Nutty Monkey “Ice Cream” (Dairy-Free, Paleo)

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Now that the weather is getting warmer and the dessert treats are getting a little cooler, boy do I have a cool treat for you! Can I tell you how tasty my Nutty Monkey “Ice Cream” recipe is? It’s only made with 3 ingredients – and it’s dairy-free! How is this possible? With a little bit of creativity I tell you.

Instead of a typical ice cream base, this creamy treat is made with frozen bananas blended up in a food processor. I elevated that creaminess with a hit of chocolate chips and diced raw almonds – that is where the Nutty Monkey comes in. Kids and those kids-at-heart will love this and any other who desires a delectable, cool treat on a hot summer evening!

Nutty Monkey “Ice Cream” (Dairy-Free)

The Players

The How-To

1. In a food processor, add your frozen bananas. Process until it turns in a smooth, soft-serve type texture (takes about 1 to 2 minutes).

2. Mix in diced almonds and chocolate chips, and sprinkle some on top as a garnish.

3. Enjoy!

**Note: If you would like a firmer “ice cream”, after you prep the bananas and mix-ins – place into a freezer safe container and put into the freezer for another 1 to 2 hours.

(makes 2 to 3 servings)

Nutty Monkey Ice Cream Dairy Free

For recipes and practical instructions for eating this way (dairy-free and grain-free), I highly recommend the PaleoGrubs Cookbook.

It’s the simplest way to get started, and it includes every kind of recipe you’ll ever need (more than 470 of them!).

(Click here to check out the PaleoGrubs Cookbook.)



  1. says

    I just went dairy-free because of eczema reasons, and I am grieving (I’m a WI girl who puts cheese on everything, after all)! This recipe may take away some of the pain. Looks super easy too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Would be perfect for a Sunday afternoon treat. Anything that has a combination of bananas, almond and chocolate is perfect for me.

  3. Kim says

    I did 5 frozen bannanas in a blender with a can of full fat coconut milk, about a teaspoon of vannila extract, and about 1/3 cups coca powder (unsweetened), blended it really well. It tasted just like a wendys frosty, my whole family had some and it was awesome!!!

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