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Açaí Ice Cream (No Added Sugar + Dairy Free!)

by Heather

Healthy açaí ice cream that you can easily make at home! All you need are 3 ingredients to make this naturally sweet banana nice cream, made extra special with organic freeze-dried açaí powder. It’s pretty and purple, tastes amazing, and is fun to make and enjoy with kiddos! Watch the how-to video to see how we enjoy this healthy ice cream treat.

Thank you to Perfect Supplements for sponsoring this post.

Healthy Acai Ice Cream

Açaí ice cream

I’ve been making homemade banana nice cream for years now, and I can’t see myself getting sick of it. It’s such a simple, and healthier way to enjoy ice cream at home! And if you’re like me, where traditional dairy-filled ice cream doesn’t leave you feeling great, you’ll notice a huge difference in how you feel after enjoying this ice cream.

All you need for açaí ice cream are frozen bananas, açaí powder, and a little milk. We love serving it with homemade granola for a little crunch, but it’s perfect on its own as well!

Watch the video below for the easy how-to + my thoughts on kids and sugar.

Freeze dried organic Acai powder

Açaí powder

In our recipe today we’re using freeze-dried organic Açaí Powder from Perfect Supplements! I love that it’s easy to store in my pantry, instead of taking up space in my freezer. I can easily add it to açaí ice cream, smoothies, yogurt bowls, or into snack balls.

It adds a beautiful purple color to our soft serve ice cream, along with loads of antioxidants. Açaí is considered a superfood not only because of its antioxidants content, but also because it includes essential vitamins and minerals like iron and calcium, omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9, dietary fiber, and amino acids.

My motto of adding more goodness fits well with açaí!

how to make Acai ice cream

What you’ll need for açaí ice cream

How to make it

  1. Start by freezing your bananas (if not already frozen).  Take 3 ripe bananas, peel, and slice them into 1-2 inch pieces.  Lay the banana pieces on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.  Place in the freezer and allow the banana to fully freeze. The bananas will take about 2 hours to freeze.
  2. When the banana pieces are frozen, it’s time to make açaí ice cream!  Place the frozen banana pieces in a food processor and pulse a few times to begin to break them down.  After that, turn the food processor on and allow it to run for 30-60 seconds, breaking the banana down.  It will look kind of stuck right about then.
  3. Add in the açaí powder and 2 tbsp of milk (up to 3).  Turn the food processor back on, and let it run for 30-60 seconds.  Scrape down the side and break up any chunks that get stuck – we want smooth nice cream!  Continue to process until you are left with smooth, creamy açaí ice cream.  You can use it right away, or place it in a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and freeze to make it a little more solid and scoopable.
  4. Serve and enjoy with homemade granola!
Acai ice cream with granola

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Açaí Ice Cream

Healthy açaí ice cream that you can easily make at home! All you need are 3 ingredients to make this naturally sweet banana nice cream, made extra special with organic freeze-dried açaí powder. It's pretty and purple, tastes amazing, and is fun to make and enjoy with kiddos! Watch the how-to video to see how we enjoy this healthy ice cream treat.
Prep Time5 mins
Freeze Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acai, banana, nice cream
Servings: 3
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by freezing your bananas (if not already frozen).  Take 3 ripe bananas, peel, and slice them into 1-2 inch pieces.  Lay the banana pieces on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.  Place in the freezer and allow the banana to fully freeze. The bananas will take about 2 hours to freeze.
  • When the banana pieces are frozen, it’s time to make açaí ice cream!  Place the frozen banana pieces in a food processor and pulse a few times to begin to break them down.  After that, turn the food processor on and allow it to run for 30-60 seconds, breaking the banana down.  It will look kind of stuck right about then.
  • Add in the açaí powder and 2 tbsp of milk (up to 3).  Turn the food processor back on, and let it run for 30-60 seconds.  Scrape down the side and break up any chunks that get stuck – we want smooth nice cream!  Continue to process until you are left with smooth, creamy açaí ice cream.  You can use it right away, or place it in a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and freeze to make it a little more solid and scoopable.
  • Serve and enjoy with homemade granola!
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Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Acai Ice Cream

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XO

Heather

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