If you’re unfamiliar with the term “nice cream,” it refers to an ice cream–like concoction made by pureeing frozen bananas. This version takes on a smooth, creamy, soft-serve texture with the addition of a little coconut milk. A handful of soft, sticky dates and a sprinkling of salt also enhance the flavor, lending the dessert a caramel-like richness. The final touch is a crunchy coconut flake topping that adds an irresistible textural contrast that both counters and enhances the soft, creamy texture of the nice cream.

Ann Taylor Pittman
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2017


Recipe Summary

Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place bananas, dates, coconut milk, and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth, scrape sides of bowl occasionally. Spoon about 3/4 cup soft serve into each of 4 bowls; top each with 1 Tbsp. coconut flakes.


Nutrition Facts

179 calories; fat 5.3g; saturated fat 4.6g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 35g; fiber 4g; iron 1mg; sodium 251mg; calcium 9mg; sugars 19g.