Banana Nice Cream topped with wet walnuts in a small silver bowl
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5 from 3 votes

Banana Nice Cream With Wet Walnuts

Turn your frozen banana nice cream into a special treat with quick and easy, homemade wet walnuts. Refined sugar-free, vegan, gluten-free and oil-free! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
chill/freeze time 2 hrs
Total Time 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana ice cream, wet walnuts
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Lori Rasmussen


For the Ice Cream:

  • 3 large overripe bananas, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen overnight in an airtight container or storage bag
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • splash of plant milk

For the Wet Walnuts:

  • 1/3 cup raw walnut halves and/or pieces
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or a blend of maple and agave)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


Make and freeze the nice cream:

  • Add the bananas, vanilla and a splash of milk to a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • The nice cream will be similar to soft serve at this point. You can eat it as is, or scoop it into a freezer-safe container and freeze it for 2 to 3 hours. This will give you a firmer, scoopable texture.

Make and chill the wet walnuts:

  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat combine the maple syrup, walnuts, vanilla and salt. Stirring, bring the mixture just to a boil, then remove from heat. Pour the wet walnuts into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. *If you need to speed up the cooling process it's also okay to place them in the freezer for a few minutes.

Serving and storage:

  • Top individual servings of banana ice cream with wet walnuts and enjoy! Leftover wet walnuts can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month. If the mixture becomes too hard, just place the container in a warm water bath for several minutes or microwave it for a few seconds to soften the syrup.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 85mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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