Vegan Maple Butter Pecan Ice Cream

top down view of vegan butter pecan ice cream scooped with ice cream scoop resting on frozen ice cream.

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Rich, decadent vegan butter maple pecan ice cream made with wholesome plant-based ingredients!


  • 3 large or 4 small ripe bananas, frozen or unfrozen*
  • 1/2 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/41/2 cup pure maple syrup, to taste
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • 2 teaspoons or so vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans


Place ingredients, except for the pecans, in a food processor/high-speed blender and process, scraping down the sides as needed, until creamy and combined. Taste for sweetness, adding more maple syrup if needed. Stir in pecans.

Place in an airtight container and keep in the freezer for at least 6 hours to harden. Let sit for about 10 minutes or so to soften before scooping into serving bowls.

Makes about 4 cups


If using frozen bananas, you can serve right away as it will be a soft-serve ice cream. Or store in the freezer to harden completely as above.

As with any of my recipes, adjust flavors to your own taste…I have made this using 1/4 cup almond butter along with just a few tablespoons of maple syrup and tahini with great success. I have also used less pecans. So feel to play around with the ingredient amounts.