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Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may notice that I have a variation of banana ice cream 4-5 times a week, minimum. This is a recipe that I make almost every single day because it is easy, delicious, and extremely versatile.

I purchase 40lb boxes of bananas at the wholesale produce market once or twice a month, and since I can’t get through all of the fresh bananas before they spoil, I freeze them when they are ripe and spotty. From this, banana ice cream ensues 🙂Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)

My favorite combo is what I am going to share with you today, cacao banana ice cream. It is raw, vegan, gluten-free, low in fat and something that I never get tired of, or at least not yet, even after 3 years of eating this way.

As for toppings, I always just use what I have in my home. Don’t stress about using particular toppings for this recipe. I encourage you to have fun with it, and design a beautiful and unique bowl of your own. At the bottom of this post, I have included a ton of variations I have made over the last few months, check those out if you want more ideas 🙂

Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan or tweet @sweetsimpleveg and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan, I’d love to see your photos and nice cream designs!

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Cacao Banana Ice Cream (raw, low-fat)

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  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2


Banana Ice Cream

Toppings of choice, such as:


  1. Place bananas and cacao poweder into the food processor and run until smooth and fluffy, scraping the sides down as needed.
  2. Add toppings of choice.


You can also make this in a high speed blender. I have made it successfully with a Vitamix, but you must use a tamper in order for it to work. Just be sure to thaw the bananas for about 10 minutes prior to ease the blending.

Try and use organic wherever possible! 🙂

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Raw Vegan

Here are variations of my recipe from my Instagram!

Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)360Topped with kiwi, cacao nibs and coconut flakes!Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)178Topped with coconut flakes and strawberries. To scoop banana ice cream this way, I scoop the initial soft ice cream it into mounds with an ice cream scooper, place onto a plate and into the freezer for 15 mins. Remove and place into your serving bowl individuallyCacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)266Topped with passion fruit, a jujube, baby kiwi, and strawberries.Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)878Topped with raw chocolate drizzle and berries that were simply warmed over the stove until bubbly.Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)821Topped with raw chocolate buckwheat granola, blueberries, strawberries and raw chocolate drizzle. This was actually also featured in The Huffington Post for their 17 Vegan Instagram Accounts You Should Definitely Be Following 🙂Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)501Topped with pomegranate arils and blueberries.Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)677Added in some acai powder and topped with kiwi, raw mulberries, strawberries and a side of banana.Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)941Made with a few tablespoons of orange juice and topped with dried orange slices.Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)799Topped with a Cocoa Crunch Square Bar and raspberries!Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)797Topped with cacao nibs and blueberries.Cacao Banana Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl (raw, low-fat)376Topped with strawberries, blueberries and coconut flakes + a side of dates.

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