Banana “Nice” Cream: dairy-free frozen treat


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I discovered a recipe for Banana “nice” cream last summer via the Whole Foods email list.

An earlier post describes tips for making chocolate-cherry “nice” cream, but this post will give a better breakdown of our version of this basic version of this dish.

Instead of throwing out your over-ripe (or nearly over-ripe) bananas, peel them and toss them in the freezer.  With a little almond milk (or soy) and peanut butter (or almond butter) and a blender, you can have an ice-cream like dessert that is dairy-free, lower in sugar and much lower in fat content than regular ice cream.  You can modify this recipe by adding different flavors or ingredients.  I would like to make it with cardamom and/or tea–a chai version maybe!

This is a quick, easy, and delicious dessert for the summer!

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Banana "nice" cream -- frozen dairy-free treat made with bananas, peanut butter, and almond milk

Unsweetened almond milk is delicious in this context and doesn’t have as strong / over powering of a flavor as soy milk, in my opinion.

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2-1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp – 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • dash of vanilla extract

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    Almond milk, frozen bananas, peanut butter, vanilla extract

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to the blender or food processor

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    Blending the Banana "nice" cream

  • Purée just until bananas are blended, but not so much that everything melts and turns runny
  • Pour into two bowls and serve.

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    Banana "nice" cream

August 5, 2011
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5 min frozen strawberry dessert


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I made this one one when I was craving dessert and had limited ingredients to make anything.

Ingredients:
-Frozen strawberries (I used this but you could substitute any frozen fruit like blueberries or raspberries)
-Milk, cream, or half and half. All I had was half and half but if you wanted creamier you could use whipping cream or Missy would use almond milk 🙂
-Sugar

Using a food processor, add strawberries until finely chopped. Blend in sugar. Then, slowly add half and half or other cream until smooth and well blended. Dessert is done!

It’s best to put in freezer for a few minutes. If you have extra it would keep for a few days in the freezer in an airtight container. We couldn’t wait so ate as is and it was a little more like a milkshake consistency but that’s how I like my ice cream so it worked. I also garnished mine with low fat cool whip and a fresh strawberry. Vit doesn’t even like dessert and asked for seconds!

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April 29, 2011
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Banana Nice Cream – Chocolate Edition


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Try this variation on a dairy-free ice cream alternative!

Chocolate, cherry, walnut banana nice cream
(frozen bananas, almond milk, peanut butter, cherry flavored sipping chocolate, vanilla extract, walnuts)
Add everything to a blender.. Serve immediately!

Banana ” Nice ” cream:

Ingredients

2 bananas, sliced and frozen
1 cup unsweetened soymilk, almond milk, possibly rice milk
2 tablespoons smooth almond butter or peanut butter

Method

1. Put bananas, soymilk and almond butter into a blender.
2. Purée, turning off the motor and stirring the mixture two or three times, until smooth and creamy.
3. Pour into two bowls and serve.

March 15, 2011
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