Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

4.80 from 10 votes

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Surprisingly creamy and smooth, this strawberry banana ice cream is a delicious dairy-free treat with just 2 ingredients.


2013 is the year I made my first batch of banana ice cream, or nice cream, as some say. OMG, in 2013!!! Like 8 years ago! Whoa, where did the time go?!

Since then I got married and had two babies with absolutely crazy sweet tooth, just like their mama! Couple of years ago, Grant at 3 was in a habit of having an ice cream break after his nap. Obviously, it was becoming a very unhealthy habit, but instead of saying ‘no’ to his favorite time of the day, we made this delicious frozen treat together and had so much fun.

He absolutely enjoyed his bowl of ice cream and I was happy he wasn’t consuming a ton of processed sugar every day.

Why you’ll love this recipe:

There’s a lot to love about this frozen treat, but here’re the highlights:

  • Unbelievably creamy texture
  • No overly banana flavor (thanks to sweet strawberries!)
  • Only 2 ingredients required!

Ingredient Notes:

  • Bananas – Make sure to freeze really ripe bananas with black spots. They’re much sweeter when ripe. Peel and slice the banana before freezing.
  • Strawberries – I use a bag of frozen strawberries from the store, but you can always freeze fresh strawberries too.


I usually don’t measure the ingredients, but keep in mind different ratios will yield different results.

  • More bananas make creamier ice cream.
  • More strawberries yield more like sorbet, which is super refreshing!

How to make this nice cream:

Making this ice cream is magical and so easy!

  1. Simply place frozen strawberries and bananas in a food processor and watch the magic happen!


Be patient as the fruits will go through different stages. From chunky to crumbly to creamy.

Give it quick stir a few times to help the fruit chunks to move around.


What equipment I need to make banana ice cream?

As for equipment you don’t need an ice cream maker. But you do need a good food processor! I use my 14-cup Cuisinart food processor (our wedding gift!)

Can I use blender to make this nice cream?

If you have high-powered blender, like Vitamix, it may work, but regular blender won’t cut it.

Do I need to sweetener in this recipe?

If you’re using super ripe banana, which is what you should be using for best result, you won’t need any additional sweetener. Besides, strawberries also add nice sweetness to the ice cream!

Hope you’ll love this creamy and healthy treat. 🙂

Watch How to Make This Below!
4.80 from 10 votes

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Surprisingly creamy and smooth, this banana strawberry ice cream is a healthy and dairy-free treat with just 2 ingredients. Eat it for breakfast, if you want to, guilt-free!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 bananas sliced and frozen Note 1
  • 8-10 frozen strawberries Note 2
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract optional


  • Place frozen bananas and strawberries in a food processor.
  • Process for 4-5 minutes, or until nice and creamy. It'll take a few minutes to get to creamy consistency, so be patient.
  • Stir in pure vanilla extract, if desired.
  • Serve it right away as soft serve ice cream, or freeze it in an airtight container for couple hours to firm up. If frozen hard, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes.

Tips & Notes

Note 1: Make sure to freeze really ripe bananas with black spots. They’re much sweeter when ripe. Peel and slice the bananas before freezing.
Note 2: I use a bag of frozen strawberries from the store, but you can always freeze fresh strawberries too.
Note 3: Play around with different ratios.
– More bananas make creamier ice cream.
– More strawberries yield more like sorbet, which is super refreshing!


Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 68kcal
Carbohydrates: 16.5g
Protein: 0.9g
Fat: 0.3g
Sugar: 9.2g
Sodium: 1.1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

This recipe was originally published on April 19, 2013.

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  1. 5 stars
    Yes! This came out perfectly smooth and creamy despite no dairy. I’m always trying to find fun and yummy yet healthy treats for my grandkids so this fit the bill perfectly . Thank you!

    1. Yay, so happy you tried and loved it!! My kids absolutely love it too. Thank you for your feedback, Cherith!

  2. 5 stars
    I found this recipe through pinterest and DEAR LORD, I’m in heaven. Perfect for hot summer days and sweet tooth cravings. And the best part is that the recipe is SO simple to make and takes only 5 minutes! – you have no excuse but to try it out.. 😉

  3. 5 stars
    I made this but added about a 1/8 of a cup sugar and a tiny bit more vanilla.  Very tasty!  I’m sure that it’s very yummy and satisfying without the sugar, too. 

  4. 5 stars
    I made this with and without frozen bananas. I also added some light cool whip. Kept it from freezing so hard.

    1. Yay, so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Joan! Thank you for your feedback and your modifications! 🙂

  5. Does it matter if it isn’t a ripe banana? Have a few brown ones frozen that I set aside for banana bread but thought I’d try this for something different

    1. Hi, Anne. I like to use ripe and frozen bananas for this one, because ripe bananas are sweeter. Did you freeze unripe bananas?

    1. Hi, Flarrow! You’ll have to use frozen fruits to get the creamy texture. Fresh fruits won’t work, as you’ll just get fruit puree.

  6. Hi.. Looks like a amazing receipe. Was looking for something that can be made without the ice cream machine .. Definetely going to try this one. Just want to confirm, bananas used are peeled?

  7. Is it okay to use another fruit like perhaps frozen blueberries or something along those lines instead of strawberries? I’m allergic to strawberries 🙁

    1. I don’t see why you could not, Max. Give it a try, it should be fine. And let me know how it turned out. 🙂

    1. Oh wow, what was I thinking?! Haha… Thank you so much for pointing it out to me. I really appreciate it. I just corrected it. 🙂