Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Blender Ice Cream is a healthy, vegan, sugar free dessert that can be prepared without an ice cream machine!

I can’t believe I’m about to write this but… it’s snowing outside right now. The end of March has arrived and the temperatures have finally been starting to improve. I even wore my spring jacket for the past few days. Which is why when I looked out the window several hours ago my jaw just about fell on the ground as I saw the white stuff cascading down from the sky. I can’t even remember what I was originally planning to write about. All I can say is… go home, snow. You’re drunk.  

Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Blender Ice Cream is a healthy, vegan, sugar free dessert that can be prepared without an ice cream machine!

Thankfully I can close my eyes, enjoy this amazing blender ice cream and pretend nothing is amiss outside. I am completely obsessed with this dessert and have made it many times recently. I always have all of these ingredients on hand and I’m guessing you might as well. If you’ve never made blender ice cream before, you’re truly missing out. Bananas are the perfect base with their creamy, thick texture and natural sweetness. To amp up that sweetness I’ve caramelized them in coconut oil (unsalted butter will also work if you don’t have coconut oil in the pantry). Almond milk smoothes out the mixture just enough to create a soft serve consistency and peanut butter is included because we all know bananas and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. Feel free to use whichever nut butter you prefer if there’s a peanut allergy in the house.

Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Blender Ice Cream is a healthy, vegan, sugar free dessert that can be prepared without an ice cream machine!

Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Blender Ice Cream
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Serves: 2
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • ¼ cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the bananas, flat side down, and caramelize for several minutes. Use a spatula to flip the bananas and caramelize on the other side as well, keeping a close eye to make sure they don't burn. The bananas may fall apart a bit, which is fine. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool for several minutes.
  2. Scoop the contents of the skillet into a container or plastic bag, making sure to scrape off and include any caramelized bits that are stuck to the pan (those will have tons of flavor). Freeze the bananas.
  3. Chop the frozen caramelized bananas and place in a blender with the peanut butter and almond milk. Puree until very smooth and serve!


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  • Lilli @ Sugar and Cinnamon

    This looks delicious! I make something similar minus the peanut butter but with cinnamon and nutmeg instead :) I’ve got to try this though!

  • Kathryn

    We had snow at the end of March last year – it’s miserable isn’t it? Just when you think Spring is finally here to have it snatched away from you! Love these pictures Jennifer!

  • Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    I don’t have an ice cream maker so I’m loving this recipe. I’ll be trying this real soon. Also, every photo is a work of art as always.

  • Erika

    This is brilliant! That’s crazy that it’s snowing there.. So ready for sunshine and now blender ice cream. :)

  • ashley – baker by nature

    Ice cream… from a blender?! With bananas and peanut butter?! Oh have mercy. I’m so into this!

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    Yum Jen! I am soooooooo making this! I love it!!

  • Liz@Virtually Homemade

    Looks simple and delicious! Pinned.

  • Gina

    Dang! I’ve done the 1 ingredient-frozen bananas in a blender ice cream, but this takes it to a whole ‘nother level. And your photos are fabulous!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    I love banana ice cream. And caramelized bananas is even better, what a great idea!

  • fabiola@notjustbaked

    This is so perfect for a cleanse I was on looking for desserts to satisfy my sweet tooth, which is a must. I pinned it under my cleanse board as a freaking reminder, because I seriously could have done this!

  • Meg @ The Housewife In Training Files

    Caramelized bananas and ice cream sound like the perfect dessert to ring in spring…granted if it is snowing or not!

  • Dana

    I’ve made frozen banana ice cream a gazillion times – I just never thought to caramelize the bananas first! I have several very ripe bananas that are going to see the pan tonight and the blender tomorrow!

    • Debilee

      WOW – So simple and yet such a GREAT idea – why didn’t I think of this!! lol

  • Kitchen Belleicious

    i have heard of this! Not sure where but I have heard of using frozen bananas for ice cream. My boys would have a field day with this. I am so going to be trying it

  • Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence

    Caramelized banana and peanut butter ice cream is music to my ears. This looks so creamy, I can’t wait to give this a try!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    I’ve made so many banana ice creams, but never got mine to set up into such a pretty scoop! I love your additions of coconut oil, milk and peanut butter. This is a must-try!

  • Jaclyn

    This looks and sounds unbelievably delicious! I have to try this!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    how in the world did i miss this post. i looks beyond heavenly and loved it doesnt need ice cream maker.

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    I just recently discovered blender pudding. If you’re a gotta-have-it-right-now kind or person, creating pudding and ice cream in the blender is perfect. This looks amazing! Pinned.

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    This is the absolute BEST way to make blender ice cream!!! Caramelizing bananas in coconut oil? GENIUS! and obviously pb is a necessity!

    and ugh. this winter is neverendingggg

  • Hari Chandana

    Wonderful combination.. thanks for the recipe.. bookmarked!!

  • Lisa L.

    Yum! I want to take it right off of the screen and eat it! :)

  • Jenny @ BAKE

    I can’t believe it snowed! having only just got a blender (well a few months ago now!) I’ve never ice cream from it before, so I cannot wait for warmer weather so I can try this!

  • Lily Sheng

    Ooooh I’m making this tonight! so simple, thanks!

  • Dana

    Your photos are always stunning. Love banana ice cream. Will have to try them carmelized next time.

  • Mryia Williams

    This sounds amazing! I am definitely going to give it a try!

  • Coral Dickinson

    Wish this could be made without banana!

  • Sandy N

    Oh yum! Im going to have to try this. Seems so easy and delicious!

  • Julie@Sweet and Spicy Monkey

    I don’t know how I missed this post either…I’m definitely going to try this!

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    I love this idea. It’s actually a bit of a revelation to me that I can make ice cream out of just frozen bananas, milk & whatever other flavours I like. Peanut butter sounds great, but I’m thinking other ingredients would work too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Nicole | Culinary Cool

    Say what!!?? This looks incredibly tantalizing and I want it in my mouth now!

  • Patricia @ Pops de Milk

    OMG this sounds so good and very healthy! I’m currently not eating any sugar or dairy so this is perfect :D

  • Raj @

    Holy hell. This is what I’m talking about. Can’t wait to try this!

  • Raj @

    Oh, and I LOVE your photos for this recipe!

    • Savory Simple

      Thank you so much!!