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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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Thick, creamy, salty and sweet, your entire family will love this guilt-free vegan chocolate peanut butter ice cream. No Machine Required.

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

What would you say if I told you it was possible to make ice cream at home without a machine? What if I told you it was all natural with no added sugar, no dairy products and no saturated fat? If you’ve never made homemade vegan ice cream before, I’m about to blow your mind.

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The secret? Frozen bananas!! Yes, my friends, it’s true: frozen bananas are the secret ingredient in my Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Before I continue, I must give credit to my girl MJ who first introduced me to machine-free, dairy-free ice cream over 3 years ago.

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With two little ones, we always have bananas on hand. I love banana bread as much as the next gal but it’s bathing suit season and way too hot to turn on the oven so instead of baking I peel over-ripe bananas then wrap them in plastic wrap and pop them in the freezer. (You can also slice them then throw them in a plastic bag but I usually slice them before using them with a sharp knife.)

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Most days we use frozen bananas for smoothies but now that summer has arrived and the heat is on, I crave ice cream almost daily. Since I’m still working on losing the baby weight, I love having a healthier, guilt-free version on hand. Not only is it easier on the waistline but my 2 year old can enjoy it and we get to skip the traditional ice cream induced post-sugar-buzz meltdown.

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I am a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter but feel free to add in your favorite flavors. We recently went strawberry picking so a vegan strawberry ice cream is next on our list, soon to be followed by blueberries and peaches. If you are hosting a summer party and accommodating friends or family with dairy or gluten allergies, this dessert is a no brainer.

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe


Cheers to summer and guilt-free ice cream!

Your spoon is waiting.

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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Thick, creamy, salty and sweet, your entire family will love this guilt-free vegan chocolate peanut butter ice cream.
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large frozen bananas (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and slowly pulse, 15 seconds at a time, until mixture is smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as you go. Note:This process may take a couple minutes so be patient.
  • Serve immediately or freeze in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 16.6gProtein: 2.7gFat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.5gSodium: 111mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 7.9g

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92 Comments

  1. This satisfies my sweet tooth, and is a delicious substitute for chocolate ice cream! Easy to make and will definitely try with other fruits – strawberries, maybe raspberries or even blueberries. Thank you!

  2. I was looking for a quick easy guilt-free dessert and found this. Glad I did, it was yummy!! Next time I would use riper bananas for less of a banana flavor (which you suggested, but I happened to have two less ripe ones in my freezer). I topped with some almond milk whipped cream which added some sugar. I will be trying a similar recipe with berries in the future. Thank you!!

  3. I tried the recipe because it looks good. I added a tablespoon of maple syrup and roasted pistachio nuts. Sweetie and I are ready to devour it now!

  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made your concoction tonight and it turned out great. At first, I tried using a Nutribullet, but the blade was not powerful enough to mush the bananas into ice cream consistency. I transferred everything into a food processor and the bananas turned creamy like ice cream. Surprisingly, this vegan ice cream tastes so similar to soft serve ice cream from Wendy’s. I think yours is better, because I could taste the authenticity of the cacao powder and there’s peanut butter. Perhaps, the best part about this recipe is not adding sugar and still maintaining the flavor and texture of soft serve ice cream. Well done friend!

  5. This fell under the “You Might Also Like” section and I responded with “Why yes, yes I would like that!” ;-) You can never go wrong with peanut butter, chocolate, and banana. One of the flavors of my wedding cake was banana with peanut butter buttercream ;-) That flavor went FAST.

  6. Omg! Topped it with thinly sliced, unblanched almonds for a bit of a crunch and it was almost too good to be true! Love it!

  7. Looks amazing! Just wondering about something; You mean unsweetened cocoa powder, right? And what kind of vanilla do you use? Can I use vanilla essence? :)

    1. YES! Unsweetened cocoa powder. :) Any vanilla works – just use your favorite! We buy a big bottle from Costco that works great. I’m not sure what vanilla essence is but you could even skip it!

  8. This is so good! I’m lactose intolerant and Mt daughter is a vegan so it’s perfect for both of us. So delicious!! Thank you

  9. Does it have any banana flavor? My fiance hates banana but I don’t mind it so I’d like to know whether to make a single or double batch. :-)

    1. It does have a slight banana flavor, especially the riper the bananas. HOWEVER, you can take care of that by simply adding more peanut butter or cocoa powder (or any other flavors you’d like such as strawberries, cinnamon, etc.)

  10. Hi, just wondering if you could replace the peanut butter with anything else, for people who cannot eat peanuts?? Looks delicious, thank you!!

  11. Thanks for this great recipe! I added a lil greek coconut yogurt and nutella to mine. Any recommendations for a blender of food processor? Neither my blender or food processor could fully blend it to a creamy state.

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