Banana Nice Cream

Your Guide to Banana Nice Cream–Summer’s Sweetest and Slimmest Treat


About one year ago I discovered the wonder which is banana nice cream. If you haven’t yet grown privy to this vegan delight, hold onto your seat because you are about to be wowed by this sweet treat. Who would have known that when blended, frozen bananas take on the consistency of soft serve ice cream? Simply amazing and delicious!

If this is news to you, consider 2014 your summer of banana nice cream because after one taste you’re sure to be hooked. Honestly, how could you resists a naturally no-fat, no-sugar-added, dairy-free alternative to regular ice cream? The greatest part of all is that the flavor opportunities are endless.

To start you off on your journey toward vegan ice cream heaven I’m sharing a few quick steps to create your basic banana nice cream base.

>>Spotted Bananas

Start with very ripe bananas. They should be sufficiently spotting but not to the point that they’ve gone mushing. Peel, slice into chunks, and freeze. When you’re ready to whip up your banana ice cream, simply toss your frozen banana chunks into a blender and off you go.


>> Change the Flavor

You could leave your banana nice cream plain and simple with no other ingredients and that would work just fine. However, if you decide you want to get fancy with it simply add your choice of flavorings into the blender with your bananas. I’ve found that ingredients that are best added during the blending process are extracts (think vanilla, almond, peppermint), other frozen fruits (berries and mangos work well), milk (unsweetened vanilla almond milk is my pick), and nut butters.


>>Top it

Last but not least, like any other ice cream, banana nice cream is only made better when adorned with your favorite toppings. Serve it up Sunday style or layer multiple nice cream flavors with your choice of toppings in a parfait glass. Chocolate chips, nuts, granola, coconut flakes, and fresh fruit make great accompaniments to this vegan treat.


>>Step it Up

Once you’ve mastered the basics check out these 5 tasty spins on what’s sure to be your new favorite summer dessert.



Do you have a favorite banana nice cream recipe? Share it with us in the comments or tweet us @SingleDiariesXO!


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