Mocha Nice Cream

Ice cream may a summertime favorite, but a lot of people out there simply can’t digest dairy.

That’s why I love this simple and dairy-free version — Mocha “Nice” Cream.

The sweetness in this recipe is coming from whole fruit — bananas and dates. No added sugar or sweetener.

We’re also using a super secret ingredient to boost the nutrition: riced cauliflower.

Wha?!? Cauliflower?

Trust me. You won’t taste it at all. Plus, you’ll be getting extra cancer-fighting antioxidants with your sweet treat.

Lastly, we add unsweetened cacao powder — another rich source of antioxidants.



  • Mocha Nice Cream recipe
  • Mocha Nice Cream recipe
  • Mocha Nice Cream recipe

Serves 2


  • 4 cups chopped bananas, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower (riced). Look for riced cauliflower in the frozen section.
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plant milk of choice (may need up to 1/2 cup)
  • Garnish: mini chocolate chips, coconut flakes, fresh berries, or other toppings of choice


  • Step 1

    Place the frozen bananas, cauliflower, espresso powder, vanilla, cacao powder, hemp seeds, dates, and plant milk into a high speed blender or food processor.

  • Step 2

    Start blending, pausing frequently to scrape down the sides. Alternatively, if your blender came with a tamper tool, you can use that while blending. If necessary, add a splash of nut milk or coconut water to get things going. You don't want to use too much liquid, though, because that could cause the mixture to melt too quickly.

  • Step 3

    Keep tamping and blending until the ingredients are blended into consistency similar to soft-serve ice cream.

    Use a rubber spatula to transfer to a bowl, add toppings, and serve. Eat immediately — this yummy concoction melts quickly!



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