Gosh that feels SO surreal to write, but it’s true!
Last year I was approached by the publishers Hardie Grant to write a recipe book centred around Nana Nice Cream.
If you don’t know about Nana Nice Cream, it’s my other company. We make delicious gluten-free and dairy-free banana-based alternatives to ice cream. Do check us out here to find out where you can get your hands on some!
Why Nana Nice Cream?
One of the things I love about NNC is how versatile it is. I always tell people that it’s a dairy-free alternative to ice cream, but it’s actually so much more than that!
I like calling it a fruity frozen snack. It’s perfect at any time of the day, makes a fab breakfast, a delicious afternoon pick-me-up, and a great pudding. It’s just so versatile, which made writing the book so much fun, as there’s just so much I wanted to share!
The book is full of delicious recipes based around Nana Nice Cream, which are all super easy and fun to make. I’ve got so many different flavours in there, and loads of ideas for how to incorporate Nana Nice Cream into your life!
I mean, who doesn’t want to eat healthy ice cream every day?!
The idea behind Nana Nice Cream since the beginning has always been flavour first. Yes, it’s dairy-free, yes, it’s sweetened with fruit, but more than anything else, it’s a sign that healthy food can be beautiful and delicious, and that we should never feel bad for eating the foods we love. I really hope that this comes through in the book.
The recipes are a real celebration of deliciousness, creativity, and the fun you can have with food. You’ll find creative breakfasts, including pancakes, waffles, lollies, and Nice Cream cake!
There are loads of smoothies and shakes, show-stopping puddings, lots of cakes, and Nice Cream sandwiches.
I got to do all the styling for the book myself, which was an absolute DREAM. It was such a fun shoot, and I got to work with the amazing Jacqui Melville, who is the best photographer.
The book is, of course, a recipe book, and I hope you’ll love the food, but I really wanted to make sure that the beautiful images would make it special. We tried really hard to move away from the look of traditional recipe books, and show the personality of NNC: fun, friendly and (just a little bit) bananas!
If you’d like to get your hands on it as soon as it’s released, Pre-order it. You’ll make my day!