25 Nice Cream Recipes (No Ice Cream Maker Needed)

25 Nice Cream Recipes (No Ice Cream Maker Needed).  We all love ice cream in the summer, right?  Problem is so many ice cream recipes call for using an ice cream maker.

While I do own an ice cream maker, I thought it would be nice to put together a bunch of nice cream recipes that do NOT require an ice cream maker.  Anyone can make these easy and healthy ice cream recipes. Any time of the year. Yay!

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Chocolate Almond Butter Ice Cream

It’s perfect weather for ice cream here in Dallas.  So I am busy making new flavors like this Chocolate Almond Butter Ice Cream.  Or rather, “nice cream.”  I call it nice cream because it’s made with frozen bananas.  That makes it very healthy too!

Now, don’t get scared off by the phrase, healthy ice cream. I promise it’s really delicious!  My 6 year old actually begs for this almost every afternoon in the summer. The best part about this?  You don’t even need an ice cream maker to make this! Yay!


Chocolate Almond Butter Ice Cream


I didn’t blend mine super well because I liked the bananas kind of chunky, but you are more than welcome to blend until smooth.  You can also make this with sunflower butter instead of almond butter for a nut free option.

When I go to the store, I always buy two bunches of bananas so I can put one bunch in the freezer.  That way I always have bananas on hand to make this.

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Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by REBBL, but all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!

You guys.  I have the ultimate frozen treat for you.  Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream.  The best part is that there is no ice cream maker necessary!  This is an ice cream you can feel good about eating.  I used REBBL’s new Reishi Cold-Brew Unsweetened Coffee coconut milk elixir and it was delicious!

Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream

I live in Texas and summers are HOT.  In fact, it’s already getting pretty hot here and it’s barely the beginning of May!  We spend most of our time out by the pool and this frozen treat is a great way to cool off.

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Frozen Mojito Pie

It’s Emily from PrettyPies.com here to share another secretly healthy whole-foods dessert recipe: Frozen Mojito Pie! The classic cocktail translated into PIE form!


Have you ever had a mojito? I had my very first one a couple of months ago while I was on vacation at the beach and I’ve been dreaming of it ever since. It combines lime and mint, which is so incredibly refreshing.

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Watermelon Lime Sorbet

We bought this huge watermelon the other day.  While the flavor was very sweet, the texture was a bit weird, so I decided to make this Watermelon Lime Sorbet with it.   What an awesome decision that was!  It came out SO GOOD!!  There is also ZERO added sugar. If you love sorbet, you may also like my Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet.

watermelon lime sorbet

This healthy sorbet recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo.  You only need 3 simple ingredients!  I used my ice cream maker, but if you don’t have one, you can always make popsicles instead.  I like these molds.

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Frozen Pina Colada Cake

This is Emily from prettypies.com sharing a delicious (and nutrient-packed) dessert with you today– a recipe for Frozen Piña Colada Cake. A creamy tropical treat that’s perfect on a hot summer day.


Do you like piña coladas? I recently tasted my very first piña colada while on vacation. Omg YUM! I wanted to recreate the unforgettable flavor, but in a healthier way. This cake is made with fresh pineapple, coconut cream and very little added sugar! PLUS it has a secret ingredient that adds even more nutrients.


You would never guess that there’s an ENTIRE zucchini hidden inside of it. Haha! Yes, vegetables in your dessert, because who doesn’t need more green veggies in their life? I promise you can’t taste vegetables. The zucchini actually makes it more creamy.

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