Make this 4 ingredient Oreo banana nice cream for a cool and creamy treat. It uses ripe bananas to make a creamy cookies and cream ice cream that is much healthier.
If you like cookies and cream ice cream, you are going to love this tasty Oreo banana nice cream. It is cool, creamy and chocolaty. Even better, it is made in just a few minutes with very few ingredients and it is a perfect way to use up those ripe bananas!
Ice cream is one of our favorite summer treats, but we all know we should not have it too often. As tasty as it is, it is not particularly good for the old wasteline.
Luckily there are options to get that frozen creamy feeling without all the cream. Nice cream is one of the easiest ways to do that.
Not only is it lower in calories and fat that its ice cream cousin, but it is a perfect way to use up those extra overripe bananas. So it is a win-win!
Plus making nice cream is a great treat for hot weather. You can cool down, enjoy a sweet treat and the is no cooking or baking involved so it doesn’t heat up the kitchen!
Storing ripe bananas
It seems like every time we buy a bunch of bananas there are a few that linger on the counter until they are past their prime. Luckily there are so many great ways to use them.
But sometimes you just don’t feel like baking right away. Luckily ripe bananas freeze well.
Peel the bananas and put them on a sheet pan to freeze. After a couple of hours, remove them from the sheet pan and put them in a freezer bag or other airtight storage container.
Put them back in the freezer until you are ready to use them. Then defrost them for use in baked goods or use frozen for nice cream!
For easier use in smoothies and nice cream later, you can cut the bananas into large slices or chunks before freezing them. Much like whole bananas, you can freeze them on a pan first to keep them from sticking together.
Then transfer the frozen banana chunks to a bag for longer storage. When you want to make a smoothie or other treat you can just grab a few chunks and go!
Making this dairy free
We used dairy milk in the making of this recipe because we aren’t dairy free. However you can very easily make this nice cream dairy free and vegan.
Just use your favorite non-dairy milk or leave it out all together. Adding a little liquid helps the food processor get through the frozen bananas, but it is not completely necessary.
Using almond milk, oatmeal milk, soy-milk or whatever you like is perfectly acceptable and will do the same job. If you use vanilla milk, you can get away with skipping the vanilla and make it a three ingredient recipe!
More fun banana nice cream recipes
Chocolate peanut butter nice cream is rich and creamy, but still pretty healthy. It is a fun treat.
Pumpkin nice cream is a nice transitional treat for when you are ready for fall flavors but it is still warm outside.
Or whip up some raspberry nice cream for a fruity dessert.
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- 6 ripe bananas, frozen
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10 Oreo cookies
- Process the bananas, milk and vanilla in a food processor until it is smooth.
- Add 7 Oreos and process until crushed.
- Put banana mixture in a loaf pan or other storage container. Break remaining Oreos into pieces and distribute across the top of the mixture.
- Freeze until solid, about 2 hours.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.