Enjoy healthy frozen treats in the form of Banana Nice Cream. This refreshing dessert is vegan, dairy free, has no added sugar and endless flavor options. We have compiled the best nice cream recipes here!
With summer in full swing, we are always looking for ways to cool down around here! My daughter has learnt to love the Heladerías here in our small Mexican town. But these are only for occasional treats on the weekends.
Having just turned 3 she is starting to understand the concept that mommy prefers ‘healthy‘ homemade food. And if that means she is getting to enjoy ice cream and can even help to make it, she is all for it!
Healthy Nice Cream is such a wonderful way to enjoy a frozen treat without the guilt. This banana ice cream is vegan, dairy free, most flavors are paleo friendly, there is no added sugar and the flavor options are endless.
Best Food Processor for Frozen Bananas
It all starts with ripe bananas. Peel and freeze them, then blend in a food processor and watch it all turn into creamy magic! Healthy banana ice cream is such a great creamy and naturally sweet base to make almost any flavor you can think of.
I use an older Cuisinart Food Processor which has now been replaced by this sleek new model:
It really is a mighty machine that turns frozen banana slices into heavenly ice cream in just a couple minutes.
Unlike many other recipes, I prefer not to add any extra liquid to my banana ice cream recipes. This way I can eat healthy ice cream in a matter of minutes. I just need to grab a spoon (or an ice cream scoop, if I am feeling civil) and can enjoy banana based ice cream straight from the blender. No need to refreeze for full ice cream texture.
Of course, if you prefer to freeze it first, that’s no problem. But you don’t HAVE to.
Best Nice Cream Recipes
The options for banana ice cream flavors are really only limited by your imagination, but I have a few favorites. I am showing you how to make the best of the best in this video:
Chocolate Nice Cream – with Mocha Crunch variation
This Chocolate Banana Ice Cream is as simple as blending frozen banana with cocoa powder. But take it to the next level yet with a touch of instant espresso and chopped nuts.
Strawberry Nice Cream
Strawberry Nice Cream is a simple all fruit ice cream. Just frozen strawberries and bananas blended together for creamy, fruity refreshment.
Nutella Nice Cream
Can you believe that the flavor of the popular chocolate spread can be captured in form of Nutella Nice Cream? It’s true! Roasted hazelnuts and cocoa added to the banana base turns into this awesome creation.
Raspberry Peach Nice Cream – Peach Melba
This Peach Nice Cream is another fruity flavor variation. Blended frozen peaches and banana with a bright pink raspberry swirl.
Piña Colada Nice Cream
Is there anything more summery than Piña Colada? Frozen coconut milk cubes and pineapple give this Piña Colada Nice Cream it’s distinct flavor.
Peanut Butter Nice Cream
Peanut Butter Nice Cream is endlessly creamy and the touches of vanilla and cinnamon take the flavor over the top. To make this flavor paleo friendly use almond butter instead.
Blueberry Nice Cream
This Blueberry Nice Cream is actually one of the oldest healthy recipes on this blog. I wasn’t familiar with the term nice cream yet and I have learnt a lot about food photography since then, but the flavor was spot on from the start.
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Disclaimer: A few of these recipes were created for a sponsored collaboration with eBay two years ago.
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