3 Ingredient Roasted Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream

3 Ingredient Roasted Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream #vegan

Of course I would need the most complicated title ever to describe the simplest recipe. In fact, it’s probably more difficult to say the title out loud than it is to make it. It’s that chronic over-sharing thing I do. I just can’t help it.

3 Ingredient Roasted Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream #vegan

So after an amazing cold front, it is officially into the triple digits for the next 5 months or so with very little hope at dipping back down into anything resembling a reasonable temperature, which means I need ice cream. Not want, need. Have I ever told you that ice cream is my favorite dessert? I rarely make it because I have the hardest time getting the right texture when I make it at home, but coconut milk is pretty much the best ingredient on earth, and when you combine that with sweet, roasted banana, you are looking at a pretty sure thing.

3 Ingredient Roasted Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream #vegan

Between the sweetness and creaminess of those two ingredients, I promise you don’t need anything else. You can always add a little pure maple syrup or brown sugar if you prefer something a little sweeter, but believe me when I say that roasting that banana brings out all of it’s rich sweetness, and totally does the trick. You can also add chocolate chips, cinnamon, extra fruit, pretty much any add-ins you’d like. This recipe is more like your base–your starting point, and a great and simple treat for the long summer months coming our way!

3 Ingredient Roasted Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

3 Ingredient Roasted Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Simple, easy, vegan roasted banana coconut milk ice cream with only 3 ingredients.


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 medium bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Place banana slice in a rimmed baking dish and drizzle with coconut oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until soft and syrupy, tossing half way through.
  2. Transfer cooked bananas to a blender, scraping your pan well to include the syrup that cooked out from them. Add coconut milk and blend until combined.
  3. Chill mixture until cooled throughout, about 4 hours up to overnight.
  4. Freeze according to ice cream maker's instructions. Store in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 2 weeks.




  1. says

    Oh man. I am an absolute icecream fiend. Not to mention I love bananas and coconut…your flavour combination could be deadly.
    I never thought of roasting bananas for icecream – I bet it adds an awesome flavour to the finished product. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe!

  2. says

    Beautiful and easy. Love it! I think we;re on the same mindset here with banana and coconut milk ice cream, i’ve got one coming out soon too! But roasted bananas…never thought of that one. I bet they taste so sweet and divine!

  3. Stephanie says

    Thank you for this yummy recipe! I can’t wait to try it. What is the purpose of chilling the ice cream before freezing it? Every website I have been on has said to do the same thing, just curious to know why :-)

  4. Kelly says

    This looks awesome, I have some bananas I need to do something with right now. Question – Sorry if I missed it – but do you put this in an ice cream maker? Or do you blend, cool, then freeze and that’s it? Can’t wait to try this!

  5. says

    I have a bunch of frozen [very very ripe] bananas that I’ve been meaning to make into bread… would those work, and do you think they’d need to be roasted or because of their ripeness be sweet enough on their own? Does roasting them impart a unique flavor, or just bring out the sugars?

    Also, I just picked up a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker ($2.50, thrifted– woo!) and any advice on homemade ice cream in general would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance! :)

    • Ari says

      I think they’ll be fine on their own. In fact, what I would do is blend them in a high-quality blender or food processor (frozen) then transfer to your ice cream maker with the coconut milk and churn it together. It will come out ridiculously thick!

      As far as ice cream advice, I honestly don’t make a lot of it. I’m a soft serve fro yo kinda girl, or I usually just make it with frozen bananas. It’s pretty rare that I make something like this, but I would say my biggest piece of advice is to add either vanilla extract (or like a half shot of alcohol) at the end of churning to keep it from getting hard, and also that full fat ingredients often work better in the homemade stuff. Enjoy your ice cream maker!

  6. says

    Ari, I am going to try this ice cream! On a quest for healthy recipes, in addition to monitoring my son’s ADHD and with the Natural Doctor’s help, she suggested coconut ice cream! It’s great it only takes 3 ingredients cause that’s what we have on hand! Thank You,Amy

  7. Annie says

    Hi Ari

    any chance we could do this ice cream without the machine ?… do you feel like it would be good to eat after the 4 hours in the freezer ?



    • Ari says

      You can try, but I don’t think it will turn out as creamy or soft. The churning process is what helps give it the right texture, but you can absolutely google ways to make ice cream without an ice cream maker and I’m sure you’ll find some good tips! Let me know how it turns out! :)


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