Easiest Paleo “Ice Cream”

A 3 ingredient ice cream. You won’t know what hit ya! Anyone can make this and it’s a pretty darn good (and cheap!) switch-a-roo for store bought coconut ice cream or the likes.


  • 3 bananas*
  • 1/2 c coconut milk
  • 1 t vanilla extract


Remove the peels from the bananas and discard. Place the bananas in plastic wrap and stick in the freezer for at least 5 hours. Once they’re hard all the way through, you’re ready to start making the “ice cream.”

Take out your food processor and toss in the frozen bananas, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Blend until everything is smooth. Done!

Either eat immediately or stick it in a covered dish and freeze it. Take the ice cream out of the freezer about 20 minutes before you’re ready to eat. It can get pretty hard in the freezer.

* Make sure the bananas have lots of brown spots on them. Too green and you can taste it. It’s gross.


16 responses to “Easiest Paleo “Ice Cream””

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  2. Kelli Floyd

    Megan, Just made your delicious ice cream! Loved it. I just ate 1/3 of it since I can only have 1 banana at a time, but now I have 3 more servings in the freezer for when I need another sweet treat! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Found your website a couple of weeks ago when I started a 30-day paleo challenge. This site is making it all so much easier. Just tried the ice cream, so much better than ordinary ice cream.

    Keep up the good work and thank you so much!

  4. Megan, just came across your site recently and have been so eager to try all the recipes- I’m still a newbie at the paleo lifestyle. Made this “ice cream” tonight and it is SO easy and dreamy-good!!! THANK YOU and keep posting, I’ll be reading! 🙂

  5. MEGAN. This is better than real ice cream. Seriously. I added cocoa powder and it was amazing. Thank you for this!!

    1. yay! thanks becca!

  6. I just do the bananas and cocoa straight in my Vita-mix. I made it for friends tonight and they could not believe how smooth and creamy it is. Chocolate heaven!

  7. This is the only thing that keeps me sugar free! My husband and I LOVE this ice cream. We add cocoa powder and chopped almonds… delicious! 🙂

    1. this is a favorite recipe of ours too! so glad y’all like it. thanks theresa!

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  9. This sounds delicious. Do you use canned coconut milk or from a carton?

  10. I love this recipe! I added almond butter to it. The one thing that I found that made it easier was to slice the bananas up before you free them, it took my food processor a lot less time to get the mixture the right consistency!

  11. This recipe just made me so happy… I love Paleo except when at night when I need something sweet! I usually just eat frozen bananas but this is soooo good. Too bad my husband and son only left me a bite! Thanks so much!

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  13. gilroygal

    I am one of those unfortunate people who cannot tolerate much dairy. I made this and I was so excited! I have this in the freezer as we speak! It tastes great and I am looking forward to experimenting with cocoa powder as well.

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