Have you guys heard of nice cream? I created three nice cream recipes for Mumtastic last week and lots of people were like…. What the hell? What is nice cream?
Were you one of those people? It’s basically just frozen bananas blended up with other healthy ingredients to make something that tastes a bit like gelato. It’s all over the interwebs, it’s kinda trendy right now.
For me, I haven’t found a better way to pack superfoods into the kids, and man have I looked thoroughly. Ever since Scout became a fussy eater, (overnight at about 20 months) the only foods that she will eat without protest are breakfast ones.
She seriously ate so little during the second and third years of her life I didn’t really understand how she stayed alive. It was really stressful so I got super into packing what she was eating with as much good stuff as possible. The outcome? She now loves berries, chia seeds, coconut oil and nuts. And because Squawk would follow her off a cliff; he does too. Awesome right!?
Anyway, her love of superfoods, his love of every food and my love of eating ice cream for breakfast are all deeply happy about this latest healthy food trend – nice cream.
Do you want to know how to make it?
How do you make nice cream?
You need to freeze a bunch of PEELED bananas in some sort of airtight contraption first. If your kids are anything like mine there is no shortage of half-eaten bananas in your house, yes? So chuck them in the freezer as you go about your life and come back to this post when they are frozen. You can pin it if you like.
Chuck the bananas in a blender, everyone says you need a good quality one but I just use a bullet style Kmart job, still good. Now add whatever you would usually put in a smoothie limiting the liquid to about half a cup per frozen banana. If it is too runny just add ice or more frozen fruit and if it is so frozen that it’s not blending properly then add more liquid.
Awesome bang for your buck, nutrient-rich food include but are not limited to;
- chia seeds – just make sure you soak them in water first so they soften.
- raw cacao
- coconut oil
- leafy greens.
I like to use almond milk, natural yogurt, coconut milk or just plain cow’s milk for my liquid. You can also sweeten it with honey or maple syrup if you want – but the banana base is usually sweet enough.