Plant-Based Ice Cream

Also known as “frozen-blended-bananas”.

Following on from our series of posts on plant-based alternatives to non-plant based treats, we thought we’d share something sweet.

It’s not only sweet to taste, it’s also cheap and outrageously easy. It only really uses one ingredient, so to keep our post from just being a one-liner, we’ve thrown some sweet variations in the mix for you to have a play with.

The perfect cream-less ice cream is so cheap and easy it hurts… mostly because it is so delicious that fast consumption and resulting ice cream headaches are inevitable! In its simplest form, all you need is one ingredient: bananas. From there, you can add all sorts of flavours – the world’s your plant-based oyster.

Auckland plant-based eatery’s easy vegan recipes – frozen banana ice cream

All you need to do is slice up a couple of bananas, freeze them, then blend. If you’d like to add a flavour, just pick your mix and throw it in before blending. We’ve listed a couple for inspiration.

  • Chocolate ice cream: add 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder and a few drops of vanilla essence for every two bananas (or to taste).
  • Strawberry ice cream: add ½ cup of frozen strawberries and ½ tsp of vanilla extract for each banana.
  • Peanut butter ice cream: add 2 tbsp peanut butter – chunky or smooth – for every two bananas.

With a bit of ingenuity (which we know Kiwis are good at) almost any treat can be made plant-based. But if you’re still struggling, you can always come visit us at KIND and let us do the plant-based cooking for you.

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