Healthy Banana Ice Cream (Or Nice Cream!) June 30, 2018

by Amanda Li Eat

It’s got all the melty goodness of ice cream, without the guilt! It’s made with frozen bananas instead of cream and sugar. If you’re eating vegan or you’re just craving some ice cream but trying to be good, whip yourself up some nice cream, grab a big spoon, and dig in.

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Behold, The Mighty Nice Cream

The Heroes of the Hour: Bananas

Bananas are high in protein and when you freeze them and then blend them with a milk of your choice (we’re using almond) they’re creamy and sweet, just like ice cream. They don’t even need any extra sugar or honey.

TIP: Make sure you take the skin off your bananas before you freeze them. Once they’re frozen, that skin is NOT coming off.

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Toppings

As you can see, we’re into berries and fruit on top of our nice cream, but if you want to be a bit more indulgent… you know what to do. Chocolate, caramel, and everything else is welcome on top of a scoop or two of nice cream. We’ve got some great topping recommendations down below!

 3 Nice Cream Recipes

We’ve got not just one, not two, but three nice cream recipes for you to try out. Give them a go and let us know how they went by sharing your photos using #HelloFreshLife and tagging @HelloFreshCA.

The Berry-Loaded Nice Cream

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Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas, cut into small rounds
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp berries (blueberries and raspberries), fresh or slightly defrosted if frozen
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • Shredded coconut flakes
  • Mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Use a blender to combine frozen bananas, almond milk, and frozen berries until thick and smooth.
  2. Load on the berries, sliced bananas, coconut flakes, mint leaves and dig in!

The Too Matcha Nice Cream

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Ingredients

For the nice cream:

  • 2 frozen bananas, cut into small rounds
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp matcha powder

For the toppings:

  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp fresh blueberries
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • Edible flowers

Instructions

  1. Blend all bananas, almond milk, and matcha powder.
  2. Go crazy with the toppings! AKA pomegranate seeds, fresh blueberries, cacao nibs, sliced banana, and edible flowers.

The Cacao-Nut Nice Cream

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Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas, cut into small rounds
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp crushed hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew)
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • Shredded coconut
  • Edible flowers

Instructions

  1. You know the drill. Blend frozen bananas and almond milk, with cocoa powder.
  2. What’s next? Oh yeah….Toppings! This time, pile on the hazelnuts, nut butter, cocoa nibs, sliced bananas, shredded coconut, and edible flowers.

By now, you’re a nice cream master! Go on… go crazy and show us what other combinations you can come up with!

Looking for more dessert inspo this summer? Check out these 4 Fruity Desserts!

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