Nice Cream Recipes: Vegan Banana Ice Cream in Five Minutes

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Nice cream is vegan frozen banana ice cream that you can make in less than five minutes. Check out these four delicious nice cream recipes! 

Reasons to Love Banana Nice Cream

Frozen banana nice cream is the perfect vegan alternative to ice cream. The consistency is similar to soft serve ice cream, but you can make it exactly the way you like it by varying the amount of time it stays in the mixer.

Nice cream is also better for you than the regular version: it contains much less fat and zero added sugar (only natural fruit sugar). Making vegan banana ice cream is quick and ridiculously easy. Just throw frozen bananas in the mixer, add anything that sounds delicious to you, and blend!

Nice Cream Recipe: Chocolate & Banana

For one serving of chocolate banana nice cream, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 3 frozen bananas, in slices
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 4 tablespoons vegan milk alternative
  • 1 ounce melted vegan chocolate, or to taste

Preparation:

  • Before you begin making the nice cream, you’ll need to melt the chocolate. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt over a bain-marie. 
  • Place all ingredients in a mixer and blend until creamy.
  • Toppings like nuts or coconut shavings are a great complement. 

Tip: If you are looking for something extra decadent, add a spoonful of your favorite peanut butter.

Summertime Classic: Strawberry Nice Cream Recipe

strawberry nice cream
Strawberry nice cream: the perfect summer treat (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay – Couleur)

Love strawberry ice cream on the beach, but trying to live healthy? Try this vegan recipe for strawberry nice cream. 

For one bowl, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 3 frozen bananas, in slices
  • 8 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons plant-based milk alternative
  • squeeze of lemon juice 

Freeze your strawberries several hours before you want to make your nice cream. Fresh strawberries contain too much water, and will throw off the consistency. 

Preparation:

Add all the ingredients together in the mixer and blend until the desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!

Vegan Banana Ice Cream: Blueberry Nice Cream Recipe

blueberries
Blueberries are delicious in frozen banana nice cream. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay – Stocksnap)

Looking for something a bit different? If you’re bored of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, try adding blueberries to your nice cream instead. The tartness is refreshing, and the color will stun your guests. 

Ingredients for one bowl of blueberry vegan banana ice cream:

  • 3 frozen bananas in slices
  • 8 ounces frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons vegan milk alternative

Preparation:

Making blueberry nice cream is easy: put all ingredients in the mixer and blend until your mix has the desired consistency. 

Tip: Berry season is full of possibilities – try this simple nice cream recipe with raspberries or blackberries instead of blueberries!

Nice Cream Recipe: Apple- Cinnamon Nice Cream 

apple cinnamon nice cream
Apple cinnamon nice cream is a perfect fall or winter dessert. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay – Santarina81)

For one bowl, you’ll need:

  • 3 frozen bananas in slices
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon 
  • 4-5 tablespoons applesauce 
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based milk alternative

Preparation:

Blend all ingredients in a mixer until the proper consistency is reached. Best enjoyed on sunny autumn afternoons, but also makes the perfect winter dessert.

The Choice of Fruit

In the United States, we can make nice cream any time of the year, because we are lucky enough to have supermarkets in which almost any fruit that we can wish for is readily available at all times.

However, bananas are mostly grown in Central or South America, in places like Guatemala, Ecuador and Costa Rica. The fact that the bananas must be transported over such a wide distance to reach us in the USA results in a big carbon footprint. Furthermore, the working conditions on banana plantations are often appalling, and industrial farming companies are constantly under fire for exploiting their employees. 

For this reason, we strongly encourage you to choose organic and fair trade bananas when making your nice cream. 

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This article was translated from German to English by Christie Sacco. You can find the original here: Nicecream: Leckere Rezepte für 5-Minuten-Eis

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