Pumpkin “Nice Cream”

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Kristianne

I'm a San Francisco city girl who loves to cook and enjoy the outdoors. My cooking style focuses on healthy recipes, but I have a huge sweet tooth that I am constantly fighting! When I'm not cooking/eating/photographing/writing about food, I'm at the hospital full-time or running. I'm addicted to blogging about food - www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com

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Looking for a new low-fat, healthy dessert to try this Fall? You are going to love this pumpkin “nice cream.” What do I mean by “nice cream?” If you haven’t heard about nice cream yet, you are in for a treat. It is basically ice cream without the fat and calories. Whhhaaat?? Yes, it’s true. The secret is frozen bananas. Frozen bananas add an amazing ice cream-like texture without bringing an overpowering banana flavor to the dessert. Combine frozen bananas with anything to make your favorite ice cream into nice cream, including pumpkin puree!

You can enjoy this treat right away, or pop it in the freezer for later (just thaw about 20 minutes before you want to eat it).

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Pumpkin “Nice Cream” Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • Chopped pecans for topping
  • Milk, as needed

 

Instructions

  1. Add the pumpkin puree, frozen bananas, and spice to a Magic Bullet cup and blend. Add milk as needed, start will less, if too much milk is added the end result will be too runny.
  2. Top with chopped pecans.

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Makes ~1 cup

 

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