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Paleo Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Caramelized Pecan Frozen Banana Ice Cream Recipe

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 480 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 495 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Paleo


A paleo ice cream recipe that only has 4 ingredients and is a healthy version of a classic dessert treat. It is creamy with caramelized bananas and pecans and rich from the brown butter.


  • 4 Bananas
  • 3 Tbl Ghee * (salted)
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk * (canned, chilled)
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans (chopped & toasted)


  1. Slice 2 of the bananas and place the slices in a sealed bag or container in the freezer overnight, or for at least 8 hours.
  2. Slice the remaining 2 bananas into rounds at least 1/2" thick.
  3. Melt the ghee * in a saute pan over medium/high heat until it begins to foam and turn very lightly brown.
  4. Place the banana slices in the saute pan with the butter and cook until the bottoms turn golden brown.
  5. Flip slices over and brown on the other side.
  6. Transfer the caramelized bananas and butter to a container or thick Ziploc bag(use a rubber spatula to scrape all the butter and browned bits in as well) and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  7. Place the frozen bananas (both the caramelized and the un-caramelized)in a high-speed blender like a Vitamix *. A food processor would work, as well.
  8. Break up any large, stuck together pieces as best you can.
  9. Pulse the frozen bananas until they start to look like very large bread crumbs.
  10. Add the coconut milk and blend.
  11. You may have to scrape down the sides and press the banana crumbles down into the center a few times.
  12. Blend until very smooth.
  13. Mixture will be thick like soft-serve ice cream.
  14. Add the pecans to the ice cream and mix in with a rubber spatula.
  15. Scoop into dishes and serve immediately.

Keywords: Paleo, Classic, Creamy, Rich