If you have never heard of nice cream you are in for a treat. Frozen bananas are the base of nice cream and you add desired fruits to make an amazing treat. I love strawberry nice cream because because, well, I love strawberries! Bananas blend up in a way that closely resembles ice cream texture. Bonus, kids and husbands LOVE this recipe and you can feel good about serving it. I have even served it for breakfast when they kids are being picky.
Adjust the sweetness by adding or subtracting dates. If your dates are not soft soak them in a little bit of the milk for about 10 minutes prior to blending and then pour that whole bowl in the blender. I typically buy the organic dates and the organic frozen strawberries to keep it as clean as possible.
Bs sure to pre-freeze super ripe bananas because they are sweeter. This ice cream blends best in a Vita-Mix or other high powered blender but I have made it in a Magic Bullet. and my Cuisinart Food Processor.
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- The Vita-Mix makes easy work of blending the dates and fruits down to a perfectly smooth ice cream consistency. Regular blenders just do not have the same power.
- I usually buy pitted dates from Winco in bulk because they are inexpensive BUT they are a bit dried out and require soaking. If you buy prepackaged pitted dates they are usually very soft and blend well.