Banana Berry ‘Nice’ Cream

I love a sweet frozen treat when it’s hot outside. I also love when that sweet treat doesn’t require any cooking and very little freeze time. And that’s why I’m sharing Banana Berry ‘Nice’ Cream with you today! Because it’s all of those things, and it’s been really, really hot outside.

If you haven’t heard of ‘nice’ cream, it’s a riff off traditional ice cream, but has no cream or added sugar or egg yolks. It’s just a frozen banana, a few cups of your favorite frozen fruit, a little bit of canned coconut milk solids (and a little honey, a pinch of salt and lemon juice, if you want) whirled together in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy.

It requires no cooking or churning or much effort at all, really, and I love that about it when it’s super hot outside.

P.S. here are a few of my favorite fruit combos:

  • Dark sweet cherries + peaches
  • Mango + raspberries
  • Strawberries + pineapple

What fruity mix will you try in your ‘nice’ cream?

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Banana Berry ‘Nice’ Cream

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins + 30 mins in freezer
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Simple and delicious ‘nice’ cream made with just berries, bananas and coconut milk.


  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 medium frozen banana, peeled
  • ¼ cup canned coconut milk solids
  • 1 Tbsp. honey (optional)
  • Pinch kosher salt (optional)
  • Splash fresh lemon or lime juice (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  2. Transfer to a glass bowl fitted with a lid and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Scoop and serve.


Cooking Tips: Store ‘nice’ cream up to 1 month in the freezer. Let sit at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping.

Substitution Tips: Try frozen peaches, mango or dark sweet cherries instead of berries.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 69
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 12mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: ice cream, nice cream, dessert, berry, berries, banana, coconut