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Nice-cream is simply frozen fruits of your choice blended either alone or with other ingredients to create a mouth watering creamy dessert resembling soft serve ice cream without any dairy products. In other words its a vegan ice-cream. It’s free of unnatural sugars, processed ingredients, animal products, and chemicals, and it’s sweet for your body mind and soul!

Things to consider before making “Nice creams”

Step One – How to Freeze the fruit.

  • Do not – I repeat, do NOT freeze the fruit with the skin on.  It doesn’t come off easily.
  • Don’t freeze them when they aren’t ripe either.  If its banana nice cream you are making, Brown & spotty are the best for this. Green or plain yellow bananas that aren’t ready yet won’t be nearly as sweet or creamy.  Not to mention they might give you some digestive issues.  Ain’t nobody got time for that.
  • If you want to make blending really easy, then cut the fruit into chunks, place them in a zip lock bag then freeze them.

Step Two – You Need Decent Equipment.

  • No short cut on this one. You simply need to have a decent food processor or mighty fine blender.  A cheap, low powered one just isn’t gonna handle the job.

Step Three – Get Blending

  • Remove your fruit” chunks from the freezer – if you are confident that your food processor is up to the job, then throw a handful or so in there & just start blending.  You may need to pulse a few times to get things moving, or scrape around the sides of the bowl with a spoon now & again.
  • If this isn’t working, then first try leaving the fruit” out for a few minutes to soften slightly before blending.
  • Once things get moving, add in more fruit chunks gradually & blend until they start to form a creamy consistency which is nice & smooth.
  • If this isn’t happening for you (i.e. your food processor is making a reeeeallly high pitched noise, but nothing is actuallymoving), then it may be time to accept that your equipment needs a little helping hand.  Try adding something liquid into the bowl – you could try something like coconut water/milk, almond milk or another nut milk.  Perhaps even just a tiny bit of water.  Just add a little at a time – you don’t want the whole thing to basically turn to liquid.  Just add enough to help everything blend more easily.
  • Hopefully things should now be progressing.  If not, you are doomed & I can’t help you.

Step Four – Pimp Your Nice Cream!

  •  Get creative with other ingredients in your mixture.  Try adding different fruits for a new flavor – berries work really great.
  • For the last Kill garnish your nice cream with more fruits, syrup; spices like cinnamon or nutmeg; some sweetness from  coconut sugar; nuts/seeds/nut butters; fresh coconut; vegan chocolate; or anything else you fancy!

Part 1:

Making “Mango Nice cream”

*MAIN INGREDIENT*

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  • 1 Bowl of frozen diced mango
  • 1 bowl of freshly cut mango
  • 1 teaspoons of honey
  • shredded coconut {OPTIONAL}
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A blender or a food processor

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender or processor – blend for 2 -3 mins till all is smooth with a thick consistency. You may need to pulse a few times to get things moving, or scrape around the sides of the bowl with a spoon now & again.

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2. Pimp your nice cream – by garnishing with your favorite toppings. NB: This is a dairy free dessert.

 

Part 2:

Making “Avocado Nice cream”

*MAIN INGREDIENT*

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  • Bowl of frozen diced avocado
  • 1 bowl of freshly cut avocado
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • shredded coconut {OPTIONAL}
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A blender or a food processor

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender or processor – blend for 2 -3 mins till all is smooth with a thick consistency. You may need to pulse a few times to get things moving, or scrape around the sides of the bowl with a spoon now & again.

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2. Serve immediately.

I decided to make a simple garnish using chocolate chips with a table spoon of the opposite nice cream.

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Final Thought:

Always freeze more fruits than you think you need.  You’ll always want more,trust me. And it takes so damn long for them to freeze!  Someone needs to start selling frozen bananas at the supermarket especially the mixed berries.

Hello, Nakumatt can you hear me, I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to start selling “packed frozen fruit/s??”

Love and Love.

TD.

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