In The Kitchen with E: Homemade Nice Cream

10/25/2016


If you know me.....then you would know that I can eat a whole pint of ice cream in one setting without any hesitation.  From Ben and Jerry's to Blue Bell, I enjoy a pint of ice cream from time to time.  As you may know, eating a pint of ice cream is not the healthiest snack to enjoy and many brands pack a lot of calories.  I'm not giving up on my ice cream but I began looking for other frozen treats that I can enjoy without all the guilt and I ended up finding recipes for a healthy alternative to ice cream......."Nice" Cream..........

From the many recipes that I found, "Nice" cream is basically frozen bananas (but other fruits can be used) blended up into a soft serve.  What makes it unique is that you can basically add anything into it (like chocolate, nuts, other fruit, candy, and etc.) to make it your own.  Now, I wanted to keep mine pretty healthy because I wanted to enjoy a whole serving of nice cream without too many calories.  So I ended up making two versions of nice cream........Chocolate Nice Cream and Strawberry Nice Cream:

Ingredients:


- 2 Bananas
- 1/4 cup of Almond Milk (or you can use regular dairy milk or any other alternate for dairy milk)

For Chocolate Nice Cream

- 2 tablespoons of Chocolate Syrup
- 1 tablespoon of Mini Chocolate Chips (Optional)

**Not pictured but I added 1 packet of Truvia Calorie Free Sweetener to make my Nice Cream more sweet**

For this recipe, you will need a blender to mix the ingredients and plastic containers to place you nice cream into the freezer..............


First, you will need to chop up two bananas and place them into a plastic sandwich bag.  Place the bananas in your freezer for a couple of hours to set up.


After the bananas are set, place them into your blender (I used the Magic Bullet) also with 1/4 cup of Almond milk, 1 packet of Truvia (optional) and 2 tbsp of chocolate syrup:


Blend all the ingredients until there is no chunks and completely smooth.  After blending, add in 1 tbsp of chocolate chips and mix with a spoon:


Once the chocolate chips are mixed, pour the mixture into a plastic container and place the nice cream in the freezer so it can set:


After it is set (mine took about 2 to 3 hours), take it out and enjoy.  I loved the flavor of the nice cream and it truly tasted like ice cream without the guilt, LOL.  I also made another flavor using frozen strawberries:


I basically make it like the steps above instead I used a cup of frozen strawberries instead of the chocolate syrup:


This was my favorite out of the two:


This is a very simple recipe and you can add whatever you like to make it your own.  If you are looking for some more recipes for Nice Cream, try Pinterest (very recommended) and YouTube.  If you decide to try it out, let me know in the comments before or if you made Nice Cream before, please share your recipe so I can try it..........

What is your Favorite Flavor of Nice Cream?

Until Next Time,

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