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Banana “Ice Cream”

You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make this low-iodine “ice cream” at home. (Contributed by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.)

Skip the dairy with this super easy and fruity dessert.

Skip the dairy with this super easy and fruity dessert.


  • Bananas

  • Water, low-iodine (LID)-safe nut or oat milk (optional)

  • Cocoa powder and/or vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Peel bananas and cut into 1-inch pieces.

  2. Freeze until firm (overnight works well), and then process in a blender or food processor until creamy smooth.

  3. Variation: Loosen with a touch of water or LID-safe nut or oat milk to desired consistency.

  4. Add cocoa powder and/or vanilla extract if desired.


We hope you enjoy! Please "like" this recipe below and let us know how yours turned out. Share photos and videos of your culinary creations with the thyroid cancer community by including the hashtag #TruthAboutTC on your social media posts!

Typically, those following a low-iodine diet are recommended to consume no more than 50 micrograms (mcg) of iodine per day. One serving of this recipe as stated does not exceed 15 mcg of iodine.

Talk to your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes and to determine if these recipes are healthy choices for you.

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