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Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream

4.99 from 85 votes

Extra chocolatey peanut butter nice cream – it’s like eating a frozen peanut butter cup!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream

5 ingredients

No added sugar

Vegan and gluten free

Did I mention it tastes like eating a frozen peanut butter cup???

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I know I’ve written before about my undying love for anything with chocolate and peanut butter.

And that ice cream is pretty much my favorite food.

So this chocolate peanut butter nice cream? I could eat it straight from the blender.

Oh who am I kidding… I do eat it straight from the blender.

And on more than one occasion, it’s been my dinner. Thankfully the ingredients are so healthy that it’s actually quite a balanced dinner!

(Or, at least that’s what I tell myself.)

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Anyways, I’m not saying it’s every day.

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But seriously though.

In each creamy, melty, smooth, rich, chocolatey, peanut buttery serving, you get protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy fats – all while thinking you’re eating dessert.

It’s the best of both worlds!

Above – watch the video of how to make the nice cream

The recipe was adapted from my Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream, and I like it even better than the original recipe.

Mostly because it has more peanut butter.

What’s not to love?!

*Note: This recipe uses banana for creaminess and natural sweetness, but if you can’t eat bananas or prefer banana-free ice cream, there’s an option linked in the recipe for that too!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream

This chocolate peanut butter nice cream tastes like eating a frozen peanut butter cup!
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 2 – 4 servings
5 from 85 votes


  • 4 frozen overripe bananas (for banana-free, try this Almond Milk Ice Cream instead)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, or allergy-friendly sub
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • optional 1 tbsp dutch cocoa or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Make sure the bananas are at least partially brown before chopping and freezing them. Combine all ingredients in a blender, food processor, or Vitamix. Process until completely smooth, adding a little milk of choice if your blender isn’t strong enough to handle the frozen banana. (If you’re not using a high-speed blender like a Vitamix and don’t want to add any liquid, simply thaw the bananas a bit before blending.) Either serve immediately as soft serve, or freeze for up to an hour before scooping out with an ice cream scoop for the classic ice-cream look. This tastes best the day it is made, but you can technically freeze leftovers for up to a few weeks and thaw before serving.
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If you’re a visual person, be sure to check out the recipe video above!
And feel free to top your ice cream with homemade Coconut Whipped Cream and Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies.

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Published on July 31, 2017

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  1. Whitney Strouss says

    I love nice cream. It is the BEST! I’ve eaten it for breakfast more than once this week. Particularly Nutella mint: make mint nice cream (with a nice green coloring, of course), and dollop bits of your healthy Nutella, gently stir, yum!
    And I agree: chocolate peanut butter, can’t compete with it!

    • Kathryn says

      I made this just as written, except I used a food processor. It was delicious! My husband even liked it enough to have seconds and more the next day, and he’s not a fan of nice cream.

  2. Sherry S. says

    Hi, Katie – would PB2 (powdered peanut butter) work in this recipe as well as regular peanut butter? I ask because I think last time I tried to make peanut butter ice cream, it tended to get pretty stuck under the blades of my vitamix blender. So I thought maybe the powdered PB might do the trick? (Then again, it might need a little liquid, to help.)

    What are your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Jason Sanford says

      It sounds like a great experiment and I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. If you try it, please be sure to reply here and let everyone on here know how it went!

  3. Corry Oosterhouse says

    This looks yummy!! But how do you calculate a serving as 3 WW smart points? My WW calculator calculates it to be 8 smart points.

  4. Angie says

    I just had my first bowl of this and it’s amazing!! Can’t wait for the next batch of bananas to ripen!! Thanks for sharing Katie ?

  5. Jennifer says

    I could really like this, but it still had too much of a banana flavor to it for me. Is there any way to get rid of the banana flavor? It was super easy to make, consistency was fantastic. I used a food processor and it was a cinch! Too bad I don’t like bananas 🙁 I was hoping this would be a way that I would be able to eat bananas for their benefits.

  6. Jim Farris says

    One trick I’ve learned for chocolate recipes that have peanut butter is to use the powdered peanut butter mixed with sugar free chocolate syrup to get the consistency of peanut butter.

  7. Jayme says

    This turned out beautifully! It’s like chocolate silk in my mouth. My food processor had a little trouble so I added two tablespoon of coconut milk. Thank you so much for this lovely, simple, healthy recipe 🙂

  8. Kiomarys says

    Yum! It almost killed my old (but still loved) Ninja because I didn’t thaw out the bananas a bit (as Katie recommends for those of us who don’t have a powerful blender). The texture was perfect that way, though. I’ll leave the salt out or reduce it next time; it threw me off a little. It may have to do with the peanut butter used. Mine is less sweet than regular peanut butter, so maybe I can taste the saltiness more.
    My husband wouldn’t touch it. His loss! The kids liked it too, although one didn’t finish it because she doesn’t eat bananas. You can taste them, but that’s ok with me (and the other kids), because we couldn’t taste the “over-ripeness.” I love bananas, but absolutely hate them when they are too ripe. I love the peanut butter-banana combination…and peanut butter-chocolate, and banana-chocolate; what can I say? I love this, and I don’t have to throw out any bananas ever again. Thank you, Katie!

  9. Kiomarys says

    I forgot to add (to my already long comment, sorry) that I added a splash of milk to help my struggling Ninja.

  10. Alyssa says

    I would like to thank you for sharing the recipe. I’ve been eating healthy, but I can’t give up ice cream. I tried this today, and I’m very happy I did! I used my immersion blender for this, and added 1/4 cups of lowfat milk. Perfect consistency for me and my husband. I bookmarked your website, and will search for more of your guilt-free desserts/recipe.

  11. Nancy says

    This is so good, I’m eating it for dinner. Kinda funny, but I decided to only make half a batch. By the time I’d cut up the frozen bananas (I freeze them as halves in snack bags), I’d forgotten I was halving it and add all of the remaining ingredients! It is sooo chocolaty and sooo peanut-buttery that I’ll make it like this every time.

  12. Deborah says

    Hi Katie, First, thank you for sharing the chocolate peanut butter nice cream recipe. I cook for my 91 year old Mom who has been a fragile diabetic for 65 years. She was able to enjoy this dessert with no issues with her blood sugars. I can’t tell you how happy it made her and me.

    Do you put all the 4 bananas in the blender or do a few at a time? Your video looked like just a few. I dumped all 4 in my Vitamix and it stopped and then I added some liquid after it cooled down and all was well. My bananas were really frozen hard. Perhaps that was my problem. I need to experiment more.

    I see you have a cookbook on amazon. I was wondering if there was anywhere that would list the indexfor both of your books. I’m deciding between that and your new cookbook. I”m looking for soy free options since I’m also cooking for a 17 year breast and ovarian cancer survivor(my sister) that avoids soy.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi Deborah, I’m not Katie but I usually do two bananas at a time in my Vitamix or thaw them first a bit if doing four at a time 🙂
      Her new book (Hello Breakfast) has soy free options for every recipe, but it is an ebook – just wanted to make sure you knew that! I don’t think there’s an index online but if you ever see a recipe of Katie’s that has soy, please feel free to comment or email us about if there’s a soy-free option. We can usually think of one, and if we can’t then it’s always good to know we need to experiment!
      Jason (Media relations)

      • Georgia says

        Jason Sanford, I’m glad you clarified who you were. I thought you were some kind of creeper trying to imitate Katie, lol! Might want to put your affiliation with Katie by your name automatically. Just a thought. 🙂

  13. Sammy says

    Absolutely yummy. I’ve made this several times already. I made these for my parents and they loved it as well! I usually add a bit of almond milk (about 1/4 cup) with the ingredients to help them blend a bit better.

  14. Sarah Johnson says

    I tried this tonight, and OH MY GOSHHHHH, it was incredible. I was eating spoonfuls out of the blender.

    It came out perfectly smooth and looked just like ice cream with my trusty Ninja!
    Thank you, Katie, for sharing your wonderful recipes! I love trying your healthy twists for my sweet tooth. 🙂 I know I’ll be adding this to my repertoire, along with your black bean brownies, and healthy cookie dough dip (some other favs!)

  15. luna says

    loved this recipe!
    We make this delicious ice cream every week, but without the guilt that comes when eating unhealthy desserts.
    would love for more recipes like this!!
    best ice cream we’ve ever eaten!

  16. Pumba says

    Amazing recipe!!
    It’s super easy with few and accessible ingredients, and once you have frozen bananas this creamy paradise is quick to make!
    At first I was quite hesitant to try this recipe since I’m not a huge fan of bananas but I was suprised to find out that there was no taste or texture of banana! It also comes out slightly different each time so the final result is always a nice surprise.
    I don’t use vanilla extract, salt or dutch cocoa/protein powder and it turns out perfectly fine.
    Only minor flaw is that this ice cream won’t freeze properly. You can’t scoop it (it becomes rock hard) so we just eat it right away so that it’s more of a cold creamy mousse.
    Thank you so much for this delicios thing!!!

  17. Sarah says

    Does anyone know If this will taste just as good without cocoa powder? I only have chocolate protein powder.

  18. Alisha says

    Hi there!
    I got your chocolate peanut butter nice cream recipe from my family doctor who teaches whole food plant based eating.
    I was curious if there was any substitution for the chocolate in this recipe since chocolate is a migraine trigger for me??
    Any feedback would be very much appreciated!!

  19. Lisa says

    Ok i know im late to the nice cream party. First time i ever tried making it. Ohmygosh!!! LIFE CHANGING!!! This stuff is absolutely delicious!!

  20. Madi says

    I made this recipe without the vanilla, protein powder, or salt and it was amazing! Definitely recommend! It is very liquidy if you eat it right after blending so I do recommend freezing it for a while. I have a refined sugar intolerance and this recipe did not make my stomach upset at all.

  21. Judy Oh says

    So yummy! I have high cholesterol so I have not had any ice cream in a very long time. I love chocolate so this was the best thing I have come across. I used frozen bananas so it was hard to blend. I added a bit of almond milk and it turned out perfect! Thank you so much!! ❤️❤️

  22. EJ says

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream is fantastic. My husband, who dislikes chocolate ice cream, wasn’t thrilled when I told him this was what I wanted to try. Needless to say he loved it. I couldn’t believe it when he said we should have this again.

    Thank you for a recipe we both love.

  23. Tracy says

    I am giving up dairy for a couple weeks to see if it is causing my PND. I am having a super sweets craving, idk, maybe because my period is coming, and I definitely thought this was going to be an extremely banana heavy mediocre substitute. It is absolutely not. It is so delicious and the banana is a mellow back note, plus the tablespoon of Dutch cocoa really kicks up the intensity of the chocolate. I will be going to this a lot in these dairy free days.

  24. Vanessa B says

    This is amazing! I love nice cream but I’ve never made one like this, only fruity. So this is definitely a new go-to & a new favorite. The only thing I changed was I had to add oat milk to make it smoother because it was dry for some reason.

  25. Stacey says

    This satisfied my sweet tooth and was good, but the banana was over powering for me. Yet I would make again to lessen the cholesterol count.

  26. Joylene says

    5 stars
    I made this delicious nice cream tonight as it’s Halloween and my sweet tooth was asking for a treat. Super yummy! I topped ours with some dark chocolate chunks.

  27. Tamala says

    I Love this recipe!!❤️ So does my family!!
    Much less expensive than buying store bought and much healthier.
    When you are allergic to dairy it’s great to find an alternative to ice cream!!

  28. Maria says

    5 stars
    Making banana ice cream is so good that I haven’t had the desire to buy store bought ice cream. The chocolate peanut butter is one of our favourites.

  29. Susan says

    5 stars
    This was my first nice cream and I am blown away! So good – rich, sweet and delicious. Hint of banana but peanut butter and cocoa dominated. Thanks for the recipe!

  30. Sharon Kiefner says

    This was fantastic. I made it and then blended it using my Ninja Creami. Mixed in a few vegan chocolate chips. I kept thinking while I was eating it that I couldn’t believe this was so good and was still a healthy treat.

  31. Roberta says

    5 stars
    OMG, insanely good! I only had 2 1/2 frozen bananas so I had to guestimate on the other ingredients. Lucky me, the consistency was perfect. I froze a portion and, trust me, eat it right away – so much better – so smooth and creamy.

  32. Alita Shaffer says

    Decadent my first try at nice cream only hard
    2 frozen bananas so did as half recipe. Perfection.

  33. Michele Springer says

    5 stars
    AMAZING! I added some mini chocolate chips for texture and substituted peanut butter with PB powder. So good!

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