Vegan Blueberry Banana Nice Cream

Routinely Rachel
by Routinely Rachel
4 servings
15 min

Did you know that July 18th is National Ice Cream Day? I celebrated by making several new ice cream recipes. However, not everyone can eat true ice cream. Dairy free options are becoming more readily available, and nice cream is truly my favorite ice cream alternative.

Nice cream is made with minimal ingredients. My version only has three (3!) ingredients – bananas, berries, and dark chocolate chips. Of course, there’s always the add-ons, but those are optional and completely modifiable.

Nice cream is most often made with frozen bananas. It gets it name because it is such a reduced guilt version of the classic. Also, nice cream is incredibly quick AND easy to make. No churn, no freezing overnight…it all comes together in a food processor. Some recipes have added liquid, such as almond milk, to add to the creaminess – my version doesn’t have the added liquid and just calls for a bit more pulsing in the processor to get the perfect texture.

Vegan Blueberry Banana Nice Cream
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 2 frozen medium to large bananas – peeled
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Optional: Toppings of your choice!

Dice frozen banana into 1 inch chunks
Add frozen banana, blueberries, and the dark chocolate chips to the food processor
Pulse repeatedly until reach desired texture. Occasionally use spatula to smooth down sides and make sure blade not blocked in between pulses. It may take 5-10 minutes of pulsing to get smooth, scoopable texture
Scoop and serve immediately with desired toppings
  • Store in airtight container in freezer for up to one month
  • Will take a lot of pulsing. You may need to use spatula to smooth down sides in between pulses
  • Kay Dickerson Pratt Kay Dickerson Pratt on Oct 02, 2021

    I’d love to try it! Already have the ingredients!

    • Routinely Rachel Routinely Rachel on Oct 03, 2021

      It is so easy and you can use any frozen fruit! I do mango and banana sometimes too and it really satisfies my sweet tooth

  • Judy rifkin Judy rifkin on Oct 03, 2021

    can you use non-frozen fruit, pulse, freeze afterwards?

    • Routinely Rachel Routinely Rachel on Oct 03, 2021

      Definitely works best with frozen fruit . Don’t have to necessarily buy frozen fruit though. I have placed fresh fruit in freezer bags for a few hours to chill and then made the nice cream