Strawberry-Banana Nice Cream

Homemade “ice cream” that won’t leave your belly in pain? Yes!

by Jamie Vespa, R.D. Recipe Developer

Ulcerative colitis shouldn't get in the way of dessert! Bananas are easy to digest when the colon is irritated, and they're high in potassium, which is one of the electrolytes lost during flare-induced bouts of diarrhea. Get the scoop on how we developed our UC Cooking Club recipes!

Total Time
10 min


  • 1 ½ medium frozen bananas, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk


    1. Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender. Blend until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. Enjoy immediately or spread in a loaf pan and freeze an additional 30 minutes, then scoop out with an ice cream scoop.

Nutrition Info

Per Serving: 109 calories; 1g fat; 0g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 19mg sodium; 27g carbohydrate; 4g fiber; 1g protein; 14g sugar; 35mg calcium; 1mg iron; 445mg potassium
Jamie Vespa, R.D.
Meet Our Writer
Jamie Vespa, R.D.

Jamie is a registered dietitian, nutrition and food journalist, and digital influencer who operates the health-centric food blog and social media accounts, Dishing Out Health. She's the former Assistant Nutrition Editor at Cooking Light magazine. Prior to that, Jamie worked as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist with a focus on counseling organ-transplant recipients at a hospital in Tampa. She completed both her undergraduate dietetics degree and graduate clinical nutrition degree at Florida State University. Jamie lives in Denver.