Strawberry Nice Cream to Dream For!
Since writing about National Dairy-Free month in the previous post, many inquires have come in about Nice Cream. What is it and how to make it? We are so excited to hear so many of you want to try your hands at making dairy-free alternatives vs. just consuming store bought brands..
What is Nice Cream?
Nice Cream is a version of ice cream which is non-dairy or dairy-free, but is still very flavorful; to the point, you will not even notice a difference.
Who & Why Nice Cream?
So, if you are vegan, plant-based or ovo-vegetarian, or flexitarian, nice cream can be enjoyed by you or everyone. It is refreshing and in some cases, it is a healthier version of ice cream without the dairy of course. Nice cream can be had at any time in the day and is packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals to give you a surge of energy too; especially if bananas are used as the base. There is no need to not have ice cream as your favorite treat this Summer and beyond; just try not to over-indulge in too much of this tasty, delightful goodness. Though low in calories, there is potential for weight gain, so moderation shall be adhered to. :)
How to Make Nice Cream?
Strawberry Nice Cream
Serving Size: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
What you need for this recipe:
(2) Cups of Strawberries (frozen)
(4) Ready-Ripe Bananas (frozen)
(1) Teaspoon Grade B Maple Syrup
(1) Unsweetened Coconut, Almond, Cashew, or Oat Milk are good choices.
(1) Organic Cherry
(4-6) Medjool Pitted Dates or (1) Tablespoon of Agave (sweet tooth lovers)
· Place all the ingredients in a blender (we use a Blendtec) or food processor.
· Blend for 1 to 2 minute(s) on high. If your blender has an Ice Cream Button use that. You may have to allow it to run two cycles for the consistency you seek.
· Pour in a glass bowl and let set in the freezer for about 2 hours. Don’t let sit longer than needed or it will be too hard to scoop out when wanting to serve. *If it does get too hard, defrost, stir and serve.
Don't forget to add a cherry on top.
If you do use dates, you will need to let them soak for about 2 hours to loosen them up so that they can blend easier.