No matter what time of year it is or the temperature outdoors, ice cream is a delicious treat that is pretty difficult to resist. However, with the year starting and your New Year resolutions made, you might want to stay away from this sweet snack so that you can achieve your health or weight loss goals. Don’t fret though. We know of a recipe cheat that will allow you to have your sugar and eat it too! Check out these delicious nice cream recipes and indulge in this cool snack without the regret!
Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Nice Cream
Calories: 150 (not including the nuts)
You’ll need: 2 banana, 1 tablespoon of natural creamy peanut butter, nuts (optional)
Step 1: Peel the bananas. Then, slice them up and and place the slices on a plate or in a freezer bag.
Step 2: Stick the banana slices in your freezer for 2 hours. (For a thicker consistency, leave them in for an additional hour.)
Step 3: Place the frozen bananas and peanut butter into a food processor. Blend the ingredients together well.
Step 4: Scoop your nice cream into a bowl and garnish with nuts. Enjoy this treat immediately or freeze it in a glass container until solid.
Vegan Chocolate Nice Cream
Calories: 385 (not including chocolate chips)
You’ll need: 2 bananas, 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)
Step 1: Peel the bananas. Then, slice them, and place in a freezer bag.
Step 2: Freeze the bananas for at least two hours.
Step 3: Blend the frozen bananas and cocoa powder in a food processor for several minutes until smooth. (Pro Tip: At first the mixture will look chunky. However, as the bananas begin to melt, you’ll see it form into a creamy consistency.)
Step 4: Scoop the mixture into a bowl and sprinkle with a few chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Vegan Pineapple Nice Cream
Calories: 110 (not including toppings)
You’ll need: 2 cups of frozen pineapple, 1/2 frozen banana, 2 tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk, toppings (like sliced cherries, unsweetened coconut, or chocolate chips)
Step 1: Mix all three ingredients into the blender or food processor. Every minute or so, stop the processor and scrape the mixture down the sides to ensure proper blending.
Step 2: After several minutes, the mixture should have a creamy consistency. Spoon it into a bowl. (Pro Tip: For a fancier look, take a piping bag and a star nozzle, and swirl the nice cream into the bowl.)
Step 3: Enjoy your bowl of nice cream on its own, or garnish it with the topping of your choice.
Now that you know how to make a delicious bowl of nice cream, all that you need to do is pick up the necessary ingredients. So, what are you waiting for? Hop into a quality vehicle from Chris Myers Buick GMC in Daphne, AL and head out to the store nearest you!