Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

instant blender snickers nice-cream

Guilt free ice cream anyone? – or should I say, ‘nice cream’!

Banana ice cream, or better known as ‘nice cream’ is a huge craze right now and for good reason. It’s creamy, (just like ice cream), sweet and delicious! But, get this – ice cream with an N in front is fruit based and sugar-free, it’s also most commonly dairy free and vegan. Yep, it’s the healthiest kind of ice cream you can ever treat yourself to. Especially if one of the ingredients is homemade yogurt! Now you’re talking! Gut friendly ice cream too! Yes please. 

The best news is you don’t even need an ice cream maker! The Vibe Blender System can transform slices of frozen banana into a whipped, soft-serve dessert in moments.

Now, this one’s for chocolate lovers. You might not choose to eat a real Snickers bar, but I bet you’ve had one once and I bet you can recall the yummy combination of flavours. This version has Medjool dates masquerading as caramel, plus homemade peanut butter and honey-candied peanut brittle. It’s oozing with deliciousness. Any homemade yogurt you fancy can go into the mix. This one has 24-hour cows milk yogurt but it is delicious with coconut or nut milk yogurt too.


  • Rule no. 1. Never run out of frozen bananas! When you see bananas on sale, buy up, so that nice-cream is only ever moments away.
  • Let your bananas ripen and get plenty of brown spots on the peel. Firm, un-ripe bananas result in an earthy, chalky taste, rather than the sweet, caramelised flavour they develop when the skins turn brown.
  • Once over-ripe, peel the bananas, cut into pieces, and freeze. Bananas last months in the freezer.

 Instant healthy snickers nice-cream

    snickers nice-cream steps

    Snickers nice-cream steps




    Instant healthy snickers nice-cream