Banana & Papaya Ice Cream Bowls

papaya nice cream bowls

Well, it's total winter weather outside, but nice cream bowls still happen on the daily here regardless... by the fireplace, that is haha.

I just find it hard to resist a delicious creamy banana-based vegan ice cream bowl, no matter how chilly the weather is -- all the more so when there's papaya involved, and when it's topped off with a splash of golden and caramely maple syrup and a hint of crunchy chocolate bits.

These bowls are one of my favorite breakfasts (and sometimes even dinners #sorrynotsorry).

Papaya Nice Cream in a coconut bowl

P.S. If you're a nice cream fan, check out some of the recipes in the breakfast section on the blog here. And also you can find my favorite recipes and flavor combinations for nice creams in my book Unconventional Treats.

papaya nice cream bowls

Banana & Papaya Ice Cream Bowls

  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small servings
  • Category: Ice Cream
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Dessert


Delicious papaya and banana-based creamy vegan ice cream bowls that make a wonderful breakfast or sweet treat.


Nice Cream:

  • 2 ½ frozen ripe bananas (peeled and cut in half)⠀
  • 1 cup chopped ripe papaya ⠀
  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk (or nut-free plant milk of choice)
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

Optional Toppings:

  • a handful of mini vegan dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • a splash of dark maple syrup*


1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth in a power blender (use the tamper if using a Vitamix to help the mixture blend better). Feel free to adjust the consistency to your liking by adding more or less almond milk to thicken or thin out the mixture.

2. Transfer to a bowl, top with desired toppings and enjoy straight away.


Note: the nice cream base is naturally already quite sweet, so the maple syrup is optional. I just love maple as a flavor, so it goes on everything!

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