You can make vegan ice cream at home that’s both healthy and delicious. It’s easy with only a few simple ingredients and a blender. And it’s often much cheaper than store-bought options!

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You can make vegan ice cream at home that's both healthy and delicious. It's easy with only a few simple ingredients and a blender. Here are 13 of the BEST vegan ice cream (nice cream) recipes that you're going to want to try ASAP. #veganicecream #nicecream #banananicecream #vegandessert #healthydessert #plantbaseddessert

There are tons of vegan ice cream options available in stores now. Several new brands are popping up and established brands are recreating old favorites to be vegan. The demand is growing and brands are listening.

But for many, this still may not be an option. Smaller grocers may not carry much, if any. And you’ll be paying more for this option.

Not to mention store-bought options can be pretty unhealthy. Not that that is much of a concern when we’re craving ice cream, but it is nice to enjoy a treat that still has some nutritional benefits.

That’s where nice cream comes in. You can easily make it at home and you can control what goes into it, thereby making it as healthy or unhealthy as you want. And it’s really easy and cheap to make!

What is Nice Cream?

What is nice cream you ask? It’s typically made from frozen bananas blended into a soft serve-like consistency. Bananas make a great base because they’re widely available, affordable, freeze well, and provide an element of sweetness.

In fact, you can even make nice cream from just bananas. Yes, really. Nothing else needs to be added for a sweet frozen treat. Check out how to make your basic one-ingredient nice cream.

Best Bananas for Nice Cream

You’ll want your bananas to be really ripe. Extra spotty. This maximizes the sweetness they’ll provide, requiring less, if any additional sweetener to be added.

Level up your banana bread baking game by adding strawberries and bringing it to a whole new level. This strawberry banana bread is so easy (only need one bowl), extra moist, and delicious. It's vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar free. You're going to fall in love with it! #veganbread #bananabread #strawberrybanana

Simply peel your bananas and slice into large chunks. Store in an airtight container — I use these reusable silicone bags — and freeze them until you’re ready to make some nice cream! This is the best way to store bananas in the freezer, even for smoothies, so that they stay fresh and avoid freezer burn.

Do you have to use bananas to make nice cream?

Nope! You do not have to have bananas to make nice cream. Any frozen fruit will do. Bananas are just a nice, more neutral base to make different flavors with. Any frozen fruit can work to make a sorbet or soft serve. Even non-dairy yogurt, coconut milk, nuts, avocado, and sweet potatoes can be used to make nice cream!

13 Best Nice Cream Recipes

Okay, now that you know what nice cream is and what it entails, it’s time to make it! In honor of National Ice Cream on July 19th, I’ve rounded up 13 of the best nice cream recipes. No need to feel left out on this day—make one of this truly tasty, healthy homemade nice creams!

Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
What’s not to love about cherries and chocolate. Both are considered superfoods and this version is all plant-based goodness without the fat or sugar.
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Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
Vegan Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Ice Cream
Vegan Peanut Butter Ice Cream with a special ingredient, sweet potatoes! This recipe is dairy-free, oil-free and only 5 ingredients. So easy to make and no churn, requiring no ice cream maker!
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Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
This dairy-free, vegan Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream is made using juicy-sweet summer strawberries and buttery cashews as the base.
Check out this recipe
strawberry ice cream
Chocolate Chip & Cookies Ice Cream
This creamy, rich, indulgent Chocolate chip & Cookies Vegan Ice Cream doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Made with coconut milk, chocolate chips, chocolate sandwich cookies and salted peanut swirls, it’s dairy-free, but you’d never tell!
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Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
This Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is dairy-free and made from fruit and natural unrefined sugar!
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Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate and Nut Butter Ice Cream
Super yummy and with only 4 ingredients. This easy to make vegan ice cream is the perfect healthy but indulgent treat.
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Vegan Chocolate and Nut Butter Ice Cream
Vanilla-Maple Oat Milk Ice Cream
Delicious, creamy, wholesome Vegan Vanilla-Maple Oat Milk Ice Cream is made with just 5 ingredients and free from coconut, gluten, and refined sugar.
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Vegan Vanilla Maple Ice Cream
Coconut Matcha Ice Cream
This creamy coconut matcha ice cream is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and packed with superfood nutrients. A delicious dessert recipe you can whip up in a flash; no freezing or ice cream maker required!
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Coconut Matcha Ice Cream
Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
No Churn Dairy Free Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream – super creamy and super healthy with absolutely no added sugars. You won’t believe how good it is!
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Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Cream
This Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Cream is super easy to make, requiring just 3 ingredients and no ice cream maker! Gluten-free and refined sugar free.
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Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
This healthy Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream is made with soy milk and cashews, and includes vanilla bean as well as vanilla extract for an extra boost of vanilla flavor.
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Vanilla Ice Cream
Rich and Creamy Vegan Coffee Ice Cream
This creamy and rich vegan coffee ice cream is a perfect treat by itself, but it can also be used for shakes and other types of desserts for coffee lovers like me.
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Coffee Ice Cream
Lavender Coconut Ice Cream Recipe
Lavender has a lovely taste and aroma. It’s very relaxing and satisfying. That’s why I love this vegan Lavender Coconut Ice Cream Recipe.
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Lavender Coconut Ice Cream

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