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In the vegan blog world, banana soft serve is a favorite among pretty much everyone. One of my favorite bloggers, Gena, claimed this recipe will change your life.

I completely agree.

Banana soft serve is one of the simplest, healthiest desserts you can make for yourself. And its quite tasty too.

There is one ingredient. Any guesses?

Yes. A frozen banana.

There are so many uses for frozen bananas, I highly suggest stocking up on them.  Once you make this recipe you will be glad you did.

Now when you are craving a bowl of ice-cream you can just make some yourself, and not feel bad about it.

One frozen banana will make a small sized single serving. I like to use one and a half. But if you are feeling extra hungry definitely go for 2-3!

If you haven’t heard me say this before, here it is again. I always keep a bunch of bananas in a zip lock freezer bag and store them in the freezer. Once they get overripe (more than a few freckles) I peel them, break them off into chunks, and store them. This way I always have some ready to go when I need one for a smoothie, or some banana soft-serve.

In this recipe I used about 1 and 3/4 of a frozen banana. I just placed the banana chunks into my mini food processor.

Process the bananas for about 1-2 minutes or until they become completely creamy. You may have to stop and stir them around a few times so that you make sure to get any remaining chunks processed. You can even add a splash or two of milk (I used two tiny splashes of So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk)

Scoop your ice cream into a small bowl and there you have it. Banana soft serve.

If you want it to be a sundae – and keep it healthy you can easily make some raw chocolate “syrup” in about one minute.

All you need for chocolate syrup is 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder (or regular cocoa powder), 2 tbsp. agave nectar, and a tiny splash of vanilla extract. Mix together in a small bowl.

And then you have a delicious sundae that will make your non-vegan boyfriend say, “Wow what is that? Can I have a bite?” And after you give him a spoonful he’ll say, “Wow that is actually really good! What is in that?”

It’s not just really good. It’s fabulous. A healthy, completely raw, vegan, sundae. It does’t get much better than that.

You won’t feel an ounce of guilt after you have licked your bowl clean, I promise. 

You can even get creative and change up the flavors of your soft serve:

  • For PB banana- just add a tbsp. or so (to taste) of your favorite nut butter
  • for creamier consistency, you can add a splash or two of non-dairy milk. Coconut milk and almond milk are great choices.
  • vanilla bean or vanilla extract for a vanilla soft serve
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, or other sweet spices
  • a 1/4 tsp. instant coffee powder for cafe soft serve
  • cacao powder for chocolate soft serve
  • coconut butter or extra virgin coconut oil for coconut soft serve
  • this is also great topped with cacao nibs, chia seeds, sprinkles, or coconut whipped cream 🙂

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Favorite brand?

What are your favorite toppings?

What is your favorite dessert?

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