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How to Make Banana Nice Cream – with 5 Variations

Here are 5 reasons why banana nice cream is the best frozen dessert. 

  1. It’s super cheap! One serving is made of just two bananas and you can get about half a dozen bananas for just 79 cents!
  2. It’s kinder. No cow’s were harmed in the making of this ice cream. 
  3. It’s healthy. Really, it’s just bananas. There are no added fats or processed sugars.
  4. It’s the easiest way to get a zero-waste ice cream. There are no containers other than banana peels. You just might have to worry about the banana stickers. 
  5. It’s delicious! Duh! 🙂 

So without further ado, I present to you, banana nice cream. 

Classic Vanilla

2 Bananas

1/2 cup of non-dairy milk or water

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Makes 1 Serving
Active Time: 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 6 hours

  1. Unpeel the bananas and break each banana into 4 to 5 chunks. Place the chunks into a ziploc bag or reusable container and freeze over night or for at least 6 hours. 
  2.  Place the frozen banana chunks into a food processor and let thaw for 3 to 5 minutes. 

3. Add non-dairy milk/water and vanilla extract to the food processor. 

4. Blend frozen bananas and liquids together until smooth and soft serve like. 

 5. Enjoy right away as soft serve ice cream or freeze for at least 2 more hours if you like a bit of a harder consistency. 

 

Mango Lassi

2 Bananas

1/2 cup of non-dairy milk or water

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cardamon 

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks. 

Instructions

Makes 1 Serving
Active Time: 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 6 hours

This was inspired by the famous Indian drink, known as the mango lassi, which utilizes the wonderful and surprisingly delicious combination of mango and cardamon. 

Repeat steps for classic vanilla, but when you get to step 3, also add the mango chunks and cardamon. Add a little bit of extra non-dairy milk/water, if fruit is too frozen and chunky to blend. 

Berries and Cream

2 Bananas

1/2 cup of non-dairy milk or water

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries

Instructions

Makes 1 Serving
Active Time: 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 6 hours

This nice cream has a beautiful color. Just note that the more frozen berries, you add, the more icy this nice cream becomes. If you like super creamy ice cream, add more banana and less frozen berries. 

Repeat steps for classic vanilla, but when you get to step 3, also add the frozen berries. 

Magical Mint

2 Bananas

1/2 cup of non-dairy milk or water

1/8 tsp peppermint extract (optional)

1/2 cup spinach

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

 

Instructions

Makes 1 Serving
Active Time: 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 6 hours

There is something so refreshing about mint nice cream. The spinach really makes this ice cream’s color pop.  

  1. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for classic vanilla. 
  2. In a blender, combine the non-dairy milk/water, peppermint extract, spinach, and mint leaves and blend until it looks like a green juice. 
  3. Poor the green juice like mixture into the food processor and blend until you get that soft serve ice cream look. 
  4. Eat right away as soft serve ice cream or freeze for at least 2 hours, if you like a harder ice cream consistency. 

Chocolate

2 Bananas

1/2 cup of non-dairy milk or water

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

 

Instructions

Makes 1 Serving
Active Time: 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 6 hours

It’s chocolate and dreamy. Need I say more? 

Repeat steps for classic vanilla, but at step 3, also add the cocoa powder.