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Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream

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Peanut butter, chocolate and bananas come together to make this dairy free, gluten free, guilt free chocolate peanut butter nice cream treat. It takes almost no effort to make and tastes like a dream!

ice cream scoop dipping out first ball of chocolate peanut butter nice cream, showing creamy texture and deep chocolate brown color.

Making a batch of creamy chocolate peanut butter nice cream only takes 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes. The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze so you can dig in.

This nice cream recipe doesn’t use any dairy.  It tastes rich and creamy like ice cream but really uses frozen ripe bananas for both the texture and sweetness.

You will love how easy it is to make and how good it tastes!

Peanut Butter + Chocolate = Heaven

Generally when I think chocolate and peanut butter, I think something super decadent.  In fact I have a handful of super delicious treats like that already.

food processor bowl with frozen bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder for nice cream.

There’s the no bake peanut butter pie with chocolate covered pretzel crust, for example. It’s creamy and dreamy and super good.

I also have a recipe for no churn peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream. It’s another great frozen peanut butter and chocolate treat.

bananas, peanut butter and chocolate processed into creamy nice cream in food processor bowl.

This time I decided to stay a bit more virtuous. There’s no heavy cream to be found in this recipe.

Instead we are relying on frozen bananas for both the creamy base and the sweetness of this nice cream. 

Add some peanut butter and chocolate and voila! A perfectly tasty and healthier treat is born.

small glass bowl full of chocolate peanut butter nice cream.

Items to have on hand to make chocolate peanut butter nice cream

A food processor– this makes getting that creamy texture super easy.

Frozen bananas– I always have a bag of ripe bananas in the freezer. They are perfect for tossing into smoothies, using for baked goods, and of course making nice cream.

Peanut butter– pretty much any kind would do!

Cocoa powder– use what you have. Dutch dark cocoa powder will give you a darker color but standard cocoa powder will give you more chocolate flavor.

glass bowl of chocolate and peanut butter nice cream scoops with peanut butter magic shell on top.

Tips for making your nice cream great

Be patient. It takes a little while for the texture to get nice and smooth and creamy.

For the first minute or two it will look granulated, almost like mini dippin’ dots. Keep processing it and you’ll end up with the correct ice cream texture.

Give it a taste after you process it. If your bananas weren’t super sweet, you may wish to add a couple of drops of honey or maple syrup. Just process it again for a bit to mix it in.

bowl of chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream with peanut butter magic shell on top with blue napkin.

You can eat it as soon as you make it, but it will have a softer consistency. Freeze it for a couple of hours for a firmer scoop.

For an extra special treat, drizzle it with your favorite toppings. Chocolate magic shell would be tasty, or we used some homemade peanut butter magic shell and it was fabulous!

What are your favorite peanut butter and chocolate treats?

ice cream scoop dipping out first ball of chocolate peanut butter nice cream, showing creamy texture and deep chocolate brown color.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Nice Cream

Carlee
Peanut butter, chocolate and bananas come together to make this dairy free, gluten free, guilt free nice cream treat! It takes almost no effort to make and tastes like a dream!
4.93 from 13 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 ripe bananas frozen
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • Optional: a teaspoon or two of honey or maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in the food processor. 
  • Process until smooth.
  • Serve right away or scoop into a container and freeze for a more solid scoop.
  • Store leftovers in the freezer. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 40mgFiber: 4gSugar: 21g
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Southern Home Express

Thursday 5th of September 2019

This looks wonderful! I've always loved the chocolate-peanut butter combination, so it's on my list of things to make soon.

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

I hope you enjoy it!

Valentina

Thursday 5th of September 2019

It has been way too long since I've made nice cream! This looks so rich and creamy. I love that it's naturally vegan too! :)

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

And gluten free too! It ticks a lot of boxes!

Amy

Wednesday 4th of September 2019

Wow, another simple recipe. I would have never thought of this in a million years. It sounds like such a refreshing, but healthier treat!

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

It feels like you are really treating yourself with ice cream, but it's so much healthier!

Erin

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

I always have frozen bananas for smoothies so I think this will have to happen next instead!

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

YES!!! I hope you love it!

Lucy

Monday 2nd of September 2019

You are so darn smart!!! Your Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream sounds divine and it’s now on my “To Do” list for this week!! Like you, I always have bananas in my freezer so I am ready!!

Thank you for the recipe! Yours are always ones I can count on!!

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

Oh my goodness, thank you so much. That makes my day. This is such and easy and delicious recipe, I know you are going to love it!