In this blog we will teach you how to make “Nice Cream” a refreshing and easy summer treat made from bananas!  Who knew bananas could be so versatile? When they are ripe they make a healthy and quick snack, they’re a tasty addition to a smoothie, handy in baking, and absolutely delicious as “ice cream.” 

Nutrients found in bananas:

  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber

Nice Cream is a wonderful heart-healthy dessert because of it’s high fiber and potassium contents. High-fiber diets are linked to decreased risk of developing heart disease and potassium is a nutrient used by the body to regulate blood pressure. In addition to being heart-healthy and allergen-friendly, Nice Cream is absolutely delicious!

To make this Nice Cream you will need 3 overripe bananas. The way to tell if they are overripe is if they have large and multiple brown spots. Once you have that and a food processor you’re good to go!

ripe bananas

First…

  • Peel and chop 3 bananas (into pieces that are about ½ in wide).
  • Place the bananas in a ziplock bag (get as much air out as you can) and place in the freezer.

bananas

Next…

  • After 2 hours the bananas should be frozen!
  • Take out the banana slices and place them in the blender.
  • Run the blender until you have a smooth consistency (I had to stir it a couple of times).

bananas

bananas

bananas

Finally…

  • Remove the ice cream and place into an airtight container for storage.
  • OR you can enjoy the ice cream as soft serve.

"nice cream"

You can make a bunch of variations and delicious flavors:

  • If you’re in the mood for chocolate, add 3 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder (1 tbsp for every banana used)
  • Combine 2-3 cookie sandwiches for cookies ‘n creme flavor
  • Add ⅓ cup of frozen strawberries
  • Use ½ tsp of vanilla extract for vanilla ice cream
  • For peanut butter, add 3 tbsp of peanut butter while you make the ice cream

Check out this “Nice Cream” recipe that will be featured on the next Facebook Live episode coming up on 8/20/19 at 11:00 am with Registered Dietitians Klara and Kaitlin! 

Looking for more recipes ideas and how to meal plan for you and your family?  Reach out to us at 301-474-2499 or at admin@rbitzer.com to set up an appointment with on of our Registered Dietitians!