Creamy, homemade tahini ice cream is a delicious, nutritious tahini dessert that combines banana “nice” cream with tahini, dairy free milk, vanilla and maple syrup. It’s both gluten free and grain free, and is also both a vegetarian dessert as well as a paleo dessert. Oh yes – it’s also refined sugar free, too!

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Why add tahini to this banana nice cream recipe?

If you are not familiar with “nice cream”, it consists of blending frozen bananas in a high speed blender along with some liquid, sometimes a sweetener and occasionally some chocolate. I wanted to take this further to create a more “adult-like” dessert that also has a stronger nutritional profile. Not only is it blended frozen bananas, but you get the tahini benefits as well in a creamy, nourishing dessert.

What are the benefits of tahini?

There are numerous benefits of tahini, including these 8 reasons why I believe you should eat it. The shortened version of this article is that it’s helpful for hormone balancing, is an iron-rich food with a strong nutritional profile, it’s good for your hair, and it’s also allergy-friendly and a wonderful substitute for those who cannot or choose to not eat peanut or other nut butters.

Dairy free ice cream recipe: tahini ice cream

Why I choose and like Tarazi Tahini

Though I’ve been a longtime tahini fan, a few months ago, I discovered Tarazi. Tarazi is made of 100% premium sesame seeds. No additives, no chemicals, no preservatives, and no salt are added to their products, leaving them 100% Natural and Kosher Certified. Their organic tahini is a staple in my pantry because of its creamy texture and no added ingredients. I love the fact that I don’t need to stir their tahini or worry about chunks at the bottom of the jar. It gives the best drizzle and is so flavorful! If you haven’t tried it, I strongly encourage you to do so.

Easy Tahini Ice Cream - dairy free, nut free and made with no refine sugars

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Easy Tahini Ice Cream - dairy free, nut free and made with no refine sugars
Easy Tahini Ice Cream
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

Tahini ice cream is made with roasted and cooled bananas, tahini, dairy-free milk and a pinch of maple syrup for a homemade, creamy tahini dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert
Servings: 4
Calories: 272 kcal
Ingredients
  • 5 bananas peeled and cut into 1/2" thick rounds
  • 1/3 cup hemp milk , or sub any dairy-free milk
  • 1/3 cup tahini I use Tarazi Tahini
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.  Arrange bananas in a single layer on the sheet pan. Roast for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Cool the bananas to room temperature. Transfer to the freezer to chill until solid, about 1 hour. Feel free to skip roasting the bananas, though it really does bring out a wonderful taste!

  2. Add frozen banana pieces and remaining ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend on medium to high until blended. Use the tamper tool to push the ingredients down if needed, or stop blender and scrape sides if needed, too. Add additional dairy-free milk 1 tbsp at a time if needed to reach desired consistency.

  3. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Tahini Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 640mg18%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 13.7mg17%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Fun toppings for Easy Tahini Ice Cream:

Add a few chocolate chips (these are wonderful dairy free chocolate chips), some granola (store bought or make your own), some nuts, seeds, or try some unsweetened dried coconut on top. As an alternative, mix these toppings into the ice cream for a fun twist, too!

Easy Tahini Ice Cream - a homemade no churn dairy free ice cream recipe

Other gluten free tahini recipes:

Paleo sweet potato brownies with tahini

Chocolate tahini bites

Baba ganoush 

Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

 

I’d love to hear how you like this tahini dessert, and how else you like to incorporate tahini into your diet. Enjoy!

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