Rainbow Banana Ice Cream

Rainbow Banana Ice Cream

My kids never tire of banana ice cream. Which is good. Banana Ice Cream is easy and versatile. And I have a huge crush on recipes that are easy and versatile.

Easy Rainbow Banana Ice Cream | Don't Panic Mom

I also love that I don’t have to turn on my oven for this dessert.

Easy Rainbow Banana Ice Cream | Don't Panic Mom

Here is my beloved food processor. I seriously put this baby to work!

For your rainbow ice cream, simply combine one frozen banana to one cup of colorful frozen fruit or a handful of fresh spinach.

Easy Rainbow Banana Ice Cream | Don't Panic Mom

My new favorite is the mango. It’s the lovely orange hue above.

Easy Rainbow Banana Ice Cream | Don't Panic Mom

During the day my preschoolers devoured dainty scoops of each color.

Easy Rainbow Banana Ice Cream | Don't Panic Mom

For the after school crowd, I simply layered the colors in a glass, topped with a strawberry, and covered with plastic wrap in the freezer.

Easy Rainbow Banana Ice Cream | Don't Panic Mom

They thawed beautifully and everyone loved guessing which fruit made each color. Success!

Rainbow Banana Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Approx. 1.5 Cups of each color

Rainbow Banana Ice Cream

A perfect healthy treat for a Saint Patrick's Day celebration or just because. Try different fruits to make different hues.


  • 5 Frozen Bananas
  • Red: 1 Cup Strawberries, Frozen
  • Orange: 1 Cup Mango dices, Frozen
  • Yellow: 1 Cup Pineapple, Frozen
  • Green: 1 Handful Spinach, Raw
  • Purple: 1 Cup Blueberries, Frozen
  • Toppings: Whipped Cream or fresh fruit


  • Have all of your ingredients measured and on a large cutting board so you can work quickly. Combine one frozen banana with the strawberries and blend until creamy. You may need to scrape down the sides once. When it looks uniformly smooth, transfer into a bowl. Rinse out the bowl of your food processor and work through each of the colors.
  • Immediately invite your crew to sample and build their rainbow sundae. You can also cover and freeze until you're ready to use.


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11 Comment

  1. This looks just amazing!!

  2. Janine Evans - Sarah Lauren says:

    My girls love Banana Ice cream. Never thought of adding other fruit for colour. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I used to do this and kind of forgot about it. Thanks for sharing, it is really good

  4. Susan says:

    does it matter if you slice the banana before you freeze it vs. freezing it whole?

    1. Alli says:

      Susan, I’m lazy and think it’s a waste of time to slice the banana before putting them in the freezer. Plus, bananas store so well snuggled next to each other. I’ve never had problems freezing the bananas whole. I usually break the banana in half or in thirds when it’s going into the food processor. It’s still quick and always creamy!

  5. Samantha says:

    Have you tried this with a yonansa?

  6. Jaime says:

    Does it matter if the bananas are over ripe for bread? Will it change the taste?

    1. Alli says:

      For Banana Bread the taste will be better if they are over ripe!

      1. Jaime says:

        And for the ice cream?

        1. N says:

          Hey over ripe is the best for this ice cream !! More creamy and flavorful

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