Lactose-intolerant? You can still enjoy homemade ice cream made from fresh ingredients and no artificial flavors. What a treat!
When I did the Whole30 for the second time this spring, I discovered I was lactose-intolerant. What I thought was a caffeine addiction turned out to be dairy-related. After eating ice cream a few times and getting really sick for a few weeks, I realized I couldn’t eat dairy anymore.
Even though I eat less sugar these days thanks to the Whole30, I still like the occasional treat. Coconut Milk Ice Cream isn’t exactly a treat since there’s no sugar in my recipe, though it’s not something I will eat every day. In fact, I couldn’t eat it every day since my kids love my ice cream.
This Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream recipe is the product of a simple experiment. After cruising through ice cream recipes on Pinterest, I noticed a few that mentioned only one ingredient – bananas. Since I had ripe bananas on hand, I decided to combine bananas with coconut milk to get a creamy ice cream flavor. It worked! Even better, the kids were clamoring to have more after I gave them a sample.
Making Your Own Ice Cream at Home is Easy Peasy
Gone are the days of the hand-cranked ice cream maker, unless you really want to go that route. Me, I embrace technology with my Blendtec blender and my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.
When I ran the recipe through the Blendtec, I used the Smoothie setting which incorporates air into the batter. Even though bananas are already soft, I sliced the bananas up before I started. Make sure you work quickly since bananas turn brown when exposed to the air.
After you’ve tried this recipe, come up with your own combinations. My 9 year old suggested adding in strawberries. I’ve also tried banana, mango, and coconut milk for a tropical flavor. I’d love to try a chocolate version, though I don’t think I want a banana flavor in that recipe. The sky is the limit when it comes to flavor combinations.
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Puree the bananas and coconut milk in a blender.
- Put into an ice cream maker and run for 20 minutes.
- Put into a glass container and freeze until it reaches your preferred consistency.
Ice Cream Making Supplies
|Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk, 13.5-oz. Cans (Count of 12)||Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop Ice Cream Tub – Strawberry Sorbet|
|Cuisinart ICE-RFB 1-1/2-Quart Additional Freezer Bowl, Fits ICE-20/21 Ice Cream Maker||Paleo Frozen Desserts: 35 Delicious Homemade Dairy Free, Gluten Free Paleo Frozen Treats|
|Blendtec Designer Series Blender, WildSide Jar – Black||Features:
|Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, White||Features: