Do you know what nicecream is? It tastes just as good as ice cream but there is one major difference: It’s way healthier! And there’s yet another advantage that comes with nicecream, namely that it’s super easy to make. In fact, it’s so good and so easy that the only thing I’m feeling guilty about is calling this post a “recipe”. That’s how simple it is to prepare!
So there are various versions of nicecream but I usually make the one that is based on banana. If you don’t like bananas – yes, that type of people exists and even though I can’t at all relate to that, I’m not judging – you can use berries, mangos or other fruits instead.
Here’s what you need to get the ultimate banana based nicecream:
- a banana (make sure it’s super ripe)
- chopped nuts (I prefer peanuts or almonds)
- a spoonful of regular milk or coconut milk
- grated coconut
- cocoa powder
- vanilla extract
- dark chocolate
When I eat them raw, I usually prefer bananas that are far from being ripe. Thus, in the supermarket, I always pick the ones that are still a little bit green. For nicecream, however, you need the exact opposite. Make sure the banana you use is extremely ripe – I’m talking about the dark yellow with brown sprinkles kind of ripe here. It’s crucial to use this type of banana because its taste is more intensive. Using a banana that’s not ripe enough yet is literally the only mistake you can make when it comes to nicecream.
Anyway. You take the banana, chop it into pieces, put it in a plastic bag and leave it in the freezer for at least two hours. You can also leave it overnight. But then again, who wants to wait for that long? Once your banana is frozen, you can put it in the blender and… blend it (surprise!). Add a spoonful of coconut milk or regular milk to make sure it gets creamy.
Decorate your nicecream
After that, you can tune your nicecream just according to your personal preferences. I usually divide the mass and add vanilla extract to one part and cocoa power to the other. This way I get two different flavors. Genius, huh? The chopped nuts and grated coconut I use as toppings. And make sure you don’t forget to melt the dark chocolate and put it on top. Other than that: Enjoy!
Have you tried nicecream before? What toppings do you use? Leave a comment or drop me a message!