A delicious and sweet snack. This nice cream is a healthy alternative to ice cream. Free from dairy and sugar.
I was talking to someone I work with who is fairly focused on healthy eating as well. When we were discussing my purchase of a new Vitamix she mentioned that I had to try making banana nice cream. Now I had heard of banana nice cream before but never considered making it. How the hell can bananas turn into a replacement for ice cream, that idea just seems insane. As usual, I was wrong.
My first attempt at making this raspberry nice cream was a massive failure of epic proportions. I didn’t freeze the bananas at the right time, I froze them when they were still yellow instead of waiting for them to be entirely brown. After that when putting them in the Vitamix I thought I broke the Vitamix. I added the bananas and turned it to a low speed and started turning it up until the mixture stopping spinning. At this point the Vitamix stopped and the bottom was just one clump of frozen stuff and I couldn’t get it turned back on. Turns out there is a safety switch off mode with a button on the bottom of the machine.
So I did what anyone does in the 21st century and I went to Youtube. Thankfully countless people have already made videos on how to make nice cream and I was doing something wrong. I was correct in using the tamper to violently mash the mixture to the blades. I just had to do it at max speed which turned this in a fairly violent affair. But it worked. Somehow the extra speed and force make it possible for everything the get pulverised and turn into smooth and creamy raspberry nice cream.
Since not everyone has a Vitamix I made another batch in my food processor. Now it is possible to make it in a food processor it just won’t be as perfectly smooth as when you make it in a high powered blender.
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- 1 punnet raspberries, 125g/4oz
- 3 very ripe large bananas, frozen
- Place the ingredients in a food processor or in a blender listed in the order above. Process until smooth. If using a blender make sure to turn it to the highest setting and to use a tamper to press the ingredients to the blade.