Lemon-Blueberry Nice Cream

Nice cream is for everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions. This dairy- and lactose-free, no-added-sugar version requires only five ingredients, including cold water, and comes together as fast as the blades in your food processor can spin. It's bright with blueberries and creamy from bananas, making it a simple and easy dessert with a good dose of dietary fiber—how much more can you ask from a delicious frozen summer dessert?

lemon blueberry ice cream
Photo: Brie Passano
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 3 medium ripe bananas, sliced and frozen

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup cold water, as needed

  • ¾ cup frozen blueberries


  1. Place frozen banana slices, lemon juice and vanilla in a food processor. Process until smooth, adding cold water to loosen the mixture, if necessary. Transfer to a bowl; stir in frozen blueberries. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month.

To make ahead

Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
1g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size generous 1/2 cup
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Vitamin A 71IU 1%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Folate 23mcg 6%
Vitamin K 5mcg 4%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Magnesium 26mg 6%
Potassium 349mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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