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Cookies and Cream Banana Soft Serve

August 8, 2014

I’ve been revamping some of my favorite recipes from back in the day because I realized I have so many delicious recipes that likely don’t get the time of day because the pictures aren’t too pretty. No shame in eating with your eyes! We all do it. 

I recently remade one of my favorite dessert recipes: Raw Oreo Cookies. They blew my mind that they could be gluten-free and vegan but still unbelievably delicious. But what’s better than homemade Oreo cookies? Cookies and cream “ice cream” made with homemade Oreo cookies.

Cookies and Cream Banana Soft Serve - a healthy dairy-free treat without the extra serving of guilt! // #glutenfree #dairyfree #icecream #paleo #vegan

Banana Soft Serve

This frozen treat has so many names for it… banana soft serve, banana ice cream, n’ice cream… the list probably goes on. Here’s the deal: it’s dairy-free and vegan yet creamy and so refreshing! Here’s what you need:

  • Frozen bananas
  • Unsweetened almond milk

Yep, that’s it! 2-ingredient ice cream! Let your bananas ripen before peeling and freezing them. I personally like to slice prior to freezing so they blend up quicker. Make sure the bananas are completely frozen (I usually freeze mine overnight) and then blend with almond milk in a high powered blender or food processor. 

Cookies and Cream Banana Soft Serve - a healthy dairy-free treat without the extra serving of guilt! // #glutenfree #dairyfree #icecream #paleo #vegan

Cookies ‘n’ Cream

You can enjoy banana ice cream on it’s own or you can mix in countless flavors to take this frozen dessert to the next level. I am an Oreo lover so naturally I made a healthy version and mixed them into banana ice cream for my version of cookies and cream ice cream. Simply chop up the cookies and mix into the ice cream after the bananas have been blended together.


Cookies and Cream Banana Soft Serve

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x



  1. Chop raw oreo cookies into bite-sized chunks. Set aside
  2. Add bananas and almond milk to a food processor or high-speed blender and blend until smooth but thick (mine takes about 1 minute).
  3. Remove from food processor or blender and stir in oreo bites.
  4. Serve immediately.

Cookies and Cream Banana Soft Serve- A healthy and dairy-free dessert without the side of guilt! // #glutenfree #vegan #paleo.

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  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    August 8, 2014 at 5:17 am

    This looks absolutely amazing….even if it is sans cream. I’m still a little stomach ache’d over that terrible drink you told me about today. Seriously.

    But legit this looks delicious and I think you need to make this travel + food….with one certain place in mind.

    PS the crossing of the legs worked. Zing.

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    August 8, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I will randomly end up reading old posts too which makes me laugh and also reminds me of things I totally forgot about or posts were revisiting/reposting. So many get lost in the shuffle. I love making banana ice cream even though it isn’t ice cream, somehow it can taste like ice cream.

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    August 8, 2014 at 7:41 am

    YUM! This looks so good. I threw an ice cream party last night and now I have lots of crushed cookies leftover, so this needs to happen in my near future!

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    Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolate
    August 8, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I just got a ton of bananas (for 8¢/ pound!), So I might just try this!

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    August 8, 2014 at 8:12 am




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    August 8, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Rereading old posts is always such a trip! A combination a watching a train wreck and laughing hysterically at my former self. Sigh.

    Love this soft serve flavor! Cookies and cream makes life better.

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    Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
    August 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Dairy free soft serve – with chocolate cookies…ooh yeah – perfect start to the weekend! 🙂

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
    August 8, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Now this looks amazing! I’ll take some now please!!! 😉 I love that it’s non-dairy and no ice cream maker is involved.

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    Nikki @ Quest for Balance
    August 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

    This is genius! I can’t wait to make this. You are a anti-dairy life saver right now.

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      August 8, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Glad I could be of service! Hope you’re well, lovely!

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    August 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Oh lala! Loving the new page, you world traveler you!! Can we please leave the country together and eat all the food? Maybe when shiz calms down in Israel…eeeek! These cookies NEED to happen, like yesterday. I didn’t realize that when we were chatting and you mentioned you were eating oreos that you were eating these beauties!! LOVE!!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 8, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      you know…had to find a place to document all of that european fast-food…

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    August 8, 2014 at 10:57 am

    So freaking simple–I love it. You’ve also been to way more states than I have so… Davs-1 Erin-0

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    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
    August 8, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I made banana ice cream last night because I was craving froyo which is a no go since I was forced to cut out dairy. Wish I had made the cookies too cuz it looks delicious 😀
    Also, I totally get what you mean about changing passions. I feel the same about my fitness posts on my blog. I love working out and being active but writing about it? Not so much.
    I’m actually considering a name change more than ever now because I was all about fitness when I chose this name. But I also feel like ‘ExSloth’ is part of me. Decisions, decisions…

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      great alternative to dairy! Oh man the number of times I have thought about throw the “un”healthy maven in there is too high I can’t even count. I think it’s okay for you to change and unless your blog name REALLY doesn’t reflect this change then you should be good 😉

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    August 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I mean, this is basically perfection.
    I actually took a trip down memory lane on my blog when I was in Florida, and it’s true— my focus and priorities in life have shifted quite a bit, in a good way. Except, now I kinda want to find that drunk biking post. Not because I want to do that. Really.

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    GiGi Eats
    August 8, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I want to say something extremely X RATED right now, but I REALLY REALLY shouldn’t…. If your brain functions ANYTHING like mine, you will know what I am thinking 😉

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      I’m not catching your drift…uh oh does this mean we aren’t soul-sistaaaas?

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        GiGi Eats
        August 8, 2014 at 7:52 pm

        I am crying. My heart hurts.

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    August 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I’m legit afraid to read my early posts. I’m all for walks down memory lane, but I think like there would be a lot of “WTF?” with mine. And travel – I really need to do more of that!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    August 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I just happen to have 2 bananas in the freezer, you know in case I need to live dangerously! This soft serve is ON. I heard amazing things about banana soft serve, can’t wait to try!

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    Miss Polkadot
    August 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Arman won today but that might have been a) because the bananas in my freezer were frostbitten and b) I’m lazy in the morning so making my own raw Oreos? I’d have chewed my arm off before those would have come into existence. Send me the cookies and I’ll post this as my breakfast/ lunch/ dinner and snack in my next WIAW 😉 ?! Cookies & cream for the win.

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    Kailey (Pint Size Foodie)
    August 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Cookies & Cream is my FAVORITE flavor in the whole wide world (besides cake batter & red velvet) so I am going to make this asap. Genius 🙂

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    August 8, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    i wish it was hot enough here to justify having ice cream.. definitely craving a scoop right now!

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    August 9, 2014 at 7:47 am

    If you’re going to Western Canada, you’re taking me with you!! I think you may have been to more states than me, also… wait I’m going to count (27, you have me beat – 30 if we include airports haha). Drunk biking is soooo hard, did I ever tell you about drunk biking in Napa? When we’re both living on the west coast (best coast) we’ll go biking drunk through napa/williamette/columbia/sonoma.

    My interests have definitely changed, especially since I started this blog. I realized I don’t want to talk about clothes. I don’t want to back stalk myself, I would be too embarrassed haha.

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    August 9, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I have yet to try banana ice cream. Ice cream is my all time favorite food, so I’m very skeptical of stand ins. However, I keep hearing great things, so I suspect it’s only a matter of time. As for passions, I tend to be interested in a million things all the time (this has led to more “career” changes than I think normal people have in a lifetime), but my degree of interest definitely shifts among them over the years.

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    Karey @ Nutty About Health
    August 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    This looks really good!! I love banana ice cream & this is a great way to take it up a notch! Yum! 🙂

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    Alex Caspero
    August 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Old posts are the perfect mixture of cringing, laughing and WTF? moments. 🙂

    This looks awesome! I am all about banana soft serve lately and with cookies added? Sign me up!

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    August 10, 2014 at 12:33 am

    When you posted the Oreo’s on IG I about shat myself. The look so freaking good. Oreo’s are dangerous for me, because they are actually vegan. I cannot buy a package because I will eat them ALL. I must make ALL OF THIS.

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    August 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I lose far more time than I care to admit strolling down my own memory lane. Some of those very old and first posts make me cringe too although in part I was still finding my voice.

    It’s funny that I even categorize myself as a healthy living blog since I never really give out specific eating advice (be gluten free, vegetarian, paleo etc) and I never give out specific fitness advice (aside from move your body from time to time). I am not an expert in either so for me it’s more of a live by example and be a real person kind of thing.

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    August 18, 2014 at 9:29 am

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    Next Level Fitness
    September 29, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Looks yummy. Keep blogging about these yummy and yet healthy treats. When I was just starting my journey to stay physically fit and healthy, these kind of treats are my salvation. Please share more of these posts.

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    Sarah Jane
    December 3, 2015 at 5:22 am

    here lads, the recipes keep saying 2 T almond milk or whatever…is that teaspoon or tablespoon?


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