Pumpkin “Ice Cream”

 A healthy, three ingredient soft serve “ice cream” that is perfect to celebrate the Fall season even if it doesn’t feel like Fall yet,


 As much as I want it to, it just doesn’t feel like Fall here yet.

The high on Thursday was 91°… yep, October 2nd and it’s 91°

So while I’d love to be making big batches of soup and turning on my oven to bake casseroles and doughnut holes and what not, I just can’t bear it yet.

Not until it gets under 75° do I really start to get into the Fall season foods.



This makes it a little difficult to write a food blog where I typically plan a few weeks ahead of the seasons.

It would be silly to hold off on the pumpkin recipes until the end of October because everyone will be tired of pumpkin by then and/or they’ve already picked out what pumpkin recipes they wanted to try.

You miss opportunities if you don’t get a head start.

So when one of my friends mentioned making banana ice cream with some leftover canned pumpkin, I jumped at the idea.

Genius, right?!


It couldn’t be much easier or healthier. Plus, I had tons of pumpkin leftover from all the pumpkin recipes I’ve been making {pumpkin spiced coffee concentrate + pumpkin puree to make lattes, pumpkin pie smoothies, pumpkin cornbread, and pumpkin rice crispy treats!}, and I always have frozen bananas.

Just blend together the frozen bananas and pumpkin puree, add in a few spices, and you’re good to go! I don’t think it needs any added sugar but you could always taste it and add a little maple syrup or honey if you really wanted.

And there you have it ~ a delicious, nutritious, and refreshing snack that will get you in the Fall spirit even if the weather isn’t.

Pumpkin “Ice Cream”

Pumpkin “Ice Cream”


  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash cloves, optional
  • dash nutmeg, optional


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately
  2. *Add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup if desired


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Meme Inge is a registered dietitian/nutritionist living in New Orleans, LA - notably referred as The Big Easy. Growing up surrounded by a family of cooks, Meme has always been a lover of food - both healthy and not so healthy. She started the blog Living Well Kitchen as an outlet for sharing her kitchen creations and nutrition knowledge with others. Living Well Kitchen is busting with recipes, practical nutrition advice, local restaurant reviews, fitness fun, and any other ramblings she may have. Join her as she waxes poetic about fruits & veggies and tries to make southern staples just a little bit healthier.

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