What is Nice Cream?
Nice cream is a type of frozen dessert that is made from frozen bananas instead of dairy cream. It is a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream, as it is vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Nice cream can be made in a variety of flavors and can be customized with various toppings.
How to make Nice Cream?
To make nice cream, ripe bananas are peeled, sliced, and frozen. The frozen banana slices are then blended in a food processor or blender with vegan milk, vanilla and any sweetener until they reach a smooth and creamy consistency. The mixture can be refrozen until it reaches a creamy, ice cream-like consistency.
Variations and Options:
Other ingredients, such as cocoa powder, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, or berries, can be added to the blender to create different flavor variations. Some popular variations of Nice Cream include chocolate, peanut butter, almond butter and strawberry flavors.
Nice cream can be enjoyed immediately after blending or can be stored in the freezer for later. It is a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth while also providing essential nutrients such as potassium, fiber, and vitamins B6 and C, which are found in bananas.
Here are some additional tips and information for making nice cream:
- You can use any frozen fruit to make nice cream, not just bananas. Other popular options include berries, mango, peaches, and pineapple.
- If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender jar several times during the blending process to ensure that the mixture is evenly blended.
- To make your nice cream more creamy and less icy, you can add a tablespoon or two of nut butter, such as almond or cashew butter.
- If you want to make a chocolate-flavored nice cream, you can add a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder to the blender along with the frozen fruit.
- If your nice cream is too soft or runny, you can freeze it for an additional 20-30 minutes before serving to firm it up. Conversely, if your nice cream is too hard, you can let it sit out at room temperature for a few minutes to soften before serving.
- You can top your nice cream with a variety of toppings, such as fresh fruit, granola, nuts, seeds, or chocolate chips.
Toppings for Nice Cream
Toppings for Nice Cream can vary depending on personal preference, but some popular options include fresh fruit, granola, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and agave or maple syrup drizzled on top. Other options can include cookie crumbles, sprinkles, or a dollop of nut butter. The possibilities for toppings are endless and can be tailored to your taste preferences. Nice cream is a delicious and healthy dessert that can be enjoyed by anyone.
Nice Cream can be served in a bowl or a cone, just like traditional ice cream. It is best to let it soften for a few minutes at room temperature before serving to make it easier to scoop. You can also top it with your favorite toppings and enjoy immediately. If you have leftovers, you can store Nice Cream in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a few weeks, but it may become harder and more difficult to scoop over time.
Nice Cream, Ice Cream is delicious by itself or favorite toppings, but it also goes great with youur favorite desserts. It goes well with brownies, pie, cake or cookies. You can use this for the filling of ice cream sandwiches, too. Take a cookie and add a flattened scoop of Nice Cream Ice Cream on top of it. Then place another cookie on top for an vegan ice cream sandwich alternative.
Nice Cream Ice Cream
- 4 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
- ¼ cup plant-based milk (such as almond, soy, or coconut)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- sweetener (optional)
- Peel the ripe bananas and slice them into coins.
- Place the banana slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 2 hours or until completely frozen.
- Once the bananas are frozen, add them to a food processor or blender along with the plant-based milk and vanilla extract.
- Blend until the mixture reaches a smooth and creamy consistency, stopping to occasionally to scrape down the sides.