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Pistachio Banana Ice Cream

Spinach and kale in your ice cream? You bet! I promise you won’t even taste the greens in this nutrient-packed frozen treat. They give the ice cream a green hue that complements the pistachios, but the sweet banana flavor is what really shines.

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Pistachio Banana Ice Cream

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 408kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe bananas peeled and broken into chunks
  • 1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • ½ cup loosely packed chopped kale (about 1 large leaf)
  • ½ cup raw shelled pistachios divided use
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender, combine the bananas, coconut milk, spinach, kale, ¼ cup pistachios, honey, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Blend on high until creamy and smooth.
  • Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Chop the remaining ¼ cup pistachios. Stir them into the soft ice cream.
  • Serve immediately for soft-serve style ice cream, or freeze in an airtight container for 3-4 hours to firm up. (Homemade ice cream tastes best when eaten within a few days. Thaw for 10-20 minutes at room temperature before scooping.)

Notes

Technique Tip: If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you can still make this ice cream. Instead of pureeing the ¼ cup raw pistachios directly into the ice cream base, grind them separately in a coffee grinder or small food processor first. Use the ground nuts in place of the whole pistachios.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Banana Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 681mg19%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 57mg6%
Vitamin C 20.6mg25%
Vitamin A 1640IU33%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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