Chocolate Peanut Butter “Nice Cream”

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream- this banana icea cream recipe is SUPER easy, healthy, VEGAN, and simply delicious!!

You’re all familiar with “nice cream”, right? Frozen bananas mashed up as a healthy alternative for ice cream…. It’s one of those health food crazes that I ignored for many years because similar to the popularity of spaghetti squash and cauliflower rice, it just sounded ridiculous. Several years ago, however, I did try it and have been consuming copious amounts of frozen banana ever since.

In that time, I’ve formulated some recipes that manage to disguise the taste of the banana (not that anything is wrong with bananas, I love them) because sometimes you just want to feel like you’re truly eating the real thing.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream- this banana icea cream recipe is SUPER easy, healthy, VEGAN, and simply delicious!!

This chocolate peanut butter combo is my ALL TIME favorite. But, lets be honest, anything chocolate and/or peanut butter flavored is typically my favorite.

Have you ever heard of PB2? There are other brands of it as well but it’s powdered peanut butter and it’s AMAZING!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream- this banana icea cream recipe is SUPER easy, healthy, VEGAN, and simply delicious!!

For the longest time I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why anyone would EVER buy peanut butter powder. Then I tried it one time and instant understood. So, what’s the deal with peanut butter powder?? Peanut butter powder is essentially ground up, dried peanuts that are processed in a way that removes a large portion of the fat and oil. SO, the calories are significantly lower BUT you still get the great taste of peanut butter!! (I know it sounds like I’m some kind of spokesman for PB2 but really I just love it and want everyone to know about it!).

Now, I don’t use PB2 as traditional peanut butter. Meaning, I’m not going to rehydrate it (which is accomplished by mixing it with a bit of water) and then spread it on a sandwich or try and dip celery in it. I use PB2 exclusively in my blender and food processer. The most common way that I use it: SMOOTHIES!!! I would say that about 2/3 of all smoothies that I consume have PB2 in them. It’s SO good!

So yea, that’s what we’re using in this ice cream. When blended up with other ingredients, you would NEVER know the difference between regular peanut butter and the peanut butter powder. I’m officially obsessed.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream- this banana icea cream recipe is SUPER easy, healthy, VEGAN, and simply delicious!!

I keep a ridiculous amount of frozen bananas in my freezer at all times. So, I’m always ready to make this banana ice cream.

It’s pretty simple. Just blend together bananas, cocoa powder, powdered peanut butter (regular peanut butter will also work), and a splash of almond milk or water if it needs a little liquid (also to make it creamier!).

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream- this banana icea cream recipe is SUPER easy, healthy, VEGAN, and simply delicious!!

The end result is a creamy smooth delicious blend of ice cream yummiess. The texture is almost identical to soft serve ice cream which I LOVE. Sometimes, however, I’ll make this in big batches and put the leftovers in the freezer for extra lazy late night snacking.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream- this banana icea cream recipe is SUPER easy, healthy, VEGAN, and simply delicious!!

AND that’s it! Do you have a favorite flavor of nice cream that I should try?? I haven’t done it yet but I really want to test out a berry banana nice cream combo. I’ll let you know how that goes!! :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream- this banana icea cream recipe is SUPER easy, healthy, VEGAN, and simply delicious!!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter “Nice Cream”


  • Author: B. Britnell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of PB2 (or other powdered peanut butter), can also use 3 tablespoons of regular peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons of almond milk + more if needed

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, blend all of the ingredients together. Add a bit more liquid if you want it creamier.
  2. Eat right away or freeze to eat later.
  3. ENJOY!!!

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10 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter “Nice Cream””

  1. This looks and sounds delicious, especially since I love the PB2! xx Kelly Sparkles and Shoes
  2. This looks so good! Love that it's healthier too!
  3. Personally I'm not a fan of chocolate and peanut butter but I've eaten sliced bananas with chocolate ice cream since I was a kid. If I left out the peanut butter would I need more cocoa powder to maintain stiffness? Or do you have any other alternatives?
    • Up until the past few years, I was NEVER a peanut butter fan. All of a sudden I decided that I liked it. lol. I've made this before simply leaving the peanut butter out. You can make the recipe just as it is and leave out the peanut butter
      • Brita, When freezing your bananas, do you let them ripen first or freeze them when they're still a little green? Gwillem
        • That's a good question. I ALWAYS let them ripen first. Some get more ripe than others depending on how diligent I am about checking my fruit each day but I always let them get to the point where there's at least no green left.
  4. Nice cream sounds a whole lot like it's acceptable to really fill my bowl to the top... maybe twice! I'm loving this! Perfect to satisfy all kinds of late night cravings!
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  6. How do you freeze the bananas? Whole, sliced, peeled or not peeled?
    • I peel them and freeze them whole. I usually get a big bag and just throw them all into one. They will kind of stick together but its easy to break them apart when they're frozen