I don’t like to pretend that frozen bananas will ever taste the same as ice cream, and this sauce also works deliciously decadently over ice cream. However, for those who don’t want a lot of dairy, I like the chunky muddle of frozen bananas with this warm moreish sauce.

Gluten free, vegan
Serves 2
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 4 bananas
  • 50 grams of dates, pitted and chopped
  • 125 ml of almond milk (regular milk)
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate, chopped
  • hazelnuts to serve


  • In advance, peel and chop the bananas placing the pieces into the freezer. Minimum for 2 hours or store some in the freezer as needed.
  • To make the sauce, place the dates and milk into a food processor and blend together until smooth.
  • Pour the mix into a saucepan and add the chocolate melting everything together. Stir regularly until the chocolate is thoroughly melted for 4-6 minutes, but be careful that it doesn’t solidify. If this happens, whisk in a little more milk.
  • Serve warm on top of your bananas and top with chopped hazelnuts.