Family Favourite Lemon Nice Cream (Kid-Friendly!)
by Mona Fe on Aug 21, 2023
The sun is out. The sunscreen comes on. And the sweaty kids come out to play!
We all know what happens next – tiny tummies start to grumble. That’s why every busy mum should have a ridiculously easy, grab-n-go snack to keep our little ones happy! We can all agree that nothing is more hot-weather appropriate than a nice cool treat.
This family-favourite Lemon Nice Cream recipe is one we reach for time and again in the WMBT HQ because it’s truly the best. We’ve road-tested and perfected this creamy, refreshing, and uber-healthy treat that’s so easy to make, you’ll love having this in your roster of summertime staples. In fact, we’re so sure you’re going to love it as much as we do that we’re sharing this recipe along with other fun flavours to tickle your picky eaters’ taste buds.
And guess what mums, if you like this recipe, you’ll enjoy the other summer treats we have lined up in our WMBT Sunnie Ice Block recipe collection. There you’ll find more sweat-free recipes, all of which use the Sunnie Ice Block Moulds, to keep your munchkins cool this season. So be sure to check that one out, too!
But First, What Exactly is Nice Cream?
If you’ve never heard of Nice Cream before, you’re in for a treat. Literally.
Nice Cream refers to homemade ice cream, usually prepared from a base of frozen bananas. You can also use avocados and mix this in with other fruit flavours of your choosing. It’s called Nice Cream because it mimics all the deliciousness of ice cream, but it’s better for you!
This four-ingredient banana-based ice cream makes a nutritious dessert or snack for kids and adults alike. The bananas and cream combo gives this a velvety taste and texture, similar to soft ice cream. And because it’s mostly fruit, Nice Cream makes the cut as a healthy breakfast, too.
So, if you think about it, it’s not just nice - it’s AWESOME.
Guilt-Free Sweets You’ll Feed Good Serving
If you’re craving ice cream but are looking for something healthier without the fake sugars and who knows what else usually found in store-bought alternatives, you will love this all-natural frozen banana-lemon cream.
You don’t need any special tools or kitchen gadgets to get this no-churn nice cream recipe going, except for a mixer, blitzer, and our WMBT Sunnie Ice Block Moulds! This silicone ice block mould is mum’s best friend; perfectly portioned, it makes creating culinary treats just like this simple and efficient. This space saver is also non-stick and non-slip – perfect when there are tots around, right?
And because it doesn’t take much to get this family-favourite Lemon Nice Cream prepped and ready, it’s a fun activity for tiny hands to get involved in. Simply gather all the ingredients beforehand and let the good times roll!
We kid you not, all you have to do is combine everything, give it a quick blitz, and say hello to the best Nice Cream ever. The sky's the limit when it comes to flavours, and serving it up in such an adorable silicone mould makes it a treat for the eyes and the tums!
Trust us, your little ones won’t be able to resist!
Other Nice Cream Flavours To Try
Of course, this Lemon Nice Cream is already super tasty as is, but you can also try jazz it up with these variants:
- Berry Burst: Puree 10 frozen strawberries and stir them into the liquid ice cream mixture before freezing. Have raspberries lying around? That will work, too!
- Dreamy Blueberry: Another match made in lemony heaven is this nice cream recipe, plus a generous cup of blueberries.
- Sunshine Punch: Add 12 oz of frozen mangoes to this base recipe for a taste of the tropics.
- Vegan Version: Want to make this treat vegan-friendly? You can do that - simply switch up whipping cream with coconut cream!
Ready to satisfy every sweet craving in your household?
Lemon Nice Recipe
Makes 5 Sunnie Ice Blocks | Prep 10 minutes | Freeze 6 hours
- 250 ml (1 cup) whipping cream
- zest of a lemon
- 4 medium-sized bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
- 80 ml (⅓ cup) lemon juice
- 80 ml (⅓ cup) milk
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the whipping cream with an electric whisk until soft peaks form. Set aside.
Add all remaining ingredients to a high-speed food mixer and blitz until completely smooth and well combined.
Transfer lemon mixture to the whisked cream and whisk until well incorporated.
Divide the mixture evenly into five We Might Be Tiny Sunnie Ice Block Moulds and freeze until solid, for at least 6 hours.
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