Nice cream is a non-dairy frozen treat that uses bananas as its base. Blended with other fruits, the flavour of banana disappears into the background. This strawberry mint version is bright and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day.
Let the strawberries and bananas sit in the bowl of the blender or food processor until they start to thaw and soften slightly. Pulse until the fruit is broken up into fairly small pieces. Add the mint leaves and begin to process continuously, turning up the speed as the mixture begins to come together. Add liquid if needed to achieve the desired "soft serve" consistency.
• It's a good idea to check your blender or food processor's manual for tips on processing frozen foods. I've learned to cut the banana chunks smaller and to allow both the bananas and larger, harder fruits like frozen whole strawberries a bit of time to start to thaw and soften before blending them. I use a Vitamin blender to make nice cream, and use its tamper to help things along. If the mixture seems stuck while blending, adding a bit of water or other liquid can also help the nice cream mixture loosen up and get moving.
• Use bananas that are good and ripe (I like them freckling on the peel, but not as soft as what I'd use for banana bread). Peel them and cut into chunks about half an inch long, and freeze on a tray. Once frozen, store in airtight bags until needed.
• Once the nice cream is blended, either use it right away or store in airtight containers in the freezer. Take it out 15 or 20 minutes before serving to allow it to begin to soften up and become scoopable.
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