Dude, I’ve been pretty upfront about how I feel about bananas. (They are gross.) But, this negative opinion is solely based on the texture which I find to be slimy and mushy. I like how bananas taste, and I really like how versatile they are in vegan recipes. So, it kinda shocked my husband when I rode the Nice Cream wave, but I am a wild, mysterious woman and he should know that by now.

Margie Broadhead has stepped up the Nice Cream game in her new book Guilt-Free Nice Cream: Over 70 Amazing Dairy-Free Ice Creams. This book is so cute you’re going to want to put it on display in your kitchen, and the recipes inside go way beyond the old blend a frozen banana and call it ice cream shtick.

I chose what I thought was the most over-the-top creative recipe in the whole book to share with you. Just look at these things and tell me you don’t want to serve these at your next party. I also fully support Margie’s suggestion of eating these for breakfast, because how awesome of a way to start your day would that be?

Ingredients:

1 handful of fresh raspberries, to fill

For the base:
75 g (2 1/2 oz / 3/4 cup) rolled oats
4 pitted Medjool dates
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder or cocoa powder (optional)

For the lime nice-cream layer:
1 banana, peeled and frozen
1/2 ripe avocado
zest of 3 limes
125 ml (4 fl oz) freshly squeezed lime juice (about 5–6 limes)

For the raspberry nice-cream layer:
1 banana, peeled and frozen
125 g (4 oz / 1 cup) raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 tbsp coconut yoghurt or tinned coconut milk, chilled (thick part only)
2 tbsp almond milk

For the mango nice-cream layer:
1 banana, peeled and frozen
160 g (5 oz / 1 cup) mango chunks (about 1/2 mango)
1 tbsp coconut yoghurt or tinned coconut milk, chilled (thick part only)
2 tbsp almond milk

Toppings:
freeze-dried raspberries
raspberry powder
crushed pistachios

Recipe excerpted with permission from Guilt-Free Nice Cream by Margie Broadhead, published by Hardie Grant Books, RRP $19.99 hardcover. Please note that links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase after clicking them I could earn a comission. I was given this book to review, but this is not a sponsored post.