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Vanilla Nice Cream

Category: Desserts

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  • Ratings & Comments (8)


1/4 cup walnuts
2 ripe bananas, frozen (see note)
1/3 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder (see note)


Using a high-powered blender, blend walnuts to a fine powder. Add remaining ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.

Serve immediately or store in freezer for later use.

Freeze ripe bananas at least 8 hours in advance. Peel bananas, cut into 2 inch pieces, and seal in a plastic bag before freezing.

One teaspoon of alcohol-free vanilla extract can be substituted for the vanilla bean powder.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 2

Per Serving:

Calories 199
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrates 30 g
Sugars 15 g
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 33 mg
Fiber 3.9 g
Beta-Carotene 32 ug
Vitamin C 10 mg
Calcium 99 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Folate 36 ug
Magnesium 55 mg
Potassium 510 mg
Zinc 0.6 mg
Selenium 1.8 ug

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Berta Lee

10/16/2015 09:59 PM

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I used a high-powered blender, and blended the walnuts first. Then added frozen bananas cut into 1 inch pieces, milk frozen into 3 small ice cubes, dates and cocoa, but my blender didn't budge. Should the bananas be left whole?

Insania replies:

12/30/2018 11:07 PM

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I struggled in the same way, in that with a 64oz container it was just too small a volume to blend correctly.  I would advise either doubling the recipe or use a 20oz or smaller vessel. A half cup of hemp milk was what I needed to get this going in a 64oz-er. No, I recommend cutting the bananas into thirds before freezing, it's a lot easier than trying to blend whole frozen devices.

This reply was last edited on 12/30/2018 11:10 PM


11/23/2015 08:05 PM

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I don't think you should freeze the milk.


11/23/2015 10:59 PM

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Or just partially freeze the milk until it's slushy, then refreeze until it's as solid as you want.


04/06/2017 11:26 AM

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I find it too sweet, but my husband loves this recipe. He said the chocolate version tastes like a banana split. 


05/05/2019 12:31 AM

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Just made this! Lovely.. gave my husband a taste and you should have seen his 😂 he doesn’t eat like I do .

BeverleyS replies:

09/15/2019 12:05 PM

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Hi other Beverley (spelled like me)! Going to try this soon.


07/13/2020 01:59 PM

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I did not blend the walnuts to powder before I did the recipe so it came out with larger chunks, which made it taste ike walnut ice cream...I am delighted...this is delicious!!

This comment was last edited on 07/13/2020 02:00 PM

enarath replies:

02/03/2022 04:47 PM

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Me too. Yummm!


05/28/2021 06:47 PM

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I doubled the recipe, added 1 Tbsp. vanilla and 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut cream as Dr Furhman suggested in a DVD and it still tates like bananas.


06/30/2021 09:33 AM

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This was delicious!  5 Stars for sure!  I didn't have any walnuts, so I subsituted pecans instead.  As suggested, I doubled the recipe to make mixing easier in the vitamix.  Also, I used a coffee grinder to blend up the walnuts & then added them to the vitamix.  Can't wait to make it with walnuts next time!  This is CRAZY good!