Nice cream in a white bowl surrounded by a banana and toppings.

"Nice Cream" Sundae

Last updated: April 2022

The banana is truly a magical food. It is so versatile, portable, nutrient-rich, and is still gentle on our stomachs. For many Crohn's patients, bananas are a staple on the grocery list, and I am no exception.

I started making these "Nice Cream" sundaes in 2014 when I was celebrating my birthday just 8 days before my partial colectomy. At the time, I was on a mostly-liquid diet (except for the occasional bowl of mashed potatoes or mashed bananas), and I still wanted to celebrate my birthday with friends as best as I could. So I decided to make "nice cream" out of frozen bananas because I knew I could tolerate it and it would be fun for others to create their own sundaes.

I used to have a Dole brand "Yonanas" frozen fruit soft serve maker, but after a couple of moves and limited cupboard space, I decided to donate it and just stick with my tried-and-true food processor. So don't worry, you do not need a fancy gadget to make these!

The other great thing about these sundaes is that you can top them with whatever goodies you desire, or keep them plain. This is a delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free treat that can be enjoyed by all!

Makes 4 servings

“Nice Cream” sundae ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced into 1-inch rounds, frozen
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Optional toppings:

  • Cacao nibs
  • Almond butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Sliced almonds

Directions for "Nice Cream" sundae

  1. Add sliced frozen banana, milk, and vanilla extract to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Spoon into a bowl and top with desired toppings.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 112
  • carbohydrate: 27.3g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • dietary fiber: 3.2g
  • protein: 1.4g
  • saturated fat: 0.2g
  • sodium: 24mg
  • total fat: 0.8g
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