raspberry banana nice cream raspberry banana nice cream Israeli Kitchen With hemp seeds for protein, this nice cream is truly a powerhouse snack. (Photo: Esther Berkowitz)

Raspberry banana 'nice cream' with hemp seeds

A cool, refreshing fruit-based treat that can be enjoyed any time of day

  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Prep time: 10 minutes

My vegan daughter makes eating healthy look awfully delicious. While we scrounge around in the freezer for half-eaten tubs of ice cream, she throws a few fruits into the blender and then sits down to enjoy an out-of-this-world frozen treat, which gives her tons of energy, vitamins and fills her up without loads of extra calories and fat.

It’s time to step over to the other side, says I. Next time I’m in the mood for ice cream, it’s going to be nice cream all the way. Nice cream, or nana cream, is the term for ice cream made with a frozen banana base. This gives the treat a creamy texture and a mild banana flavor that works well with almost any other fruit, chocolate, cinnamon or coffee additions to up the flavor profile.

It doesn’t get more delicious (and easy) than this. And with the added hemp seeds for protein, this nice cream is truly a powerhouse snack.


  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs, optional
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 peach
  • 1/2 cup blueberries


Process frozen fruit in food processor until smooth. Transfer to serving bowls.

Dice or slice fresh fruit, and place over nice cream.

Sprinkle with cinnamon, hemp seeds and cacao nibs. Serve immediately.

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