RECIPES: 16 Ways To Make Nice Cream – A Healthy Summer Treat


Have you ever wanted the deliciousness of ice cream without the guilt?

Today, I have the answer! I’m going to show you how to make a refreshing treat with your food processor that is healthy, tasty and extremely easy to make. You only need two ingredients and there is no additional sugar or colour added. It can also be vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly. It looks like ice cream, it taste like ice cream but it’s actually made of bananas, so the internet’s officially dubbed it “nice cream”. 👍

Basic nice cream recipe

basic nice cream recipe


  • 2 Chopped Bananas (Frozen)
  • 2 Tsp Almond Milk (Unsweetened) or Coconut Milk
  • Seasonal Fruits & Toppings


nice cream prep

  • Cut bananas into 1 inch pieces and freeze for 30 minutes
  • In a food processor, add your frozen bananas, frozen fruit and almond milk. Pulse for 1 minute until smooth.
  • Serve in ice cream bowls and top with your favourite sundae toppings.

Bonus tips

nice cream with waffle lining

  • If you’re serving the nice cream in waffle bowls, line the bowl with cookie or peanut butter to minimize leaking when the nice cream melts!
  • Leftovers can be scooped into a reusable containers and frozen. When you are ready to eat, serve with an ice cream scoop.

More yummy flavour combinations

Nice cream can also be made in tons of different flavours. Here are combinations I’ve tried that are fantastic:

  • Mango – Blend frozen bananas, frozen mangoes and coconut milk. Top with shredded coconut and fresh mangoes.
  • Matcha – Blend frozen bananas, matcha powder and coconut milk. Top with fresh cut bananas and granola.
  • Mint Chocolate Chip (contains alcohol) – Blend frozen bananas, 1 tbsp of mint liqueur, chocolate and almond milk until smooth. Top with chocolate and fresh mint leaves.
  • Piña Colada (contains alcohol) – Blend frozen bananas, fresh pineapple (strained), shredded coconut and coconut milk. Add 1 tbsp of rum if serving to adults. Top with shredded coconut.
  • Unicorn – Blend frozen bananas and coconut milk. Pour out half of the mixture into a separate bowl and add spirulina powder (this will make it blue nice cream). Add frozen strawberries to the remaining mixture and blend (this will make pink nice cream). Spread out the blue mixture in the bowl and slowly pour the pink mixture into the middle of the blue nice cream (be careful not to let them combine too much). Take a spoon and add a swirl to combine the two colours. Top with your favourite toppings (I like to use blueberries and cotton candy) and enjoy!

Inspiration and recipes from around Instagram

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This one comes with a caffeine kick:

Protein Coffee Nice Cream ☕️😋 – Anyone else go to bed excited each night because they know a cup of coffee will greet them in the a.m.?! Yep, this girl 🙋🏻‍♀️ There are worse things to be addicted to, right?😏 This recipe is super easy and tastes like the coffee ice cream I ate as kid – minus all the additives. – Recipe: {3 frozen bananas, 10 Califia Cold Brew ice cubes, 1/4 cup hemp seeds, 15 drops liquid stevia, optional} Directions: Pour *Califia Cold brew Coffee* in ice cube tray and freeze. Place hemp seeds in food processor and grind into a powder. Add chopped frozen bananas, cold brew ice cubes, and stevia. Pulse a few times to incorporate ingredients. Blend, blend, blend. Stick with it and you will have a nice creamy ice cream. Serves 2-3. Enjoy! – Note: Hemp is considered a complete protein. This bowl contains a little over 13 grams. It also contains fiber, omega 3 & 6 FA, chlorophyll, minerals, antioxidants, etc. – – – – – – #yum #thrivemagazine #smoothiebowl #healthy #alkaline #fruit #coffee #wellness #cleaneating #instahealth #instagood #food #feedfeed #foodphotography #foodporn #fit #fitness #spoonie #inspire #foodasmedicine #myvitamix #plantbased #hashimotos #love #glutenfree @food_glooby #foodglooby #chronicillness #hashimotos #foodie #wellness @coconutbowls #coconutbowls

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Here’s my most recent nice cream treat:

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Grayce Yuen

Hailing from Alberta, Grayce is an avid home cook and one busy young professional pursuing her dream in Toronto. She loves toy poodles, succulents and dessert. Follow her on Instagram @MousseTaco to see what she's eating.