Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

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This strawberry banana nice cream is a great frozen treat when the weather gets warm! Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free, this treat is essentially guilt free. The best part is it's also quick and easy to make, too! You'll have this recipe on repeat all summer long!
Strawberry Banana Nice Cream - dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free
 Strawberry Banana Nice Cream - dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free
It’s officially the start of summer tomorrow!
Summertime is for relaxing by the lake, enjoying the sunshine, and lots of frozen treats to keep you refreshed and cool. I’m ALL about staying cool in the summer heat!
We had some hot weather in Chicago this past weekend and this strawberry banana nice cream was stocked in the freezer all weekend long! If you know me, you know I’m not a huge fan of really hot weather.
Anything over 75F is a bit too warm for my liking. When the weather gets that hot, I stock up on lots of water to stay hydrated and frozen treats, like nice cream!

If you haven’t heard of nice cream before, it’s ice cream made from bananas!
When frozen bananas are pureed, they take on this creamy texture that is reminiscent of ice cream. Now, it’s not really ice cream. But it’s a great substitution if you’re dairy-free or looking to stay away from added sugars.
I really don’t feel bad about eating a whole bowl of this strawberry banana nice cream because it only contains bananas and strawberries! That’s really it.
Banana nice cream is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and refined sugar free. It’s creamy, sweet, and feels just a little bit indulgent. And dare I say… it’s even a little bit healthy?
With bananas as the base of your nice cream, you can make so many different flavors by adding in other ingredients. If you’re a peanut butter and chocolate fan, go try my chocolate peanut butter banana nice cream – it’s seriously addictive!
The secret to achieving the perfect nice cream is to freeze your bananas. We keep a ton of bananas in our house but sometimes they ripen quicker than we can eat them.
That’s the perfect opportunity for some easy banana nice cream, friends! Just peel, slice, and freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Once frozen, pop those babies into a freezer-safe container and when you’re ready to make banana nice cream, you’re ready to go!
Three photos showing how to make strawberry banana nice cream in a food processor and showing each stage.
All you need is a food processor to make banana nice cream. Nothing fancy. Just a basic food processor will do. And a spatula.
Because you’ll want to scrape down those sides every once in awhile to make sure everything get’s blended until nice and creamy.
The funny thing about banana nice cream is that you’ll think it isn’t working in the food processor. You’ll blend and your bananas will look all crumbled and separated.
Scrape down the sides and keep blending, because with just a few minutes, magic will happen and you will end up with something so creamy and luscious!
You can eat it right away if you’re really looking for an instant sweet treat. Your strawberry banana nice cream will be the consistency of soft serve and still sweet and delicious.
However, if you want something scoopable, more like classic ice cream, pop the processed nice cream back into the freezer for at least 1-2 hours. Then, scoop and enjoy.
Sweet tooth satisfied? Check!
Bowl of strawberry banana nice cream with some gluten-free cones and a spoon.

Tips and Tricks for Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

  • Always keep some sliced bananas in the freezer so you can make banana nice cream whenever your sweet tooth strikes!
  • Make sure you pause briefly in between blending your nice cream to scrape down the sides with a spatula. This will help make sure all of the mixture gets blended smoothly.
  • If you’re having trouble getting your bananas to blend, add a tablespoon of non-dairy milk to help create a smooth consistency.
  • You can eat your banana nice cream right after processing for a soft serve, or you can freeze the mixture for 1-2 hours for a scoopable treat!
  • If you choose to freeze your banana nice cream, take it out of the freezer 5 minutes before serving to let it soften slightly for easier scooping.

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A bowl of strawberry banana nice cream with a gluten-free cone and fresh strawberries

How to Make Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

You’ll love how easy this strawberry banana nice cream is to make. It only contains two ingredients, making it a healthy frozen treats for warm summer days. All you need is bananas, strawberries and a food processor! A gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and refined sugar-free everyone can enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Nice Cream - dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free

Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

This strawberry banana nice cream is a great frozen treat when the weather gets warm! Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free, this treat is essentially guilt free. The best part is it's also quick and easy to make, too! You'll have this recipe on repeat all summer long!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freezing Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas (sliced)
  • 1 cup strawberries (cut into quarters)

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Place banana and strawberry slices on the baking sheet. Freeze for 2-3 hours until frozen
  • Add frozen bananas and strawberies to a food processor. Process 5-10 minutes, until completely smooth. You will need to occasionally stop and scrape down the sides with a spatula.
  • Serve immediately for soft serve or for a scoopable nice cream freeze for 1-4 hours, until ice cream is firm. Defrost for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Make sure you pause briefly in between blending the nice cream to scrape down the sides with a spatula. This will help make sure all of the mixture gets blended smoothly.
  • If you're having trouble getting your bananas to blend, add a tablespoon of non-dairy milk to help create a smooth consistency.
  • You can eat your banana nice cream right after processing for a soft serve, or you can freeze the mixture for a few hours for a scoopable treat!
  • If you choose to freeze your banana nice cream, take it out of the freezer 5 minutes before serving to let it soften slightly for easier scooping.

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 26.3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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