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Banana Cantaloupe Ice Cream with Pistachio

 

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.

 

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 cantaloupe ice cream with pistachio.

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To whip up this banana cantaloupe ice cream with pistachio, I froze banana and cantaloupe overnight in a zip-top bag overnight. Then I put the fruit, milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a high-speed blender to create "ice 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. A crushed pistachio topping and even dried edible flowers as a topping are so delicious!

 

If you love the crunch of nuts, I bet you'll also enjoy:

Want more nice cream recipes? Blend up my chocolate nice cream and my blueberry nice cream.

 

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, too!

 

This post was updated in August 2019.

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Helpful kitchen tools:

Lemon juicer

Lemon zester

4-cup food processor

Nut chopper

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ bananas, sliced

2 ½ cups cantaloupe, diced

1/4 cup reduced-fat milk

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 Tablespoon lemon zest

2 Tablespoons pistachios, chopped

 

Directions:

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

 

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 100 Fat: 2.5 g Sat fat: 0.5 g Pro: 3 g Carbs: 21 g Sugar: 14 g Fiber: 3 g Chol: 21 g Sod: 25 g

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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