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Raspberry Basil Nice Cream

This creamy and delicious Raspberry Basil Nice Cream tastes just like soft serve, but has only 3 healthy ingredients and whips up in 5 minutes!

Blackberry Basil Nice Cream

I think there’s an unspoken rule of young-adulthood that you need to pretend to be an adult in all places except your parents’ home. Every time I go visit, it feels so good to take off my heavy adult coat at the doorstep and just eat the food I grew up on, snuggle into a big bed with soft sheets and comforters that my young-adult self can’t afford, and play around in a kitchen that’s fully stocked with food and fancy gadgets.

One such gadget I played around with on my visit home last week was the Vitamix. These things are powerful, and powerful is what you need if you’re looking to make the best possible nice cream! I first experimented with this banana-based ice cream alternative with this Mocha Nice Cream, which was decadent and chocolatey and tasted just like chocolate soft serve. But with a spotlight on basil this week, I swapped the chocolate for raspberries and basil, with the same frozen banana base, to create a fruity, simple nice cream!

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Raspberry Basil Nice Cream

This creamy and delicious Raspberry Basil Nice Cream tastes just like soft serve, but has only 3 healthy ingredients and whips up in 5 minutes!
Course Desserts, Snacks
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays, Easter, Game Day, Valentine's Day
Time 15 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 94 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced and frozen banana* 350 g
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries 120 g, or blackberries
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. In a heavy duty blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. If necessary, allow bananas to thaw for 5 minutes before blending. Serve immediately**.

Notes

  • *Remove peel and roughly chop bananas prior to freezing. Freeze in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer-safe container until you need them for this recipe.
  • **You can freeze leftovers, though the mixture will become a good bit harder. When you want to eat the leftovers, remove from freezer and let sit out at room temperature for 15 or so minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Basil Nice Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 23.5g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 17%
Protein 1.5g 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments (24)

  1. Yvette says:

    oh yum. what an interesting combination!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks, Yvette! 🙂

  2. candy says:

    Going to have to make this for my daughter. Raspberry is her favorite fruit and made into ice cream well heck yes.

    1. Sarah says:

      Aw well I’m so glad to hear it, Candy!!

  3. Rasberries and basil?! I would have never thought! But I’m totally loving this combo. I bet the banana cuts the tartness a bit too. Love this recipe!

    1. Sarah says:

      I was surprised by how NOT tart it is actually! You’re right, I think it’s the bananas!

  4. Really lovely! Pinned!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much for sharing, Linda!

  5. Brittany Giles says:

    This sounds like such a great combo! i am going to have to make time to try it out!

  6. I am literally going to the store tonight and making this tonight. YUM!!

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear, Kristen!! Let me know how it turns out!

  7. Agnes says:

    Omg this looks so good! I have never tried basil in ice cream,sounds interesting.

  8. Stacy says:

    This looks amazing! I love nice cream but haven’t tried this combo. What a gorgeous color!

  9. abby says:

    Cannot wait to make this!! I have sooooo many frozen bananas right now just asking to be blended with raspberries and basil 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      Frozen bananas are a necessity in my house! You definitely need to be making some nice cream! 🙂

  10. monique says:

    that looks really good!

  11. Bella says:

    This looks incredible, I love nice cream!!! I love eating anytime of vegan of gluten free food, Great share.

    http://xoxobella.com

  12. Lauren says:

    This looks amazing! I’ll have to try it before summer is gone!

  13. Ashley says:

    YUM! What a delicious and healthy treat!

    xo Ashley

  14. Wow, this looks so delicious! We make raspberry sorbet quite a bit during the summer but I have never added basil to it. Genius! I bet the flavors work so well together!

    1. Sarah says:

      Basil would work really well in a raspberry sorbet too! Something about the tartness of the berries and the bit of spice basil brings is just so tasty!

  15. Amanda says:

    I’m not one to eat “healthy” ice cream lol, but this looks really good!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  16. Amanda says:

    I love raspberries and this looks SO good… and easy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. ashley says:

    Oh yum! I love the idea behind this flavor combination. Definitely trying this soon

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