Nici Wickes: Delicious homemade ice cream

Author
Nici Wickes,
Publish Date
Sat, 4 Dec 2021, 10:46AM
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Nici Wickes: Delicious homemade ice cream

Author
Nici Wickes,
Publish Date
Sat, 4 Dec 2021, 10:46AM

Using frozen bananas as a base for ice cream creates a beautiful creamy texture!

Add to it 2-3 cups of other frozen fruit (store-bought is fine) and about a third of a cup of liquid, either coconut cream, pouring cream or maple or sugar syrup. It’s great to use a high-powered blender for a smooth, gelato texture but a food processor will do the trick too, just stop and scrape down the sides frequently. Serve it immediately or freeze it solid then thaw for 15-25 minutes before scooping. Get as creative as you like with adding flavours!

Berry vanilla ripple

2 large bananas, chopped and frozen

1 teaspoon vanilla paste

400g frozen berries

2-3 dates, soaked in warm water

1/3 cup cream or coconut cream

Dark chocolate to serve

1. Blend one frozen banana with vanilla until smooth – this will be your ripple. Set aside.

2. Blend remaining banana with frozen fruit and dates and with the motor running drizzle in the cream or coconut cream and blend until smooth. Spoon into a lined loaf tin. Top with banana vanilla mix and with a spoon handle, marble it through the berry ice cream. Serve immediately or freeze for 2+ hours before scooping.

Kiwifruit choc mint and coconut

1 large banana, chopped and frozen

400g chopped and frozen kiwifruit

1/3 cup maple syrup or honey

Small handful mint leaves

4 tablespoons grated dark chocolate

Coconut to serve

1. Blend everything except the coconut together until smooth. Spoon into a lined loaf tin. Top with coconut and either serve immediately or freeze for 2+ hours before scooping.

Mango passionfruit

1 large banana, chopped and frozen

400g chopped & frozen mango

1/3 cup coconut cream

Passionfruit pulp or syrup to serve

1. Blend everything except the passionfruit together until smooth. Spoon into a lined loaf tin. Top with drizzled passionfruit syrup and either serve immediately or freeze for 2+ hours before scooping.

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