Monday, June 18, 2018

Three Ingredient Banana Berry Nice Cream

How to make vegan ice cream or nice cream with frozen fruit.
If you haven't heard the buzz about nice cream, yet, you are in for a tasty treat! Way healthier than high fat, high sugar ice creams, nice cream recipes are the healthy ice cream treat you have dreamed about. Feel like eating ice cream for lunch? With nice cream, you can do that and have to guilt hangover afterward! This recipe is vegan, paleo, gluten free and 100% delicious!

What is nice cream?

Nice cream is a blend of frozen fruit with the texture of ice cream. Think of it like a super thick, scoopable smoothie. Since nice cream is a super thick smoothie you serve in a bowl, of course, I have lots of nice cream recipes in my book, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls

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How to Make Nice Cream

Making nice cream really couldn't be easier. All you need is a food processor or a high powered blender. You can make nice cream with any combination of frozen fruits you like. I like to stick to an approximate ratio of 1 cup frozen fruit to 1 Tbsp liquid. You can also make nice cream with a ratio of 1 cup frozen fruit to 1/4 cup(ish) of soft fruit.

Healthy Vegan Banana & Berry Ice Cream (AKA Nice Cream) Recipe


  • 1 cup frozen blackberries*
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries*
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries for garnish
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.
Three ingredient banana berry nice cream nutritional information
Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.

How to Make Banana Berry Nice Cream
(AKA paleo ice cream)

Add the berries and banana to a food processor. Process until well combined. Resulting nice cream will be the texture of soft serve ice cream. For a firmer nice cream, transfer nice cream to a loaf pan and freeze for one hour. Alternatively, you can create a firmer nice cream by adding only half of the banana. During processing, add pieces of the banana as needed to facilitate blending.

Watch me make nice cream live on KATU Afternoon Live:

How to make nice cream - easy vegan and paleo ice cream recipe made with just bananas and berries
Forget ice cream, make nice cream! This healthy, vegan nice cream recipe is made with banana, blueberry and blackberry. Be sure to check out the video showing you how to make it. It's so easy!

About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a cookbook author and busy mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

She is the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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