Nice cream (‘banana ice cream’ or ‘nana ice cream’) is simply frozen bananas, blended together with a splash of plant-based milk, coconut water or water (or blended alone, if your food processor is strong enough). Bananas are often combined with other fruit, cacao, peanut butter etc., for different flavours. Forget about store-bought ice creams, that are full of refined sugars and fats, and try this healthy creamy goodness instead! Naturally sweet and full of flavour!
The bananas you freeze should be ripe and spotty, to get the perfect texture and flavour. Slice 4 bananas (or more) and put in the freezer. When making the nice cream, take the bananas out of the freezer and set aside on room temperature for them to soften a bit – about 10 minutes, before you put them into the food processor. Peel the beet and cut it in small chunks. Cut the strawberries as well and put all of the fruit into the food processor. If you like the soft serve texture, serve immediately. For a more scoopable texure, transfer into container, cover and freeze for about 2 hours, then set aside at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving. Top with desirable toppings, such as fresh fruit, coconut chips, coconut whipped cream, seeds, nuts, melted dark chocolate or dark chocolate chunks etc. I topped mine with fresh strawberries, coconut, chia and flax seeds and sugar-free aronia berry jam. Yum!
Strawberry Beet Nice Cream
4 frozen bananas, sliced
1 cup strawberries
plant based milk of your choice
Put the frozen banana slices, cut beet and strawberries into the food processor and add a splash of plant-based milk of your choice. Purée and add some more plant-based milk if needed, to get the smooth, soft serve texture. Transfer into two bowls and top with desirable toppings.