Banana Nice-Cream with Peanut Butter Cookie Crumble

I love eating ice cream for breakfast.  Well…nana cream “ice cream” that is.  It’s so delicious! I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to it.  I’ve been eating it every morning for months.  Even as the weather is starting to cool down and we head into winter, it’s still my breakfast of choice.

I look silly because I have to bundle up to eat it and I’m a bit cold afterward, but that doesn’t stop me.  It’s just so yummy, I can’t help myself. 

My husband and I watched our grandkids for the weekend recently and our grandson who’s two loved having nana cream “ice cream” for breakfast.  He kept asking for more.  He loved his with natural peanut butter swirled on top.

I love to crumble a peanut butter cookie bite on top of mine and add some ground flaxseed.  It tastes like a dessert but is healthy and good for you. The peanut butter cookie has only four ingredients and no processed sugar. 

Banana nice cream is healthy and easy to make, especially since it has only one ingredient - bananas.  


BANANA NICE CREAM 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 frozen bananas - ripe bananas taste best for this recipe 

Optional add ins - 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract 

INSTRUCTIONS

Peel and cut bananas into pieces and freeze for several hours or overnight. Once frozen, place bananas in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. That's it!  Super easy!  

You can eat the nice cream by itself or add toppings of your choice. 

Optional Toppings - Peanut Butter Cookie Crumble as pictured -  Click Here to get the recipe. Peanut or nut butter of choice, fruit, nuts, seeds, or whatever you like.  You can add in a few strawberries while blending to make strawberry nice-cream. 

See additional tips and suggestions below. 


                                      Nana cream topped with vegan chocolate chips and peanut butter

                                      Nana cream topped with vegan chocolate chips and peanut butter

Tips and Suggestions

Ripe bananas make sweeter nice cream.  I wait until mine are nice and spotted and then cut and freeze. 

It's best to use a high powered blender when making banana nice cream. You can add a tablespoon or two of coconut or almond milk if necessary.    

I put the frozen bananas in the blender and let them sit for a minute or two to make it a bit easier to blend. 

Use the tamper on your blender to move the bananas around and push them into the blade.  It may take a minute or two but they will suddenly become like soft serve ice cream.

You can also make this using a food processor. The bananas will start to look like dippin dots and you'll need to stop and scrape down the sides several times. It takes several minutes in the processor but they will eventually become creamy. 

If you want to eat this as a dessert, you can eat it alone or top with fruit, vegan chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, peanut butter, vegan caramel sauce, etc.  

Enjoy! 

What's your favorite ice cream topping?  Please comment and share below.