Making Nice Cream
1 Minute (Blending)
Nice cream is the perfect way to satisfy your need for a sweet treat at night, or any time of day really! They can be packed in with healthy foods that help really fill you up, and it tastes delicious.
Read Before Making a Nice Cream
- Fruits offer plenty of sugar to sweeten your dish, so try to limit/avoid adding more.
- That extra sugar can be a problem if you add too much fruit to the dish. Do not exceed 2 servings of fruit per serving!
- There is no perfect amount of each ingredient to put in, and nice creams typically are super healthy, so add amounts you want to a taste you enjoy and be proud of yourself for making a great choice!
Selecting Your Ingredients
Ingredients are broken down into two categories: Bases and Add-ins. You will need the bases to make a nice cream. The rest is added for additional flavor and nutritional benefit.
1. Bases (Pick At Least 1)
Nice cream’s base comprises of 1 frozen banana (cut into small pieces) and 1/4 cup of milk/milk alternative. The best time to freeze the bananas is when they are turning brown, as they are sweeter at that point.
Some Suggested Milk/Milk Alternatives
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
Additional Ingredients to Consider Adding
Beyond the bases, there are a number of awesome ingredients you can add for flavor and additional benefits!
Buy frozen fruit, or freeze fruit going bad. It is cheaper and lasts longer.
Serving Size: A Handful of Berries/Cherries, 1/2 Mango, 1/4-1/2 Cup Pineapple
Leafy greens work best. They do not alter flavor or texture drastically
Serving Size: 1/2 cup of leafy greens.
Nuts & Seeds:
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (high calorie, do not exceed 2 tablespoons in one serving!)
Serving Size: To taste (do not exceed 3 pieces of a chocolate bar, 1 tablespoon of cacao, or 1 scoop of protein powder)
NOTE: If you want to add chocolate, we recommend 70+% cacao for optimal benefits.
Add all of your chosen ingredients into the blender
Whirl in the blender for about 1 minute, or until mixture is smooth.
If the mixture is too thick or chunky, add your chosen milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it properly blends. If it is too liquid, congrats you have made a delicious smoothie! Or you can add a bit more frozen fruit to thicken the dish.
Tips & Tricks:
- Top with granola or fruit for a little bit of a tasty crunch