I discovered this recipe for Tropical Home Made Dairy Free Ice-cream one hot summer evening not long ago. I can’t quite remember, but I’m assuming it was a Saturday afternoon before the regular Sunday farmers market shop, because pretty much all I had left in the house was a freezer full of frozen bananas and a few cans of coconut cream. Well desperate times call for desperate measures in this kind of heat. Surprising even to me however, my desperate attempt to make something cool to eat helped me to stumble upon one of the easiest and tastiest home-made ice-cream recipes I’ve tried.

Very basically, I blended those frozen bananas with the a few tablespoons of coconut cream from the cupboard and added 2 drops of doTerra essential oil and a sprinkling of cinnamon for good luck, and the result?

Tropical Coconut, Banana + Lime Dairy Free Ice-cream.

This stuff is seriously delicious. It is also dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free too. It’s also full of gorgeous healthy fats from the coconut cream and will satisfy that creamy longing you may be familiar with if you are, like me, living dairy-free.

I have somewhat refined my recipe since this first attempt, and can’t wait a moment longer to share it with you, so here goes…


2 frozen bananas

1/3 of a cooled can of coconut cream (place in freezer 20 minutes before making)

Juice of 1/2 a lime //  or 1 drops of dōTERRA Lime essential oil (dōTERRA essential oils are of a very high quality. Make sure you don’t use just any lime essential oil as most are not safe for consumption.)

1 teaspoon of cinnamon


Place all ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender.

Blend on high until smooth.

Place to freezer for 15 minutes to re-chill.

Serve and enjoy.


This nifty little recipe is now on high rotation in my house and each time I’m surprised all over again about how good it tastes with so few ingredients.

So now over to you. Do you have an easy beat the summer heat recipe you’d love to share? Extra raw brownie points if it can be adapted to be gluten, dairy and or sugar free.

Big love,

Lauren x