Want a delicious blueberry nice cream recipe? This lemon nice cream is the best homemade blueberry ice cream you’ll ever have!
Love homemade blueberry ice cream? This vegan wild blueberry nice cream combines lemon, banana, and blueberry to create the tastiest berry ice cream you’ve ever had.
Want a blueberry ice cream topping? Don’t forget those beautiful dried edible flowers as a topping for this ice cream made with bananas!
Enjoy dessert but don’t want to eat something sugary? Here’s a fruit-based wild berry ice cream (aka nice cream) that’s full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
You’re sure to love the frozen banana dessert, especially the pretty edible flower topping!
Thanks to the folks at Wild Blueberries of North America for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!
What is nice cream?
I have a big sweet tooth, so I’m always looking for healthier ways to get my dessert. I’m a big fan of nice creams. What is nice cream? It’s a vegan “ice cream” made from fruit and no added sugar.
I’ve played around with many varieties, such as chocolate nice cream and cantaloupe nice cream, and I recently set out to create a delicious wild blueberry banana version in a beautiful ultra violet hue.
A couple of years back, the Pantone color of the year was ultra violet! According to Pantone, ultra violet “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”
I can’t wait for you to try this forward-thinking, brilliantly hued, delicious wild blueberry nice cream!
You don’t need many ingredients to make wild blueberry nice cream:
Bananas: Frozen bananas help make this smoothie creamy.
Frozen wild blueberries: I chose wild blueberries for this healthy blueberry ice cream recipe because they’re a naturally sweet food filled with health-helping antioxidants—in fact, they contain more than double the antioxidants of cultivated blueberries!
Wild blueberries are also an excellent source of cholesterol-helping fiber and may benefit your heart health as well as lower your risk of cancer.
Lemon: You’ll use the whole lemon in this recipe, including the juice and zest.
Dried edible flower petals: These are optional but make the nice cream so pretty! Floral ingredients are big this year, which is why I decided to add the dried flowers as a topping for the lemon banana ice cream.
They’re slightly crunchy, just like sprinkles, but aren’t filled with sugar! You could also use dried edible rose petals! The flower mixture I used combines rose, hibiscus, marigold, and cornflower—but you can use any dried edible flowers that you like!
How to make wild blueberry nice cream?
To make this summer treat (hello, blueberry nice cream recipe!), I combined frozen bananas with frozen wild blueberries, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a food processor. You can use a blender or food processor.
After the blueberry banana ice cream mixture was nice and smooth, I added it to a bowl (if you’d like a wild blueberry ice cream cone, you can also use a sugar cone) and topped it with a lemon wedge and dried edible flowers.
This blueberry lemon nice cream recipe is great for a casual night at home or a fancy dinner party. If you’re whipping it up just for yourself (like I did the other night!), you can freeze extra portions.
Store it in a freezer-safe, air-tight container for 1-2 weeks in the freezer. Add toppings to it after you remove it from the freezer.
In addition to edible flowers, other options include dark chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried coconut, or fresh berries.
It’s delicious on its own in a bowl, in an ice cream come, or served on top of crepes or waffles. Enjoy!
More wild blueberry recipes
I hope you enjoy this blueberry nice cream as much as I do. It’s easy to make and pretty to look at! Want more ultra violet recipes? Try:
- Vegan Wild Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie
- Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie (terrific if you love that peanut butter banana combo!)
- Lavender Smoothie
- Berry Pancakes with a Reduction Sauce
Ready to whip up delicious wild blueberry nice cream? This banana nice cream recipe has extremely minimal ingredients, so you won’t need any almond milk, almond butter, or dark chocolate. All you need is a handful of foods, including ripe bananas.
Enjoy this vegan blueberry dessert made with frozen bananas!
Wild Blueberry Nice Cream with Edible Flowers
- 2 large ripe frozen bananas, sliced
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 2 tbsp + 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 lemon slices, for garnish
- 2 tbsp dried edible flower petals, for garnish*
- Combine bananas, wild blueberries, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a food processor. Process for 1-2 minutes, until smooth.
- Place in bowls, garnishing each serving with a lemon slice and 2 teaspoons dried flower petals. Or place each serving in a sugar cone, garnishing with 2 teaspoons dried flower petals. Serve immediately.
Let me know if you try this wild blueberry nice cream with dried edible flowers! What are your favorite vegan ice cream ingredients and toppings (hello, vegan chocolate chips!)?
What are your favorite nice cream flavors?
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