Desserts can be tough on a plant-based diet, but we’ve got you covered. No more going to restaurants and asking if there are any dairy-free options, only to be left sad and disappointed while the rest of your friends satisfy their sweet tooth. This banana split takes a tiny bit of effort, but it will pay off big time after you take your first bite! Chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and whipped cream make this vegan banana split sing in all its guilt-free glory! Enjoy!

Vegan Banana Split!
 
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This recipe requires frozen bananas for your ice cream base, so make sure you plan to freeze a few in advance!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Phase: 3
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 12 frozen large bananas
  • 4 fresh ripe large bananas
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tbsp non-dairy milk (if sauce needs thinning)
  • 1 can unsweetened full fat coconut milk (refrigerated for few hours or overnight)
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice (optional, to taste)
  • chopped nuts
  • coconut flakes
  • berries
  • Additional cocoa powder and/or vegan vanilla protein powder (optional)
Method
  1. To make the chocolate sauce and caramel sauce, simply add the respective ingredients into two separate bowls and stir each until combined and smooth. Makes about 4 servings of each sauce. Store leftovers in fridge for 1 to 2 weeks. Leftover sauces will thicken up in fridge, so allow to warm up on counter for few minutes and then stir before using.
  2. To make the whipped cream, open the chilled can of coconut milk from the bottom with a can opener. Pour out the liquid on top (save it for smoothies!) and scoop out the solid cream underneath into a large mixing bowl. Break up the the big chunks of solid cream into smaller pieces with a fork. Add sweetener of choice (optional) and use a mixer to beat the cream on low for 2-4 minute or until light and fluffy, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Makes about 4 servings of whipped cream. Store leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week. Leftover whipped cream will thicken up in the fridge.
  3. To assemble one banana split, slice one fresh ripe banana in half lengthwise and place both halves side by side, with cut sides facing up, on a plate. Remove frozen bananas from freezer and blend or food process the frozen bananas for about 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. At this point, you can scoop out the banana ice cream as it is or flavor it to your liking. For example, you can add a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder for chocolate ice cream or a tablespoon or two of your favorite vanilla vegan protein powder for vanilla ice cream. Add 3 scoops of banana ice cream onto your split banana base.
  4. Add your toppings. Add a spoonful of whipped cream onto each ice cream scoop, drizzle on the chocolate sauce and/or caramel sauce and add or sprinkle on your additional toppings. Serve immediately as the ice cream melts quickly. Do not freeze or refrigerate leftover ice cream as the texture will change.
 

Cedric Torres

Cedric Torres

Healthy College Student at Stride To Healthy
Cedric is a student at The University of South Florida currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell & Molecular Biology. Upon gradutation, he will be pursuing a career in scientific research with interests in human nutrition and microbiology. He also runs, shoots hoops, and is a proud vegan cook!
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