Hi guys, as you know, I’m quitting sugar this month. As a result, I’ve been trying to find sugar free dessert options. I don’t want to use artificial sweeteners, so I’m sticking to fruit sugars. You may recall, I hate banana. Which isn’t ideal on a vegan diet; they’re everywhere. BUT I know banana ice cream or ‘nice cream’ is a big thing, and I wanted to try and make it work for me.
I don’t know if I can strictly speaking call this nice cream or not. From what I know about most nice cream recipes, this is thinner than that, but it’s still thicker than the average smoothie bowl. You can decide which category you want to put in in, but I think it falls somewhere in-between the two.
The flavour came about because, well, pistachios are pistachios. Need I say more? And I wanted to add a creamy component that would help counterbalance the flavour of the banana, so I added some of the Alpro no added sugar yoghurt I was talking about in my ‘I’m Quitting Sugar’ post.
This was deliciously thick and creamy, you could still taste the banana, but it was much more subtle than normal thanks to the nuts and yoghurt.
And I said was thick and creamy for a reason. It was about 27°c when I took these photos, in front of a large window. By the time I took my photos, it was already well on the way to melting. With that in mind, I promise this is a lot better than it looks in the photos!
As I made mine as a dessert option, I didn’t add anything like protein powder. If you wanted to make this more of a smoothie and add protein, add an extra quarter cup of almond milk to your recipe and you should be good to go.
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and vegan. It does contain nuts and soy.
- 2 medium frozen bananas
- ½ cup almond milk
- 100g Alpro no added sugar mango yoghurt
- 30g pistachio kernels (plus extra for decoration)
- ½ a vanilla pod
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and turn on until smooth and fully combined. For best results, add milk a bit at a time to make sure you get the ideal texture.
Serve and enjoy!
I know this one was short and…sweet (see what I did there) today, but let me know if this is something you think you’d enjoy.
If anyone has a favourite sugar free dessert they’d like to share with me, I’d love to know.
Until next time,