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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Nice Cream

Peanut butter, chocolate and bananas come together to make this dairy free, gluten free, guilt free nice cream treat! It takes almost no effort to make and tastes like a dream!

ice cream scoop making first big scoop of chocolate peanut butter nice cream

      Three ingredients and about five minutes is all it takes to whip up a batch of this peanut butter and chocolate nice cream.  It tastes rich and creamy like ice cream but really uses frozen ripe bananas for both the texture and sweetness. You will love how easy it is to make and how good it tastes!

      Some blogger friends and I are celebrating one of my favorite sweet treat flavor combinations today, peanut butter and chocolate! My contribution is this fun nice cream, be sure to check out the other fun recipes below.

      Generally when I think chocolate and peanut butter, I think something super decadent.  In fact I have a handful of super delicious treats like that already.

food processor bowl with frozen bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder for nice cream

        There's the no bake peanut butter pie with chocolate covered pretzel crust, for example. It's creamy and dreamy and super good.

     I also have a recipe for no churn peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream. It's another great peanut butter and chocolate treat.

bananas, peanut butter and chocolate processed into creamy nice cream in food processor bowl

      This time I decided to stay a bit more virtuous. There's no heavy cream to be found in this recipe.

     Instead we are relying on frozen bananas for both the creamy base and the sweetness of this nice cream.  Add some peanut butter and chocolate and voila, a perfectly tasty and healthier treat is born!

small glass bowl full of chocolate peanut butter nice cream

Items to have on hand to make chocolate peanut butter nice cream

A food processor- this makes getting that creamy texture super easy

Frozen bananas- I always have a bag of ripe bananas in the freezer. They are perfect for tossing into smoothies, using for baked goods and of course making nice cream!

Peanut butter- pretty much any kind would do!

Cocoa powder- use what you have. Dutch dark cocoa powder will give you a darker color but standard cocoa powder will give you more chocolate flavor.

glass bowl of chocolate and peanut butter nice cream scoops with peanut butter magic shell on top

Tips for making your nice cream great

Be patient. It takes a little while for the texture to get nice and smooth and creamy.

For the first minute or two it will look granulated, almost like mini dippin' dots. Keep processing it and you'll end up with the correct ice cream texture.

Give it a taste after you process it. If your bananas weren't super sweet, you may wish to add a couple of drops of honey or maple syrup. Just process it again for a bit to mix it in.

You can eat it as soon as you make it, but it will have a softer consistency. Freeze it for a couple of hours for a firmer scoop.

bowl of chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream with peanut butter magic shell on top with blue napkin

For an extra special treat, drizzle it with your favorite toppings. We used some homemade peanut butter magic shell and it was fabulous!

What are your favorite peanut butter and chocolate treats?

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Yield: 4 servings

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Nice Cream

Peanut butter, chocolate and bananas come together to make this dairy free, gluten free, guilt free nice cream treat! It takes almost no effort to make and tastes like a dream!
prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M


  • 4 ripe bananas, frozen
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • Optional: a teaspoon or two of honey or maple syrup


How to cook Peanut Butter and Chocolate Nice Cream

  1. Place all ingredients in the food processor. 
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Serve right away or scoop into a container and freeze for a more solid scoop.
  4. Store leftovers in the freezer. 
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Happy #PBchocSat! Thank you to Erin from The Spiffy Cookie for organizing this event!
Satisfy your peanut butter and chocolate cravings by checking out all the recipes we made:

Peanut butter, chocolate and bananas come together to make this dairy free, gluten free, guilt free nice cream treat! It takes almost no effort to make and tastes like a dream!


  1. Don't laugh, but I have NEVER seen - or really looked for - frozen bananas. I might now since my husband is going dairy free! Thanks for this recipe, Carlee. Can't wait to try it.

    1. I am sure they sell them frozen, but I freeze my own. When the bananas on the counter get a little ripe and I know we aren't going to finish them, I just peel them and chuck them in a freezer bag and put them in the freezer. Then I can just pull some out when I want to make banana bread, muffins, smoothies or nice cream!

  2. That looks crazy delicious. I've got to try "nice" cream!

    1. It's so easy to make and takes the guilt out of your treat!

  3. Oh my...this is one I need to try...since it's so NICE!!!

  4. It's true about using bananas- it makes amazing ice cream. I need to try this with the pb/chox.

    1. the pb/chocolate/banana combo is one of my favorites that I've tried so far!

  5. You are so darn smart!!! Your Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream sounds divine and it’s now on my “To Do” list for this week!! Like you, I always have bananas in my freezer so I am ready!!

    Thank you for the recipe! Yours are always ones I can count on!!

    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much. That makes my day. This is such and easy and delicious recipe, I know you are going to love it!

  6. I always have frozen bananas for smoothies so I think this will have to happen next instead!

  7. Wow, another simple recipe. I would have never thought of this in a million years. It sounds like such a refreshing, but healthier treat!

    1. It feels like you are really treating yourself with ice cream, but it's so much healthier!

  8. It has been way too long since I've made nice cream! This looks so rich and creamy. I love that it's naturally vegan too! :)

    1. And gluten free too! It ticks a lot of boxes!

  9. This looks wonderful! I've always loved the chocolate-peanut butter combination, so it's on my list of things to make soon.

  10. I love the ingredients for this awesome ice cream, we will really enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,448 and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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