Banana {Nice} Cream

Banana {Nice} Cream

Banana {Nice} Cream

If you find yourself reaching for a big bowl (or carton) of rich, creamy ice cream, step away from the freezer and try some Banana {Nice} Cream instead. This recipe will satisfy your craving without any of the regrets that usually accompany reaching the bottom of that carton of Ben & Jerry’s. Banana {Nice} Cream (pardon the cheesy name) has no added dairy, sugar, eggs, wheat, fat, or any of the ingredients that might give you a stomach ache and cause your pants to fit a little more snuggly. It comes together in your blender or food processor in under 15 minutes, and all you need to do in advance is throw some bananas in the freezer. The texture of the faux-ice cream will seriously impress you- I promise you won’t even miss calorie bomb lurking in your freezer.

Serves: 4 (less if you plan on loading up a big bowl for yourself)

Prep/Cook Time: 15 minutes (plus 2 hours freezing for bananas)

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe bananas, frozen
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons smooth almond butter, or peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together in your blender or food processor, and blend on a high speed to combine. Let it blend for 5-10 minutes until everything is smooth and combined, and the ice cream has a soft-serve texture. If you’d like a firmer texture, transfer to a container and freeze for 30 minutes or so.

* Optional: Serve this with a topping of crushed salted almonds for a salty & sweet treat.

Photo Credit: www.bbcgoodfood.com

 

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