You guys, it’s finally WARM IN BOSTON today! In the spirit of spring, Georgia and I broke out the blender this weekend to whip up some sweet-tart nice cream. All we needed was a bag of frozen berries and some yogurt to make this healthy, homemade treat. We had frozen peaches and strawberry yogurt on hand, so that’s what we used. We are pretty careful about the sugar content of the yogurt we buy, since Georgia eats most of it; if you do the same, you can keep the guilt factor in check here. At its most basic, “nice cream” consists of frozen bananas blended until smooth, but there are tons of variations and this one was perfect for solving our craving for rich strawberry ice cream on the cusp of summer.
I got zero elegant pictures of this, mostly because we ate it all. But that’s a good thing, right? It was so delicious I didn’t even have time to photo style it? Yes??
Strawberry Peach ‘Nice Cream’
- 1 cup of yogurt (I used organic strawberry yogurt from Trader Joe’s)
- 1 pound of frozen fruit (I used sliced peaches from Trader Joe’s)
In a high-speed blender like a Vitamix, add the yogurt then the berries. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to high. Use the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades. In about one minute, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds of ice cream will form. Stop! If you over-mix the machine could overheat and cause the ice cream to melt.
This can be eaten immediately topped with fresh berries, or frozen in a plastic container for a couple of months. Enjoy!
Want to try more flavors of nice cream? Try…
frozen bananas + peanut butter
frozen bananas + coconut milk
frozen pineapples or mangoes + banana + almond milk
acai berries (buy frozen packets @ Trader Joe’s) + almond milk + chocolate chips
frozen cherry + banana + vanilla almond milk
frozen banana + almond butter + almond milk + topped with raspberries
frozen blueberries + vanilla Greek yogurt + graham cracker crumbled on top
…the combinations are endless!