Choc-banana nice cream

You have probably heard of 'nice cream' before. I've certainly not invented it, but I whip it up on a regular basis for my littles as a healthy but delicious treat. You can do tons of variations, but I put together this combo & for a change wrote it down! It is always a winner for us. Vegan, free from gluten and refined sugar and delivering a protein punch dressed up in healthy fats -  but you honestly wouldn't know it was doing you any good, I promise it tastes creamy & utterly delish!

Serves 2


Half an avocado, flesh scooped out

2 frozen bananas chopped up

Handful of almonds or a large tablespoon of almond butter

1 teaspoon raw cacao powder

1 tablespoon coconut milk (start with half a tablespoon and only add more if you need to get your blender going - you want to keep a thick ice cream consistency so not too slushy

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon protein powder (optional - i like an organic whey  like the Organic Protein Company or Pulsin's pea protein which have a neutral taste)


Place all the ingredients into a high powered blender or a food processor and whiz up until smooth. Eat fast before it melts!

Top tip: if there are any leftovers, you can put it into a small container & keep in the freezer - it's a little harder than normal ice cream to scoop out so you need to let it sit for a few mins before serving!