Blackberry Banana Nice Cream Vegan
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Blackberry Nice Cream (Dairy-Free, High Protein)

Did you know you can make your own ice cream with only a couple ingredients, none of which contain dairy? I love the texture and temperature of ice cream but would prefer to skip the animal products. This is precisely why I call it “nice” cream: cruelty-free and full of compassion. It was also quite cheap as I picked these blackberries off the side of the road (I love the bountiful berries come summertime in BC!).

Blackberry Banana Nice Cream Vegan

Cow’s milk contains insulin-like growth factor-1 which may increase the risk of breast cancer. It can also spike insulin levels contributing to inflammation and acne, especially in women with PCOS. Plus, studies have shown milk consumption doesn’t actually decrease the risk of osteoporosis and may actually rob our bones of calcium due to its acidity. So give this non-dairy cold dessert (or breakfast) option a try and let me know your thoughts!


  • 1.5 frozen bananas
  • 10 frozen blackberries (organic)
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder (organic, non-GMO)
  • ice to thicken
  • toppings of choice

How to:

  1. Peel and chop bananas the day before (or longer) and freeze in tupperware or plastic bags along with the blackberries.
  2. Remove frozen bananas and blackberries from freezer and blend in food processor with protein powder and ice. You can add liquid if it isn’t blending well but limit liquid for a thick consistency.
  3. Add toppings like fruit or nuts and enjoy before your nice cream melts!

Blackberry Protein Nice Cream - Vegan

PCOS Powers:

  • blackberries = high in fiber which may help to manage blood glucose levels, a low glycemic fruit, contains antioxidants like lutein, zeaxanthin and others which can help fight inflammation, neurological diseases and cancer
  • plant-based protein powder =  may help decrease high cholesterol and manage insulin resistance, helps build lean muscle mass

Blackberry Nice Cream (Vegan, low-glycemic, dairy-free)

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I'm Dylan, the creator of Phruitful Dish. I'm a holistic health blogger, fitness lover, vegan, feminist, and scientist living in Vancouver, Canada on unceded Coast Salish territory. In 2019 I successfully defended my PhD in obstetrics and gynaecology specializing in PCOS, nutrition and mental health.


  1. That’s great that you can make some ice-cream that doesn’t contain dairy, since a lot of people are lactose intolerant. It looks delicious!

    1. Totally! Myself included! Thanks so much for popping by.

  2. Oh my! Cannot wait to try! Looks & sounds delicious.

    1. Thank you! I would love to hear what you think if you do try. 🙂

  3. No, I didn’t know.I just made homemade ice cream loaded with dairy and it’s awesome to know that there’s a non-dairy alternative. And those colours – so vibrant!

    1. I saw your ice cream and admired the photos’ unmeltedness 😛
      How difficult is photographing frozen treats, esp. in summer heat?! haha

  4. You have the most beautiful pictures of any blog I have visited…they are so colorful. This color is amazing and it looks so yummy.

    1. That is the sweetest thing I have heard in a while! Thank you! Bright colors bring me happiness and only hope others feel the same. 🙂

  5. Oh man, this looks so good! I’ve found it super difficult to find good vegan ice creams, even living in a big city, so something like this is absolutely perfect!


    1. Wonderful! What is the big city you live in? I live in Vancouver with some good vegan options but, of course, they are pricey! Bananas are pretty cheap, and then if you can find berries on the side of the road you have yourself vegan ice cream! 🙂

      1. I’m in Chicago! The vegan ice cream options exist but they’re few and far between and, as you mention, are pricey! I love going to little produce markets and farmers markets to get some great fresh berries. So clearly I’m going to have to do this.

  6. Lately I’ve had such a sweet tooth, this looks so good and I won’t feel bad for eating it!

    1. Absolutely nothing to feel bad about! I am all about food that makes me feel healthy, nourished and satisfied 🙂

  7. I’m a PCOS gal too. And, yep, no milk for me. I use unsweetened almond milk when I need to. I love how your blog is designed.

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, unsw. almond milk is a staple in my fridge! So happy you found my blog! I will be sure to check yours out too. #PCOSfighters unite 😉

  8. Sounds and looks incredible!! Definitely saving for later x

  9. loving this healthy option! I’ll do it with my little ones asap;)

    1. Wonderful! They will surely love it! It is quite sweet and resembles ice cream 😉

  10. What a great recipe with such fabulous color! Love the ingredients & how easy it is to make! Great backdrop for your photos, too!

  11. Love the background – so scenic and peaceful 🙂 Delicious recipe

  12. Luscious and refreshing. How perfect! Well done!!!

    1. Thanks, Mom! Love you lots. Ps. thanks for the help berry-picking 😉

  13. Those pictures are STUNNING!

    1. Thank you so much! I was fortunate to have such an amazing backdrop 😛

  14. Hi, not quiet the blackberry season here yet. I hope to give it a try when it is, delicious, Chloe.

    1. Nice! Where are you from and when does blackberry season begin??

      1. Hi, anytime soon I can see the berries in bloom now. Oh I’m from the UK.

  15. That’s amazing presentation D! Love the description and the photos. Makes me long for Pender already!


    1. Thanks, Dad! I am so fortunate to have been there in such a beautiful place with my amazing family. xoxo Lots of love <3

  16. Banana ice-cream is great but how do you do it so it doesn’t knacker the blender? I’ve burned out two.

    1. Very good point. I use a food processor when I can, and if I must use a blender then I add liquid like almond mylk or water (just enough to get everything moving). I have heard really powerful blenders, like a Vitamix, can do it no problem with no liquid (this is a dream of mine haha).

  17. OMG! This looks amazing! I gotta try it!! Doing Whole 30, so this might be something for afterwards too!

    1. Thank you! I have heard a lot of people doing the Whole 30. What has your experience been like so far? I just read about it briefly.. seems like this recipe would fit in from my understanding! 🙂

  18. Blackberries are fabulous! What a nice recipe to incorporate them into a nice cold summer treat.

  19. I’ve made nice cream before but not with blackberries. It looks so good!

    1. This was my first time as well, but with all the blackberry picking I was doing I thought it was about time! Thanks for popping by.

  20. I love that – Nice Cream is a great name! And it sounds delicious, too. I think the vegan in my life (who loves blackberries almost too much) will be all over this recipe. 🙂

    1. I bet they would! And my non-vegan friends have been pleased as well 😉

  21. Yum! I’ve never made “nice cream” but I like to use frozen blackberries & bananas in my smoothie bowls, and then the texture is very similar. Makes me feel like I’m eating ice cream for breakfast 😉

    1. Hehe, exactly! For me, nice cream and smoothie bowls are the same thing 😛 … thick, creamy frozen fruit that gives the illusion of a delicious frozen treat. Yum is right! 🙂

  22. Nice Cream is one of my faves, and so are blackberries! This combination sounds perfect!

  23. this looks delicious 🙂 saved it for later!

    x, Juliet

  24. The colour of this is gorgeous! I’ve never tried nice cream, this might be my first one!

  25. DEAD. This looks DELICIOUS! I’ve seen Instagram posts about Nice Cream but haven’t found recipe I liked…this looks right! Plus your photos are amazing. I’d give anything for a bowl of this Nice Cream and the view you have! 😛

  26. You could have given me that ice cream and I would have thought there was dairy in it. I don’t care if it’s in it or not, it looks DELISH!!!! Gaaaah gimme some now … uh, please =]

    Danielle | <3

  27. um, this looks AMAZING. I can’t wait to try it out. also your photos are absolutely beautiful. :))


  28. Yum, can’t wait to try this, so easy too!

  29. Yummy, I have to try this very simple.

  30. Wow this looks so refreshing and delicious for a day at the beach!

  31. This sounds absolutely delicious! I love the simple ingredients ♥

  32. Wow this looks so delicious! Its hard to believe its so healthy and easy to make too. Sharing on tweeter & pinning. Visiting from Healthy Living Link up. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  33. This looks delicious! I have tried similar ice creams in the past and they are truly a great treat when you are craving dairy ice cream. I haven’t tried it with pea protein before though and I think I may try your recipe next! 🙂