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Easy Healthy Banana “Nice” Cream

This Easy Healthy Banana Nice Cream is a healthy alternative to ice cream – plant-based, dairy free, and naturally sweetened with fruit-so it’s made without any added sugars! Cool down during the hot summer months with this refreshing recipe!

Servings: Makes 4 ( 1 cup) servings 

GREEN/BLUE/PUPLE: Zero points for 1 serving

What is Banana “nice” cream?

 Banana “nice” cream is a frozen treat using frozen bananas as the base.  This “nice” cream requires just a few easy ingredients- frozen bananas, a little bit of milk, and your favorite add in’s!

What ingredients do I need to make this Easy Healthy Banana Nice Cream?

All you’ll need is:

  • Frozen fruit: blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, mangoes, peaches, nectarines, cherries, strawberries, ect. 
  • Frozen bananas-The bananas can be as ripe as you want – the riper they are, the sweeter your “nice” cream will be. I like to wait to freeze them when they have at least a few spots on the peel -that way I know they will be sweet once they are blended.
  • Unsweetened almond, coconut, or skim milk– I love using unsweetened almond or coconut milk. Point value will vary if you use skim milk. 
  • Vanilla extract-adds a bit of sweetness. 

When I blend fruit will there be SmartPoints® for it?! 

According to WW; If it’s something you’ll drink, like a juice or smoothie, the nutrition facts for zero SmartPoints value fresh fruits and vegetables count towards the total. If it’s something you’ll eat, like a salsa, sauce, stew, or soup, fresh fruits and most vegetables remain zero SmartPoints values in those recipes.

That means if you are eating this Banana Nice Cream with a spoon and not drinking it- the point values will remain ZERO points!

What blender or food processor do you recommend?

Using a food processor or a professional-grade blender makes ALL the difference when it comes to making this healthy banana “nice” cream! The blender/food processor I love and recommend is Ninja food processor or the Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning Blender-which you can find HERE on Amazon.  The Vitamix blender is a bit pricey-but worth the price if you’re looking for a high quality blender-but if it’s not in your budget and are looking for a less expensive professional blender and food processor I recommend the Ninja Compact Kitchen System with Auto-iQ, Blender Food Processor Combo- you can find it HERE on Amazon.  

What flavors of  banana “nice”cream can I make?

The combinations are endless!

Chocolate Peanut Butter– 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 Tbsp peanut butter 

Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Chocolate-add 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter– 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 Tbsp peanut butter 
  • Blueberry-add 1/2 cup-frozen 
  • Pineapple-add 1 cup-frozen
  • Strawberry- add 1 cup-frozen
  • Mango-add 1/2 cup-chopped & frozen 
  • Peach-add 1 cup-chopped & frozen

How do I make this Healthy Banana “Nice” Cream?

Peel and slice the bananas into round slice pieces. Place bananas slices into a zip lock freezer bag. Let the bananas freeze overnight.

Combine unsweetened almond milk, frozen bananas, frozen fruit, and vanilla extract to a food processor or high power blender. 

Blend until smooth and thick.

Pulse the nice cream a few times to mix to ensure everything is well combined.

Remove lid and immediately serve-as a soft serve consistency

or transfer the “nice” cream into a small bread pan if you prefer a traditional ice cream texture.

Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 2 hours.

Serve with your favorite toppings, for additional points.

Scoop and serve with a cone or waffle cone, if desired!

 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 very ripe bananas, frozen 
  • 1/2 to 1 cup frozen berries or your favorite frozen fruit 
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup unsweetened almond, coconut, or skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Peel and slice the bananas into round slice pieces. Place bananas slices into a zip lock freezer bag. Let the bananas freeze overnight.
  • Combine unsweetened almond milk, frozen bananas, frozen fruit, and vanilla extract to a food processor or high power blender. 
  • Blend until smooth and thick. Pulse the nice cream a few times to mix to ensure everything is well combined.
  • Remove lid and eat immediately as a soft serve consistency or transfer the “nice” cream into a bread pan to freeze for a traditional ice cream texture. 
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings, for additional points.

Servings: Makes 4 ( 1 cup) servings 

GREEN/BLUE/PUPLE: Zero points per serving

 

Author notes:

  • Store leftovers in container covered with plastic wrap, and foil, or lid. This will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
Yield: 4

Easy Healthy Banana Nice Cream

Easy Healthy Banana Nice Cream

This Easy Healthy Banana Nice Cream is a healthy alternative to ice cream - plant-based, dairy free, and naturally sweetened with fruit-so it’s made without any added sugars! Cool down summer with this refreshing recipe!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 to 1 cup frozen berries or your favorite fruit 
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Peel and slice the bananas into round slice pieces. Place bananas slices into a zip lock freezer bag. Let the bananas freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
    2. Combine 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, frozen bananas, frozen fruit, and vanilla extract to a food processor or high power blender. 
    3. Blend until smooth and thick. If it needs more liquid-add an additional 1/4 cup. Pulse the nice cream a few times to mix to ensure everything is well combined.
    4. Remove lid and eat immediately as a soft serve consistency or transfer the “nice” cream into a bread pan to freeze for a traditional ice cream texture. 
    5. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 2 hours.
    6. Serve with your favorite toppings, for additional points.

    Servings: Makes 4 ( 1 cup) servings 

    GREEN/BLUE/PUPLE: Zero points for 1 serving if using unsweetened almond milk or 1 smartpoint for 2 servings

    GREEN/BLUE/PUPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving if using skim milk

Notes

    • Store leftovers in container covered with plastic wrap, and foil, or lid. This "nice" cream will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 32gNet Carbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

 

Jill Scanlon

Thursday 5th of August 2021

i have fat free half & half that I need to use up. Will that work?

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 5th of August 2021

Hi Jill

Yes, you can substitute the unsweetened almond milk for fat free half and half. Please keep in mind the calories and point values may vary depending on the brand you use.

Have a wonderful day!

RENEE KROLO

Sunday 25th of July 2021

I made the chocolate version with unsweetened flax and with unsweetened cashew. This is absolutely delicious!!!! Thanks so much.

Michelle

Sunday 18th of July 2021

Thank you so much! Can’t wait to make this

Michelle

Sunday 18th of July 2021

I was told by a WW coach that once the fruit gets blended, it no longer becomes a zero point food. I LOVE this recipe so I'm curious to know how it stay zero points using a blender. Please help... I am going to count it as a 2 point snack for now. LOVE it!

Lindsay Kehl

Sunday 18th of July 2021

According to WW website> If it’s something you’ll drink, like a juice or smoothie, the nutrition facts for zero SmartPoints value fresh fruits and vegetables count towards the total.

However-if it’s blended and it’s something you’ll eat, like a salsa, sauce, stew, or soup, fresh fruits and most vegetables remain zero SmartPoints values in those recipes.

That means if you are eating this Banana Nice Cream with a spoon and not drinking it- the point values will remain ZERO points

Wanda Bennett

Sunday 18th of July 2021

IF you want to make it chocolate do you still put the fruit in it??

Lindsay Kehl

Sunday 18th of July 2021

Hi Wanda

You’ll use the frozen bananas as the base for the chocolate flavor but you can omit the frozen fruit, if desired.

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