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Make vegan ice cream from scratch with this 4-ingredient banana berry nice cream recipe. It’s rich, creamy, and tastes indulgent but is low-calorie and made without any dairy or added refined sugar. You’re going to love this healthy dairy-free treat!

berry nice cream in glasses.
Easy very berry nice cream

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Don’t let a sweet tooth interfere with your health and wellness goals. With these easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll learn to make vegan soft ice cream with frozen bananas, frozen berries, non-dairy milk, and vanilla, aka berry nice cream. No ice cream maker needed!

This nice cream flavor is practically effortless. It’s as simple as adding four ingredients to a high-speed blender, turning it on, and then stepping back as it blends the frozen banana and berries, almond milk, and vanilla into a smooth and creamy dairy-free, low-calorie frozen dessert.

berry nice cream in a glass.
Delicious banana berry nice cream

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Make delicious dairy-free ice cream in 5 minutes or less – no churning needed.
  • A healthy dessert to satisfy sugar cravings.
  • Made with fresh, natural food ingredients.
  • Easy to modify with flavors and your favorite ice cream toppings.
  • Naturally dairy-free and vegan!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Frozen Bananas – Bananas become sweeter as they ripen. Use bananas that are deep yellow and beginning to brown.
  • Frozen Berries – Use your favorite berry or a few different types and make mixed berry nice cream. Use a medley of strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk Or any full fat unsweetened dairy-free vanilla-flavored milk. Coconut, oat, and cashew are good options. The calories will vary slightly between the options
  • Vanilla Extract – Use quality vanilla extract for the most creamy and dreamy berry nice cream.

How To Make This Recipe

three ingredients process making berry nice cream.
Berry nice cream process

Step 1: Add milk.

Pour the almond milk into your blender.

Step 2: Add frozen fruits & flavor.

Followed by the frozen banana, frozen berries, and vanilla extract.

Step 3: Blend until smooth.

Blend until the mixture is soft and creamy. This will take about a minute.

Step 4: Serve.

And that’s it. You can either enjoy your nice cream immediately in bowls or ice cream cones or freeze it for later. Add healthy toppings if you like, and enjoy!

berry nice cream in two glasses.
Tasty mixed berry nice cream.

Recipe Tips

  • For extra creamy and fluffy nice cream, try replacing half of the almond milk with thick coconut cream.
  • Add a pinch of salt to make everything sweet taste even sweeter.
  • This recipe works best with a high-speed blender or high-powered food processor.
  • The berry nice cream will be very soft. For a thicker, scoopable texture closer to regular ice cream, let the mixture freeze for about an hour to thicken. If it freezes too much, let it sit out at room temperature to soften for a few minutes.
  • Nice cream tends to melt quickly, so keep it in the freezer if you aren’t serving it right away.

Variations

The berry nice cream flavor options are endless. See below for a few ideas:

  • Strawberry nice cream: Blend frozen bananas with frozen strawberries, strawberry almond milk, and vanilla.
  • Blackberry banana nice cream: Frozen bananas, frozen blackberries, vanilla almond milk, and vanilla bean.
  • Chocolate raspberry nice cream: Blend bananas, raspberries, and vanilla almond milk, with 2-4 tablespoons of dutch-processed cocoa powder.
  • Cherry vanilla nice cream: Cream frozen bananas, frozen cherries, vanilla almond milk, and pure vanilla.

Treat yourself to a healthy nice cream sundae with your favorite toppings and melted nut butter drizzled over the top. These toppings are perfect for nutritious nice cream:

  • Crunchy granola
  • Shredded coconut
  • Cacao nibs
  • Chopped nuts
  • Fresh chopped fruit and berries

For toppings more naughty than nice:

  • Chocolate sauce
  • Caramel
  • Melted marshmallow
  • Sprinkles
  • Mini white chocolate chips
  • Shaved dark chocolate
  • Oreo crumbs
  • Whipped cream

Storing

This recipe makes about 6 scoops. Leftovers keep well in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Set the container out for a few minutes to let it soften whenever you’re craving something sweet.

FAQ

Is nice cream healthy?

Yes, that’s what makes it nice. It’s a satisfying way to enjoy creamy ice cream with fewer calories. Not to mention, the ingredients are dairy-free and plant-based.

Can you freeze nice cream?

Yes! Freezing nice cream creates a texture similar to traditional ice cream. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy, and then scrape the fluffy mixture into a shallow freezer-safe container with a tight-fitting lid. Another option is freezing nice cream in single servings.

Can I freeze nice cream in popsicle molds?

Absolutely. After blending, transfer the banana berry mixture to popsicle molds and freeze for 6-8 hours. Once frozen solid, transfer the popsicles to an airtight freezer-safe bag or container and place parchment in between each. Keep frozen for 2-3 months.

Why does my berry nice cream taste bitter?

Nice cream should taste like sweet, creamy bananas and juicy berries. The bananas may have been underripe, or the berries weren’t very sweet if it had a bitter taste.

Yield: 6 Servings

Berry Nice Cream

berry nice cream in a glass.

Make vegan ice cream from scratch with this 4-ingredient banana berry nice cream recipe. It's rich, creamy, and tastes indulgent but is low-calorie and made without any dairy or added refined sugar. You're going to love this healthy dairy-free treat!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Blend Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup frozen berry blend
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pour the almond milk into your blender.
  2. Followed by the frozen banana, frozen berries, and vanilla extract.
  3. Blend until the mixture is soft and creamy. This will take about a minute.
  4. And that's it. You can either enjoy your nice cream immediately in bowls or ice cream cones or freeze it for later. Add healthy toppings if you like, and enjoy!

Notes

  • For extra creamy and fluffy nice cream, try replacing half of the almond milk with thick coconut cream.
  • Add a pinch of salt to make everything sweet taste even sweeter.
  • This recipe works best with a high-speed blender or high-powered food processor.
  • The berry nice cream will be very soft. For a thicker, scoopable texture closer to regular ice cream, let the mixture freeze for about an hour to thicken. If it freezes too much, let it sit out at room temperature to soften for a few minutes.
  • Nice cream tends to melt quickly, so keep it in the freezer if you aren't serving it right away.
  • Storing: This recipe makes about 6 scoops. Leftovers keep well in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Set the container out for a few minutes to let it soften whenever you're craving something sweet.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Saturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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Sue

Friday 2nd of September 2022

Looks yummy! How many servings are in the recipe? Thanks!

Erika

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Hi Sue, there are 6 servings in this recipe.

Angelina Phillips

Sunday 26th of July 2020

hiya can I ask if it can be frozen if there are any leftovers please?

simplylowcal

Sunday 26th of July 2020

Hi Angelina, yes you can. If you put the leftovers in a freezer safe, airtight container it should last a few months. When you’re ready to eat it again, remove it from the freezer for a few minutes so it can soften a little first. :)

Ashley Marie Lecker

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

I love this recipe for nice cream! The banana with the berries and almond milk is cream and delicious! I love to make this for my kids!

Ramona

Monday 4th of May 2020

I have made this today and we LOVED it. My kids want it again, I need more berries now ;-) Thank you for this recipe - very simple and super easy to make indeed

Natalie

Monday 4th of May 2020

Oh I love the flavors and color is amazing. So inviting. I didn't know you can make ice cream with these ingredients. So simple. Must try!

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