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This healthy Nice Cream is a must-try recipe. I’ll give you all my tips and tricks to make delicious, nutritious, homemade dairy-free ‘nice’ cream in minutes.

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that you can eat guilt free you are going to love it… so will your kids, S/O, family, and friends.

This “Nice” Cream is:

  • 100% healthy and has no processed sugars, colors, or chemicals
  • Full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals
  • Dairy free (100% vegan) and gluten free
  • Easy to make… total time takes about 5 minutes flat
  • Much cheaper than store-bought ice cream
  • Good for healthy and fitness

Are you ready to meet your new favorite recipe?  Let’s do it!

 

Banana nice cream with strawberries, lemon zest, and crushed walnuts

 

Banana Nice Cream Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Nut Milk
  • That’s for basic “Nice Cream.”  See the Suggestions below to add flavor & texture.


You can also blend your bananas and nut milk with other ingredients to make different flavors.

 

Different flavors of nice cream

 

Some ideas to try include:

  • Frozen Fruit – Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mango, avocado, and coconut work best IMO
  • Cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice (for spicy flavor)
  • Extracts – Vanilla, Orange, Lemon, Mint, Almond, and Hazelnut are my faves!
  • Turmeric (a teeny, tiny sprinkle to help boost anti-inflammatory properties and add natural yellow color)
  • (a tiny dash of) Chlorella Powder + Mint Extract + Dark Chocolate chips (for mint chocolate chip)
  • Cocoa Powder + Dark Chocolate bits (For Chocolate flavor and to boost antioxidants)
  • Honey (if you want it sweeter and for drizzling over top)
  • 1/2 tsp. of ground coffee (for Coffee flavor – add cocoa powder and coffee for mocha flavor)
  • Roasted Butternut Squash – (awesome with cinnamon, honey, and stevia)
  • Pumpkin Puree + pumpkin pie spices (to make a healthy pumpkin pie ice cream)

 

Pumpkin Spice Nice Cream
Pumpkin Spice Nice Cream

 

How to Make Nice Cream

 

  • Peel and freeze your bananas for a minimum of 3 hours.  You absolutely must peel your bananas before freezing.  This recipe won’t work with semi-frozen or soft bananas.

 

Frozen Banana Slices

 

  • Once frozen add your bananas and nut milk into a blender.
  • Depending on how thick you want yours to be the ratio for 1 serving is 1 frozen banana to 1/2 cup nut milk. Start with less then add more if you need to help the blending process.
  • Blend until smooth, with the texture of soft serve ice cream.
  • Serve immediately.
  • NOTE:  If it’s too runny… return it to the freezer for a few hours or add more frozen bananas and blend it again.

 

Banana Nice Cream

This is what my Nice Cream looked like after blending a big batch.

 

TIP:  If prepping a bigger batch, store it in a large rectangle glass container like this because it’s easier to scoop the nice cream out after it’s frozen.

Once blended you can serve immediately or dress it up with extra toppings.  Ideas include:

      • Fresh fruit like strawberries and blueberries
      • Crushed walnuts or cashews
      • Slivered almonds
      • Sesame or chia seeds
      • Lemon or Orange Zest
      • Fried bananas or Plantains (yum!)

      Here’s some plain nice cream (blended bananas and almond milk) topped with crushed cashews and sesame seeds.  It was SO good.

       

       

      This gigantic bowl was made with 1 1/2 bananas.  It has approx. 175 calories with the topping and was almost 2 cups… if you had 2 cups of regular ice cream you’d have 550 calories.  

      Enjoy!

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      Healthy Nice Cream
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      5 from 1 vote

      Banana Nice Cream

      A quick and easy dessert that's actually good for you
      Prep Time: 5 mins
      10 mins
      Course: Dessert
      Cuisine: American
      Keyword: banana
      Servings: 1
      Author: Christina Carlyle

      Ingredients

      • 1 Banana
      • 1/2 cup Nut Milk, That’s for basic “Nice Cream.”  See the Suggestions below to add flavor & texture.

      Instructions

      • Peel and freeze your bananas for a minimum of 3 hours.  You absolutely must peel your bananas before freezing.  This recipe won’t work with semi-frozen or soft bananas.
      • Once frozen add your bananas and nut milk into a blender. Depending on how thick you want yours to be the ratio for 1 serving is 1 frozen banana to 1/2 cup nut milk. Start with less then add more if you need to help the blending process.
      • Blend until smooth, with the texture of soft serve ice cream.Serve immediately.NOTE:  If it’s too runny… return it to the freezer for a few hours or add more frozen bananas and blend it again.

      NOTES

      TIP:  If prepping a bigger batch, store it in a large rectangle glass container like this because it's easier to scoop the nice cream out after it's frozen.
      Once blended you can serve immediately or dress it up with extra toppings.  Ideas include:
          • Fresh fruit like strawberries and blueberries
          • Crushed walnuts or cashews
          • Slivered almonds
          • Sesame or chia seeds
          • Lemon or Orange Zest
          • Fried bananas or Plantains (yum!)

      Nutrition

      Serving: 1g | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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