Must Love Bananas is the New Big Kahuna of Vegan Nice Cream

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One of the original nice cream pints is making waves with a total brand shake up. Hakuna Banana is now Must Love Bananas, and we think the new name is pretty fitting. Although their frozen desserts come in several flavors, they are banana-forward. And for the most part, Must Love Bananas is sweetened solely with fruit.

Must Love Bananas Nice Cream Reviews and Information - Healthy Dairy-Free, Vegan, and Paleo Frozen Dessert in Several Popular Ice Cream Flavors.

Must Love Bananas is the New Big Kahuna of Vegan Nice Cream

In addition to rebranding, they’ve tweaked their formula just a little bit. But for the most part, the consumer reviews below for Hakuna Banana carry over to the Must Love Bananas pints (they also make chocolate covered bars!). Be sure to leave your own unbiased rating and review below if you try any of them!

Banilla

Must Love Bananas Nice Cream Reviews and Information - Healthy Dairy-Free, Vegan, and Paleo Frozen Dessert in Several Popular Ice Cream Flavors.Ingredients: bananas, coconut milk (water, coconut milk), dates, vanilla extract, vanilla bean, vegetable gums (guar, acacia), salt. contains coconut.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 140 calories, 3.5g fat, 27g carbs, 3g fiber, 24g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Choco Choco Chip

Please note that they did change up the chocolate chips they source. They used to be organic and coconut sugar-sweetened. They’re now non-organic and sugar-sweetened, but they are still soy-free and made with just three ingredients!

Must Love Bananas Nice Cream Reviews and Information - Healthy Dairy-Free, Vegan, and Paleo Frozen Dessert in Several Popular Ice Cream Flavors.Ingredients: bananas, coconut milk (water, coconut milk), dates, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), vegetables gums (guar, acacia), salt. contains coconut.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 150 calories, 4.5g fat, 28g carbs, 4g fiber, 24g sugars (includes 1g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Cashew Cookie Dough

Must Love Bananas Nice Cream Reviews and Information - Healthy Dairy-Free, Vegan, and Paleo Frozen Dessert in Several Popular Ice Cream Flavors.Ingredients: bananas, coconut milk (water, coconut milk), dates, chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), almond butter, cashews, vanilla extract, vegetables gums (guar, acacia), salt.  contains: coconut, cashews and almonds (tree nuts)

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 170 calories, 6g fat, 29g carbs, 4g fiber, 25g sugars (includes 1g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Peanut Butter Chip

Must Love Bananas Nice Cream Reviews and Information - Healthy Dairy-Free, Vegan, and Paleo Frozen Dessert in Several Popular Ice Cream Flavors.Ingredients: bananas, coconut milk (water, coconut milk), dates, peanuts, chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), vegetables gums (guar, acacia), salt. contains coconut, peanuts.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 150 calories, 6g fat, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, 23g sugars (includes 1g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Allergen Note*

I asked Hakuna Banana about allergen protocols, and they sent the following response:

We are managed on equipment that sometimes processes milk, wheat, tree nuts, eggs, soy, corn, and peanuts, so if your audience has severe allergies, it would be safer for them to not consume our product.

But when I specifically asked again about their cleaning processes, they responded:

Our plant has a strict policy of thoroughly washing before and after each production run of our products!

More Facts on Must Love Bananas Nice Cream

  • Price: $5.99 per pint
  • Availability: Must Love Bananas is launching in Sprouts stores first. It will roll out to Whole Foods and other retailers.
  • Certifications: Must Love Bananas is Non-GMO Verified.
  • Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Must Love Bananas is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. They also state that it is refined sugar-free and corn-free. Select flavors are made without peanuts.*
  • For More Product Information: Visit the Must Love website at must.love.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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What Others Are Saying ...

New choco chips suck

Rated 3 out of 5
May 2, 2021

The original Hakuna Banana chocolate chocolate chip was the best. The choco chips in the new formula are awful.

Lisa Spivey

Hakuna Banana was better

Rated 1 out of 5
March 4, 2021

Disappointing changeover. I loved the Hakuna Banana ChocoChoco Chip, but the Must Love one is not as dark, and the cocoa and chocolate are flavorless and gritty.

Janine

Disappointing

Rated 1 out of 5
February 17, 2021

Tried the chocolate chip flavor and it was inedible. I couldn’t make it past two bites. It tasted like icy, sour banana puree with acidic cocoa. I was really disappointed.

Anne

Needs more flavor. .banana cashew

Rated 2 out of 5
February 8, 2021

Bananas with frozen choco pieces. I added spices and things to mine, but could have done this without buying personally.

Maria

Deliciously different!

Rated 4 out of 5
February 2, 2021

Creamy, not overly sweet and satisfying! I bought the cashew cookie. Loved it.

Barbara

Great healthy alternative

Rated 5 out of 5
September 16, 2020

I was looking for a more low cal alternative to the normal dairy ice creams. Tried the choco chip and found it to be delicious. I love bananas and chocolate combo.

Anna

Just tastes like bananas

Rated 2 out of 5
June 15, 2020

I had the cashew cookie dough: it just tastes like bananas with the occasional chocolate chip. Nice texture, & not a bad flavor, but way below my expectations, based on the flavor name.

Jana

Nice creamy, not ice creamy

Rated 5 out of 5
May 27, 2020

This is a cool product and a great sweet treat. I find it a bit too banana-y, but am so happy to find to it. A smooth and comforting sweet treat. I buy it at Sprouts.👍👍🙏🙏🙏

SuScott

Cashew cooks dough

Rated 5 out of 5
February 1, 2020

Nutty. Almond butter. Cashews. With chewy date bites. Banana and almond butter combo is always killer.

Eric

Terrible

Rated 2 out of 5
January 3, 2020

Not very rich. The cookie dough had none in it. Tasted terrible.

Lori

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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