Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

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Preparation Time 10 minutes (+ 3 hours to freeze ingredients) Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.43
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2 cupsPumpkin Puree
1Banana, sliced
1/2 cupLight Coconut Milk
1/4 cupMaple Syrup
1/2 tsp eachGround Cinnamon, Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp eachGround Cloves, Ground Nutmeg
4Ginger Snap Cookies or Graham Crackers, crushed


  1. Spread the pumpkin puree evenly over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper until it is about ½ an inch deep. Freeze until solid, about 2 to 3 hours (or do this overnight).
  2. Place the sliced banana pieces into the freezer for about 2 to 3 hours (or do this overnight).
  3. Before making, take the frozen ingredients out and let them sit at room temperature for 5 minutes to soften up slightly 
  4. Break the frozen pumpkin puree into small chunks. Add to a food processor with the banana, coconut milk, maple syrup and spices.
  5. Blend until all ingredients are well combined and the mixture is smooth. Add a little bit more coconut milk if it is too solid.
  6. Serve right away or place back into the freezer to set for about 10 minutes. Top with crushed cookies.


  • Canada's Food Guide suggests you eat at least one serving of orange vegetables such as pumpkin each day to get enough beta-carotene. The body turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which promotes bone health, vision and the immune system.
  • Bananas are one of the best food sources of potassium, a mineral and electrolyte. Electrolytes are important for many functions, such as muscle control, nerve function and maintaining a normal blood pressure. Diets rich in potassium and low in sodium are associated with a reduced risk of high blood pressure and stroke. 
  • Bananas are easy to digest and are one of the few fruits recommended to try if you have diarrhea.  Although bananas are a good source of fibre, this fibre is in the form of pectin, a soluble fibre that helps slow down the movement of food through your digestive system.
  • Coconut milk is high in calories, providing 550 calories in 1 cup. Most of the calories are in the form of saturated fat. While the type of saturated fat in coconuts is in the form of medium chain triglycerides, which is different from the type found in red meat, more research is needed before we can determine the health impact of coconut milk. Until then, enjoy this calorie-rich food in moderation.