Ever heard of nice cream? Nice cream looks, tastes and feels just like soft serve ice cream, but it happens to be healthier and guilt-free! Here are four very different—but equally tasty—nice cream recipes, all featuring four ingredients or less:


Add 14 to 16 ounces of pitted dates to the blender and process until only small bits remain. Place 2 cans of coconut cream in a bowl and whip it until it’s creamy and smooth. Add 2/3 teaspoon of raw cacao powder and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the blender. Blend for two minutes. Stir blender ingredients into the coconut cream in a bowl, until well-combined. Freeze the mixture for at least two hours before serving.


Puree 3 peeled and diced peaches. Add in ¼ cup of honey and 2 ½ cups of yogurt (dairy-free, if preferred), mixing it until well-combined. Freeze the mixture for at least two hours before serving.


Place 1 can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. Blend 1 ½ peeled and diced avocados and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice until smooth. Spoon out the coconut milk cream and add it to the blender, blending on low. (It should take on a whipped cream texture.) Freeze the mixture for at least four hours before serving.


Add 2 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen, to a food processor (or blender) and blend. Scrape down the sides occasionally and continue to blend until smooth, about three to five minutes. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and enjoy immediately as a soft serve! Or, for firmer nice cream, place the mixture in an airtight, freezer-safe container and freeze for at least one hour before serving.

Mix-In Ideas

Here are a few favorite mix-ins to make your nice cream even tastier:

  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • Nuts, such as almonds and pistachios
  • Cocoa powder
  • Spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom or ginger
  • Dried fruit or fresh fruit like pineapple, mango and berries
  • Vanilla or pure peppermint extract
  • Shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • Honey

“These Four-Ingredient Nice Cream Recipes Might Change Your Life,” Emily Laurence, wellandgood.com, July 7, 2016.
“How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient!” Faith Durand, thekitchn.com, July 29, 2014.
“One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream & 4 Flavours,” blog.thatcleanlife.com,” accessed May 30, 2019.