One-Ingredient Banana Soft Serve

One-Ingredient Banana Soft Serve

I’m thrilled to share my latest creation—an ebook all about vegan desserts! Our Plant-Based on a Budget Desserts cookbook is packed with 10 deliciously dairy-free, egg-free, and animal-friendly recipes that will satisfy your sweet cravings with cupcakes, brownies, cobbler, and beyond. 

Today we’re sharing one of the most magical dessert recipes on the planet. It’s by no means a unique recipe—rather it’s one that every human being should know and love. Sadly, many people I know have never tried it! So, here it is for all to try and enjoy!

It’s made with a single ingredient, tastes like ice cream, and is actually healthy. That’s right, you can dig in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even as a late night snack without the guilt. It’s Banana Soft Serve. And the recipe (or directions, rather) is below. Enjoy!

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Banana Soft Serve

  • Author: Michelle Cehn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Have fun with this. Get creative with mix-ins like peanut butter, cocoa powder, or frozen fruit. If you have the goods, you can even make this into a full sundae with vegan chocolate sauce, peanuts, coconut whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top. Go wild!


  • 2 ripe, spotty bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen

Optional add-ins

  • cocoa powder
  • peanut butter
  • fresh or frozen fruit


  1. Advance Prep: Allow bananas to ripen and get spotty, and then peel, chop, and freeze them.
  2. In a food processor or high-powered blender, add the frozen chopped bananas. You’ll need at least two bananas for this to work. You may be fighting your appliance in the beginning, but keep going—it will be worthwhile! Pulse or blend until you have a thick, creamy ice cream. Scoop into a bowl or ice cream cone, garnish with your favorite toppings, and enjoy immediately.


  • Don’t have a food processor or Vitamix blender? A regular blender will do the job, with some extra effort. You’ll most likely need to add a few splashes of soymilk to get things moving. Add one tablespoon of soymilk at a time so you’re not adding more than you need. The more milk you add, the thinner the ice cream will be.

Keywords: banana, dairy-free, nice cream, vegan ice cream, vegan soft serve


If you’re hungry for more delicious vegan dessert recipes, you can find lots here on World of Vegan as well as in my new e-cookbook, Plant Based on A Budget Desserts. Cheers!

More Banana-Based Treats:

Banana nice cream recipe and photos by Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto. Recipe and photographs copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved. Article edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article contains an affiliate link which helps support our work at World of Vegan.

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  1. Amanda · Edit

    This is the easiest dessert to make, ever! So good and economical!

  2. The best best best dessert! We eat this ALL the time. I most often make it in my food processor because I find that easier than the blender—even with a high powered vitamix with a tamper.

  3. Marie H. · Edit

    Delicious and healthy at the same time? This is really a dream dessert and I love that you can add different flavorings and toppings. Never boring and always so good! I keep frozen bananas in my freezer at all times – yum!

  4. Janaye · Edit

    Banana Nice cream!!!! for the Win! It’s the best sweet tooth craving fix

  5. Beatriz Buono-Core · Edit

    Banana nicecream is the best sweet treat! I like adding some cacao powder and peanut butter to mine 🙂

  6. Andrea · Edit

    I loveeee nice cream! I’ve got frozen bananas in the fridge ready to go for this one!!


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