Mango & Pistachio ‘Nice Cream’ Recipe | Vegan, GF

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nice cream

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.  

nice cream

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.  

Ingredients  

  • 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 

Method 

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! 

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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,  

Sophie  

35 thoughts on “Mango & Pistachio ‘Nice Cream’ Recipe | Vegan, GF

  1. I feel like your blog is going to become my food bible very soon because all your recipes are so innovative! Also, I am getting my act together and will start to eat healthy again – after my holiday because come on – so this is going to be perfect! I love mango and pistachio, never thought of combining them though!

  2. I would love to give up sugar for a month but it’s so hard it’s literally in everything! I hope you keep it up I’m trying to cut down. I also am not the biggest fan of banana probably my least favourite fruit! This Nice Cream looks delicious especially because of the added pistachios, Great recipe

  3. I have been considering going vegetarian/ vegan for a while now and have loved finding this recipe. I am also not the biggest fan of banana either haha. It all seems very overwhelming to me so seeing a vegan recipe that looks this good is such a fun surprise x Brynn

    https://www.brynnie.com

  4. This sounds so yummy! I’m terrible about cooking baking, anything that involves putting food together but I wouldn’t mind giving this ago!

    Thanks for sharing (:

    Alys / alygeorge.blogspot.co.uk

  5. Ooh, pistachios! I feel like we have quite similar tastebuds because your recipes always include foods that I like! This ice cream sounds really yummy! The weather is warming up where I live so I’ll have to give this recipe a go!

  6. Ooh this looks pretty damn tasty. I can’t believe you hate banana, it’s one of my absolute favourite flavours and scents! I’ve been wanting to try pistachios in or with ice cream for the longest time as it’s quite highly talked about. I’d love to give this one a go and I hope the no sugar is going well for you!
    Alice Xx

  7. The mango pistachio ice cream looks delish! I love that you’ve found different ways to have a delicious meal with sugar-free alternatives. I know I’d appreciate this because there wouldn’t be a chance of me getting a tummy ache (darn milk). Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  8. I made banana ice cream and I love it! Bananas have my been my go to snack recently and I love how versatile they are. I’d love to try this but I don’t really like pistachos, do you have an alternative?

  9. Holy crap I wish I liked mangoes now! This sounds so so delicious, but I can’t deal with mangoes haha. Oh wow, wondering if I could replace it with something?

    lots of love, Jasmin
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

  10. Yesss I love nice cream, especially because bananas are one of my favorite fruit! Thanks for this recipe, is there any alternatives to pistachios when making this recipe?

  11. I imagine this tastes delicious! I’m a big fan of pistachio and mango. Plus I quite like bananas too so this would be the perfect dessert. It looks like a nice straightforward recipe to try and ideal if you want a healthy and tasty treat. Thanks for sharing Sophie! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  12. I couldn’t help but smile at the name “nice cream” but this sounds like a great dessert. Even though, I need to find out how to get a banana to be half frozen (help)

  13. Saved this post to my recipe collection, it sounds perfect for me!! Dairy is something I’m fairly certain I have a moderate intolerance to, and I love a good, tasty, healthy alternative to ice cream x

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