Summer is here and one of my go-to summer treats to beat the heat is ice cream. In a recent blog post I listed several extremely delicious and healthy popsicles. While searching the Internet for extraordinary recipes, I stumbled upon Nice Cream. I can’t believe I never found this trendy summer dessert earlier! I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I do have a profound weakness for ice cream. Every birthday, my beautiful mother prepared me a layered ice cream cake as an alternative to the conventional spongy cake that I’ve never acquired a taste for.
Nice cream is the super-fantastic, healthy, vegan substitute for ice cream. It’s made of bananas and very easy to make.
This healthy ice cream couldn’t be more simple. If you freeze a banana until solid, then whiz it up in a high-speed blender or food processor, it makes a creamy, rich ice cream, thanks to its high pectin content. You can serve it immediately as a soft serve or freeze until hard and scoop like traditional ice cream.
I’m excited to share with you my favourite Nice Cream finds. For the non-banana lovers, I added a few other healthy, vegan and non-refined sugar recipes for you at the bottom. Enjoy!
1. Matcha Nice Cream
Quick and easy, this unique, frosty treat will absolutely blow your mind. Naturally vegan, no sweeteners necessary and you even get a little boost from the green tea! A swoon-worthy, vibrant summer-inspired green! Recipe here.
2. Vegan Blackberry Chip
This vegan black raspberry chip protein nice cream is smooth, creamy, full of chocolate chunks and Sunwarrior protein! Recipe here.
3. Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Nice Cream
Made with just 5 ingredients, this creamy and delicious nice cream is packed full of coconut and chocolate and will satisfy your sweet tooth like it’s nobody’s business! Recipe here.
4. Peanut Butter Chunk Nice Cream
This healthy breakfast or dessert ice cream has tons of peanut flavour and chewy date chunks. Recipe here.
5. Mocha Nice Cream
Yummy mocha flavours make this nice cream one to make you come back for more. Recipe here. Recipe here.
6. Raspberry Chocolate Chip Nice Cream
A healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth for dessert, or to enjoy as breakfast or a snack! Recipe here.
7. Chocolate and Hazelnut Nice Cream
This cold creamy treat is rich and deliciously decadent. It’s also healthy, with each scoop packed full of plant-based goodness. It’s made with bananas and no added sugar. Recipe here.
8. Almond Butter, Caramel Swirled, Vanilla Bean-Chocolate Chip Nice Cream
This vegan nice cream is perfect for a cool down dessert! Made using homemade coconut sugar caramel, creamy peanut or almond butter, vanilla bean flavor and a banana ice cream base, this dreamy vegan treat is something you can feel good about! Recipe here.
9. Cookie Dough Nice Cream
Bring back your childhood memories with this guilt-free cookie dough ice cream. Recipe here.
10. Salted Caramel Nice Cream
This salted caramel banana ice cream is thick, very sweet, and unique because of the hint of salt. Recipe here.
11. Black Forest Nice Cream
If you love the combination of chocolate and cherry together, you simply can’t go wrong with this Black Forest Nice Cream! Recipe here.
12. Peanut Butter and Jelly Nice Cream
Your favorite childhood sandwich in the form of ice cream – A healthy fun twist on a childhood favorite. Recipe here.
13. Mint Chocolate Chunk Nice Cream
This healthy mint chocolate nice cream is sweet, creamy, nourishing, and incredibly simple. Recipe here.
14. Apple Pie Nice Cream
Creamy, sweet goodness. Apple pie for dessert anyone? This is nourishing and healthy, so why not! Recipe here.
15. Paleo Nutella Banana Nice Cream
A healthy, paleo-friendly, vegan Nutella banana ice cream using just two ingredients. Recipe here.
16. Blizzard Nice Cream
All the sweet, chunky candy filled ice cream deliciousness without the dairy and sugar! An awesome, healthy summer treat! Recipe here.
17. Mango Nice Cream
Made with mangoes, dairy-free milk, and a banana, this fruit-based treat is a sweet and tangy taste of the tropics. It has the richness of ice cream and the intense fruitiness you expect from sorbet. Recipe here.
18. Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Pretzel Nice Cream
This decadent frozen nice cream is made with creamy blended up frozen bananas, with crunchy pretzels, rich chocolate and peanut butter. Recipe here.
For the non-banana lovers:
Not a fan of bananas? No problem. These next recipes are as healthy and delicious!
19. Strawberry Shortcake Nice Cream Bars
These frozen bars are made with wholesome, real ingredients like cashews, almonds, shredded coconut, dates, and strawberries. If you’re looking for a sweet, creamy, and strawberry-licious cold treat, then whip up these bars and enjoy a novelty frozen dessert, guilt-free. Recipe here.
In this recipe the tart, chunky rhubarb is combined with the sweet, creamy vanilla infused sweet potato “custard” to make a deliciously soft, flavourful ice cream. Recipe here.
21. Key Lime Coconut Bliss
Avocados make the creamiest, dreamiest, most scoopable vegan homemade ice cream. Because of the lime and maple syrup you can’t taste the avocado, only a delicious key lime coconut bliss. Recipe here.
This homemade lemon ice cream is seriously lemony! Recipe here.
23. Orange Creamsicle
This recipe is such a unique, deliciously satisfying flavor! This recipe is all natural, gluten-free, vegan, and has no added sugar! Recipe here.
This Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream recipe is a homemade take on an underrated but delicious flavor with a favorite green fruit as the creamy coconut-free base! Recipe here.