Maple Roasted Banana Ice Cream without Dairy
It's not easy being vegan when it comes to ice cream.
My life often feels like I'm living in a museum.
And lest you think I'm feeling sorry for myself, Dear Reader, think again. I'm not. Really. I've been at this celiac thing awhile now (since December 2001). I vigorously pruned all additional allergens out of my repertoire in 2007. There's not much that rattles me. I roll with the punches and practice my best Lebowski-zen detachment. And food is still linked with pleasure. Most of the time.
Although it took some patience and tweaking.
Tweaking of taste buds, I mean.
Karina's Vegan Maple Roasted Banana Ice Cream Recipe
If you can indulge in moo cow dairy cream, go treat yourself to David's The Perfect Scoop. You'll love it. But if your dairy-free and vegan like moi, try this frozen confection and see if it doesn't make you smile. Just a little. And yes, if you prefer butter and cream, knock yourself out. Sub away. My recipe is adapted (you might say loosely based) on David Lebovitz's recipe.
6 ripe bananas
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons organic coconut oil (this adds fat lacking in most non-dairy milks)
2 tablespoons organic golden brown sugar
1 cup coconut milk, vanilla hemp milk, soy or nut milk
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon rum (may omit)
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Chill the mixture. This is important.
When the banana mixture is good and cold dump it into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions for churning ice cream. This is the ice cream maker I use.
Makes roughly 6 servings.
Your ingredient choices make all the difference- so if you don't care for the taste of hemp milk (or a certain brand of hemp milk) don't use it in a recipe like this. Choose the best tasting vanilla non-dairy milk you can lay your hands on.Coconut milk is fabulous (if coconut floats your boat).
All images & content are copyright protected, all rights reserved. Please do not use our images or content without prior permission. Thank you.