Here’s a delicious 3 Ingredient Black Sesame Nice Cream recipes that’s healthy, easy to make and delicious!
Let me share with you a three-ingredient nice cream recipe and perhaps my new go-to dessert. A recipe for black sesame nice cream. By now, you know I love black sesame seeds; well, I found yet another way to enjoy them!
To make black sesame nice cream, you need frozen bananas, toasted sesame seeds finely ground into powder and your sweetener of choice — that’s monk fruit extract for me but try it with honey if calories are not an issue for you.
Bananas give the frozen dessert a creamy texture without relying on dairy, while sesame seeds are the dominant flavor. Think of a nutty, slightly smoky flavor and a gritty texture that reminds me of cookies and cream.
If you have twenty minutes to spare and a few ripe bananas around, there’s no excuse not to stock your freezer with healthy and delicious nice cream. Isn’t that nice?
Ingredients used to make this black sesame nice cream
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- Bananas - best when ripe. The sweetest ones are yellow with brown spots.
- Maple Syrup or Honey - you can use honey for this recipe but for vegan options, you're welcome to use other sweeteners of choice like maple syrup, agave syrup, or liquid stevia. You can also use granulated sugars, such as coconut sugar (be careful though, as it will change the color) or monk fruit sweetener.
- Black Sesame - pre-toasted and ground into a powder in a small blender or spice grinder.
How to Make
Black Sesame Nice Cream
Slice and freeze bananas. You can also freeze the bananas first, then slice, which is what I did here.
Blend the frozen bananas and rest of the ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender
Have a quick taste, and add more sweetener if desired.
You can eat as soft serve or freeze in a freezer-safe container, such as pyrex glass containers
Freezer for about 5 hours, or overnight.
How to Make this black sesame nice cream Healthier
- Make this even healthier by adding a handful of nuts, seeds and old-fashioned oats to add texture and nutrition before freezing.
- For a protein boost, you can also add a tablespoon or two of protein powder of your choice when blending. I've tried using an unsweetened plant-based protein powder with good results.
What are some ways you can eat these?
- In a bowl or cup, drizzled with honey, maple syrup, caramel or chocolate syrup
- Stacked on a waffle or sugar cone
How to Store black sesame nice cream
- This black sesame nice cream is best eaten within 1-2 days. The longer it is left frozen the harder it'd be to scoop. For the best nice cream consistency, take the container out of the freezer and let sit out at room temperature for 10 mins. If it's in a microwaveable container, you can also microwave it for 15 seconds until softened.
- Use ripened bananas for the best results!
- While a food processor will give you the best consistency for the black sesame nice cream, you can also use a high-powered blender (such as Vitamix) that comes with a tamper. Use the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades of the blender to ensure the best results.
More Healthy Ice Cream / Nice Cream Recipes (HERE)
3-Ingredient Black Sesame Nice Cream Recipe
- 3 medium bananas , about 300 grams
- ½ cup toasted black sesame ground into a powder
- ¼ cup granulated or liquid sweetener of choice*
- Peel and slice the bananas to 1 inch slices
- Spread the banana slices inside a 1 gallon ziploc bag and freeze overnight (or until frozen solid)
- In a food processor or high-powered blender, blend frozen banana slices and the rest of the ingredients together until smooth
- Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to eat