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Mango Nice Cream

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Creamy, homemade mango nice cream made with frozen bananas, mangos, natural sweetener, and almond milk, is a dairy-free healthy treat! With 4 simple ingredients, and a few minutes, you’ll have a decadent dessert in no time!

mango nice cream in a glass container with sliced bananas

What’s better than a bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day? It’s creamy, sweet, and oh so satisfying! But with all the added sugar, and high fat cream, it’s far from a healthy choice!

That’s where this mango nice cream comes in!

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What’s nice cream?

Nice cream is made by blending frozen bananas with other fruits, or add-ins to create a creamy soft-serve like ice cream! It’s dairy-free, low in calories, low in fat, and low in refined sugar. The blended bananas create a creamy texture, and naturally sweet flavor.

In my opinion, it’s the best way to enjoy a frozen treat!

This healthy mango ice cream recipe is extra creamy and sweet! Both the mangos and bananas have a naturally creaminess. Add a touch of natural sweetener such as agave or maple syrup, or leave it out! 

This healthy, vegan treat, is just what you need when your ice cream cravings come calling!

How to Make Mango Nice Cream

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

Recipe Ingredients and Notes

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Peel bananas and slice. Arrange the slices on the cookie sheet. Make sure to space them out and not overcrowd them. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer and allow the bananas to freeze for 2-3 hours. To save time, you could also do this the night before, or buy pre frozen banana slices!

frozen sliced bananas on a baking sheet

Note: When my bananas are beginning to brown, I peel them, and place them in a freezer safe bag, so that I have frozen bananas for smoothies and nice cream ready to use!

Step 2: Once banana slices are frozen proceed with the recipe. Place the frozen mango slices into the food processor, add one tablespoon of almond or coconut milk.

mango and plant based milk in a food processor

Step 3: Pulse until it breaks down, about 3 to 4 minutes.

mango in a food processor

Step 4: Scrape down the sides, then add the frozen banana slices and process on low until the banana has broken down and is well incorporated into the mango.

bananas in a food processor

Step 5: If using the agave or maple syrup, add it now. Slowly add an additional tablespoon of plant milk to help the fruit incorporate if needed.

mango banana puree in a food processor

Step 6: Scrape down the sides to make sure the fruit is well combined, and there are no lumps. The nice cream will have a soft-serve like consistency. Enjoy it as is, or freeze for a few hours for a thicker consistency. If freezing, pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and put in the freezer until frozen through.

nice cream in a baking dish ready to be frozen

Step 7: When ready to eat, scoop into small bowls. Enjoy!

mango nice cream in a glass container with sliced bananas

What Makes Mango Nice Cream Healthy?

  • Natural Sugars, Low in Added Sugar: This mango nice cream has both mangos and bananas and is naturally sweetened. You can add agave or maple syrup if needed, but it’s not required. Even with the added sweetener, each serving of this recipe has only 3.5 grams of added sugar; the rest is natural sugar from the fruit! Eating food that is naturally sweet is much better than filling up on refined sugars. 
  • Vitamins and Minerals: I could go on and on about all the vitamins and minerals in this healthy banana mango ice cream. Vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A, folate, riboflavin, magnesium, and more can be found in every bite. 
  • Low Calorie: Each giant serving of this vegan mango ice cream has only about 100 calories! It’s a guilt free treat the whole family can enjoy!

Will Kids Enjoy This Vegan Mango Ice Cream?

Yes, kids will go wild for the amazing flavors of this homemade nice cream. They won’t be able to resist the sweet, cool, creamy, and refreshing flavors. They won’t even realize that this mango nice cream is dairy-free, and made with natural sweeteners!

mango nice cream in a glass container with sliced bananas

Recipe FAQs

Why is it called nice cream?

If you’ve never eaten nice cream before, you have been missing out! They call it nice cream because it has all the typical textures and flavors of ice cream, but it’s much healthier for you. It’s made with fruits, dairy-free milk and naturally sweetened. 

Can I use fresh mango instead of frozen?

Yes, you can swap out frozen mangos for fresh. However, I recommend peeling and cutting the mango into pieces, and placing them in the freezer before blending them to get that ice cream consistency.

How long does nice cream last?

Nice cream is a great dessert to make because it will last 2-3 months in the freezer. It’s important to keep it frozen the entire time (except for when serving it) and making sure it’s kept airtight. 

Top Tips For Making Mango Nice Cream

  • Using a food processor with the blade attachment is much easier than using a blender. It helps to break down the mango and banana without needing to add too much plant milk. 
  • Too much plant milk will result in more of a smoothie texture. Just a little plant milk is needed.
  • It’s best not to leave the fruit chunky unless that is the way you like it. Making sure it’s all the way blended will leave you a much creamier result. 
  • You may not need to add any extra sweetener because mangos and bananas are sweet naturally. If you add in the agave or maple syrup, be sure to add just a little bit at a time and taste. Be sure not to add too much at once, or the nice cream may end up too sweet. 
  • Make sure the bananas you use are ripe, and a bit brown on the outside. The riper the banana, the sweeter the nice cream! 
mango nice cream in a glass container with sliced bananas

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mango nice cream in a glass container with sliced bananas
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Mango Nice Cream

Creamy, homemade mango nice cream made with frozen bananas, mangos, natural sweetener, and almond milk, is a dairy-free healthy treat! With 4 simple ingredients, and a few minutes, you’ll have a decadent dessert in no time!
Prep Time10 mins
Freeze Bananas3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 106.1kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 12.25 oz frozen mangos
  • 2 medium bananas sliced, and frozen
  • 1-2 tbsp unsweetened plant-milk almond or coconut
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup or maple syrup optional

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Peel bananas and slice. Arrange the slices on the cookie sheet. Make sure to space them out and not overcrowd them. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer and allow the bananas to freeze for 2-3 hours. To save time, you could also do this the night before. 
  • Once banana slices are frozen proceed with the recipe. Place the frozen mango slices into the food processor, add one tablespoon of almond or coconut milk. Pulse until it breaks down, about 3 to 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides, then add the frozen banana slices and process on low until the banana has broken down and is well incorporated into the mango. If using the agave or maple syrup, add it now. Slowly add an additional tablespoon of plant milk to help the fruit incorporate if needed.
  • Scrape down the sides to make sure the fruit is well combined, and there are no lumps. The nice cream will have a soft-serve like consistency. Enjoy it as is, or freeze for a few hours for a thicker consistency. If freezing, pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and put in the freezer until frozen through.
  • When ready to eat, scoop into small bowls. Enjoy!

Video

https://youtu.be/K-mZRI4xNf8

Notes

Top Tips For Making Mango Nice Cream
  • Using a food processor with the blade attachment is much easier than using a blender. It helps to break down the mango and banana without needing to add too much plant milk. 
  • Too much plant milk will result in more of a smoothie texture. Just a little plant milk is needed.
  • It’s best not to leave the fruit chunky unless that is the way you like it. Making sure it’s all the way blended will leave you a much creamier result. 
  • You may not need to add any extra sweetener because mangos and bananas are sweet naturally. If you add in the agave or maple syrup, be sure to add just a little bit at a time and taste. Be sure not to add too much at once, or the nice cream may end up too sweet. 
  • Make sure the bananas you use are ripe, and a bit brown on the outside. The riper the banana, the sweeter the nice cream! 
Each serving has only 3.5 grams of added sugar, the rest is natural sugar from the fruit!

Nutrition

Calories: 106.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.1g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 6.5mg | Potassium: 331.4mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 18.6g

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