Sometimes I just have to shake my head and laugh at how we are truly living in the future.
I cannot believe that here it is, middle of March, and I was able to whip up this delectable figment of my culinary imagination.
Do you ever wake up, and are just craving something oddly particular to eat?
Well, that happened to me today.
I woke up with peaches on my mind. Yeah, I know – it’s snowing in NYC, spring is still just a glimmer in our mind’s eye – but I didn’t care. I wanted peaches.
Personally, I blame my cravings on the new peach-flavored lip balm I wore to bed last night, but that’s besides the point.
So unless I wanted to go buy a peach that was about as ripe as a rock, I had to get creative.
Enter Amazon Prime Now.
OK. Wow. Literally from the comfort of my bed, I ordered frozen peaches on my phone, and in two hours — TWO HOURS! — they were delivered right to my door. And the shipping — was free. I know – I don’t know how they aren’t going bankrupt, honestly.
I literally ordered the peaches, went to yoga, and when I came back they were waiting for me to whip up this fabulous treat.
I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!!
So what is this beautiful, drippy, melty mess of goodness, you ask?
PEACH-NANA SWIRL NICE CREAM!
Nice Cream?? Well — it stands for Banana (aka: Nana) + Ice Cream = NIce Cream!
It’s ice cream that is made entirely out of FROZEN BANANAS!
Because honestly, no girl – or fella – can live without ice cream, am I right?
So I had to come up a creative way to have a Specific Carb Diet – friendly version of ice cream. Enter – Nice Cream!
It’s gluten free, vegan, paleo, AND Specific Carb Diet friendly!
And suuuuuuper easy.
Here’s what you need:
1 banana – sliced into coins and frozen > 3 hours
2 ripe peaches – sliced or cubed, and frozen (or use store bought like I did!)
Silicone Spatula/Scraper thingy
Step 1: Put frozen banana coins into the food processor. Blend until creamy. You’ll need to scrape the sides several times. (Warning: This makes a loud noise.)
Step 2: Transfer banana ice cream to a bowl and put in freezer while you make the peach ice cream.
Step 3: Put frozen peach cubes into the food process. (No need to rinse). Blend until creamy. You’ll need to scrape the sides several times.
Step 4: Take banana ice cream out of the freezer, and put the peach ice cream in the same bowl. Swirl together.
Step 5: (OPTIONAL) – Top with your toppings of choice – I personally like to warm a little peanut butter up in a microwave safe bowl and drizzle it on top. Other ideas are: chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, granola, Fruit Loops, chopped nuts, sliced fruit, raisins, even sprinkles. Let out your inner child and go nuts.
Step 6: STUFF YOUR FACE!
You guys. I cannot begin to express how freaking incredible this was.
Now, I know what you may be thinking…it’s just bananas??
But. My friends. There is magic that occurs when you blend a frozen banana. It truly becomes like soft serve. It is outrageously creamy and smooth, and it melts just like ice cream!
I even got one of my guy friends — a bachelor in NYC — to make it. And now he’s hooked, so there’s the proof, people.
This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite NYC treats. It’s a Pinkberry-type frozen yogurt place, but instead of yogurt – it’s all (N)ice cream! I always get their banana flavor smothered with peanut butter…I mean…come on. Drooling here!!
And to think, I made this in March. All I’ve gotta say is thank youuuu Amazon Prime Now!
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75 responses to “Peach-Nana Swirl (N)Ice Cream”
that sounds so delicious. now I’m hungry for some ice cream.
hahah thank you Keith! yeah, it was pretty refreshing! 🙂 glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
That looks soooo good!
And yes. I’ve had days where I’m like, “I want to make this from scratch. I don’t even know how to do it, but I’m gonna do it.” 😆
thanks friend!! haha yeah I’ve definitely had days like that!! It’s like, yeah sure — I can make a gluten free croissant! hahah Hugs and love xox
Hugs and love back at ya, girl!
By the way, I read something today that hit my eeeugh! button. Apparently, American Idol has risen from its grave and Katy Perry is one of the judges.
A 19 year old boy auditioned and he somehow let it slip that he was saving his first kiss for when someone special came into his life. Of course, the judges were all like “Whaaaaaaa? What is this madness!???” Long story short, Katy basically coerced him into giving her a kiss on the lips. And the other two judges totally whooped it up and gave each other high fives.
I read that and it just made me go eeeeugh! It just felt creepy and gross.
On a positive note, that contestant said that that kiss didn’t count. Because according to him: “It was lip contact versus a romantic situation with someone you care about. That’s what a real first kiss is.”
Wow what a story. Thank you for sharing that! So glad you stopped by. Hugs and love xox
Hugs and love back at ya! 😀
I love nice cream! You had a great idea to mix 2 flavors together!
thanks Kat! isn’t nice cream great! it’s hard to believe it’s healthy!! the texture is truly amazing 🙂 Hugs and love xox
I’m gonna git me some ‘o this!
yasss Patrick! haha Hugs and love xox
This is something I would definitely try…
Thanks Sean! Yeah it’s pretty tasty! Hugs and love xox
I bet…you’re welcome!!! Hugs and love xoxo
will have to try this but will wait for some ripe mango.
Oooh mango – yes!!! Thanks friend! Hugs and love xox
thank you 🙂
I think I can actually make this recipe 🙂
Thank YOU! So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
It would take my first comment – which was very long – but long story short: yes I do have cravings for specific food items. Usually they kick in the same time my appetite does.
I’m sorry there was a glitch in the comments!! i hear ya there! Hugs and love xox
hahah thanks Joseph! Hugs and love xox
thank you!! 🙂 xox
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
This looks so yummy! I’m going to come and live with you…lol. Girl, I know I commented before that I wanted to make something of yours, I believe it was the cashew pie or some delicious looking pie I believe you made for Thanksgiving. I have to be honest, I’m super lazy when it comes to cooking…I’m not going to even front about it. But if you need a house guest, I’ll clean windows and floors as long as you cook…lol. As always, looks good gurly.👌
thank you so much Roshonda! hahaha you’re welcome anytime! 🙂 the great thing about this recipe is that is it so easy!! and the clean up?? Just throw the food processor in the dish washer!! 🙂 hugs xox
I’ll keep that in mind! = )
That looks amazing! I am going to have to give it a try!
thanks Jackie! i hope you do and love it! hugs xo
I’m not a fan of banana’s so can I use something other than banana’s?
Sure! You can use any other frozen fruit! Strawberries or pineapple would be a great substitution 🙂
Cool. I’ll have to try it. Thanks.
Looks scrumptious!! I’ll have to try it out. 😋
Thanks so much! I hope you do! Hugs and love xox
Thanks so much! I hope you love it! Hugs and love xox
Give Amazon time. The biggies like Google and Amazon monitor everything we do on the internet now and track you around town even when the SIM card is removed from your cell phone. So their next project will be to monitor your thoughts, better still anticipate your thoughts and deliver that stuff to your door before you dream about it. Two hours is a bit slow yet, but give them time, they are working on it. 🙂
I definitely don’t doubt it! Haha scary thought! Hugs and love xox
I should be sleeping, but I am having a rough night… and your post just made me realize I am also hungry!
Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that, Marcelo. Hope tonight’s a better night for you! Hugs and love xox
I have had something like this that is also low carb. Banana mango icecream! So gooooood and just the right amount of sweetness! I should try peach 😛
Ooh sounds delish! Hugs and love xox
I think I’m in love
Haha I was def in love with this nice cream! Haha Hugs and love xox
It was live at first bite 😂 (sorry I just thought of that pun and had to share it!!) lolololol
I love ice cream and I can always count on you making some delicious recipes that I’m going to have to try myself. This ice cream is one of them.
Aw thank you so much:) i hope you do try it! Hugs and love xox
Scribbling the grocery list right now — this recipe looks incredible — and I cannot wait, absolutely cannot wait to make this deliciousness for myself!
Nice! Thank you so much Louise! I hope you love it! Hugs and love xox
Looks so delicious!
Thank you Sophie! It most certainly was! Hugs and love xox
We love frozen banana ice cream! Sometimes we add cocoa powder to make it chocolate ice cream! Yum!
Isn’t it the greatest?! Yum! What a great addition! Hugs and love xox
My tastebuds were jumping about as I was reading this blog. I can’t wait to try this.
awesome!! thank you so much! hope you love it! Hugs and love xox
This looks so delicious! I have tried bananas and peanut butter, but never peaches <3 I will try it 🙂
Thanks so much! Oh yeah – it’s a very refreshing combo! Hugs and love xox
Oooo! Awesome recipe . will be making this . . thank you soooo much!!
thanks Karen! Hope you love it! Hugs and love xox
Frozen peaches? to make frozen ice cream? Wow!
Amazon prime requires you to pay a monthly subscription – and that covers their handling charges for transport, and delivery – from the comfort of your home.
Oh! Man! Another surprise – Peach-Nana = Peach + Banana and that doesn’t sound appetizing all of a sudden.
But, then again, bananas are great snacks and who doesn’t love ice cream. So Peach-Nana Ice Cream is good to eat for brunch!
Hey wait! You didn’t add the ice cream ingredients – milk, cream, and such – so this makes it a swirl or a smoothie or just peachnana nutrient paste.
It’s a frozen smoothie blended with real peach and banana – the peachnana!
Haha yes! It’s really a delicious a combo, I promise. Yeah, you do pay a small subscription, but it is completely worth it. I bought three things from amazon just yesterday! It pays for itself in no time. And plus, with that link you can try it free for thirty days and see if its for you. Hugs and love xox
I’m so craving ice cream right now!
Haha me too! Hugs and love xox
Nice recipe.. my mom is going to like this 🙂
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
This lady looks delicious! I’ll definitely be trying this.
Thank you ! Xox