Cold, creamy, and refreshing mango nice cream proves that you can have it all when it comes to healthy desserts. This vegan mango nice cream delivers the richness of regular ice cream and the fruity, sweet taste of a sorbet.
The best part is that mango nice cream is easy to make! All that you need for this healthy recipe are mangoes, bananas, and almond milk. So why not indulge in some mango nice cream on a hot summer day?
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What Is Nice Cream?
Don’t get me wrong; I love regular full-fat, full-sugar ice cream. It is one of my favorite summertime desserts, and I never feel guilty about indulging in sweets. Neither should you! However, I like having the option of an everyday healthy snack or dessert.
That is where vegan nice cream comes into the picture! Nice cream is a low-fat, no added sugar alternative to regular ice creams that is made using bananas. Lately, nice creams have taken the internet by storm, and with so many different flavors of nice cream you will never get bored.
Like this refreshing mango nice cream!
Is Mango Nice Cream Healthy?
Mango nice cream is not only creamy and refreshing, but it also packs a nutritional punch thanks to the mangoes.
For starters, mangoes are a good source of immune-boosting nutrients.
A one-cup serving of mango has 10% of the daily value of vitamin A (1).
Vitamin A is essential for a healthy immune system. It plays a role in maintaining our skin, which is the first line of defense against disease-causing pathogens. Additionally, vitamin A is needed for cell growth and development. This includes helping with the growth of the cells that make up our immune system.
In addition to vitamin A, mangoes contain vitamin C, folate, vitamin K, vitamin E, and B vitamins, which also aid immunity.
Mangoes contain digestive enzymes that help break down food into smaller parts so that they can be absorbed into the bloodstream. In particular, mangoes have a group of enzymes known as amylases, which break down carbohydrates, or carbs, into smaller sugar molecules. Therefore, eating mangoes may aid in the digestion of the foods that we eat.
For example, one study in adults with constipation found that eating 300 grams of mango once per day was more effective at relieving constipation symptoms than a supplement that contained similar amounts of fiber. This could mean that mangoes have components aside from dietary fiber that may help with digestive health (2).
Based on this information, mangoes and mango nice cream make an excellent addition to any healthy diet.
How to Make Mango Nice Cream
All that you need to whip up this mango nice cream recipe are:
- One ripe banana
- Ground cinnamon
- Vanilla extract
- Almond milk (or your favorite milk alternative)
- A food processor or high-speed blender
- An airtight container or loaf pan
Begin by freezing the mango and banana on a lined baking sheet for a few hours. Once the fruit is frozen, place all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Next, pour the mango nice cream mixture into an airtight container or loaf pan, cover, and freeze.
I also love to sprinkle my nice cream with toppings. Some topping suggestions that pair well with mango nice cream include:
- Dark chocolate chips
- Fresh mint leaves
- Chopped cashews
- Sliced almonds
- Chopped pistachios
- Ground cinnamon
There you have it! Mango Nice Cream. I would love to hear from you. What are some other toppings that you love on your nice cream? Comment below and be sure to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest @biteoutoflife_nutrition
Mango Nice Cream
- 2 pounds of fresh mangoes (about 2 to 3 depending on the size), peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 medium banana, sliced
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Pinch of sea salt
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the mango chunks and banana slices in a single layer. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Transfer the frozen fruit into a food processor or high-speed blender. Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract, unsweetened almond milk, and salt. Process or blend until smooth, pausing as necessary to stir the ingredients.
- Transfer mango mixture to an airtight container or pan loaf and freeze for approximately 2 to 3 hours, or until firm. If you desire a soft-serve texture, freeze for less time. If using a pan loaf, cover with plastic wrap to prevent ice crystals from forming on the surface.
Sat. Fat (grams)0.18