When you want a quick treat that you can make in just a few minutes, try this Banana Peanut Butter Nice Cream recipe. You don’t even need an ice cream maker for this vegan and dairy-free dessert. This recipe has just 3 ingredients!

bowl of banana peanut butter nice cream in a white bowl with a spoon

I’ve been making a version of this vegan soft serve for years now. It’s the world’s simplest recipe, but it’s out-of-this-world delicious. Check out my Chocolate Banana Soft Serve too.

Made with frozen bananas as the base, this dairy-free frozen treat is:

  • vegan,
  • paleo using almond butter,
  • full of nutrition,
  • and done in 10 minutes.

Each serving includes approximately:

  • 150 calories,
  • 3 grams of fiber,
  • and 3 grams of protein,
  • and almost 10% of the recommended daily intake of both calcium and magnesium.

I promise that you’re going to love this delicious nice cream recipe that tastes just like soft serve ice cream!

Recipe Steps

The only preparation you have to make for this Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream recipe is to freeze ripe bananas. They need to be frozen solid to work.

Step One

Combine the frozen bananas, maple syrup, and peanut butter into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the “S” blade.

Step Two

Process on high for about 4-5 minutes. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides 1-2 times to get the mixture going.

ice cream ingredients in a food processor

Step Three

Let the processor keep running until the mixture is completely smooth.

banana soft serve in a food processor

Step Four

Serve your Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream immediately, plain or with chopped roasted peanuts on top. A drizzle of chocolate sauce would also be amazing!

Pro Tips & Substitutions

  • Want a chocolate peanut butter version? Just add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mixture before you blend.
  • You can also make a chocolate chip version by adding a handful of chocolate chips to the food processor when it’s almost done processing.
  • Be sure to use a natural peanut butter. Regular peanut butter is often made with lots of added sugars and oils.

FAQs

Can I use other types of fruit in this recipe?

Frozen bananas work the best, but you can also use frozen mango chunks.

Can I use different kinds of nut or seed butter?

Absolutely! Almond butter works great in this. For a nut-free version, try sunflower seed butter.

Can I make this in a blender?

Yes, but you need to use a high-speed blender that has a tamper. You will also need to add at least 1-2 tablespoons of a liquid such as almond milk or coconut milk.

Can I leave out the maple syrup?

Yes, you can. Or, if you want to use a whole food sweetener, you can use date syrup.

bowl of banana nice cream with sliced bananas

More Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes You Might Like

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Peanut Butter Nice Cream


Description

When you want a quick treat that you can make in just a few minutes, try this Banana Peanut Butter Nice Cream. You don’t even need an ice cream maker for this vegan and dairy-free dessert.


Ingredients

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  • 3 large frozen bananas, broken into large chunks
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Combine the frozen banana chunks, maple syrup, and peanut butter in the base of a food processor.
  2. Lock on the lid and turn on high. Let the processor run for a few minutes, or until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy.
  3. Resist the temptation to add liquid to the food processor. You’ll need to run it for a good 4-5 minutes until the bananas start to break down and form the soft serve consistency.
  4. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. This ice cream recipe is best served immediately after making it. Any leftovers will freeze very hard. If you do freeze it, you may need to let it sit on the countertop for up to 10 minutes to soften.
  2. Want a chocolate peanut butter version? Just add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mixture before you blend.
  3. You can also make a chocolate chip version by adding a handful of chocolate chips to the food processor when it’s almost done processing.
  4. Be sure to use a natural peanut butter. Regular peanut butter is often made with lots of added sugars and oils.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: banana soft serve, banana nice cream, vegan banana ice cream

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