No-Churn Banana Cinnamon Ice Cream {Refined Sugar Free}

Homemade gelato made easy! There’s no ice cream maker required for this divine Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream. It’s made with only 5 ingredients and is as healthy as ice cream gets! 

3 scoops of No-Churn Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream in a white bowl

This Greek Yogurt Ice Cream is LIFE, my friends!! Banana and Cinnamon is my favorite ice cream flavor ever and has been for many many years. Let me tell you a little story.

When I was about 12, I went on a school trip to Rome and it was love at first sight. I fell in love hard with this city, this country and its language and decided that I would go and live there when I am 18.

You can ask anyone who you knew me at the time: I was obsessed with everything Italy.

an ice cream scoop in a loaf tin with Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream

Life followed its course and I did not end up living there (as for now anyway!) but I still traveled there as often as I could and up until we left France 5 years ago, I would go there at least once a year.

Which gave me plenty of occasions to eat much gelato.

overhead shot of 3 scoops of No-Churn Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream

My favorite ice cream place in Rome is called Giolitti and they make a mean cinnamon ice cream. Which of course I paired with banana.

The first time I tried this banana cinnamon ice cream combo was during my first school trip and I never looked back. I did try other flavors of course but kept coming back to the one and only “banana e cannella”.

(OMG look, I just found a proof in my photo archives!! This is me in 2014 eating a banana e cannella ice cream! I think that yellow thing on top was mango ???? but I can clearly see the banana and cinnamon just behind ????) 

a woman holding an ice cream cone in the streets of Rome

A creamy Greek yogurt ice cream base flavored with cinnamon and banana! Gelato-paradise!

So today, I’m beyond excited to bring you this little piece of Rome and me to your kitchen. My Greek yogurt ice cream base is much healthier than a traditional gelato (no heavy cream and it’s only sweetened with maple syrup) but still as creamy and delicious.

And you don’t need an ice cream machine to make this divine Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream. So easy!

side view of a loaf tin with Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream with an ice cream scoop on top

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3 scoops of No-Churn Banana Cinnamon Yogurt Ice Cream in a small white bowl
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No-Churn Banana Cinnamon Ice Cream {Refined Sugar-Free}

Healthy homemade gelato made easy! There's no ice cream maker required for this divine Banana Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream. It's made with only 5 ingredients and is as healthy as ice cream gets! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Italy
Keyword Greek yogurt ice cream, healthy banana ice cream, healthy desserts, healthy ice cream, no-churn ice cream recipe, refined sugar-free desserts, summer dessers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Calories 157 kcal


  • 18 oz banana 500 g, about 4 large
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt chilled
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup plus extra to serve


  1. Slice the bananas into even rounds and layer in a 
freeze-proof container between sheets of non-stick 
baking paper. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Place banana, yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon 
and maple syrup in a food processor and process for 
3-5 minutes or until smooth.
  3. Spoon into a 1.5-litre-capacity metal container (I used a loaf pan) and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm. If you are not serving the ice cream the same day or if you have leftovers, take the container out of the freezer and let it in sit on the counter for about 15 minutes before serving. Drizzle with the extra maple syrup to serve.

Recipe Notes

To make this recipe dairy-free, you can omit 
the yoghurt. All other quantities remain the same.
Recipe from Donna Hay

Nutrition Facts
No-Churn Banana Cinnamon Ice Cream {Refined Sugar-Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th)
Calories 157
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I can totally relate to that favorite ice cream combo. Mine is actually plum and cinnamon (ok, and chocolate and pistachio), which is funny as I thought I’d be the only one who always orders cinnamon. I’ve only ever eaten it in Europe and I don’t think they even sell it on this side of the ocean, haha! I am so trying your cinnamon banana combo! It sounds DELICIOUS!

  2. This blog is aptly named. I made this recipe using about 6x as much cinnamon and that still wasn’t enough :P.

  3. Hi, is there any alternative to maple syrup ad I am diabetic? Very keen to find a yogurt based ice cream alternative in the heat at present and love bananas and cinnamon.

    Thank you🤗

    1. Hi Kaz! What kind of sweeteners are you allowed to eat? Can you eat honey or rice malt syrup? They would be a good substitute. If you can’t use any “liquid” sweetener, you could use a “powder” one like coconut sugar and maybe help the ice cream mixing in the food processor by adding a few drops of milk. Hope that helps!

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