Wondering how to satisfy a sweet tooth without overdoing it with a row of Oreos? If you have a blender and a few ripe bananas lying around, then this gem of a recipe will give your sweet tooth a run for its money. Vanilla Chai Cinnamon Nice Cream – it’s dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free.  So, what’s left?  Flavor, my friends.  So. Much. Flavor.  In addition to some impressive nutrients: Dietary fiber, potassium, and copper.  



vegan, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free

Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull inspired by Lighter Culture

Yields 2 servings


  • 2 large ripe bananas, frozen* (peeled and broken into chunks prior to freezing)
  • 1 medjool date, pitted
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract (or vanilla bean)
  • ¼ cup plant milk*
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. cardamom
  • pinch of ground ginger


  • In a high-powered blender, combine ingredients and blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Pour into serving bowls, top with a dusting of cinnamon and enjoy!


  • Be prepared for nice cream in a pinch and have a bag of frozen banana chunks on hand. Use ripe bananas (with spots on the skin), peel, break into large chunks, put in a freezer bag and freeze.
  • Depending on your blender power, you may not need any plant milk to reach the creamy nice cream consistency.  Add plant milk to thin or omit plant milk to keep thick.

Thrive on,

Coach Jentry