My creamy, easy-to-make Vanilla Nice Cream is a dreamy, delicious, and much healthier treat to enjoy any night of the week! Blend frozen bananas with a little milk and vanilla to make an ice cream alternative the whole family is sure to love!
3largebananas(overripe browned bananas, peeled and frozen in advance)
½tablespoonmilk(or milk of choice, if needed)
½teaspoonvanilla extract(or vanilla bean or vanilla paste)
Freeze the Bananas
To start out, wait until your bananas are nicely browned and leopard-spotted. Peel and cut into 5-6 chunks then place the banana pieces into an airtight freezer storage bag or container.
3 large bananas
Make Your Nice Cream
Set your frozen bananas out for about 5 minutes while you prep everything else needed. Grab a food processor, blender, vitamix, or even an immersion blender if you have a great big cup for blending. *There are easy commercial nice cream makers, but this is pretty simple without them!
Place the banana chunks from 3 large bananas into your food processor along with a vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Blend until you reach a soft-serve consistency, adding milk as needed if you want.
½ tablespoon milk, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 pinch salt
Serve immediately once the nice cream reaches a soft-serve consistency, or freeze for at least 30 minutes before serving with an ice cream scoop (for a more ice cream-like consistency).
Freeze batches of your browned bananas in advance that way they're always ready to go when you want some nice cream!
2-3 large bananas are one generous serving or two small servings of nice cream.