Breakfast, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts Banana & Strawberry Ice Cream For Breakfast (Nice Cream Recipe) 4.46 from 11 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe Breakfast Ice Cream? Yeah, baby! My Banana & Strawberry Ice Cream For Breakfast recipe is loaded with fruit and special healthful ingredients that you could, and should, have for breakfast. By Gemma Stafford | June 23, 2022 | 28 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! WHAT YOU GET: A creamy, healthful, delightfully sweet, and tangy “ice cream” for breakfast that’s great for a guilt-free treat or to get a hot summer day started. Ice cream? For breakfast? While it does sound like something the kids would suggest (we actually started calling it Breakfast Ice Cream to get my 2-year-old George to be excited about it), this easy-to-make treat is made with just a few healthy ingredients. And, no ice cream machine is needed for this homemade, dairy-free banana and strawberry ice cream! Frozen bananas and avocado make a healthy, naturally sweet, creamy base that perfectly complements tangy summer strawberries. The only other added ingredients are just a bit of vanilla extract and a touch of sweet honey. After a quick trip in the food processor, you have guilt-free vegetarian ice cream. Give this breakfast ice cream a whirl! Don’t be afraid to experiment with other fruits throughout the summer — and please make sure you let me know all those delicious recipes you come up with. What Is “Breakfast Ice Cream?” Breakfast ice cream, sometimes called “nice cream,” is a fruit-based, creamy frozen dessert. Most nice creams get their creaminess from sending frozen bananas through a food processor, but I also add avocado to my homemade nice cream, making the texture almost like soft-serve after blending! Alongside the frozen bananas, I add frozen strawberries to the mix. The banana and avocado go perfectly with the tanginess of the strawberries. What Type Of Fruit Should I Use In “Nice Cream?” For the base, I highly recommend using ripe bananas — ones that may have been sitting on your counter for a few days and have become spotty. I find unripe bananas that are still yellow or green don’t quite get the right texture I’m looking for when I want a creamy cool snack. As for the strawberries, this is a great recipe to use up some that have been sitting in your fridge too! If you’ve got some strawberries that aren’t as ideal for eating right out of the case, toss them in the freezer and add them to the food processor. You can also use frozen strawberries straight from the grocery stores’ freezer for this recipe. Is “Nice Cream” Dairy-Free? Making Breakfast Ice Cream Vegan My breakfast ice cream is dairy-free, vegetarian, and gluten-free. My recipe does call for a bit of honey, which means this recipe is not vegan. However, if you swap the honey for agave nectar or maple syrup, you can make vegan ice cream. What You Need To Make Banana Strawberry Breakfast Ice Cream Measuring cups and spoons Food processor Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Banana Strawberry Nice Cream If your strawberries are not very sweet, you might want to add a little more honey. Because of the lack of cream, sugar, and aeration, this will freeze very hard. It is best to make it just before you want to serve it. But the unblended frozen fruit can be stored in a ziplock bag after freezing for up to 2 months. You can blend all of this up before freezing and pour it into popsicle molds to make healthy popsicles. If you don’t have access to avocados, add in an extra banana. Try These Recipes! Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls With Pumpkin ButterCozy And Scrumptious Pumpkin WafflesHow to Make Morning Buns from My New Cookbook!Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Watch The Recipe Video! Play Banana & Strawberry Ice Cream For Breakfast (Nice Cream Recipe) 4.46 from 11 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… Breakfast Ice Cream? Yeah, baby! My Banana & Strawberry Ice Cream For Breakfast recipe is loaded with fruit and special healthful ingredients that you could, and should, have for breakfast. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 1 pint Breakfast Dairy Free Fruit Food Processor Prep Time 10 mins Breakfast Ice Cream? Yeah, baby! My Banana & Strawberry Ice Cream For Breakfast recipe is loaded with fruit and special healthful ingredients that you could, and should, have for breakfast. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 1 pint Ingredients 2 cups sliced bananas (about 2; 10 oz/284 g total)1 ½ cups (7 ½ oz/214 g) strawberries (quartered)1 medium avocado (peeled, pitted, and diced)1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 teaspoons honey Instructions Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the bananas and strawberries on it in a single layer. Freeze until solid, about 2 hours. Place the frozen fruit along with the avocado in a food processor and blend until smooth. Stop and stir with a spatula if the fruit is clumping up. When almost done drizzle in the extract and honey. Once completely smooth, scoop and serve immediately or freeze for up to 4 weeks. Allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before scooping as it can tend to be hard straight from the freezer.