This version of Nice-cream (banana ice cream) tastes so similar to ice cream, that you could fool even the pickiest eaters into enjoying it. The addition of tahini or peanut butter adds a nutty, creamy mouthfeel, and some heart healthy fats. Dates add extra sweetness, but if you don’t like your ice cream very sweet you can omit those.
This recipe makes about 3 scoops, a decent portion for one as a treat. If you are serving it with e.g. a fruit salad or a brownie, one scoop per person would be a good portion size.
So how much better is Nice-cream compared to the real deal? I did a little comparison for you:
Of course the nutritional info of different brands of ice cream will vary, and that of different Nice-cream recipes. But no doubt, Nice-cream is a super smart swop for ice-cream.
And it tastes just as delicious, if not more delicious, than traditional ice-cream 😋
Banana ice cream with Tahini & dates
- 1 med frozen banana (slice before freezing) a ripe banana works best
- 1 tbsp Tahini peanut butter works well as a substitute
- 1 tbsp milk of choice
- 3 dates, chopped or 1 tbsp chopped pieces
- Place the frozen banana slices, tahini (or peanut butter), milk, and chopped dates into a powerful blender (e.g. Nutribullet).
- Blend until smooth. If the mixture is struggling to blend, add another splash of milk (but be careful to not add too much).
- If you want a soft serve texture, you can serve it right away. Otherwise, pop the blended mixture back in the freezer for about 2 hours for a firmer, scoopable texture. You can also freeze it indefinitely until you need it, but then it may need to thaw for 15 – 30 minutes before it will be soft enough to scoop.