This easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream is nicecream at the next level. Learn how to make decadently rich banana ice cream with just 3 ingredients!
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A few weeks back we made a Caramel Banana Ice Cream. It was heaven. H-E-A-V-E-N!
Problem – Ice cream actually takes a pretty long time to make.
While I prefer making as much as I can from scratch so I can control our ingredients, I really don’t like things that take a lot of time. I mean, really, do any of us? There’s the whole instant gratification part of us, but also there’s the whole, I have a bajillion other things to be doing. Waiting almost 24 hours for ice cream, isn’t really what I want to be doing. And lastly, trying to explain to a toddler that we are making ice cream but it won’t be ready until tomorrow, is just setting yourself up for a huge meltdown. And ain’t nobody got time for that.
I need something for those hot summer days that we come inside and can instantly have something within a few minutes to cool us off. While we typically have ice pops on hand, sometimes we forget to make more before we run out. I mean I am human! HAHA.
What is Nicecream?
Nicecream is vegan ice cream made by blending up frozen bananas. Once you have the banana base, you can work on adding in toppings, sauces, and other ingredients to spin it into your favorite ice cream made from bananas.
Our favorite banana nice cream recipe is split between the one you are reading here and our Banana Swirl nice cream with strawberry sauce swirled into the nice cream recipe. Both of these healthy ice cream recipes are sure to please anyone!
What’s the best Nice Cream Recipe?
We almost always have frozen bananas in the freezer so it’s a quick and easy one to throw together. You can flavor the bananas with almost anything or just eat the whipped bananas by themselves. Chocolate and Peanut Butter together are the perfect combination so we are big fans in thinking this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream recipe is the best nice cream recipe around .
Throw the three ingredients into a blender (we use this Ninja Kitchen Professional system) and bam, instant ice cream in under 5 minutes. You can serve right away or throw in the freezer for later if you want. Both our girls loved this recipe and so did Andrew and I. We hope you enjoy it too!
How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
THIS EASY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA ICE CREAM IS NICECREAM AT THE NEXT LEVEL. LEARN HOW TO MAKE DECADENTLY RICH BANANA ICE CREAM WITH JUST 3 INGREDIENTS!
- 4 Frozen Bananas
- 2 tbsp Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 tbsp 100% Cacao Powder
Set Bananas out for 15 minutes to slightly thaw.
Add ingredients to high powdered blender or food processor and blend for 5 minutes, scraping down as needed, until a thick, creamy consistency is achieved.
Serve immediately or store in air tight container in freezer.
If you are having trouble blending completely, you can wait a few minutes for bananas to thaw a bit more or add a splash of milk (dairy or dairy free) until it will blend well.
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This post was originally posted on 6/20/2016. Same great recipe, but our photography has greatly improved.
This post is part of a kids cooking series we did called Mini Chef Mondays– a series of posts that kids can make primarily on their own. Check out some other fun kid-friendly recipes from some of our friends!
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