Banana Nice Cream

Article written and reviewed by Tara Kemp
Published January 24, 2018

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AuthorTara Kemp

Banana nice cream is the PERFECT dessert. It tastes dreamily decadent, but it's 100% healthy. Check out these variations or get creative with your own spin

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 36 ripe, spotted bananas

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1

Peel bananas

2

Cut into small chunks, about 2 inches long. Place into freezer bag or container, and freeze for at least 6 hours.

3

Remove from freezer, and place frozen banana chunks into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, ice-cream consistency.

4

Notes:
Here are a few variations you can try!
- chocolate cherry: add 1 tbsp raw cacao powder + 1 cup fresh (pitted) or frozen cherries and pulse into blended ice cream
- strawberry banana: add 1 cup chopped strawberries and pulse into blended ice cream
- cinnamon caramel: add a dash of cinnamon + 3 medjool dates, chopped
- cinnamon apple raisin: add a dash of cinnamon and top with 2 tbsp raisins + 1 chopped apple mixed in
- top with our crunchy cinnamon buckwheat granola recipe

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.5 cups (3 bananas)

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.2g2%
Total Carbohydrate 71.6g24%
Dietary Fiber 9.2g37%
Protein 3.9g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Ingredients

 36 ripe, spotted bananas

Directions

1

Peel bananas

2

Cut into small chunks, about 2 inches long. Place into freezer bag or container, and freeze for at least 6 hours.

3

Remove from freezer, and place frozen banana chunks into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, ice-cream consistency.

4

Notes:
Here are a few variations you can try!
- chocolate cherry: add 1 tbsp raw cacao powder + 1 cup fresh (pitted) or frozen cherries and pulse into blended ice cream
- strawberry banana: add 1 cup chopped strawberries and pulse into blended ice cream
- cinnamon caramel: add a dash of cinnamon + 3 medjool dates, chopped
- cinnamon apple raisin: add a dash of cinnamon and top with 2 tbsp raisins + 1 chopped apple mixed in
- top with our crunchy cinnamon buckwheat granola recipe

Banana Nice Cream

About the author 

Tara Kemp

Tara Kemp is the Director of Nutrition Education at Mastering Diabetes. She has been active in the field of health and nutrition for many years, including working with Forks Over Knives, Engine 2, and Dr. Neal Barnard and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Tara has a bachelor's degree in Education from Bucknell University, a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, and is a Certified Food For Life Instructor through the Physicians Committee.