What is nicecream?
Nicecream has become known through Instagram. Influencers thought that a smoothie would be even tastier if you made it as thick as ice cream.
Nicecream is actually just vegan ice cream! It is made with frozen fruit as a base. In addition, it contains vegetable yogurt or milk and other superfoods can be added.
Nowadays you can hardly ignore it with the big food bloggers. Everyone is in love with nicecream!
In our other blogs you can find different nicecream recipes!
How do you make nice cream?
If you make nicecream, the smoothie should be thick enough that you can eat it with a spoon. That's why we always make our smoothies from frozen fruit. In addition, we use a dash of plant-based milk.
We usually use frozen banana or mango as a base. Because these fruits contain less water than, for example, pineapple or kiwi. This gives you that thick, creamy texture. We prefer banana because it is very cheap and has a very creamy texture. Buy a bunch of bananas and let it ripen for as long as possible. The browner they are, the sweeter and creamier your nicecream! Slice the bananas and freeze them. Usually we use two bananas per person.
Leave them in the freezer overnight and put them in a blender the next day. Add other fruit or natural colorings and add splashes of vegetable milk until you have a good mixture. Note: you really only need to use a very small amount of milk!
Now put your nice cream in a bowl ( a coconut bowl looks the best) and top it with nuts, oatmeal, seeds, fruit, coconut and other superfoods.
How do you make the perfect color?
We often use banana as a base. One of the advantages of this is that it is fairly colorless, so you can easily create beautiful colors. You can use different things to color your nicecream.
Of course you can simply color your nicecream with fruit. Add a few frozen raspberries, blueberries and/or strawberries and you will see that your nicecream gets a beautiful color
2. Natural dyes
Do you want to make your nicecream just a little more special? Then you use natural dyes. For example, you can use Pink Pitaya powder ; a powder made from dragon fruit which gives an intense pink color to your nicecream. Here you will find a nice cream recipe with Pink Pitaya powder.
You can also use Butterfly Pea powder to give your nicecream a blue-gray color!
What kind of blender do you need?
Once you have taken your frozen banana or mango out of the freezer, you will of course need a powerful blender to process it into nice cream. Use a blender with a power of at least 1000W. Many influencers use a Vitamix, but these cost at least 500 euros. However, affordable blenders also work very well. For example, we use the Philips Avance Collection Blender HR3655/00. This blender costs about 100 euros and has a power of 1400W. As a result, it has no trouble at all to process your frozen fruit.