This unbelievably easy recipe for strawberry and banana nice cream requires just two ingredients and no ice cream maker. It's vegan, contains only fruit and universally loved by kids.
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We adore this healthy strawberry and banana nice cream. It's just so refreshing on a hot summer's day.
Here's why you should make it today:
- healthy - made with just fruit
- great way to use up ripe bananas and strawberries - saving food waste
- tastes incredible
- so refreshing
- suitable for vegans
What is nice cream?
Nice cream is simply blended frozen bananas.
Did you know that frozen blended bananas make perfect ice cream? Usually known as "nice cream" all you really need to make it are ripe bananas.
There's no need to add any other ingredients at all - no sugar, no cream - the bananas are perfectly sweet and creamy on their own.
Other ways to make healthy frozen treats
If you like this you could also try fruity smoothie ice lollies or chocolate orange sweet potato ice lollies.
The latter are amazing by the way - you just have to try them if you're looking for an exciting hidden vegetable recipe or just a plain old healthy ice lolly.
But it's been a while since I've made banana nice cream.
Even my picky eater loves nice cream
Last week we were at a friend's house and she pulled out a batch of chocolate "nice cream".
I was 99% sure that eight-year-old R wouldn't eat it but he surprised me, and probably himself, by eating a whole portion and loving it.
He still doesn't eat any fresh fruit so I thought I'd give it a go with strawberries.
And the verdict?
He loved it!
I didn't want to add anything else that wasn't fruit and it really doesn't need it.
All you need is a punnet of strawberries and some ripe bananas. You'll get better results if you chop and freeze the bananas first, although you can make banana nice cream without doing this first.
Try to freeze the bananas on a tray for an hour or so before putting in a bag or box to avoid them sticking together too much.
This will make it easier for your blender to break them down.
You will need a good blender* to make this recipe.
More recipes you might like
If you like this homemade nice cream you might also like:
- Healthy chocolate orange popsicles
- Basic banana nice cream
- Chocolate avocado ice lollies
- Fruity smoothie ice lollies
- Raw avocado key lime pie
- Banana, coconut and raspberry ice lollies
How to make strawberry banana nice cream
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Strawberry banana nice cream
- 3 ripe bananas chopped and frozen
- 225 g strawberries roughly chopped
- You will need to chop and freeze your bananas before starting this recipe.
- Place the frozen bananas* and the chopped strawberries into a high powered blender and pulse until well combined.
- Transfer to a freezer-proof dish and freeze for several hours, or overnight, until set.
- Remove 15 minutes or so before serving to allow to soften. Scoop into a bowl or an ice cream cone.
- You can make this with fresh bananas but the results won't be as good.
- Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.
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Lou | Crumbs and Corkscrews
I absolutely love this nice cream! It's a great way to have 'ice cream' without the dairy. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to bananas, but my nephews demolish them. I'm definitely going to try making it with them as I know they'll love it.
Thanks Lou! Such a shame that you can't eat bananas!
Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist
If it's kid approved, it must be good.... they are fussy little things. Looks such a gorgeous colour too x
Thanks Kate! They do love it x
Cathy @ Planet Veggie
I like n/ice cream and I like easy - so this is fab, thanks!
Christine @ Happy Veggie Kitchen
Love this idea! Been meaning to make nice cream for my toddler who loves to sneak a taste of my ice cream, and this is one of her favorite flavor combos so I'm going to give it a try as soon as the weather turns nice again!
Hope she loves it!
This looks great! My kids love nice cream - they think it is so much more of a treat than it is!
My kids just think it's normal ice cream!
I really must try making nice cream again. I made chocolate banana ice cream years ago, before I'd heard of the term, but for some reason I haven't made any more. This looks delicious and I can't resist strawberries at this time of year.
Thanks Choclette, chocolate banana ice cream is also a great flavour x
Looks refreshing and super delicious! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare