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Beat the heat with vegan nice cream

20th August 2021

No it is not a typo! If you have not heard of nice cream make sure to read on! Nice cream is vegan, gluten-free and healthy alternative to ice cream as it is made from a base of frozen bananas. It is the perfect dessert recipe to beat the heat this very hot summer.

The Base

You will need 1 – 2 ripe bananas per serving.

Peel the bananas and slice it into chunks

Freeze them for at least 7 hours

Place the chunks into a food processor and process till it’s nice and smooth

If you have a small processor you have to work in batches

It can take a while to get the perfect smooth consistency, but you’ll get there.

Vegan Nice Cream

2-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Nice Cream

Ingredients (2 serving of 3 scoops each)

4 frozen bananas (peeled, chopped, frozen overnight)

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

Optional Toppings

2 teaspoon coconut oil (liquid)

2 teaspoon maple syrup

2 teaspoon cocoa powder

2 teaspoon cocoa nibs

Instructions

  1. Put the frozen banana and cocoa powder in your food processor. Process until completely smooth.
  2. If you want to make a chocolate sauce, whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup, and cocoa powder. Drizzle over the ice cream. Sprinkle with cocoa nibs. Enjoy!

Watermelon Nice Cream

Ingredients (2 serving of 3 scoops each)

4 frozen bananas peeled, chopped, frozen overnight

2 cup frozen watermelon chunks cubed, frozen overnight

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen bananas and watermelon chunks in your food processor.
  2. Pulse until it’s super creamy ice cream! You might have to scrape down the sides a few times.

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Nice Cream

Ingredients (3 serving of 3 scoops each)

2 frozen bananas peeled, chopped, frozen overnight

145g frozen strawberries

4 vegan shortbread cookies

Instructions

  1. Place the shortbread cookies into the food processor and pulse until crumbly. Pour them in a bowl and set aside for now.
  2. Put the frozen banana and strawberries in your food processor. Pulse until completely smooth. You might have to scrape down the sides a few times. Then add about 3/4 of the cookie crumbs and pulse again.
  3. Transfer the strawberry shortcake ice cream into a bowl or scoop into cones and sprinkle with the rest of the cookie crumbs!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Ingredients (2 serving of 3 scoops each)

4 ripe and spotty bananas

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons peanut butter – divided

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen banana chunks, cocoa powder and half of the peanut butter in a food processor, and pulse until a creamy banana ice cream is formed.
  2. Scoop into bowls, drizzle the rest of the peanut butter on top. Enjoy!

May we remind you that choosing plant-based alternatives such as these nice creams is more sustainable than dairy, as it is better for your health and for that of the planet. We hope you enjoy these vegan nice cream recipes and let us know if you have managed to create any other great flavour options!

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Source:

Bianca, 10+ Vegan Nice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat, 2021, https://www.elephantasticvegan.com/vegan-nice-cream-recipes/ [Accessed on 17 August 2021]

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