Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

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I have another fun use for my DIY Pumpkin Spice… Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream!


(You’ve got to try Pumpkin Spice Tofu!)


Here’s the cool thing about this ice cream – it’s actually vegan.  Yup, entirely dairy-free.  It’s based on the infamous Banana Soft Serve and is super simple to make.  All you need is a food processor or a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix).


Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream


Ingredients (for two servings):


  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree, chilled
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (or maple syrup or agave nectar)




  • Before preparing, make sure you’ve sliced and thoroughly frozen the bananas and chilled (not froze) the pumpkin puree.
  • In a food processor, combine the banana, pumpkin puree, and brown sugar until a creamy mixture forms.  This takes about 5 minutes.  Be sure to thoroughly combine so the brown sugar isn’t gritty anymore.
  • Serve immediately.  Or, for thicker ice cream, freeze for an hour before serving. If you want to store overnight or for longer, you’ll need to let it sit out for about 30 minutes before re-blending – this will help you re-achieve that creamy, dreamy texture.


Smash it between two sugar cookies to make a pumpkin ice cream sandwich!


I would offer to share with you but… we already ate it all.  Not a single lick left behind.


Side note – Henry has been doing a lot of cooking with me lately.  He is learning about ingredients, especially the concept that you mix or bake ingredients into things and then they change in appearance.  I served him one of these cookies and he immediately scrunched up his face and shouted, “WHERE DID DA BANILLA GO?” (Where did the vanilla go?”).  When I told him it was baked in, he said, “Ooooh, I see da banilla. It’s in cookie crack.”  Hahaha.


Happy munching!



  • Chelsea@TableForOne September 17, 2014, 11:58 am

    Two of my favorite things- banana ice cream and pumpkin! This looks delicious. I am definitely going to have to add this to my pumpkin collection. Also, I love that Henry is cooking with you. It is always so fun to experience things like that with kids. They can really change your perspective on such simple things. How fun!

  • Amanda @ Slimplify Life September 17, 2014, 12:29 pm

    I love how few ingredients there are and that this is Vegan! I will definitely be giving this a try!!

  • Lauren September 17, 2014, 1:15 pm

    I love the orange sprinkles on top- because it’s not orange enough already! 🙂

  • Audrina @ Mindfully Audrina September 17, 2014, 1:45 pm

    This looks very simple and super delicious! I love that this is vegan and fitting for the season. Thanks for the recipe!


  • Sam September 17, 2014, 2:10 pm

    I can’t wait to make this! It’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” kind of recipes… simple, yet genius!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed September 17, 2014, 2:40 pm

    Frozen bananas are the best faux ice cream base! This sounds super yummy and I love that it’s so simple.

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork September 17, 2014, 2:55 pm

    I am all about the pumpkin right now! Pumpkin overnight oats for breakfast last night, pumpkin buckwheat pancakes for dinner, pumpkin yogurt parfait for breakfast this morning (can you tell I needed to get through some pumpkin in the fridge?). Definitely going to try this next! Thanks for sharing!

  • Joy September 17, 2014, 3:15 pm

    Oh my!! Must make ASAP

  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors September 17, 2014, 4:04 pm

    Oh yum. I love banana ice cream because you can make it when a craving hits. Considering all my cravings are either pumpkin or apple right now, I think this would be an amazing sweet treat! Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura September 17, 2014, 5:56 pm

    I will definitely try this!

    Also, if Henry is enjoying cooking. National Chemistry Week is the week of October 20th. This year’s theme is candy. There is a lot of fun stuff for all ages on the ACS (American Chemical Society) website.

  • Sara September 18, 2014, 2:46 pm

    I always forget to use my blender and I always forget about freezing bananas. My toddler would love things like this! Thank you!

  • Emily @ Tips on Healthy Living September 21, 2014, 8:02 pm

    Pumpkin season is officially here–love love love this ice cream idea!

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