Chocolate, Almond and Baobab Nicecream
This heat wave that’s hit the UK this week means I’m eating lots AND LOTS of Nicecream. If you’re not familiar with nicecream, I posted another recipe here not too long ago showing how to make another version of this recipe using banana, pineapple and wheatgrass.
Banana ice cream is by far the best, tastiest and healthiest way to cool down on a hot summer’s day, in my opinion. It’s so quick to make, given that you have bananas in your freezer which I make sure I always do during summer in anticipation for such scorching days, and it’s so creamy and delicious without any guilt whatsoever! I know some people (including me once upon a time) avoid bananas because they’re ‘high carb’ but trust me, they won’t make you gain weight! It’s the other junk and processed food that will make you gain weight, not bananas!
I’m adding in some baobab powder to bump up my vitamin C intake. I’ve had a cold and a cough the last two weeks that just won’t budge! Before this, I hadn’t caught a cold in over a year so I think my immune system at the moment is weak for some reason, so I’m trying to strengthen it by eating as much fruit and veg as I can.
I’m also adding in some almond butter to add richness and creaminess to the nicecream, although you can use any kind of nut butter you prefer, or if you can’t eat nuts, you can always add in some yogurt instead.
- 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baobab powder
- Splash of milk (I used homemade almond milk)
- Toppings: fruit, berries, nuts, cacao nibs...etc
- Blend everything together your blender (I used my Optimum 9400 by Froothie) or food processor until smooth. Eat straight away or you can place the nicecream back in the freezer to set for 30 minutes.
Fantastic! I’ve never tried baobab powder, but sounds super(food) awesome 😉
Haha! 😛 It’s not necessary to add the baobab powder and it doesn’t add to the taste, I just like to add it for some extra goodness 😉 x
Wow! This looks so incredibly good, Nadia!Everytime I look at your pictures I’m getting really hungry 😀
Haha thank you Sina 😀 and sorry for making you hungry 😛 I’m always hungry because I’m always looking at, thinking of or making food 😛 x
This sounds so good! My food processor broke last month, and I haven’t had any nice cream since. It’s been a bummer of a situation :/
Thank you Hannah 😀 Oh man! You need to get a food processor QUICK so you can start enjoying nicecream again 😀 x
This sounds perfect for beating the heat! I adore banana nice cream and the almond butter and cocoa powder are such a wonderful and tasty addition!
Thank you lovely Kelly 🙂 the almond butter adds extra creaminess and everything tastes better with cocoa 😛 x
Mmmmmmmm!!!! Nicecream is the best! It still amazes me how frozen bananas make such a delicious dessert! I’ve never tried making it with a nut butter or baobab before, but they sound like the perfect additions. I will definitely have to try it out! 🙂
Right? I still can’t believe how something as simple as a banana can result in such a creamy, decadent ice cream! There’s some sort of wizardry going on 😛 The nut butter adds extra creaminess and the baobab is just for the vitamin C 🙂 x
Oh my goodness, Nadia! What a stunning beauty you have here! This is so cool! A perfect treat for summer!
Thank you Anupama 😀 We’ve had a heat wave in the UK the last few days so I’ve been making so much of this banana ice cream!!
Looks and sounds beautiful! And I have all the ingredients, too…. thanks for linking to my avocado ice cream. 🙂
It’s so easy, creamy and of course very healthy 😉 Love your avocado ice cream recipe! Really need to try it 😀 x
This looks berry creamy and tempting with all those beautiful summer berries.
My favourite thing to eat when it’s hot, like it is in the UK right now! Thank you Angie 😀 x
We have been eating a lot of banana ice cream in this hot weather we have been having. It’s the only way to stay cool and there is so much that you can do with it.
Same here, you can eat as much as you want without feeling guilty 😛
This nice cream looks amazing! Perfect for summer! Pinned!
Thank you Mira 😀
I bet you need those! Here in the Netherlands we had the same weather.
I wish I had those to deal with that abnormal heat wave 🙂
thanks for sharing
I have never tried baobab but I need to in this gorgeous ice cream! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Baobab doesn’t add to the taste but I like to add it when I want some extra vitamin C 🙂 x
What a nice and healthy treat that is perfect for hot weather! This looks wonderful!
Thank you Ashley 😀