Yes, I know it sounds a bit odd. Especially because ice cream is made of, well, cream, and that is not vegan. Well, I am here to tell you a beyond simple, and healthy ice cream recipe that is totally vegan. The ingredients are super simple, and this is a recipe that you can add anything you want to it.
1 frozen banana
1/3 cup non-dairy milk (You can do any kind, I prefer soy milk)
2 Tbs. PB2 (powdered peanut butter) and 1 Tbs. water.
1/4 Teaspoon mint, vanilla, almond, etc. extract
1 Tbs. protein powder (any flavor)
Simply put all the ingredients into the blender. You may need to move it around a bit, so if you do not have a Vitamix I would cut the banana pieces into smaller chunks.
I love to do this for an easy snack or dessert. It is surprisingly filling, especially if you add the protein powder. Bananas are a good blank canvas, so you can add almost anything to them! Here in Colorado it is starting to warm up, and this is a perfect recipe to enjoy on a nice spring day.
Banana - By Thamizhpparithi Maari (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Soy Milk - By Veganbaking.net from USA (Soy Non-Dairy Milk) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons