If you’re like me, you constantly stalk food blogs for inspiration (mostly for what meal will garner the most Instagram hits, but occasionally to actually find stuff to feed myself with). If this is the case, you might have happened upon a vegan favorite called nice cream…the sweet treat without the cream! And, if you’re like me, you get super anxious and overwhelmed by the shear number of versions this delicious dessert can make. However, do not be afraid! I have complied a recipe that is straight in the “no fear zone” of cooking handbooks everywhere. Put this guide in your arsenal because you will use it all the time.
There are lots of ways to make nice cream, from the different bases to the flavor concoctions, but the same is true for every nice cream recipe…it’s essentially blended frozen fruit. Simple. You can choose to be all classy and whatnot and add cacao nibs or matcha to the mixture or you can literally buy frozen fruit and blend it. Either way, you’re on trend, healthy, and most importantly Instagram will love you. Now, all you need is a Pinterest-y mason jar set up and you’re good to go!
There is one trick only to a successful nice cream. Add more frozen fruit than liquid. The liquid should be any non-dairy milk (lactose free milk also works if you’re not a fan of soy/almond or vegan products). If you want a more steady, smooth base, add a banana or a half cup of any nut butter to the mix. Those ingredients will give you the creamy texture of ice cream without the lactose component. And voi la! Nice cream!
What you will need:
1) A blender
2) Frozen fruit of your choice
3) non lactose milk of your choice
4) Bananas AND/OR
5) Nut butter of your choice
Here’s what I did:
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup almond milk
1 banana (chopped)
Blend until smooth. Serve. Post a picture to Instagram. Feel relevant.