Nice cream is mostly a summer food for me…. During winter in Sweden it is far too cold to eat nice cream. Instead it is all about the warm meals and warm breakfasts.
But i don’t fully want to accept that summer is over, so making nice cream to try to prolong the summer feelings. All that is missing is the watermelon, haah. But i also have to accept that i have eaten my last watermelon for this year.
So what is nice cream…. well it is basically frozen bananas mixed smooth so that it tastes like ice cream. And it is vegan hence why many people call it “Nice” because it doesn’t include dairy… also it tastes nice, hahah.
I personally haven’t met anyone who has tried nice cream and said they don’t like it. Of course some people who are huge fans off dairy ice cream will say that it isn’t ice cream and doesn’t taste like ice cream. And they are right…. but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste good. It is still sweet, cold and creamy. And if you add in coconut cream and other extras such as cookie dough, brownie pieces, nuts, oreos you can make it sweeter and more like ice cream.
Justmixing frozen banana into “Nice cream” isn’t the same as eice cream. But if you add in all the extras it makes it so much better!!!
So if you haven’t already bought a food processor, it is about time you invest in one… hahah.
How to make the almond butter:
Roast almonds in the oven for 5 minutes with some salt. This is totally optional, you can use unroasted and unsalted almonds. But i personaly prefer the taste of roasted almonds and i am a huge fan of salt.
Then, in a highspeed food processor or mixer add the roasted almonds and begin mixing. If you didn’t already salt, you can add a little salt for flavour along with 1-2 tablespoons neutral oil. The oil is optional and t works fine without adding oil, but if you don’t have a super high speed blender then it may be necessary to add some oil to help make it more liquid and the right texture.
How to make the nice cream:
1-2 tablespoons almond butter
50ml coconut cream – optional
Extra almonds for crunch
Optional, taste such as vanilla or cinnamon
Peel and dice the bananas. Place in a container and freeze overnight. The good thing is that you can dice alot of bananas and freeze all at once and store them there until you want to make nice cream or smoothies.
My best tip is to freeze 1-2 bananas (diced) in seperate freezer bags because otherwise it can be hard to just use some of the diced bananas if they are all frozen in the same container.
Before making the nice cream, take the bananas out of the freezer and defrost for 10 minutes.
Then, add everything into a mixer of food processor. Mix until smooth. Add some extra almonds into the nice cream for some crunch!
The tastes and flavours of nice cream you can make vary endlessly …. peanut butter. Chocoate. Salted caramel. Mango. Toffee. Berry flavoured. Or why not add some nuts, cocokie dough pieces or brownie pieces to the mix.
Do you have any favourite nice cream flavours, or any suggestions fo rme to try?