Banana nice cream

Banana nice cream

15 min
Delight in banana nice cream, where ripe frozen bananas and tropical mango blend seamlessly with the creamy tang of skyr and zest of lemon. Each spoonful is a refreshing, feel-good treat that's creamy, sweet, and satisfying. Get ready to turn your ripe bananas into a delicious snack that is as easy to whip up as it is to eat.


  • Let the bananas and mango thaw slightly on the kitchen counter (approx. 10 minutes).
  • Put all the ingredients in a powerful blender and blend until smooth.
  • Divide the nice cream into 4 bowls and serve immediately.

Questions about banana nice cream

Meet your new favourite snack with our delicious banana nice cream recipe, a fun twist on classic ice cream. Wondering how to make your frozen treat even better? Explore our answers to the most asked questions, covering everything from blending techniques to storage tips, and learn how to personalise your nice cream with fruity add-ins.

Can I make banana nice cream without a high-speed blender?
Yes, you can still enjoy delicious banana nice cream without a high-speed blender by making a few adjustments. Start by letting the frozen bananas and mango cubes thaw for longer, about 15-20 minutes. Next, use a food processor instead of a blender, which can effectively blend frozen fruits into a smooth and creamy consistency with a bit more patience. Pulse the ingredients in batches, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides, until you achieve a creamy texture. While the process may take a bit longer than with a high-speed blender, the result will still be a refreshing and satisfying treat.
Can I add other fruits to the recipe?
Definitely! Consider adding pineapple chunks along with the bananas and mango for a mixed fruit blend that offers a medley of flavours. Alternatively, experiment with other tropical fruits like papaya or kiwi to add a refreshing twist. Blend until smooth to create a vibrant and delicious variation of banana nice cream that celebrates the natural sweetness and goodness of fresh fruits. For more inspiration, give our berry nice cream or mango nice cream recipes a try.
How do I store leftover banana nice cream, and how long does it last?
For top-notch banana nice cream, freeze it in a container that seals tightly. Before you close it up, lay parchment paper over the surface to keep it smooth and stop ice from forming. This way, it stays as creamy as when you first made it. It's ideal to eat banana nice cream within a week for the best taste and texture. You can keep it frozen for up to a month. If it's too hard when you take it out, let it warm up for a few minutes at room temperature before you serve it.


Arla® Skyr
280 ml
Mangos cubes, frozen
350 g
Bananas, ripe and frozen
Agave syrup
10 ml
Lemon, juice and zest

Blending techniques for the perfect consistency

To get that smooth banana nice cream texture, begin blending the frozen banana slices on low. Gradually increase the speed to high to achieve a creamy consistency. If the bananas aren't blending well, let them soften for a bit, or add a little milk to help the blending. Remember to blend, pause to scrape down the sides, and blend again until the mixture is perfectly smooth.

Choose ripe bananas for the best flavour

Pick bananas with brown spots for the sweetest, creamiest nice cream. These bananas are soft and full of natural sugars, making them perfect for blending into a rich snack. They have less water and more starch than other fruits, so they stay creamy when frozen and blended, resembling soft-serve ice cream.

What is skyr and how does it enhance the flavours of banana nice cream?

Skyr is a traditional Icelandic-style dairy product that resembles yogurt. It’s thick and creamy with a mild tangy flavour that complements the sweetness of ripe bananas and tropical mango.

In this recipe, skyr adds a luxurious creaminess and slightly tart undertone that balances the natural sweetness of the fruits. Its smooth texture helps bind the ingredients together, resulting in a velvety smooth nice cream that melts in your mouth. Together with agave syrup and lemon zest, skyr enhances the flavours of banana nice cream, creating a refreshing and satisfying treat.

Flavour balancing and pairing

To craft the perfect banana nice cream, aim for a harmonious mix of flavours and textures that delight the senses. Ripe bananas lay a sweet foundation, but for added depth, introduce complementary flavours. A dash of salt can enhance the taste, while lemon or lime zest adds a fresh tang that contrasts the sweetness.

Also consider the texture when serving. A sprinkle of chopped nuts – like almonds or walnuts – adds a satisfying crunch. Granola brings a toasty note while coconut flakes offer a chewy texture. Torn pieces of fruit leather is an interesting twist that will complement the banana nice cream’s flavours, while adding an unexpected textural contrast.

For an extra touch of luxury, mix in crumbled biscuits like banana cookies, granola bars, or dark chocolate shards to transform your snack into a decadent treat.

Pairing your banana nice cream with a medley of other frozen snacks is also a great idea. Head on over to our collection of best homemade nice cream and ice lolly recipes for inspiration.

Serve your banana nice cream with style

The presentation of banana nice cream is essential for a memorable experience. Start with chilled bowls to keep the nice cream firm from the first bite to the last.

Get creative with garnishes. Add a burst of colour and flavour with fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Mint leaves bring a refreshing scent and a splash of vibrant green, while homemade fruit syrups add a shiny finish and more flavour. For a special touch, sprinkle edible flowers on top for a hint of floral and an impressive appearance.

Can I use different sweeteners?

Absolutely! Instead of agave syrup, try maple syrup, honey, or even date syrup. Each sweetener will subtly influence the overall flavour of the nice cream, so feel free to explore and find the perfect balance to enhance the natural sweetness of the fruits.