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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream. This ultra creamy "nice cream" is made with frozen bananas, cocoa powder, all natural peanut butter, vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon, and optional milk and pure maple syrup! Gluten free. Vegan.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 354kcal


  • 4 large very ripe bananas sliced and frozen, about 2 - 3 cups (should freeze for at least 2 hours)
  • 2-4 tablespoons cocoa powder more makes it richer and more bitter
  • 2-4 tablespoons peanut butter more makes it more peanut butter-y
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk of choice optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup optional


  • Place frozen ripe banana slices, cocoa powder, peanut butter, vanilla extract, almond extract, and cinnamon into a high powered food processor.
  • Blend until VERY smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Optional: blend in milk and maple syrup. The milk will thin the mixture out and the maple syrup will add more sweetness.
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Serve immediately as soft serve OR pour into an airtight container and freeze until it's firm enough to be scooped with an ice cream scoop (at least 2 hours).
  • If you're freezing this for longer than a few hours, the mixture may become un-scoopable. If this is the case, let sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes, or until it's scoop-able again!


Nutritional information is for half the recipe using 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, and no milk or maple syrup. 


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 1153mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 23.7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.7mg