Ever wondered how you make healthy dairy-free ice-cream from bananas?! Well wonder no more.. here is nice-cream 🙂
It’s crazy to think that the pictures below are of blended fruit but they are (I promise!) and I can honestly say that banana ‘nice-cream’ tastes amazing – it’s super sweet and creamy but won’t break the calorie allowance. It’s also SUPER EASY to make; all you need is a food processor and it really does make for a delicious snack, dessert or even breakfast!
Bananas are packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals and as they release their energy slowly this dessert should leave you feeling fuller and more satisfied for longer!
There are a few ways that you can enjoy this ice-cream:
- Bananas on their own!
- Vanilla nice-cream: 1-2 ripe bananas + 1/2 tsp vanilla essence (topped with desiccated coconut/chocolate chips/honey – all optional!)
- Chocolate nice-cream: 1-2 ripe bananas + 1 heaped tbsp cocoa + 1 heaped tbsp stevia/xylitol (healthy sweetener)
- Strawberry nice-cream: 1-2 ripe bananas + handful of fresh strawberries
- High Protein nice-cream-: As above + 30g protein powder – you may or may not want to add a tbsp of almond milk to the food processor along with whey protein!
The options for additions really are endless, you could also add things like peanut butter (yum!), chocolate chips or even fresh mint – do let me know if you have any other healthy addition suggestions!
Below is what the banana ice-cream looks like when protein powder is added.
- 3-4 large ripe, frozen bananas*
- Optional extras: cocoa powder, vanilla extract, berries, whey protein & tbsp almond milk
- Optional toppings: desiccated coconut, chocolate chips, berries, honey
- Leave the frozen banana chunks to stand at room temperature for 2-3 minutes before adding them to a food processor or blender
- Blend for a couple of minutes, scraping down the sides with a spatula so that the mixture 'creams' at the bottom and then add your optional ingredients
- Blend again before eating immediately (with a sprinkle of cinnamon/sprinkles!) or freeze in a container for later (this recipe can be kept for up to 1 month in the freezer)
*The best bananas to use are those with the brown spots - which means that they are ripe! Make sure to peel your bananas first before slicing them up and freezing them in a small freezer-safe bag
Nutrition stats are given per banana
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrates 23 g
Protein 1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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