This Vegan Chocolate & Peanut Butter Soft Serve recipe is such an easy and healthy way to enjoy frozen dessert with no added sugars.

vegan chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream in a white bowl with gold spoon

Healthy Soft Serve

Making dairy-free, vegan soft serve from frozen bananas and mango in a food processor is not a new concept. I first blogged a recipe about it way back in 2012. I’ve updated my recipe, though, and wanted to bring it back as a healthy ice cream that you can enjoy during these long, hot days of summer.

Ingredients

The base of this healthy homemade soft serve recipe is frozen bananas and frozen mango chunks. You could choose one of the other, but I really like the blend of the two fruits.

The sweetness of this recipe comes from the fruit and the addition of dates. I love that this is a whole food recipe!

vegan chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream ingredients

Recipe Notes

  • To make the soft serve easier to blend, be sure to freeze your bananas in slices. Here is a guide for how to freeze bananas
  • I have a lot of other recipes for traditional vegan ice cream, but this one is more like a soft serve. It gets made in a food processor so it only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.
  • Be sure to let the ingredients process for at least 5 minutes. It will seem like a long time to run a food processor, but it’s really the minimum to break down the frozen fruit into the soft-serve texture we’re looking for.
  • You’ll see in the recipe that I give the option to use cocoa powder or carob powder. I like to use carob powder when I’m going to serve this to kids or when I’m eating it later in the day. Carob powder doesn’t have any of the stimulatory effects that cocoa powder can have for some people.

vegan chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream in two bowls

FAQs

Can I make this in a blender?

Yes, but a food processor is ideal. It will be difficult to get the ingredients to process in a blender without adding extra liquid (which won’t result in the right consistency).

Can I leave out the bananas?

Yes, but you’ll need to add extra mango chunks and the soft serve won’t be as sweet.

Can I use almond butter instead of peanut butter?

Yes, absolutely!

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Enjoy this delicious vegan dessert! And, if you like this recipe, you might like some of my other dairy-free ice cream recipes (or check out my epic vegan ice cream round-up):

Here’s the printable recipe:

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Vegan Chocolate & Peanut Butter Soft Serve


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Vegan Chocolate & Peanut Butter Soft Serve recipe is such an easy and healthy way to enjoy frozen dessert with no added sugars.


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Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas, broken into large pieces
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 4 pitted Medjool dates
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or 2 teaspoons carob powder*

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen banana chunks, frozen mango, peanut butter, dates, vanilla, 2 tablespoons of almond milk and cocoa powder in the base of a food processor.
  2. Process on high for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is creamy and fully combined. Add an extra 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk, if necessary, to get the right consistency.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

*I like to use carob powder when making this recipe for kids because it will be less stimulating.

You can substitute almond butter for the peanut butter, if you prefer.

This recipe is best served immediately.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan banana soft-serve recipe, vegan ice cream, dairy free soft serve recipe

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