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This vegan blueberry banana nice cream is simply bananas and berries, blended into a healthy spin on ice cream!

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Simple pleasures really are the best, right? As time passes, the more I’m satisfied by the simplest of things: a really good cup of coffee. Summer ripe tomatoes with sea salt and thin strands of basil. Convincing our bestie he needed an inflatable pool for summer pool parties. A campfire and shrimp boil with dear friends and good conversation. And making vegan blueberry banana nice cream on a hot summer day. Keep reading for the recipe!

Banana Berry Vegan Ice Cream | A Couple Cooks

Making berry banana nice cream

While Alex and I have a “foodie” side that’s intrigued by complicated techniques and 5-course meals, in truth a simple, stunning food combination is thousands of times better since it’s practical and approachable.

And this blueberry banana nice cream recipe is all of that: painlessly easy but with the perfect ice creamy-y texture and fresh, natural flavor. So many times we find people (including us) just need IDEAS: easy alternatives to the fast and processed foods that have become mainstays in our culture.

So instead of buying ice cream, throw frozen bananas and berries into a blender with coconut milk or yogurt! It’s instant blueberry banana mice cream, perfect for people and kiddos of all diets. It’s just bananas, frozen berries and a little almond milk, blended together into frozen goodness.

It’s a healthier take on ice cream that’s just as fun to eat: that’s why we just call it ice cream anyway! Because it’s such a hit with the littles, it’s one of our top vegan recipes for kids.

About the book: My Darling Lemon Thyme

This recipe is courtesy of the lovely and talented Emma Galloway, from her cookbook My Darling Lemon Thyme. Emma’s a trained chef and was raised vegetarian, and her food is artfully approachable, which we appreciate so much. When her children were young, she became aware of some allergies and made a diet change to gluten-free and mostly dairy-free.

But you’d never know it looking through the book: it’s completely gorgeous and full of family-friendly real food recipe ideas, like this blueberry banana nice cream. Her photography is fantastic, and makes us want to jump on the next plane to New Zealand to visit. We hope you enjoy this recipe, and the book, as much as we did!

A few notes on the blueberry banana nice cream recipe: it took us double the amount of yogurt listed to get this to blend, and even so it involved quite a bit of scraping and pureeing. We also added a bit of maple syrup and a hint of lemon juice to bring out the flavor — but depending on the ripeness of the bananas, yours may not need it. Enjoy!

Get the book: My Darling Lemon Thyme: Recipes from My Real Food Kitchen

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Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, naturally sweet, and refined sugar free.

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Blueberry Banana Nice Cream

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  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This vegan blueberry banana nice cream is simply bananas and berries, blended into a healthy spin on ice cream!


  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into 1-inch rounds
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup coconut milk or natural plain yogurt, plus extra as needed
  • Maple syrup (optional)
  • Lemon juice (optional)


  1. Place banana pieces on a tray in a single layer and freeze overnight.
  2. Just before serving, place the frozen banana slices, frozen berries, and coconut milk or yogurt into a food processor and pulse until starting to break up. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then blend on high until a smooth, creamy ice cream forms. You can add a touch more milk/yogurt to help it process better, but remember that the more liquid you add, the softer the end result will be.
  3. If desired, add a tablespoon of maple syrup and a squeeze of lemon for flavor brightener. Scoop into bowls and serve immediately. The ice cream doesn’t refreeze well, but it’s fast and easy to put together if you have the fruit pre-frozen, so making it fresh shouldn’t be a problem.


Reprinted with permission from My Darling Lemon Thyme: Recipes from My Real Food Kitchen by Emma Galloway

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: American

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Jazinoz says:

    Looks fab!! I want to make it on Sunday for brekky! Can it be kept in the fridge in a sealed container for a couple of days or til next morning? Tx in adv!

    1. Sonja says:

      Hi there! I would make this the morning of if at all possible — that way it keeps the smooth but icy texture. Thanks for asking!

  2. Katie @ Whole Nourishment says:

    Oh yes, it’s all about the simple pleasures. :-) I make a green berry coconut smoothie with similar ingredients so I know this would make an amazing ice cream. I can just about taste the flavors now. We’re visiting family in Austin and it’s so hot we could use this ice cream right about now.

  3. Gaby Dalkin says:

    Such a great summer recipe for cooling off while staying healthy!

  4. Feestzaal says:

    Yummy !! I like Banana Berry Vegan Ice Cream and it is also in my favourite recipe list. You did a great job by sharing this recipe. Do share more such recipes :)

  5. Anne Slankekur says:

    Wow… I will try this over the weekend! It looks delicious and I’m 100% sure that my boyfriend will love it!

  6. Tori//Gringalicious says:

    Delish!!! Such a gorgeously colored and healthy summer treat! Thank you so much for always having great inspiration to share!