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 is 100% kid approved in the Sneaky Veg household.
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
Nearly two years ago I published a recipe for chocolate nice cream, but then I kind of forgot all about making ice cream in this way.
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.
If you like this you might also like these banana, coconut and raspberry ice lollies.
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If you like this you might like my banana strawberry bread.
How to make strawberry banana nice cream
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.
Strawberry banana nice cream
- 3 ripe bananas chopped and frozen
- 227 g punnet of strawberries roughly chopped
- Place the frozen bananas and the chopped strawberries into a high powered blender and pulse until well combined. You can make this with fresh bananas but the results won't be as good.
- 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 might also like this Caribbean coconut banana curry traybake.
If you're looking for vegan ice cream that you can buy then check out my best vegan ice creams post over on my other blog, Cook Veggielicious.
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