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Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

Strawberry banana nice cream is made with three simple ingredients: bananas, strawberries, and milk. These are blended in a food processor to create a smooth and creamy frozen treat.

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Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to regular ice cream, one that has no refined sugar, and no additives, then this is it! Instead, it’s made with simple healthy ingredients that you’ll feel really good serving to your family.

This homemade recipe is made with just 3 ingredients and a food processor (or blender). This method is my favorite way to serve “ice cream” to my daughter because it’s sweet, creamy and healthy!

Oh, and if you like this recipe then you’ll love my Banana Nice Cream – 6 Different Flavors! It uses the same method of frozen bananas to create “nice cream” but with six different flavors to try!

strawberry banana nice cream in white bowls with bananas and frozen strawberries in background. Spoons in foreground.

Strawberry Banana Nice Cream Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious healthy dessert:

  • 3 Frozen Bananas: It’s cheap and easy to freeze your own bananas. I like the flash-freeze method best, which I share in the recipe card below.
  • 1 cup Frozen Strawberries: If strawberries aren’t in season, then it will probably be cheapest to buy them pre-frozen. Sliced strawberries tend to be easiest to blend vs. whole frozen strawberries.
  • ⅔ cups Milk: You can use dairy milk or non-dairy milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, etc. I used oat milk. > Buy Oat Milk Here.
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey: If you want the nice cream to be sweeter, you can add a bit of real maple syrup or honey. Personally, I find the strawberries and bananas are sweet enough. Taste test before you add some. > Buy Real Maple Syrup Here.

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Looking down at strawberry banana nice cream in white bowls with bananas beside them.

Recipe Cost = $5

Three bananas cost $3, frozen strawberries were $1.50, and milk was about 50 cents. That makes this a really affordable healthy dessert! (these prices will vary depending on where you live).

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Kitchen Equipment I Used

Here’s the equipment I used to make this recipe:

three images of steps to freeze bananas: first has sliced bananas on baking sheet, next has layer of parchment with more banana slices, thir has bag of frozen banana slices.

How To Freeze Your Bananas

There is actually a trick to freezing bananas properly. If you freeze your bananas whole, or just dump them all into a freezer bag they will stick together and form a big hard rock that is very hard to separate.

Instead, do this easy trick: Slice your bananas into small pieces and place onto a baking sheet in a single layer. If you still need to add more, then place a piece of parchment paper on top and add more slices in a single layer.

Let these freeze for about 3 hours. Then remove them from the baking sheet and add them to a freezer bag. 

If you skip this step, the banana slices will stick together when freezing and form a large block that will be really hard to blend. 

Two images: first is sliced frozen strawberries, sliced frozen bananas and milk in food processor. Second image is blended strawberry banana nice cream.

How To Make Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

Here’s an overview of how to make it with the full recipe instructions at the bottom of this post.

  1. Freeze Bananas – In order to make the perfect banana nice cream consistency, you will need to freeze three bananas overnight.
  2. Blend Together – Add frozen bananas, frozen strawberries and milk to a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.

How To Store Nice Cream

Any nice cream that you want to save for later should be stored in a freezer-safe container to prevent freezer burn. When you’re ready to eat, take the nice cream out of the freezer and let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes, this will help to soften before you scoop and serve.

  1. Soft Serve – If you like soft serve (my personal fave) then just pour the freshly made strawberry banana nice cream into bowls and serve with a spoon.
  2. Hard Ice Cream – If you want harder scoops you’ll need to freeze it for longer. Pour the nice cream mixture into a dish. Place in the freezer for 4-6 hours, or overnight to fully harden. When ready to serve, let sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes to thaw, then use an ice cream scoop to dish into bowls to serve.

Can I Use A Blender To Make Banana Nice Cream?

Yes, a blender will work too! Make sure the milk is poured into the bottom of the blender near the blade which will help to create a smooth and creamy consistency.

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Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

Strawberry banana nice cream is made with three simple ingredients: bananas, strawberries, and milk. These are blended in a food processor to create a smooth and creamy frozen treat.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas - chopped, then frozen
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries - frozen
  • cup milk - dairy or non-dairy will work
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey - optional *see notes

Instructions

  • How To Freeze Bananas: slice three bananas into small pieces. Lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer 1-2 hours, then place in freezer bag to freeze overnight.
    sliced banana on baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Add 3 frozen sliced bananas, 1 cup frozen sliced strawberries, and ⅔ cup milk to a food processor or blender.
    sliced strawberries, sliced banana, and milk in a food processor
  • Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides if needed (Mine in food processor took about 2 minutes).
    Taste test the nice cream – if you want it sweeter you can add maple syrup or honey at this time and mix for another 30 seconds.
    blended strawberry banana nice cream in a food processor
  • Use spatula to scoop into bowls, serve immediately or place in freezer to chill for later.
    strawberry banana nice cream in white bowls with spoons, ripe bananas, bowl of frozen strawberries and kitchen towel surrounding bowls

Recipe Notes:

Serving Tips:
  • Soft Serve – If you like soft serve (my personal fave) then just pour the strawberry banana nice cream into bowls and serve with a spoon.
  • Hard Ice Cream – If you want harder scoops you’ll need to freeze it for longer. Pour the nice cream mixture into a dish. Place in the freezer for 4-6 hours, or overnight to fully harden. When ready to serve, let sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes to thaw, then use an ice cream scoop to dish into bowls to serve.
If you want the nice cream to be sweeter, you can add a bit of real maple syrup or honey. Personally, I find the strawberries and bananas are sweet enough. Taste test before you add some. 
Nutrition
Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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