Banana Split Nice Cream

This rich, dairy-free nice cream is one of our favorite summer treats.

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The base of this “nice” cream — a funny label for ice cream made without dairy or added sugars — is made of frozen bananas and strawberries. Because of the bananas and coconut oil, the texture is extra creamy. If you prefer a nut besides walnuts, we recommend chopped almonds or pistachios!

Health Benefit: In addition to being a rich source of blood pressure–lowering potassium, bananas are a good source of fructooligosaccharides (FOS). FOS is a type of prebiotic that supports digestive health by helping the gut maintain a balance of “friendly” bacteria, or probiotics.



  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, divided
  • 3 cups sliced and frozen bananas
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts + 2 Tbsp. for garnish
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp. plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. dried unsweetened pineapple, chopped


1. In a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt coconut oil. Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa powder and 1 Tbsp. maple syrup. Set aside to cool.

2. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. To a high-powered blender or food processor, add bananas and purée until smooth. Add ¼ cup walnuts and pulse 3 to 4 times to break up. Transfer mixture to baking pan.

3. To blender, add strawberries, milk and remaining 1 tbsp maple syrup. Purée until smooth. Swirl mixture into baking pan. Drizzle in chocolate mixture and swirl to incorporate. Top with pineapple. Chop remaining 2 Tbsp. walnuts and sprinkle on top. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours. If freezing for longer, thaw in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes to soften slightly.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cup
  • Calories 274
  • Carbohydrate Content 38 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 15 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 8 g
  • Sodium Content 17 mg
  • Sugar Content 22 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 1.5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 4.5 g

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