I have been seeing a lot of pictures of Nice Cream. It looked so good and a healthier version of Ice Cream... so I decided to give it a try. Getting the right consistency is pretty tricky, but I got close...
Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream:
* Frozen sliced bananas
* Natural Peanut Butter
* Unsweetened Almond Milk
* Mini Chocolate chips
Freeze sliced bananas: Simply slice bananas evenly and place ona baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Place the entire sheet in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. When you take your nanners out of the freezer, you will just need to scrape them off the parchment paper and place right in the blender (if you are making this peanut butter banananice cream right away), or into a ziploc or stasher bag to keep in the freezer for later use. Freezing the sliced babanas on a baking sheet will prevent your bananas from sticking together when you place them in a bag.
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor. Measure out your frozen sliced bananas, natural peanut butter and almond milk and place in your high speed blender. You will want a serious blender for food processor for this step to ensure all the bananas are blended to perfection and not left as small chunks. It's the bananas that give this nice cream it's perfect ice cream consistency, so you will want to make sure they are blended fully. If you use your blender for smoothies with frozen ingredients, you are good to go here.
Blend up all your ingredients until smooth. Deoending on how frozen solid your banana slices are, you may need to thin out your healthy ice cream with almond milk. We recommend thinning it with a tbsp of almond milk at a time until you get your desired consistency. At this point, you will want to grab those mini chocolate chips. Add them to your blender and pulse until they are folded into the nice cream.
Because your banana slices were frozen when you started this recipe, the consistency of your nice cream should be perfect to serve up and enjoy immediately if you like the consistency of soft serve. But if you are making this ahead of time, or want a more traditional ice cream consistency, line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour your nice cream into the pan. Store covered in your freezer and enjoy at your leisure.
And don't forget toppings! You could serve with extra chocolate chips and drizzle of peanut butter or whatever your heart desires.
I ended up trying this again except instead of peanut butter I put in some different fruit!