Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

Hi friends!

This weekend was a scorcher and I loved it! It’s about time since Vancouver has been more cold, wet and snowy this year than it has been in a long time!  But naturally as the days get warmer, my craving for popsicles and ice cream goes way through the roof but all those artificial dyes and sweeteners in store bought products are not something I want to put into my body on a regular basis and as often as I want a frozen treat!

I feel like it’s my civil right to share with you my favourite summer treat, so much so that I will make it a few nights a week during those long heat wave nights that are inevitably coming! These ingredients are all natural and sweetened without any processed or refined sugars.  A treat that will make mum, dad and the kiddos happy this summer. So if you have 5 minutes, what are you waiting for? Get going and make this!! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.  I actually prefer this to regular ice cream any day 🙂 .

The possibilities with this are really endless.  Some of my favourite combos include:

  • For matcha nice cream: add more banana (no strawberries) + add 1 tbsp matcha or more to taste
  • For chocolate nice cream: add 1 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened kind) + 1 tsp maple syrup
  • For peach nice cream: sub peaches for strawberries
  • For chocolate hazelnut nice cream: add 1 tbsp cocoa powder + 1 tsp maple syrup and a handful of hazelnuts

… I think you get the point! The possibilities are really endless and that’s half the fun in making nice cream 🙂 .

I’d love for you to try my recipe or create your own flavour combination.  Please tag me on Instagram and Facebook (@balancingandie) with your creation.  Click here to pin the recipe for future reference.

 

 

 

Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 small ramekins

Serving Size: 1 ramekin

Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
    Optional toppings:
  • fruit
  • cacao nibs
  • coconut flakes
  • bee pollen

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor fitted with the 'S' blade.
  2. Mix on low for 2-5 minutes. Stop every so often to scrape the sides of the food processor.
  3. Serve right away!

Notes

See notes in post for any substitutions. The banana makes it creamy so I wouldn't skip that unless you have to but feel free to use any other fruits for the strawberries.

Depending on your flavour combination (ex: cocoa powder), you may need to add some sweetener. I'd reccomend maple syrup or honey if you're not vegan.

http://balancingandie.com/strawberrybanananicecream/

Nutritional Disclaimer

This information is provided as an estimate only.  The below information may change with any substitution you make or variances in items used.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 ramekin
Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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14 Replies to “Strawberry Banana Nice Cream”

  1. I am definitely trying this!!! Looks so good

    1. Andrea (Administrator) says: Reply

      I can’t wait to hear what you think girl 🙂

  2. Love how this is so simple, but so good! And so versatile too!

    1. Andrea (Administrator) says: Reply

      Totally! once you have a base, you can do whatever with it 🙂

  3. I love making nice cream! It was my go to once my stomach became sensitive to dairy.

    1. Andrea (Administrator) says: Reply

      me too girl! I prefer this over ice cream any day now!

  4. Yummy!! I’ll take some please 🙂

    1. Andrea (Administrator) says: Reply

      Nice cream for all haha 🙂 Wish I could send you some 😉

  5. Oh my gosh this sounds amazing! Definitely going to have to try this soon!

    1. Andrea (Administrator) says: Reply

      It’s such a summer staple 🙂

  6. Looks so yummy! Definitely have to make this asap!

    1. Andrea (Administrator) says: Reply

      Will keep you cool all summer long!!

  7. I TRIED THIS AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!! Felt like I was eating chocolate ice cream, but it was healthy. AMAZING.

    xo

    1. Andrea (Administrator) says: Reply

      Yayy!! So glad you liked it babe. It’s such a summer staple for me. Total game changer 🙂

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