Berry nice cream

Berry nice cream

10 min
Our delicious berry nice cream recipe blends fruity berries with velvety skyr for a soft-scoop treat that you can feel good about. Perfect as a refreshing end to your meal or a cool snack, our berry nice cream brings nature's sweetness to your table any time of the year.


  • Blend the frozen berries with skyr, banana and lemon juice for approx. 2 minutes to a thick, smooth consistency. Divide into 2 bowls.
  • Sprinkle the berries, lemon zest and cocoa nibs on top.
  • Garnish with edible flowers and serve!
  • If you prefer a firmer texture, place in the freezer for 2-3 hours before serving.

Questions about berry nice cream

Master the smooth, creamy taste of our berry nice cream recipe with our quick and easy FAQ guide. Find out about alternative ingredients, storage tips, and ways to tailor the flavour and texture to your taste.

How can I ensure my berry nice cream has a perfectly smooth texture?
To achieve a smoother nice cream, try blending the frozen fruits slightly longer in a high-speed blender or food processor until creamy, which usually takes about a minute. If your blender has a tamper, use it to push the fruit down toward the blade for an even blend without extra liquid. If the mix is too thick, add a little more skyr to help it along. Stop to scrape down the sides and stir occasionally to ensure everything blends well.
How can I naturally sweeten my berry nice cream?
For a sweeter taste, use ripe bananas that have turned deep yellow with lots of brown spots, as they're sweeter. Blueberries and blackberries, when frozen fresh, also add better flavour and consistency. A bit of maple syrup or honey can further sweeten your nice cream without overwhelming the natural fruit flavours.
Can I customise my berry nice cream with various toppings?
Make your berry nice cream stand out with toasted coconut flakes for crunch, fresh berries for flavour, or chopped nuts for texture. Each bite will be a new taste experience. You may even want to try a sprinkling of granola cookies, banana and oatmeal cookies for a complementary flavour, or a drizzle of nut butter or maple syrup!


Frozen wild berries
300 g
Arla® Skyr with wild berries
250 ml
Fresh raspberries, blackberries or blueberries
100 g
Ripe bananas, frozen
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tsp
Lemon zest
½ tsp
Cacao nibs
½ tbsp
Edible flowers

Choose spotted bananas for an extra creamy texture

To make your berry nice cream extra smooth, pick bananas with lots of brown spots. They're softer and blend into a smooth texture more easily, contributing to an extra creamy consistency. The ripeness of the bananas also adds a natural sweetness without the need for additional sweeteners. If the nice cream seems too thick, mix in a little more skyr to achieve the perfect thickness while keeping it creamy.

Customise the texture of your berry nice cream

For a smoother, creamier consistency, blend the berries thoroughly until they form a silky puree, and ensure the skyr is well-mixed to avoid any lumps. If you enjoy a bit of texture, consider blending the berries less thoroughly or folding in whole or roughly chopped berries after the initial blend, which will create delightful bursts of flavour in each bite.

You can also experiment with the firmness of the nice cream by adjusting the freezing time; a shorter freeze will result in a softer, more gelato-like texture, while a longer freeze will make it firmer like traditional ice cream.

To make the nice cream denser, incorporate less air by blending at a lower speed, or add more banana to the mix. Folding in a tablespoon of chia seeds can also thicken the mixture as it freezes.

For a softer texture, blend at a higher speed to incorporate more air, or include a tablespoon of honey or corn syrup to help prevent the formation of hard ice crystals. By tweaking these elements, you can tailor the texture to match your desired snacking experience, making each serving of nice cream a personalised treat.

Add vanilla for a deeper flavour

A touch of vanilla can transform this frozen treat into a more indulgent and flavourful experience. Start by adding a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract to the blended mix of berries and skyr before freezing. This method is quick and ensures an even distribution of vanilla flavour throughout the nice cream.

For a more intense and authentic taste, use a vanilla bean. Split the bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Mix the seeds into the berry and skyr blend. The tiny black flecks from the vanilla bean will also add a sophisticated flair to your presentation.

Vanilla powder will bring a more concentrated flavour without extra liquid (start with ½ teaspoon and adjust from there) while a teaspoon of vanilla paste is a great middle ground – providing both the intense flavour of vanilla beans and the convenience of extract.

By carefully choosing your preferred form of vanilla and mixing it thoroughly with the other ingredients, you can achieve a deliciously enhanced nice cream that tantalises the taste buds with a deeper, more rounded flavour.

Explore a world of berries

Give our nice cream your own twist by experimenting with different berries. Our recipe suggests a mix of wild berries but feel free to incorporate more exotic varieties to add depth and complexity.

Boysenberries, a hybrid of raspberries, blackberries, and loganberries, offer a unique blend of sweetness and tartness. Goji berries and acai can provide an unusual twist, infusing your nice cream with a vibrant colour. Experiment with different combinations to discover your favourite!

Elevate your snacking experience with elegant serve ware and garnishes

Transform your snack into a sophisticated treat by presenting the nice cream in stylish bowls or glasses, such as clear parfait glasses, vintage ice cream dishes, or elegant ceramic bowls. Garnishing with fresh mint leaves, edible flowers or a sprinkle of finely chopped nuts enhances the visual appeal and adds an extra layer of flavour.

A drizzle of honey or a swirl of berry coulis on top can create a beautiful contrast and complement the nice cream's flavours. For a touch of luxury, consider adding a dusting of powdered sugar, a few chocolate shavings or edible gold leaf. By focusing on the presentation and garnishes, you can elevate your nice cream into a visually stunning and delectable centrepiece.

Streamline your berry nice cream preparation

Simplifying your preparation can save you time and make the process more enjoyable. Start by gathering all your ingredients and equipment before you begin, ensuring you have everything you need at hand.

Pre-wash and freeze your berries in advance so they're ready to use, reducing prep time. Using frozen berries not only speeds up the process but also helps achieve a creamier texture faster. To further simplify, measure out the skyr and any additional ingredients like vanilla extract or sweeteners ahead of time.

If you're planning to add mix-ins like chopped nuts or chocolate chips, prepare and measure these in advance as well. You can also portion the nice cream into individual servings before freezing, making it easier to serve later.

By organising your ingredients and preparing components in advance, you can make it a quick and hassle-free process while still delivering a delicious and refreshing snack.

Can I make this berry nice cream without a blender?

While a blender is typically the go-to tool for making this recipe, it's entirely possible to whip it up without one. Use a fork or potato masher to crush the berries by hand until they form a chunky puree, then mix in the skyr until well combined.

Another option is to utilise a food processor if you have one available, processing the berries until finely chopped before adding the skyr. Alternatively, a hand mixer can be used to whip the skyr until smooth, then gradually incorporating the mashed berries.

For a more rustic approach, manual mixing with a spoon or spatula will also do the trick, though resulting in a slightly chunkier texture. While these methods may require a bit more elbow grease and might not yield the same smoothness as a blender, they still promise a delicious berry nice cream that's sure to satisfy your tastebuds.

Infuse with fresh herbs for a zing of flavour

Fresh herbs can add a delightful zing of flavour, transforming a simple snack into a gourmet treat. Mint, basil, or thyme pair beautifully with the tangy skyr and the sweet-tart berries, providing a refreshing and aromatic twist. To incorporate herbs, start by finely chopping them to release their essential oils and enhance their flavour. You can blend the chopped herbs directly with the berries and skyr for an even distribution, ensuring each bite carries the herbal notes.

Alternatively, for a more subtle infusion, create a syrup. Simmer a handful of fresh herbs with a bit of water and sugar until the flavours meld, then strain out the solids. Add this syrup to the berry and skyr mixture before freezing. This method imparts a gentle, consistent flavour throughout the nice cream.

For an extra layer of sophistication, use herb sprigs as a garnish when serving. This not only enhances the visual appeal but also gives a hint of the flavours within. By experimenting with fresh herbs, you can add a unique and invigorating dimension to your berry nice cream, making it a refreshing and memorable snack.