This Banana Mango Nice Cream is Healthy and Delicious!
How do you healhify ice cream? You simply make your own with frozen fruit and coconut milk or yoghurt.
The combination of fruits you can use are endless really and most recipes tend to use banana as a base.
This banana mango nice cream recipe uses just four ingredients and there’s no added or refined sugars. It’s simply frozen banana and mango chunks blended with coconut milk and vanilla bean paste.
I think home made nice cream is an especially good natural treat for the kids, as it tastes great and it’s not laden with added sugars, thickeners, stabilisers or other chemicals. (There are natural sugars in the fruit, of course, which will be released more slowly into the bloodstream than refined sugars).
Nice cream is also really easy to make; you only need a high speed blender or food processor, not a fancy ice cream maker. It doesn’t need to be churned and re-churned – just blend and eat. It’s ready to serve instantly, or you can put it back in the freezer for later.
Nice cream can be eaten at any time of day; it’s yummy for breakfast on a hot day or a refreshing treat after a hot and sweaty workout (add some protein powder, nuts or seeds for an extra boost).
You can use all sorts of different toppings on your nice cream, from chopped nuts to flax and chia seeds, protein or other powders or choc chips.
This recipe is my favourite, but banana/berry is a close second – just swap the mango for frozen berries!
- 2 frozen bananas (pre cut into chunks)
- 1 frozen mango (pre diced)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon, (optional)
- ⅓ cup cold coconut milk, coconut cream, nut milk or yoghurt
- High speed blender or food processor
- Simply place all of your ingredients into the blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy
- This recipe makes enough for two people.
- You do need to plan ahead by freezing the bananas and mango and just in case it's not obvious - peel and chop the bananas and dice the mango before putting them in the freezer!
Don’t forget to pin this recipe for later!