Banana Bread “Ice Cream” Sandwiches

Remember when you were a kid and sat down with a nice cool ice cream treat on a warm summer day? Yum, nothing better, right?

Or how about when you tried to eat an ice cream cone real fast before it dripped down your arm and you got a killer brain freeze? Ok, maybe that was just me.

Well today I’ve got a cool and delicious non-dairy and gluten-free frozen summer treat that will bring out the kid in you…and you can feel really good about serving it to your own kids!

There is a little honey and some dark chocolate chips in these homemade ice cream sandwiches, but I’ll take that any day over a box of the store-bought ones that are rubbery, stale, and packed with sugar and preservatives! 

I made the 3-1/2” round banana cakes for this sandwich in this whoopie pie panWilton Nonstick 12-Cavity Whoopie Pie Panwe got from (currently under $7). Just remember for this recipe to only fill the wells halfway with the batter!

The cakes will be just the right thickness to sandwich a scoop or so of creamy cinnamon-vanilla dairy-free ice cream between them. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, instead of using the ice cream recipe below, go for my chocolate “peanut butter” ice cream – I’m thinking that one would be really amazing!

These homemade and healthier ice cream sandwiches would be perfect for anything from a backyard barbecue to a kids’ birthday party.

Or, just anytime you’re feeling the heat and want to sneak a practically guilt-free treat from the freezer to cool off.

Both the cake halves and the ice cream for this recipe are really easy to make, and I honestly think everyone – paleo or not – will love them. Give this treat a try!



Banana Bread “Ice Cream” Sandwiches Recipe

Banana Bread “Ice Cream” Sandwiches Recipe


    Vanilla-Cinnamon "Ice Cream" Ingredients
  • 2 cans of ful-fat coconut milk (13.5 oz each)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of raw honey (choose your desired sweetness)
  • Yield
  • Makes about 2 pints
  • Banana Bread Cakes Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs- whisked
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil-melted
  • 1 or 2 tbs raw honey, depending on how ripe your bananas are and how sweet you like it
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life brand mini chocolate chips
  • a whoopie pie pan
  • Yield
  • Makes enough cakes for about 7-8 ice cream sandwiches


    "Dairy-Free Vanilla-Cinnamon "Ice Cream" Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients
  2. Pour mixture into ice cream maker
  3. Churn 20-30 minutes
  4. Freeze until you're ready to assemble the ice cream sandwiches
  5. Banana Bread Cakes Instructions
  6. In a small bowl smash the bananas
  7. Add eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and honey and blend together
  8. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients: almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
  9. Pour wet ingredients into dry mixture and blend well.
  10. Fold in chocolate chips
  11. Pour batter into greased Whoopie pie pan - fill each cavity only 1/2 full
  12. Bake at 350F for about 10-12 minutes
  13. Assembly
  14. Once banana cakes have cooled, create sandwiches with generous scoops of the dairy-free ice cream
  15. Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap, place in a freezer container, and store in freezer until ready to enjoy


9 replies
  1. Joel
    Joel says:

    Silly question, any way around using the ice cream maker. I don’t currently own one. Please let me know at your earliest convenience. Thank you ?

  2. babybodhitree
    babybodhitree says:

    For the banana bread ice cream sandwiches- in the ice cream recipe it says to use “two cans” of coconut milk, what size cans or how many oz of coconut milk? I make my own coconut milk and would need the measurement. Also my market carries two sizes of cans so in case I go store bought I’d need to know. Thanks!! Cant wait to make these!

    • Trina B
      Trina B says:

      The cans are 13.5 oz. I’m so sorry for not including that info in the recipe! I hope you like these cool treats. They were gone in our house in just a few days! :)


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