Only a few more sleeps till the Easter break and we have a little treat for you! Whether you celebrate Easter or not, there are temptations to delve into the sweet tooth territory this long weekend. Which is completely ok! To help you balance out with all the chocolate consumption, our amazing friends at Healthy Luxe have shared an amazing healthy nice cream recipe which involves hot x buns. Enjoy first, thank us later!

Hot Cross Bun nice cream recipe

This hot cross bun nice cream sandwich is the ultimate treat to enjoy over the Easter break. Hot cross buns are good on their own but the addition of spiced nice cream really takes it to the next level. For added decadence, we recommend a drizzle of chocolate sauce. 

To simplify, you can purchase your choice of organic and/or gluten free hot cross buns from your local health food store. However if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even make your own! We love adding chocolate chips to homemade hot cross buns.


6 x organic hot cross buns (and/or gluten free to suit your preference)

Spiced nice cream 

4 frozen bananas

100 grams frozen coconut flesh

1/2 vanilla pod, scraped (or 2 tsp vanilla bean powder) 

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 medjool dates

‘Hot cross bun’ swirl

1 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 vanilla pod, scraped (or 1 tsp vanilla bean powder) 

1/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. Combine all spiced nice cream ingredients in a high-power blender, blend until smooth. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the hot cross bun swirl. Mix well.
  3. Spoon nice cream into a dish to freeze, gently mixing through the hot cross bun swirl.  
  4. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
  5. Scoop nice cream onto toasted organic hot cross buns. 

Serves 6. 

Hot Cross Bun Nice Cream
Healthy Luxe Hot Cross Bun Nice Cream