Coconut Banana Ice Cream

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Coconut Banana Ice Cream

January is the month we eat healthy foods so that we get a break from the sugar high and prepare ourselves for the next indulgence. Come mid February our diets are back to normal with cakes and chocolates. How about some ice cream? Fresh homemade ice cream with exciting blends and flavors are a real treat any time of the year, be it warm or cold outside.

Coconut and bananas are ingredients that are easily available year round, even up north here. These flavors help me dream of warmer climate ahead and remind me of a dessert I made recently with coconut milk known as Bubur Cha Cha. Sometimes bananas are added to this dessert although mine was without. Perhaps this Coconut Banana Ice Cream can be the creamier and frozen version of Bubur Cha Cha. ;)

Coconut Banana Ice Cream

This Coconut Banana Ice Cream is quite creamy even though there is coconut milk in the mix. All toppings are optional but highly recommended. Do give it a try.

Coconut Banana Ice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 quart

Coconut Banana Ice Cream


  • 1½ cups (360ml) coconut milk
  • ½ cup (110g) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 medium sized bananas, sliced
  • 1½ cups (360ml) heavy cream
  • Toppings
  • Toasted coconut flakes
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Kahlua or maple syrup


Combine coconut milk and sugar in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Do not cover but stir until sugar dissolves and coconut milk comes to a boil.

Removed from heat. Add vanilla and bananas. Using an immersion blender, puree bananas until smooth.

Blend in cream. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Pour chilled mixture into ice cream maker and churn until desired consistency, about 15 to 20 minutes.

If you prefer a firmer consistency, transfer ice cream to a container and place in freezer for a couple of hours. Serve with desired toppings.


If you do not have an immersion blender, pour coconut mixture and bananas into a blender and blend till smooth.

Coconut Banana Ice Cream

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Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

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41 Responses

  1. Haruna says:

    Yummy! Your icecream makes me think of gelato.

  2. Jeannie says:

    Taste like bubur chacha? I’m sold! Looks wonderful!

  3. Anncoo says:

    Burbur chacha ice cream? Very creative Biren, please share some with me :)

  4. Stella says:

    Nice, Biren! I have to admit that I’ve never been much of an ice cream person. I’d eat this in a second though! A dessert with redeeming health qualities this treat is:-)

  5. Roxan says:

    Haha, in February we are back to our normal sweets eating selves. So true, Biren! This sundae looks SO good… I ate a bunch of ice cream yesterday but could totally go for some more. It’s February, what can I say?

  6. Hooray to sugar! =) This looks so perfectly sweet – perfect treat.

  7. Namitha says:

    That’s irresistible. For me,January or February, I love desserts esp cakes and ice cream ;-)

  8. lequan says:

    Oooh, a coconutty ice cream topped with coconut and finished with Kahlua? Yummy yumm yumms! You had me at coconut, Biren ;-) This looks delicious, and you picked such a perfect and beautiful bowl for this. I wish I had an ice cream maker.

  9. Julie M. says:

    Biren, I don’t think I’ve ever been as tempted by an ice cream flavor as I am by this one. Banana and coconut is right up my alley! And who says you can’t eat ice cream in the winter? I’ll definitely take a scoop of this!

  10. tigerfish says:

    Coco nana sundae! I want some (till I get rid of my cough though)! Cute name for the sundae too.

  11. I would love to come home to this after a long day at work. This looks so wonderful. Especially the toasted coconut topping!

  12. arthi says:

    beautiful presentation and awesome drooling here..

  13. Oh yes, Kahlua for me please :) This looks and sounds so delightful!

  14. Pachecopatty says:

    Banana and coconut together in ice cream, I’ll take two scoops, please and pass a little Kahlua ;-) I don’t care how cold it is outside!

  15. This looks delicious! Any ice cream is always welcome in my house!

  16. When we moved into our new home, the previous owner left an ice cream maker we’ve been having fun with. Banana, coconut and maple sound delicious to me.


  17. I definitely want some kahlua on mine please!! Lovely combination, but you put the idea of yam into my head and I’m now imagining chunks of yam in there too LOL

  18. I LOVE Bubur Cha Cha! I lived in Singapore for awhile which is where I discovered it. Love that you’ve used that as an inspiration for your gorgeous ice cream! Isn’t it funny that hitting a high of 40 can feel like a seasonal shift? We feel that too of late when it gets out of single digits!

    • Biren says:

      Glad to hear that you found bubur cha cha. :) yes, it does feel different but the sad thing is that the temperature will drop again tomorrow. It is wet and messy right nw. Winter is getting old on me.

  19. DongXing says:

    I like this very much, and so would my kids. Ice cream always work a treat in our house, no matter how cold outside!

    • Biren says:

      Ice cream is definitely a treat and my boys love it too. This coco nana ice cream is all gone and I’ll have to try another flavor soon.

  20. Your ice cream with coconut milk and bananas sounds just delightful!

  21. Sommer @ ASP says:

    Biren, I can just tell this would be my new favorite treat! I’m saving this for my next ice cream excursion!

  22. Zoe says:

    Now that you mention this ice cream do sounds like Bo Bo Cha Cha to me… Saw lots of blogger including using coconut cream or milk as ice cream as vegan options…keen to try but afraid that my husband and son might not like it…hmmm…

  23. Oh yes please. Heavy cream and coconut! Looks heavenly! Totally worth diet transgressions. Oh wait, I don’t have a diet. I’d dig right in.

  24. Suchitra says:

    Looks divine Biren! gorgeous step by step pics!

  25. Oh Yum!! Love coconut ice cream. Just like the nuttiness. And you made it better by adding flakes and peanuts. YUMMMOoOOO

  26. Foodiva says:

    Biren, your comment on my site was so sweet and endearing, thank you. I love the tropical flavors of your sundae… It’s definitely a super yummy frozen version of bubur cha cha. My Sundae IIP post will be up soon, come back and have a taste!


  27. Hehe, you are SO right about everyone being on the straight and narrow in January, then back to our usual tricks in Feb ;)

    This looks and sounds like a great recipe, and I love your photos. Those dishes are gorgeous!

  28. Such a yummy coconut ice cream sundae. Love the pretty bowl you served it in, and love the recipe, as well.
    Thanks for sharing, Biren!

  29. Banana and coconut sound like a perfect combo to my palate. I’ll take two scoops please, thank you

  30. Blackswan says:

    Oh, I love ice-cream! Now I’ve to start saving for an ice-cream maker. U’re so talented, Biren!

  31. Shirley says:

    Simple and yummy. Love the coconut milk in it.

  32. ck says:

    The dish looks incredibly yummy and the photos are gorgeous. I have not seen your blog before, and it looks gorgeous, so now I am going to have to have a look around!

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