Banana, coconut & rosemary nice-cream

This dairy-free 'nice' cream recipe is a delicious sweet treat featuring fragrant rosemary and honey for a simple and elegant dessert dish.

  • 20 mins cooking + overnight freezing and standing
  • Serves 4
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This recipe and more delicious and gut-friendly recipes can be found in our book, The Good Gut Diet.


  • 10 ripe medium bananas (2kg), cut into 1cm (½in) thick slices
  • 1 1/2 cups cups (375ml) canned coconut milk
  • 2 small sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • 1
    Place banana slices on two large baking-paper-lined oven trays. Cover and freeze overnight or until firm.
  • 2
    Stir coconut milk, rosemary and honey in a small saucepan over low-medium heat; bring to a simmer. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove pan from the heat; stand, covered, for at least 20 minutes. Remove rosemary sprigs; discard 1 sprig. Pick leaves from remaining sprig; reserve.
  • 3
    Blend banana in a high-powered blender until very finely chopped. Add ⅔ cup (160ml) of the coconut milk mixture and the reserved rosemary leaves. Blend until mixture forms a soft-serve ice-cream texture, scraping down the side, if required.
  • 4
    Spoon banana mixture into glasses or bowls; drizzle with remaining coconut milk mixture. Serve.


The texture of the nice-cream is best as soon as it is made, but it can be made and frozen up to 2 days ahead.

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