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Banana Coconut Ice Cream

Banana Coconut Ice Cream

Serves: 4

Category: Desserts
Author: James Rohrbacher

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It only takes a minute to whip up this light and refreshing coconut ice cream. It’s a perfect way to finish your dinner on a sweet note.

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4 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, divided
3 regular dates or 1 1/2 Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup coconut water
1 teaspoon coconut extract


Puree the bananas, 1/4 cup of the flaked coconut, the dates, coconut water and coconut extract in a high-powered blender until very smooth. Stir in the remaining flaked coconut.

Refrigerate until very cold, then freeze in an ice cream maker. Or just freeze.

Store in freezer, but let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to soften before eating.

Calories 204; Protein 2 g; Carbohydrates 35 g; Sugars 20 g; Total Fat 7.8 g; Saturated Fat 6.7 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 37 mg; Fiber 5.7 g; Beta-Carotene 31 ug; Vitamin C 11 mg; Calcium 18 mg; Iron 0.8 mg; Folate 27 ug; Magnesium 52 mg; Potassium 596 mg; Zinc 0.5 mg; Selenium 3.7 ug

Comments (6):



07/07/2016 08:31 AM

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If you use frozen bananas, it would come out like soft serve. I make "ice cream" like that all the time,


03/22/2017 06:45 PM

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What is coconut water?  How does one make it?



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03/22/2017 07:26 PM

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Coconut water is the liquid that is inside a young coconut.  It is very light in flavour, so if I was making this recipe and didn't have any coconut water, I would substitute water and add more coconut extract.


03/22/2017 07:07 PM

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I make this on occasion and use frozen bananas and almond milk. When the bananas get ripe, I freeze them. Makes delicious ice cream. Thank you for sharing. 


03/23/2017 08:37 AM

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Excelent! Thanks!



04/10/2017 02:35 PM

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Four Stars.  This was good, but after freezing it the ice cream had ice particles, which I do not like.  Next time I will use less coconut water so that I can eat it right away without having to refreeze the bananas.

This comment was last edited on 04/10/2017 02:35 PM


07/27/2018 01:23 PM

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I think using frozen bananas and maybe making ice cubes out of the coconut water would be better. I'll have to try it and get back. It sounds delicious, though!