Dairy-Free Banana Coconut Ice Cream Bites
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Please note that the Prep time is hands-on time only. Allow plenty of time for freezing.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: about 24 bites
  • 4 very ripe, large bananas
  • 1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk, refrigerated (see post above for notes)
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • Juice of ½ lime
  1. Peel and slice the bananas into ½ inch slices. Place them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and freeze until solid, at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  3. Spread the coconut out on a baking sheet, and bake for 2 minutes, stir, and bake for 2 minutes more, or until golden. Watch closely to avoid burning. Let the coconut cool completely.
  4. Place the frozen banana slices in your food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Put the cookie sheet back in the freezer. Add the coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice. Process, scraping the sides down occasionally, until it is the consistency of ice cream, about 1 to 2 minutes. As the bananas slightly thaw the mixture will become less granular.
  5. Take the sheet out of the freezer. Scoop bite sized scoops of the banana coconut ice cream ontot the sheet. Immediately place the sheet back in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Place the toasted coconut into a bowl.
  7. Remove the banana coconut ice cream balls from the freezer (4 at a time) and roll them in the coconut. Put the ice cream balls back in the freezer for another 30 minutes.
  8. Store the banana coconut ice cream bites in an airtight container or freezer bag in the freezer, and enjoy whenever you like!
Rum Option: Jenn sometimes adds a small splash of rum to help keep the banana bites from setting up too firmly. Alcohol doesn't freeze, so it helps to prevent iciness.

Nutrition Note: The nutrition per bite will vary based on the size of the bites. The nutrition listed is for generously sized "bites."
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bite Calories: 70 Fat: 4g Saturated fat: 3.5g Carbohydrates: 9.5g Sugar: 5.8g Sodium: 8mg Fiber: 5.8g Protein: .7g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-banana-coconut-ice-cream-bites