Apricot and Basil Nice Cream

by | Jul 15, 2016

I’ve been loving this apricot and basil nice cream so much lately with this summer heat and all the fresh local fruit I can get my hands on. It’s literally the perfect alternative to dairy and sugar filled ice cream. So refreshing. So healthy. So quick and easy.

That includes this fun flavor combo right here. Someone had mentioned to me how delicious a peach and basil gelato was that they had tried. I thought, aha! How ’bout a little nice cream made with some local apricots and freshly picked basil from the garden? Woah! This is awesome. Basil with fruit? Oh yeah. Such a clean and refreshing treat!

Don’t like apricots or basil? Try peaches or plums, or other fresh herbs like mint! Or, add some other fresh fruit that is in season right now. I’m thinking strawberries would be amazing in this!

Experiment and have fun enjoying the flavor and health that comes from whole food!

Apricot and Basil Nice Cream
Author: Noelle Parton
  • Ripe bananas
  • Apricots local and organic if possible, pits removed
  • Basil
  1. Peel, slice, and freeze your banana. I like to freeze a bag full of sliced bananas so I always have some on hand.
  2. Remove and let soften a few minutes at room temperature for easier blending.
  3. Add to your blender with apricots and basil, and blend until creamy and delicious!
  4. Depending on how much nice cream you're making and how prominate the apricot and basil flavor you want will determine how much you use. Start with a smaller amount, taste, and then add more if you want more! It's as easy as that! Eat it all (hard not to) or keep in the freezer. I love freezing it for just a few hours. It's like sorbet. 🙂
Recipe Notes

You'll need a powerful blender like a Vitamix, or food processor.


*For those that don't know, my recipes are made as whole and nutrient-dense as possible, but still incredibly satisfying. I share my recipes without measurements and hope they equip you to not feel confined to a recipe, but rather confident in your kitchen to be able to create something unique, nourishing, and delicious all on your own. So take this recipe as inspiration and enjoy! Head on over to my IG @noelle.parton and tag me if you try this out, or contact me if you have questions or comments.


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