How to make Pandan Nice Cream?
Pandan Nice Cream with Banana Bread Granola, anyone? This beautiful Pandan Nice Cream is developed by Svetlana, a Brisbane based vegan health and food blogger.
But What Exactly Is Nice Cream?
Banana-based ice cream may be the original nice cream, but the term has come to represent any fruit-based, vegan, dairy-free treat free from artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, and added sugar. Take our new three-ingredient mango and strawberry nice creams, for example. A banana is added to each to ensure a creamy texture, but the other fruits are the stars of the show.
The technique is so popular that there are entire cookbooks and even brick-and-mortar ice cream stores dedicated to the stuff. In her book Guilt-Free Nice Cream, author Margie Broadhead describes nice cream as a “healthy, banana-based alternative to ice cream, which happens to also be delicious and super easy and quick to make.” In Nice Cream: 30 Guilt Free Banana Ice Cream Desserts, author Dani Spies defines nice cream as “a low-calorie, low-fat, plant-based alternative to traditional ice cream that also happens to be delicious and packed with nutrients.”
What About All These New “Light” Ice Creams? Are They Nice Creams?
Freezer aisles are now filled with pints advertising their ice cream as “light,” “high-protein,” “low-calorie,” “good-for-you” alternatives to ice cream. But, not all are nice creams. That’s right — the Halo Tops and coconut-based vegan ice creams (often filled with added sugar or sugar substitutes) of the world are not nice creams. The only commercial products that comes to mind as nice creams are Daily Harvest’s Nice Cream Sundaes, made primarily with banana, cauliflower, and a variety of nuts, and sweetened with dates.
But hey, why buy make your own - here's a recipe that you might like to try :-
* 2 frozen bananas 🍌 * 1 frozen kiwi 🥝 * Handful spinach 🥬 * 1/4 cup coconut cream 🥥 * 2 teaspoons @my.blue.tea Pandan Powder 🌿 * 1 teaspoon @my.blue.tea Pandan Liquid Extract * Splash of water/plant milk 🥛
** Add-ins: protein powder, chia powder and flaxmeal
Pandan Nice Cream just in time for Spring as the weather is warming up
Blend together: * 2 bananas 🍌 * 1/2 cup coconut milk 🥛 * 1/4 cup dates, pitted * A squeeze of molasses * 1 tsp vanilla * A pinch of salt 🧂 * 1 tsp Mesquite Powder or similar * 1/2 tsp cinnamon * 2 tbsp peanut butter 🥜
In a large bowl combine: * 1 cup+ rolled oats * 3/4 cup mixed nuts 🌰 * 1/2 cup mixed seeds * 2 bananas, sliced into coins 🍌
* Pour the banana and coconut milk mixture into the dry mix and stir to coat evenly.
* Spread into an even layer onto a lined baking tray.
* Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes to achieve a soft oatmeal bake,
or 25 minutes for crunchy granola (stirring halfway through). 🌞💖
Brew Blue Tea today!
Butterfly Pea Tea - so blue, so yum!
Pandan Nice Cream - you could either use Soluble Pandan Powder or
Freeze Dried Pandan Powder and introducing new Pandan Extract
Pandan Liquid Extract - back in stock
1 teaspoon is equivalent to 7 Pandan leaves
ABOUT SVETLANA, RECIPE DEVELOPER
Svetlana is a Brisbane based vegan health and food blogger. Colourful foods are her favourite foods. She is also a published writer and a swimming coach. Find her here: