Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream with Hazelnuts

Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream with Hazelnuts

Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream with Hazelnuts

My Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream with Hazelnuts is perfect for a hot summer’s day. We all know it’s hard for vegans to find an ice cream alternative, but this really is the perfect healthy dessert for everyone!

Banana’s are high in potassium and gives you an energy boost when you’re feeling sluggish. This along with the protein rich hazelnuts, gives this ice cream a whole host of nutritional benefits – and it’s completely dairy free!

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First, toast the hazelnuts on a baking tray in the oven at 180c for 10 mins. Let them cool and rub them with a cloth to get the skins off.

Once cool, place the toasted hazelnuts in the food processor and blend well until almost a paste then add the frozen bananas, cacao, sea salt and almond butter. Process until smooth.

If it needs a little bit of liquid to get it churning then add little almond milk, coconut milk or water until it combines.

Serve immediately. I enjoy mine with toasted hazelnuts, berries and coconut flakes, but you can add any toppings you want!


Images: Holly Clark Photography


  • Hayley

    Is it okay to substitute the hazel nuts for a different nut like pecans or almonds?

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Of course, love that you’re mixing it up! Let me know how it taste…I bet pecans would be amazing x

  • Molly Malone

    Hello Madeleine,
    I’m fructose intolerant, so unfortunately I can’t eat most of the desserts because they contain dates etc. How would you make ice cream without fruit?
    Many thanks, love your book!

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hi Molly, I’ll see if I can develop a fructose free ice cream just for you! Watch this space…x

    • Molly Malone

      That would be amazing and life changing! Thank you so much, I hope there’ll be a way… x

  • Amanda Campbell

    Fantastic, loved it, great to have a healthy pud, one to make again X

  • Jo

    I’m not vegan and I’m not even a big fan of ice-cream, but this looks and sounds sooooooo good I’m definitely going to make it!!! Can I ask, how long would it keep in the freezer do you think?

    • Madeleine Shaw

      It would keep for a month probably, but it would go a bit hard so I would recommend eating it straight away x

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