This Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream recipe will make your dessert dreams come true! With only 4 ingredients, this nice cream is dairy-free, vegan and ready in under 10 minutes flat. Top with chocolate chips and serve immediately or freeze for later!
It’s Sweet Treat Time!
Wowwwwie, we can’t get enough of this peanut butter banana deliciousness all tied up with a bow and served as NICE cream. We all know that there are few better flavor combos than peanut butter and bananas, and we’ve found this to be especially true when it comes to sweet treats. Cue in this peanut butter banana nice cream, and you’ve got the healthy dessert of your dreams.
What is Nice Cream?
Here at Fit Foodie Finds we’re firm believers that nice cream is any dairy-free, vegan ice cream made from blended up frozen fruit. Banana nice cream has risen to the top of nice cream varieties, especially due to the super creamy texture you get when you blend up frozen bananas with a few other clean ingredients (and that’s what we’re sharing here with this peanut butter banana nice cream recipe!). Feel free to chime in on the comments on what your definition of nice cream is as there is MUCH debate across the internet on what nice cream truly is.
Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream Ingredients
- Frozen sliced bananas
- All-natural peanut butter
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Mini chocolate chips
How to Make Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream
Freeze sliced bananas: simply slice bananas evenly and place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Place the entire sheet in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
When you take your nanners out of the freezer, you’ll just need to scrape them off the parchment paper and place right in the blender (if you’re making this peanut butter banana nice cream right away), or into a Ziploc or Stasher bag to keep in the freezer for later use. Freezing the sliced bananas on a baking sheet will prevent your bananas from sticking together when you place them in a bag. Want a step-by-step on this process? WE GOT YOU.
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor: measure out your frozen sliced bananas, all-natural peanut butter and almond milk and place in your high-speed blender. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the mini chocolate chips 😀
You’ll want a serious blender or food processor for this step to ensure all the bananas are blended to perfection and not left as small chunks. It’s the bananas that give this nice cream its perfect ice cream consistency, so you’ll want ot make sure they’re blended fully. If you use your blender for smoothies with frozen ingredients, you’re good to go here!
Blend it up: blend up all your ingredients until smooth. Depending on how frozen solid your banana slices are, you may need to thin out your healthy ice cream with almond milk.
We recommend thinning it with a tablespoon of almond milk at a time until you get your desired consistency. At this point, you’ll want to grab those mini chocolate chips. Add them to your blender and pulse until they’re folded into the nice cream.
Serve or freeze for later: because your banana slices were frozen when you started this recipe, the consistency of your peanut butter banana nice cream should be perfect to serve up and enjoy immediately if you like the consistency of soft-serve. But if you’re making this ahead of time, or would a more traditional ice cream consistency, line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour your ice cream into the pan.
Store covered (we used aluminum foil to cover the pan!) in your freezer and enjoy at your leisure.
And don’t forget the toppings! We served ours with a few more mini chocolate chips and a drizzle of all-natural peanut butter. YUM.
More Nice Cream Recipes
- Protein Strawberry Banana Nice Cream
- Blueberry Muffin Nice Cream
- Peanut Butter Cup Nice Cream
- Healthy Chocolate Nice Cream
How to Make Banana Nice Cream Video
- 4 cups frozen sliced bananas
- 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup plain almond milk, unsweetened*
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- Place frozen banana slices, peanut butter, and 1/2 cup almond milk into a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend on high until a smooth consistency has formed. If things are too thick, add a little bit more almond milk.
- Add in mini chocolate chips and pulse to combine.
- Option to eat immediately for a “soft-serve-like” consistency or to transfer into a parchment-lined bread pan to freeze for a more “ice cream-like” consistency. Freeze for about 2 hours. If you freeze for longer, it will become solid and hard to scoop, so you will need to thaw!
- Serve with more chocolate chips and a drizzle of peanut butter.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/6 recipe Calories: 227 Sugar: 20 Sodium: 48 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 33 Fiber: 4 Protein: 4
Keywords: peanut butter banana nice cream