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Banana nice cream recipe

Banana nice cream recipe

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In partnership with Diabetes UK

Fruity and refreshing, this really is the easiest ice cream recipe ever. Made simply with frozen bananas, this ‘nice’ cream makes a great alternative to traditional ice cream as it’s healthy, vegan and dairy-free. No need for any tricky churning either, just freeze, blitz and enjoy. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare, plus freezing
  • 81 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 very ripe bananas

To serve (optional):

  • handful mixed berries
  • pistachio nuts, roughly chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    18g 20%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 20.3g Protein 1.2g Fibre 1.4g


  1. Peel and chop the bananas into rough chunks or slices. Place in a freezer-proof container (or freezer bag) and freeze for at least 8 hrs or overnight.
  2. When completely solid, put in a food processor and blitz on a high speed for 1-2 mins. You may need to add a few tbsp of water to help the bananas break down and blend together. When ready, the mixture should be creamy and almost mousse-like. 
  3. Serve immediately as a soft-serve ice cream. Or, for a firmer texture, transfer to a freezer-proof container, cover and return to the freezer for at least 1-2 hrs to create a more scoopable ice cream.

Tip: Whenever you have ripe or overripe bananas, chop them up and stash them in the freezer so you can make this tasty nice cream whenever you like.

Flavour ideas to try:

Berry nice cream – Add 100g frozen raspberries to the food processor with the banana chunks and blitz as above.

Tropical nice cream – Add 100g frozen chopped mango or pineapple to the food processor with the banana chunks and blitz as above.

Nutty nice cream – Once blended and soft, swirl through 4 tbsp nut butter before serving or refreezing for a nutty ripple. Sprinkle with chopped nuts to serve.

Choc-chip nice cream – Once blended and soft, stir in 50g chocolate chips (use dairy-free chocolate to keep it vegan) before serving or refreezing.

Mocha – Add 1 heaped tsp instant coffee and 1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder to the food processor with the banana chunks and blitz as above.

Cinnamon nice cream – Add ½ tsp ground cinnamon to the food processor with the banana chunks and blitz as above. Delicious served with a drizzle of caramel sauce. 

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Please note that reference intakes relate to ice cream only and not toppings.

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