Kelly Brozyna’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fried Banana Ice Cream

Dairy-free ice cream can be a challenge—whether you’re make a batch at home or even picking up a pint at your local supermarket. I don’t know if you’ve tried all those store-bought, dairy-free ones, but they can be really icy, which is disappointing for the gelato lover in me (I am half Italian, after all!).

But creamy, dairy-free ice cream? Now, that’s a real challenge. If you know Kelly Brozyna, aka The Spunky Coconut, like I do, you know she’s the master of any dairy-free foods—from yogurt to yes, ice cream!

 I’m excited to support her new cookbook, DAIRY-FREE ICE CREAM: 75 Recipes Made without Eggs, Gluten, Soy or Refined Sugar and share her recipe for Dairy-Free Fried Banana Ice Cream.

Kelly Brozyna’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fried Banana Ice Cream

Yield: 1 to 1½ quarts


2 tablespoons buttery spread

2 ripe bananas, at room temperature

1/3 cup coconut sugar, finely ground in a spice grinder

One 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk

2 tablespoons water

1 cup almond, cashew or hemp milk

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Big pinch of fine-grain sea salt


  1. Heat a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, then add the buttery spread.
  2. Slice the bananas into ½-inch pieces and lay them flat side down in the pan. Do not disturb for 3 minutes.
  3. Flip the bananas to the other side, and do not disturb them for another 3 minutes.
  4. Put the browned bananas, ground coconut sugar, and coconut milk in a blender.
  5. Wearing an oven mitt, add the water to the frying pan and swirl it around. This releases all the yummy brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add the pan water to the blender, then puree until smooth.
  7. Add the almond, cashew or hemp milk, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and salt. Puree until smooth.
  8. Freeze for about an hour or refrigerate until cold.
  9. Pour into the ice cream machine and churn per the manufacturer's instructions.
  10. Eat right away or freeze until hard for pretty scoops.



  2. Super Yummy! Thanks

  3. That looks yummy, I want that cookbook.

  4. Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Oh this looks good.

  6. This looks so very good.

  7. This looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it!!

  8. Looks delicious! And I just happen to have all the ingredients. Time to break out the ice cream maker. 🙂

  9. My boss has developed a cow milk allergy and has been sad that he can’t have ice cream. I will have to make this for him and then I may get that raise I was hoping for! 😉

  10. Looks delicious! I love dairy free alternatives especially in the hot, humid summer 🙂 Thank you!

  11. I have always loved the idea of ice cream, however eating it leaves me in pain all night. I have been meaning to get this so I can make one of my favorite summer treats without being in pain. It looks delicious!

  12. Brooke Schroeder

    Can’t wait to try these recipes! I’m new to being dairy free and sure do miss ice cream

  13. Can’t WAIT to try this recipe and the others! Thanks for sharing it!!!

  14. Can’t wait to try this!

  15. Wow!

  16. Looking forward to trying this.

  17. Super yummy!

  18. that looks sooooooo good!

  19. Looks delicious!

  20. love all these ingredients !

  21. This give away would rock my family! I have a fifteen year old boy that decided on his own this past November to go gluten free because of headaches is still going strong! What a great gift for him!

  22. Looks yum. Going to try this weekend.

  23. Great giveaway!!

  24. I just screen-shotted your recipe! I have a friend visiting from Honduras for a few days, and I think this will be fun to try out with her! Thanks for sharing!!

  25. YUMMY!
    It looks delicious and easy to make. I’m excited to make it!

  26. Looks awesome! I have been looking for good dairy free ice cream!

  27. Sounds wonderful!

  28. My husband is going to freak out!

  29. We love ice cream!

  30. What is ‘buttery spread’?

  31. Posed going to make this since it’s a great alternative to dairy ice cream. I’m allergic to milk so this would be a great way to still enjoy ice cream, thanks!

  32. Yummy!!! I can’t wait to try this!

  33. Looks fabulous! My grandsons would love this!

  34. Can I use vanilla almond milk? Or does the consistency require original?

  35. I’m gonna try this!!

  36. Ice cream fits the bill for not only summer but year round and this one sounds and looks fabulously delicious!

  37. Looking forward to trying this!

  38. Would very much like to try this recipe.

  39. Looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try it out, need to grab some bananas since the kids just ate the last ones!

  40. If this recipe is any indication of the rest of the ice cream recipes in the cookbook I’m in….this looks so delicious – I can’t wait to try this recipe out and many more.

  41. Just bought myself an icecreammaker. Would love to try this recipe!

  42. Wow! I can’t wait to try this.

  43. I have always loved making banana ice cream, but I’ve ever done it by frying the bananas first! Great idea! I can’t wait to try it.

  44. Looks yummy!

  45. Just got a new ice cream maker! Can’t wait to try this recipe and the rest of them from your new book if I am chosen. Thank you!

  46. Have been wanting to get your book for so long so that I can bring ice cream and cool treats back to those of us who can’t have conventional products, but so that we can still survive in this ruthless gulf coast/louisiana heat!! Either way, so excited to try out this new amazon recipe!!

  47. Looks so delicious!

  48. This sounds delish!! Can’t wait to try it!!

  49. Yummers! Can’t wait to make this tnight!! Thx for giveaway:-) my kids would love this cookbook!

  50. Looks amazing and pretty sure I have everything on hand so I’ll be making this weekend!

  51. I can’t wait to try this! I have been wheat free for over a year and am just now weaning myself off of refined sugar. This should help the process!

  52. I keep trying to master dairy-free ice cream on my own and failing. I would love this book full of creamy heaven!

  53. Love these types of recipes! We’re a very allergic/sensitive family – so always good to discover something yummy that we can all eat and enjoy!

  54. Ice cream is the one treat I miss the most eating Paleo. I pass by an ice cream stand every day on my way home from work and envy the people standing in line. It would be fantastic to make a healthy ice cream.

  55. This book looks amazing. And really want to make the ice cream.

  56. Looks so good!

  57. Would love to be able to make better ice cream. For my dairy, egg & gluten free family. 😉

  58. Smooth, velvety heaven on a spoon! 🙂

  59. As soon as I can have coconut milk again I will be making this. Yum. Thanks for sharing!

  60. Looks so yummy!

  61. This stuff is amazing!

  62. Jenna Rodriguez

    This flavor is insaaaaanne!! I am so excited to make this flavor once I get my ice cream maker!

  63. Looks so yummy!!!

  64. I can’t wait to try it! Yum!

  65. Best icecream ever!!

  66. I can’t wait to try this recipe!…. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  67. Amazingly tasty

  68. I’ve been hearing about this cookbook. I’d love to win it! I love anything made with coconut. Thanks for this giveaway 🙂

  69. Love Kelly’s chocolate ice cream, can’t wait to try the banana! I want this cookbook!

  70. I would LOVE this cookbook… but I need to get myself an ice cream machine!

  71. This sounds awesome! Wish I had an ice cream machine!

  72. Looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

  73. Yum looks amazing. Can’t wait to make it

  74. Looks wonderful; cannot wait to make it!

  75. SOOO good!

  76. Oh my, fried bananas sound delicious! Cannot wait to try making this.

  77. Wow, this recipe looks delicious. I’m seriously going to have to make this soon!

  78. Looks so yummy-now I need to buy an ice cream machine!

  79. So delicious!! Brilliant idea to use caramelized bananas!

  80. Allergy to banana but may try with plantains!

  81. Ashleigh Anderson

    This is sooooooo good.

  82. thanks! awesome recipe!

  83. Awesome recipe, thank you!

  84. Sounds amazing!

  85. That looks delicious!!

  86. Newly vegan and hoping to try every flavor!! Grateful for a book like this!!!

  87. Ilooks yummy, thanks for posting. ‘m looking for a guten free cookbook and I hope the law of attraction works. 🙂

  88. Such a wonderful idea. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  89. looks delicious! big fan of dairy free gelato!

  90. YUM!

  91. Looks good! Definitely going to check that book out!

  92. Looks divine!! My kids are going to love it!!

  93. Looks Amazing!

  94. Awesome!!

  95. Just made this. First time making ice cream snd it was so delicious!

  96. Yummy!! Totally have to get me an ice cream machine now so I can make this!!!

  97. I’ve been looking for a recipe for these tasty treats; I have all the ingredients on hand. I can’t wait until I make them!

  98. This was so truly amazing and both of my girls absolutely loved it as well. 🙂 thanks

  99. Thank you for participating! This cookbook giveaway is now closed and the winner has been selected at random using

    And the winner of is Glenda T! Please email your shipping address to and I’ll mail out your copy!