Superfood Acai Soft-Serve

15 Oct, 2021

This dairy-free and gluten-free banana and berry soft-serve will cool you down while also boosting your health! A great “ice cream” alternative.

soft serve


  • 3 bananas, peeled
  • 250g strawberries, hulled, plus extra, finely chopped, to serve (optional)
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 30g (1/4 cup) chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 30g (1/4 cup) coconut milk powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tsp acai berry powder
  • 1 tsp beetroot latte powder


1. Roughly break bananas into pieces and transfer to a sealable plastic bag. Roughly chop strawberry and transfer to another bag (or place both on a tray lined with baking paper for faster freezing). Place both bags in the freezer for 4-5 hours or until frozen solid.
2. Meanwhile, place a large bowl in the fridge to chill. Combine sugar and oil in a small non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add walnutssunflower seedssesame seeds and shredded coconut. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until lightly toasted and crisp. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool completely.
3. Place frozen banana and strawberry, milk powder and vanilla in a high-powered blender. Pour in 60ml (1/4 cup) cold water. Process for 30 seconds or until finely chopped. Scrape down side of blender. Add up to 60ml (1/4 cup) more cold water, if needed for smooth consistency. Process again until smooth and creamy.
4. Transfer mixture to pre-chilled bowl. Add acai and gently swirl through. (If not soft-serve consistency, place in the freezer for 30 minutes to refreeze). Scoop or use a piping bag fitted with an 1.5cm star nozzle to pipe soft serve into serving glasses. Sprinkle with beetroot powder. Scatter over walnut mixture and extra strawberry, if using.