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Banana Cantaloupe Ice Cream with Pistachio

 

Medically reviewed by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN

This banana cantaloupe ice cream with pistachio will quickly become one of your go-to banana nice cream and cantaloupe desserts. Hello, melon ice cream!

  

What screams summer more than banana-based ice cream? This banana nice cream recipe is ready in minutes and will be your favorite banana-based ice cream. Hello, cantaloupe dessert recipes that require no ice cream machine.

 

Raise your hand if you love summer! One of my favorite things about warm weather is cooling off with a refreshing treat, like this super simple fruit-based "ice cream" made with cantaloupe, banana, and pistachios.

 

I love dessert, so I'm always looking for healthy ways to add it to my day. One of my favorite ways is a quickie banana ice cream, so I thought about what other flavor combos would work well. 

 

It turns out cantaloupe, banana, and lemon make a delicious frozen dessert treat, aka melon nice cream! Enter this banana melon ice cream, one of my favorite cantaloupe recipes.

 

Cut out the added sugar with Cantaloupe Banana Nice Cream with Pistachios for a healthier dessert! The sweet treat is just as creamy as real ice cream. #nicecream #healthydessertideas #mealprep101 #sweettreats #frozensummertreats #cantaloupe #icecream

How to Make Cantaloupe Nice Cream

 

To whip up this tasty cantaloupe dessert, I froze banana and cantaloupe overnight in a zip-top bag overnight.

 

Then I put the frozen banana, frozen cantaloupe (2 1/2 cups), milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a high-speed blender to create "ice cream." You don't need a fancy ice cream maker for this dessert.

 

Note that the banana melon recipe calls for just a little milk, which makes this dessert lighter than many ice creams made with both milk and cream.

 

Once I had my base for this cantaloupe dessert, I thought about what food would make the best topping. I chose pistachios because they're full of filling healthy fats, protein, and fiberso I chopped them up for a crunchy topping.

 

That crushed pistachio flavor and even dried edible flowers as a topping are so delicious!

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Want more nice cream recipes? Blend up my chocolate nice cream and my blueberry nice cream. You get beautiful colors in these homemade ice cream recipes without the need for any food coloring.

 

If you'd like to make this a vegan cantaloupe ice cream, just swap out the milk for your favorite plant-based alternative, such as macadamia milk.

 

Now go get your own bowl so you can have treat time with this melon ice cream!

  

This blog post was updated in June 2020.

 

Cut out the added sugar with Cantaloupe Banana Nice Cream with Pistachios for a healthier dessert! The sweet treat is just as creamy as real ice cream. #nicecream #healthydessertideas #mealprep101 #sweettreats #frozensummertreats #cantaloupe #icecream

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Cut out the added sugar with Cantaloupe Banana Nice Cream with Pistachios for a healthier dessert! The sweet treat is just as creamy as real ice cream. #nicecream #healthydessertideas #mealprep101 #sweettreats #frozensummertreats #cantaloupe #icecream

  

I'd love to hear from you! Let me know if you make this melon nice cream recipe! Have you ever tasted melon ice cream? Do you love pistachios and cantaloupe as much as I do? What are your favorite healthy summer desserts? 

 

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Banana Cantaloupe Ice Cream with Pistachio

Banana Cantaloupe Ice Cream with Pistachio

Yield: 4 (½-Cup) servings
Author:
Prep time: 7 MCook time: Total time: 7 M
What screams summer more than banana cantaloupe ice cream with pistachio? This banana nice cream recipe is ready in minutes and will quickly become your favorite banana-based ice cream.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

How to cook Banana Cantaloupe Ice Cream with Pistachio

  1. Freeze bananas and cantaloupe in a zip-top freezer bag overnight.
  2. Place frozen fruit, milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a food processor or high-speed blender.
  3. Process, pulse, or blend until completely smooth, pausing if necessary to push the ingredients toward the bottom of the processor or blender.
  4. If using a blender, you may need to mix gently with a spoon when done blending.
  5. Place in bowls, and top with pistachios. Enjoy!

Calories

100

Fat (grams)

3

Sat. Fat (grams)

1

Carbs (grams)

21

Fiber (grams)

3

Sugar (grams)

14

Protein (grams)

3

Sodium (milligrams)

25

Cholesterol (grams)

21
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