Raspberry Thyme Nice Cream is a much needed freezer item now that the Dubai temperatures are getting closer to 40 Celcius. I am actually really glad to have higher temperatures because more often than not I am cold. Yes even in Dubai. Having an ice cream, or nice cream in my case, on hand is much needed after being outside. This raspberry thyme nice cream recipe is too easy. Three ingredients, a blender and seven minutes are really all you need. Just don’t tell your guests.
Raspberry and thyme go so well together in this recipe but you can also use rosemary if that is what you have on hand. Mixing berries and herbs in a dessert is unexpected but yields some great results. Raspberry thyme nice cream can be either scoped into cones or filled into Popsicle molds and then frozen.
Excuse me but what is nice cream? To put it simply, and really it is simple, nice cream is made from frozen bananas which have been blended into soft serve. You can then add different yummy ingredients like raspberry and thyme. Nice cream is a great alternative to the expensive store bought free from ice creams.
Raspberry Thyme Nice Cream Recipe
3 frozen bananas, skin off
2 cups frozen raspberries
3 sprigs thyme steeped in 150mL boiling water for 5 minutes
Add the frozen bananas and frozen raspberries to a blender. Once the thyme sprigs have steeped for 5 minutes remove and pour the water in with the bananas and raspberries. Blend on high until the ingredients are well combined.
Serve immediately with a thyme sprig as a garnish or spoon into a deep freezer proof container for future use.
- make sure your bananas are brown and spotty before freezing them. Also freeze them with the skin off
- put the thyme in a tea egg and steep like a normal tea
- finely chop some fresh thyme and add it to the mix
- use rosemary instead of thyme
As you can see this recipe really is quite simple to follow and is so easy to customise. Make sure to have your children involved when making your raspberry thyme nice cream or better yet have them create their own flavour combinations.
If you are looking for a more chocolaty version then check out this recipe for Chocolate Nice Cream. This recipe is easy to make vegan by just using agave syrup instead of honey.