This vegan strawberry nice cream is frosty, sweet, and packed with flavor from fresh strawberries and bananas. And it's easy to make in just a few minutes!
Have you discovered banana ice cream yet? If not, it’s high time you did! Frozen bananas are simple to blend into a frozen treat that is almost identical to traditional ice cream. We call it nice cream!
And today we've taken that sweet treat to a new level with.... strawberries.
The addition of fresh, ripe strawberries turns this into a whole new recipe. And it's quickly becoming one of my favorite vegan desserts.
This vegan strawberry nice cream is:
- Mae entirely with fruit!
- Dairy-free and Egg-free
- Free from any added sugar.
- Easy to make without an ice cream maker!
- Ready in just 10 minutes.
Tips & Tricks
Enjoy your vegan ice cream like soft serve in a cup or a cone. Top it with slices of fresh strawberries and mint leaves for an extra pretty treat.
To make this ice cream look like fancier as shown in the photos, use a pastry piping bag. Any way you serve it, top with more fresh strawberries and/or mint leaves if you’d like.
This nice cream is best made in a food processor rather than a blender. A high-speed blended will liquify the mixture too much. A regular blender is better, but it’s challenging to get the mixture to puree evenly, or to get it out from the bottom of the container.
Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.
Vegan Strawberry Nice Cream
- 4 ripe bananas medium sized
- 1 cup strawberries ripe, hulled and halved
- 2 tablespoons vanilla nondairy milk or coconut creamer, add more as desired
- Pinch cinnamon optional
For garnish, optional
- strawberries sliced
- mint leaves
- Peel bananas and cut into approximately ½-inch slices. Place in an airtight container with the strawberries and freeze for several hours, until frozen solid, or preferably overnight.
- In a food processor (see note), combine the frozen bananas and strawberries with 2 tablespoons nondairy milk or coconut creamer. Add a pinch of cinnamon if using.
- Process until the bananas and strawberries are broken down to bits, then stop the machine to scrape down.
- Process again until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy, adding a bit more of the nondairy milk or creamer if the mixture needs it to become smooth.
- Scrape the banana ice cream into a container and refreeze for an hour or two, or until firm enough to scoop. Or if you want to serve right away as soft serve, spoon into bowls or cones (or in adorable waffle bowls as shown in the photos).
This recipe was originally published in June 2017. It has since been updated.