Peanut Butter Nice Cream
When you want a quick treat that you can make in just a few minutes, try this Peanut Butter Nice Cream recipe made with frozen bananas and creamy peanut butter. You don’t even need an ice cream maker for this vegan and dairy-free dessert. This recipe has just 3 ingredients!
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.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a dairy-free ice cream that is a fun recipe that everyone loves. The best part is that it is nutritious and made with real food ingredients.
If you’re on a dairy-free diet or you just want a healthier treat, then this is the perfect homemade dessert recipe for you!
Check out my related Chocolate Banana Soft Serve recipe too.
Why You Need This Recipe
- Made with frozen bananas as the base, this dairy-free frozen treat is vegan, paleo using almond butter, full of nutrition, and done in just about 10 minutes.
- Each serving includes approximately: 150 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, and almost 10% of the recommended daily intake of both calcium and magnesium.
- Skip the soft serve from the store that contains questionable ingredients. Make this simple nice cream recipe at home in just minutes instead!
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 make this vegan ice cream recipe work properly.
Combine the frozen bananas, maple syrup, and peanut butter into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the “S” blade.
I recommend having a food processor as one of the essential appliances for a healthy kitchen.
Process the ingredients 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.
Let the processor keep running until the mixture is completely smooth.
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!
I promise that you’re going to love this delicious nice cream recipe that tastes just like soft serve ice cream. It’s suer to satisfy the sweet tooth of any ice cream lover.
Recipe 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 unhealthy oils.
- If you prefer to use dates to sweeten the ice cream rather than maple syrup, you can use 2-3 pitted dates. You may want to soften them in hot water before adding to the food processor (be sure to drain the hot water).
Frozen bananas work the best for banana nice cream, but you can also use frozen mango chunks for your healthy ice cream.
Absolutely! Almond butter works great in this. For a nut-free version, try sunflower seed butter.
Yes, but you need to use a high-speed blender or other type of powerful 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.
Yes, you can leave out the sweetener for a healthy treat with no added sugar. Or, if you want to use a whole food sweetener, you can use date syrup or 2-3 pitted dates.
More Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes You Might Like
- Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
- Vegan Cherry Coconut Popsicles
- Vegan Peach Ice Cream
- Cookies and Cream Nice Cream
Don’t Miss These Frozen Desserts!
- 3 large frozen bananas, broken into large chunks
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup (see the notes section about sweetener alternatives).
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- Combine the frozen banana chunks, maple syrup, and peanut butter in the base of a food processor.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve immediately.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you prefer to use dates to sweeten the ice cream rather than maple syrup, you can use 2-3 pitted dates. You may want to soften them in hot water before adding to the food processor (be sure to drain the hot water). You can also use 1-2 tablespoons of date syrup instead of the whole dates.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Food processor
- Cuisine: Healthy
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 153
- Sugar: 17.7 g
- Sodium: 36.2 mg
- Fat: 4.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 28.7 g
- Fiber: 2.7 g
- Protein: 2.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: banana soft serve, banana nice cream, vegan banana ice cream
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