If Ice Cream for Breakfast sounds like a good idea to you, you’ll adore these Healthy Breakfast Sundaes. The ice cream is made with frozen fruit and Greek yogurt, so it’s absolutely acceptable any time of the day! Top with granola, nut or seed butter, coconut, or dark chocolate for an extra fun bowl.
*This post is sponsored by SunButter, a sunflower seed spread perfect for allergy-safe baking and cooking! Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Sunkissed Kitchen running.
Say YES to Ice Cream for Breakfast!
My 6 year old kills me. He is among the pickiest eaters of all the kids I know. With our house being full of healthy, whole foods, I imagined him growing up having a natural craving for all things nutritious.
Unfortunately, that’s far from reality. The past few months, he’s been waking up in the morning and when I offer milk or water, he asks for ice cream. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve let him know that’s not an appropriate choice first thing in the morning, he still has hope.
I decided to get creative and give him what he wants – and what he needs at the same time.
Getting him to enjoy these hinged on freezing the mixture and using the ice cream scoop to form a “real deal” ice cream sundae look.
He’s getting bananas, berries, and full fat Greek yogurt, a breakfast I’d love to offer him in the mornings, but his mind is registering “treat!”
What You’ll Need to Make Healthy Ice Cream
Healthy Ice Cream
- Frozen Bananas
- Berries (fresh or frozen — blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cherries all work great!)
- Greek Yogurt (you can sub a vegan yogurt of choice here)
- Nuts or seeds
- Unsweetened Coconut
- Dark Chocolate or Chocolate Chips
- Toasted Coconut Granola
The toppings are the best part! The best topping is our favorite nut/seed butter, SunButter sunflower seed butter. It’s perfect for allergy sufferers (like me!), a school-safe option (we love these little single serve packs!).
Grab the single-serve packets in No-Sugar Added, Organic, and Chocolate (they also come in natural creamy!).
SunButter makes anything taste like dessert to me, and that’s exactly what we were going for with these breakfast ice cream sundaes!
Hop on over to the SunButter Website to find out more about these delicious and nutritious spreads!
How to Make Breakfast Ice Cream Sundaes
Step 1: Add frozen bananas (I freeze them in quarters), raspberries (or other berry of choice), and Greek yogurt to a high speed blender. If you make these in a standard blender, add 1/4 cup coconut or almond milk.
Step 2: Use the tamper stick to push the fruit down into the blade until it comes together into a super creamy, thick mixture.
Go ahead and eat it like this if you’d like – Thick Smoothie Bowl style!
Step 3: Add the thick mixture into a loaf pan or similar sized container, and pop it in the freezer for 1-2 hours. (My outdoor freezer is set lower and it will freeze this perfectly in an hour. The one in my house is a more “normal” temperature and it takes over 2 hours to set).
Step 4: Scoop the mixture with an ice cream scoop to give it an authentic “ice cream sundae” flair!
Add delicious toppings – kids love choosing their own!
How to Make Ahead and Store Leftovers
Make ahead: If you’re planning this for breakfast but won’t have time to freeze it in the morning, make it the night ahead, and then pull out of the freezer 30 minutes-1 hour prior to scooping.
Storing Leftovers: Freeze in an air tight container. When ready to enjoy, pull out of the freezer 30 minutes to 1 hour ahead of time. If it’s not softening fast enough, you can use a knife to chop it in chunks and toss it in a food processor to make it creamy again.
Tips for the Healthy Breakfast Sundaes
- Mix up the Fruit: Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, and all are delicious! Later in the summer I will also try peaches and blackberries!
- Make it Vegan or Dairy Free: Sub coconut milk for the yogurt, or try using a vegan almond milk or coconut yogurt.I suggest adding a vegan protein powder if you choose this option, to keep the breakfast from being straight carbs.
- Make it Paleo: Use coconut milk in place of the yogurt, and add 20g-40g of collagen protein powder.
Other Dessert-Like Breakfast Options
- Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Bowls, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Brownie Batter Overnight Oats, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Dreamy Chocolate Chip Mint Smoothie, by Sunkissed Kitchen
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Healthy Breakfast Sundaes
- 4 large bananas quartered, and frozen overnight
- 1 cup fresh berries raspberries, strawberries or blueberries
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt full fat is the best!
- berries and banana
- dark chocolate chips
- nut butter I used unsweetened sunflower butter – my fav!
- Freeze bananas until very frozen (overnight is best). Make sure to cut them in quarters so they will blend or process easily.
- Add yogurt, fresh (or thawed from frozen) berries and frozen bananas to a high speed blender or into a food processor bowl. Process until all combined and the consistency is soft and fluffy like soft serve.
- If you want scoopable ice cream, add to a freezer container, and freeze for 1-3 hours. I put it in our deep freeze for a little over an hour and it was a great consistency. Otherwise, just eat it like soft serve!
- Top with granola, nut butter, and fresh fruit!
Derek | Dad With A Pan says
That sunflower butter looks marvelous on the ice cream! Sounds like a great way to balance out the sweet!
Ahh, it’s so good! I love sunflower butter on my yogurt 🙂
Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs says
No kids in this house but these bowls would totally fool my boyfriend!!! What a great way to eat more healthily 🙂
Lisa | Garlic & Zest says
This totally looks like an ice cream sundae! I know it would definitely get the kids to the table in the morning!
What a great surprise for kids this would be! Can only imagine how happy they’ll be to be offered such deliciousness for breakfast or as dessert!
Yes, we have this for dessert (or something similar to it) often– I just recently decided it would be fun to put granola on top and call it breakfast 🙂
Oh I so love the idea of Healthy Breakfast Sundaes!! Yes I am sure not just kids but adults will love it too.
This adult loves them too!
Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry says
Oh wow, can’t believe these are healthy, they look so wicked!
Mellissa Williams says
These sundaes look so healthy and good for you too! Easy to fool the kids that they are super naughty!
Mandee Pogue says
Oh wow! This looks delicious, and I love that I have everything I need to make this in my fridge right now. This will be going down in my kitchen this week!
Yay! I hope you enjoy it Mandee. My 2 year old now points to the Vitamix and asks for ice cream in the mornings 🙂 I’m happy to oblige!
peter @Feed Your Soul Too says
A sundae for breakfast. I am all in. And it is good for me.
Exactly! Anytime breakfast resembles dessert I am happy.
Hey, this looks great! I definitely need to try this kind of healthy breakfast. Never ate it before to be honest.
You’ve never made nice cream, or never had it for breakfast? It’s so easy and delicious– my 2 year old points to my Vitamix when he asks for ice cream 🙂
Ailsa @ Food to Feel Good says
I love eating nicecream for breakfast! Great idea to dress it up with granola and make such a fun summer meal for the kiddos 🙂 I don’t eat dairy so I use full-fat coconut milk instead and it works perfectly!
I am all about the coconut milk 🙂 That’s what I typically use in nice cream– I added greek yogurt to this breakfast version to give it a bit of protein.
Robyn Gleason says
Oh man, berries and yogurt are my breakfast every day but this takes it to a whole new level! I love that Xander will get this for his birthday every year!
Thanks for including my recipe. Shared 🙂
Supriya Kutty says
Once my kids ate nothing for breakfast but after trying out your dishes they are craving each day for whatever I made for them.Thank you so much for putting up this great post it really helped me.