How To Make Vegan Ice Cream (Nice Cream)

May 06, 2015
Strawberry, banana and almond milk topped with cashews and cacao nibs
I’m so excited to teach you how to make one of my favorite breakfasts/desserts ever! We all know that ice cream is strongly frowned upon in the health department, but this 3-minute treat will make any conscious eater (or anybody, really) think twice about why that is!

Nice cream, from the name itself, is the healthy alternative to regular ice cream that is typically loaded with fat, dairy, and refined sugars – stuff that the body doesn’t really want. Nice cream or “vegan ice cream” on the other hand, is made with ingredients that are purely wholesome and plant-based. So it doesn’t only satisfy the sweet tooth, it also nourishes the body with vitamins and antioxidants, and wakes the system up with a gentle “good morning”.

The key factor in making nice creams is banana. Ideally, 1-2 bananas are chopped up into coins and kept in the freezer overnight before blending with the other ingredients in the morning. Banana acts as the bind that holds all the ingredients together while at the same time making the entire ice cream thick, rich, and creamy. Another thing is, because bananas are already naturally sweet, they barely give a need for other sugars or sweeteners!

Now that you know how nice Nice Cream really is, it is now time for you to discover how much fun healthy breakfasting can be! Here’s how you do it and below are more examples of nice creams that I’ve already done.

Have fun pigging out! I know you will.
xx 



Prep time: 5 min (plus overnight)

Serves 1

Ingredients


1-2 bananas
2 cups of other fruits
non-dairy milk
sweetener (optional)
toppings of choice

Method

  1. Chop the bananas into thin slices. Chop the other fruits into bite-sized pieces as well. Place these in the freezer to freeze overnight, around 6 hours.
  2. The next morning, toss the frozen fruits into a blender along with the sweeter (if using) and milk. NOTE: Pour just a tiny amount of liquid first as adding too much will result in a smoothie instead of ice cream. You can add more as you pulse along but always make sure to start with very little amount.
  3. Give a few pulses and gradually blend until you reach the consistency of an ice cream. Scrape down the sides in between pulses if necessary.
  4. Transfer ice cream into a container, top with fruits or nuts and that's it! You have the healthiest ice cream in town!

Cacao powder and banana topped with oats and toasted coconut
Papaya, milk fruit, and pumpkin seeds
Mango-strawberry soft-serve sorbet with almonds
2-layer of green tea and mint chocolate

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