the frozen ice cream from around the edges of the container, and stir the entire container contents to mix. In the freezer, it will take 1 - 2 hours to freeze.
- Once done, spoon into cups or bowls. Add your favorite topping or enjoy it as is.
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Sounds great, thanks for sharing! I don’t have an ice cream maker but I think there’s a way to do it in the Vita Mix.
Let me know how it turns out!
This was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
I’m glad you liked it! Next time I make it, I’m going to try it with coconut milk to see if it will have a creamier texture. Let me know if you make any variations.