We all scream for “nice cream”

July 23, 2020
| Created by Megan Guynn RDN, CD

The hotter it gets, the better a cold treat starts to sound. If you’re the kind of person who wants to enjoy ice cream every summer day, consider a healthier option more often. Enter “nice cream,” a light, yet creamy dessert made entirely of frozen bananas instead of cream. Try out this Mexican chocolate recipe, or make a variation of this basic nice cream recipe below! 

Basic "Nice Cream" Ingredients:

  • 4 overripe bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Mix it up!

  • Elvis: Substitute honey for syrup, add 1/4 cup peanut butter. 
  • Mint Chocolate Chip: Substitute vanilla extract with mint extract. Add in mini chocolate chips.
  • Raspberry Swirl: Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1 cup of frozen raspberries.
  • Pina Colada: Omit the syrup and vanilla. Add 3 tablespoons coconut milk and ½ cup frozen pineapple.
  • Get creative with toppings: coconut flakes, toasted nuts, dark chocolate shavings, fresh fruit, sprinkles, chai spice.

Want more recipe ideas? Email dietitian@harmonsgrocery.com for delicious and nutritious recipes!