Emily’s Post: Strawberry Banana Nice-Cream

Last week I finally made the latest dessert fad: nice-cream.  It was so easy to make and so delicious I thought I would share with the Seacoast Eat Local audience.  For those of you who don’t know what nice-cream is, it is ice cream that is good for you, believe it or not!  It uses mainly frozen fruit as its ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make.  Nice-cream does not contain dairy and doesn’t have all of those added sugars like typical ice cream does.  There still is sugar in nice-cream though, but not the “bad” kind.  Fruit is made up of carbohydrates which break down to glucose, which is sugar.  However, this is the good kind of natural sugar.  Your body needs carbohydrates because that is its main source of energy.  So when you have nice-cream you are putting healthy food in your body that actually tastes good!

Fruit season is coming to New Hampshire before we know it, and with strawberry season especially being just around the corner, I decided to make a strawberry banana nice-cream! In just a few short weeks (OK, a few more than a few), everyone will be able to visit their favorite PYO strawberry patch and rush home for delicious home made nice-cream!

Here is how I made my strawberry banana nice-cream:

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, cut in coins, frozen
  • ½ cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Cut bananas into coins, freeze
  2. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Pour contents into a small container
  4. Either freeze for an hour, or enjoy right away!

This is such a delicious, refreshing, guilt-free dessert that you can blend up in no time!  You can have this really any time of the day because it is frozen fruit that tastes like dessert.  For breakfast, you can turn this into a breakfast bowl by adding nuts, chia seeds, and other fresh fruit on top.  You can also modify the ingredients for this recipe to make other flavors.  The base of nice-cream is the frozen banana coins and you can add other kinds of frozen fruits such as frozen mixed berries, or peanut butter and dark chocolate.  There are so many ways to make different flavor nice-creams.  Next time you want a refreshing tasty dessert, I suggest you try this nice-cream!

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