When you want a quick treat that you can make in just a few minutes, try this Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream. It’s a delicious and satisfying dairy-free, vegan dessert!

two bowls of peanut butter soft serve ice cream

Healthy Ice Cream

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.

Recipe Steps

The only preparation you have to make for this 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 3-4 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!

close up of a bowl of ice cream with peanuts on top

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.

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.

More Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes You Might Like

Or, check out my entire index of dairy-free frozen desserts.

Two bowls of ice cream with peanuts on top

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Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

bowl of banana nice cream with peanuts on top

When you want a quick treat that you can make in just a few minutes, try this Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream. It’s a delicious and satisfying dairy-free, vegan dessert!

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 3 large frozen bananas, broken into large chunks
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup or date 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. Serve immediately.

Notes

This ice cream recipe is best served immediately after making it. Any leftovers will not freeze very well, so it’s best to make just enough that you can eat in one sitting.

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

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