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Basic “Nice Cream” Recipe

How in the world can you have a creamy ice cream treat without the milk and cream? The trick to many plant-based ice cream recipes are frozen bananas! When frozen & blended, this thick fat-free fruit provides a fabulous base for all sorts of variation according to your heart’s desires. Use this as your base and add any variety of things, including nut butters, maple syrup, vanilla, berries, fruit, teas - the possibilities are endless!


  • Ripe bananas
  • Water to thin as needed


  1. Peel and chop bananas and spread out on a baking sheet. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.

  2. Place frozen banana chunks into a high-speed blender or food processor and blend. Add a little water at a time to help the mixture move. Work under it is a creamy texture.
  3. Mix in or sprinkle with any fruit or toppings of your choice, and enjoy!