Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream

Some of you reading this may think, what is nice cream? Nice cream is just ice cream using bananas instead of dairy. This vegan ice cream blends up in just minutes! This is way healthier than normal ice cream, and is a fun treat for everyone.

Looking for an easy homemade vegan ice cream everyone will love? Look no further than this chocolate peanut butter nice cream recipe. Completely dairy free, with no added sugars. Only 5 ingredients and 100% healthy. This fruit based vegan treat can be made for dessert or even breakfast!

This chocolate peanut butter nice cream is a dairy free version of chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Our absolute FAVE. Since going plant based, this recipe has been our go to for healthy whole food vegan treat of choice.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream
Dairy free chocolate peanut butter nice cream

Ice Cream Texture using Bananas

So how do bananas turn into a delicious dairy free dessert? The secret to getting that creamy, thick texture without using dairy milk is frozen bananas! Unlike other fruits, bananas have a very thick and creamy texture. This is because they have a high amount of pectin compared to other fruits, in addition they have a lower water content. This makes them perfect to make this vegan dessert instead of sorbet.

For optimal creamy results be sure to freeze bananas overnight. The best bananas are those that are still yellow with few brown spots. This will give the best soft serve like consistency.

Nice cream also has limitless flavor options but this one is our go to. We LOVE chocolate and peanut butter together. Some great options of frozen fruit to put in your nice

Best toppings for nice cream

This is the best part of making this recipe. You can get very creative with it! Think as if you were at an ice cream shop. You can use different fruits to flavor the nice cream. Remember cacao will always turn it to chocolate nice cream. If not you can use other fruits to change the flavor.

Some great frozen fruit add ins include:

  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mango
  • Pineapples
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Papaya
  • Dragonfruit
  • Mamey
  • Durian
  • …. And the list goes on!

The best part of going to an ice cream shop is the toppings bar! Load this nice cream up with different toppings if you like.

Pile this baby high with things like:

  • Cacao nibs
  • Chocolate chips
  • Oreos
  • Fresh fruit
  • Hemp hearts
  • Vegan sprinkles

Pro Tip

Blenders can definitely be used to make nice cream, but sometimes it over works the motor depending on the brand and power of the blender. We recommend using a vitamix brand blender for the smoothest nice cream. If you do not have a high powered blender, food processors work just as well. Just be sure that they have a strong motor and a sharp blade.

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Recipe by Cooking Up Vegan Course: DessertsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Chocolate vegan ice cream using frozen bananas.


  • 1 Cup 1 Frozen Bananas

  • 1 Tbsp 1 Cacao Powder

  • 1 Tbsp 1 Peanut butter

  • 2 Tbsp 2 Plant based Milk

  • 1 tsp 1 Chocolate Chips (Optional)


  • Add all ingredients into the food processor and blend until mixture is nice and creamy.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with chocolate chips. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories190
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7.1g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 2.3g 10%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 12mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    • Sugars 17g
  • Protein 4g 8%

  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 16%
  • Calcium 3%
  • Iron 7%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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