Tooth-Friendly Recipe 6: Banana “Ice Cream”

banana ice cream braces recipesTooth-Friendly Recipe 6: Banana “Ice Cream”

There can be some slight discomfort during that first week of having braces, and some discomfort following adjustments every few weeks. On the way to having a beautiful smile and straight teeth, soups and well-cooked veggies are going to be the safest and easiest foods at mealtimes. Chances are your child is still going to be asking for dessert. Cookies are obviously out of the question! Candy is too hard, sticky, and risky. Ice cream will be the best option. Not only is it soft and unable to damage the brackets, but it’s also cold and will feel soothing on those shifting teeth. Try this sugar-free and dairy-free banana ice cream! Bananas are brimming with calcium and Vitamin D, two nutrients that contribute to strong teeth.



5 ripe bananas
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. sea salt
13.5 oz. can of full-fat coconut milk


Place the can of coconut milk in your refrigerator the night before you make the ice cream. Peel the bananas and chop them into two-inch chunks. Put the banana chunks in a sealed plastic bag or container in the freezer overnight. Once the bananas are frozen and the coconut milk is chilled, place all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend the ingredients until they are combined, and serve. To store the ice cream, place it in a freezer-safe container in your freezer.

Try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dollop of creamy peanut butter to switch up the flavor every time you make it. Trust me – your child is going to want this banana ice cream after every visit to the orthodontist. This recipe will yield eight servings. Place the leftovers in the freezer or let your child share his ice cream with the whole family. Enjoy!

Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment At Nalchajian Orthodontics

If you live in California, then you can schedule an appointment at Nalchajian Orthodontics to learn more about fixing your malocclusions. An orthodontist at one of our facilities can examine your teeth to determine what type of treatment you require to improve your smile. We have two experts available, including:

• Dr. Nicole Nalchajian
• Dr. Greg Nalchajian

You can visit our Clovis or Fresno location to have orthodontic treatment with these devices:

• Ceramic or metal braces
• Invisalign aligners
• Herbst appliances
• Retainers

After your examination that includes medical images, you will enjoy a free consultation to learn more about orthodontic treatment.

Nalchajian Orthodontics
7501 N Fresno St, Suite 105, Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: (559) 432 7100

Tooth-Friendly Recipe 6: Banana “Ice Cream”

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