Vegan Bananas Foster Ice Cream with Easy Caramel Sauce


This bananas foster ice cream was a Runner-Up Recipe from the Galaxy Foods Dairy-Free Ice Cream Contest, which we hosted several years ago. The recipe was submitted by Henrie Marie, and today, we’re giving her recipe a big update! It marries the creamy, sweet flavor of banana with dairy-free caramel sauce.

Bananas Foster Coconut Ice Cream Recipe - Dairy-Free, gluten-free, vegan

Special Diet Notes: Bananas Foster Ice Cream

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Vegan Bananas Foster Ice Cream
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The recipe is quick to prepare, but allow for several hours of chilling time! The Prep time includes hands-on time only. Also, make sure to pre-freeze your ice cream maker insert if needed.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Bananas Foster Ice Cream
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 ripe bananas smashed
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub plain dairy-free cream cheese alternative (Henrie Marie used Go Veggie Vegan), room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons rum (optional, but improves the texture and is more authentic)
  • 2 cups dairy-free almond milk or coconut milk beverage
  • Chopped walnuts and sauteed banana slices, for garnish (optional)
Vegan Caramel Sauce
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar or sucanat
  • ¼ cup dairy-free almond milk or coconut milk beverage
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ice Cream
  1. Place the sugar and coconut oil in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat until the sugar is melted, about 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk in the smashed bananas and vegan cream cheese and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat, whisk in the rum, and let the banana mixture cool for about 20 minutes.
  4. Once cooled, thoroughly whisk the cold milk beverage into the banana mixture.
  5. Process the banana mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Pack the ice cream in a freezer-safe container and freeze for about 4 hours, or until solid.
Vegan Caramel Sauce
  1. Mix the sugar and milk beverage in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until the mixture gets thick.
  2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  3. Serve the ice cream topped with the caramel sauce.
Tree Nut-Free Coconut Version: Use coconut rum and optionally sprinkle with unsweetened coconut flakes instead or walnuts. Use the coconut milk beverage, or substitute lite canned coconut milk for the milk beverage for a richer finish.

Caramel Swirl: Rather than serving it on top, you can swirl the caramel sauce into the ice cream when you pack it for freezing.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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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