Nice Cream is on everyone’s radar right now, and we can’t say we’re upset about it. At its simplest, nice cream is a non-dairy variation on soft serve ice cream that is typically made out of a base of bananas. The concept might sound unusual, but frozen bananas transform in the blender into an ultra-creamy, soft-serve like texture. Seriously, it’s like magic.
We love nice cream because it allows us to fill up on velvety-smooth soft serve healthfully. If you’ve ever wanted to try a trendy, indulgent ice cream flavor but opted not to because of its poor nutritional profile, you’re in luck: with nice cream, you’re only limited by your imagination and the amount of toppings you have on hand, because it is naturally low in sugar, infinitely versatile, and filled with nutrients.
We’ve scoured the depths of our Food Monster App and compiled a list of 15 of our absolute favorite vegan Nice Cream recipes for you to enjoy, whether it’s sunny outside or snowing. We don’t judge; Nice Cream is appropriate for every season.
This gluten-free Banoffee Nice Cream uses bananas as the ice cream and incorporates the iconic banana and toffee flavors of banoffee. Add a drizzle of dark chocolate and this is a real indulgent and tasty treat. It’s all natural, and why not enjoy it for breakfast too?
Cauliflower Nice Cream Bowls are so cool! When blended with frozen banana, frozen cauliflower adds creaminess, but not sugar, to your standard ice cream. Each bowl of this nice cream is easily customized based on your taste preferences, so have fun experimenting with all of the flavor combo possibilities!
You can’t get any more refreshing than this gluten-free Blackberry Açaí Nice Cream. It’s a creamy nice cream loaded with super antioxidant blackberries, acai powder, and a hint of almond butter. While most nice creams rely just on bananas to make them creamy, this one takes it to the next level with the addition of coconut milk. Yum.
This Fruity Nice Cream Sundae features a vegan chocolate shell, which automatically elevates it from being just a delicious recipe to absolutely incredible.
This Vanilla Avocado Ice Cream uses avocado to give the dessert the optimum level of creamy lusciousness. The preparation of this dessert takes 5 minutes, including washing the blender.
This gluten-free Raw Matcha and Raspberry Nice Cream Cake is out-of-this-world delicious. The rich, creamy matcha layer is made from frozen banana and creamy avocado and is sandwiched with a layer of sugar-free, homemade raspberry chia jam.
These Raw Strawberry Shortcake Nice Cream Bars are gluten-free and coated with a crumbly shortcake shell and the stuck on a stick – just like the ice cream man served them back in the day.
This Peanut Butter Caramel Nice Cream Blizzard is totally raw! It has all the sweet, chunky candy-filled ice cream deliciousness without the dairy and sugar!
This Raw Mango Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream is a quick, healthy, and super easy snack, dessert, or breakfast idea. It’s also a great way to get fussy children to eat fruit.
This Simple No-Churn Lemon Balm Ice Cream is really the easiest thing in the world. Lemon balm has such a nice flavor already, although it’s not as intense as its cousin mint. There is no sweetener included in this recipe, as the frozen bananas are usually already very sweet on their own. It’s really quick, easy and fuss-free to make this Lemon Balm Ice Cream. Also, it doesn’t heat up your kitchen!
This Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream is a great dessert to celebrate any occasion big or small. Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream is vegan and sugar free!
This gluten-free Maple Walnut Ice Cream is the recipe for you if you’re on the hunt for new, fun nice cream bases. The flavors of this maple walnut ice cream are rich, creamy, maple-sweet, and nutty. This nice cream was made by blending together homemade walnut milk, chilled coconut cream, and maple syrup.
This Easy Banana-Cacao Ice Cream is made from entirely natural ingredients. It doesn’t hurt that it looks so gorgeous up close, either. You can top this creamy base with any of your favorite plant-based goodies!
These Brownie Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars are gluten-free and so decadent. The base is a raw brownie layer, followed by nice cream filled with raw cookie dough bites. It’s finished off with a drizzle of chocolate or other toppings of choice. Think of it as a healthier alternative to the famous ice cream cake!
This Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream is full of different textures and flavors, and we’re all about the combination. What’s not to love about cherry flavored ice cream with whole cherries and dark chocolate pieces?
Is your sweet tooth satisfied, or are you still looking for more vegan nice cream recipes? Hey, we don’t blame you! We highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!
Lead Image source: Peanut Butter Caramel ‘Nice’ Cream Blizzard