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Dairy Free Banana PB & Chocolate Chip Nice Cream

Dairy Free Banana PB &Chocolate Chip Nice Cream #DairyFree

A few years back I went to Whole Foods and was introduced to a DAIRY FREE ice cream option, which to me was HUGE.  I couldn’t wait to try the “Nice Cream” for myself that only called for bananas, peanut butter, and almond milk– I had all of those items in my pantry!  When I tried the recipe for myself I was pleasantly surprised how delicious and closely the Nice Cream was to Ice Cream in texture. My family and I LOVE Banana Nice Cream, and might I add one of my kiddos CANNOT STAND to eat a banana. (I know crazy, right?)

Bananas usually don’t last long in my house, I have two little monkeys who LOVE bananas, plus when you’re Paleo’ing (I’m just making words up now) you eat TONS of bananas.  However, there are those occasions when two or three bananas are left behind and that’s when I can make a small batch of nice cream… for myself… okay I end up sharing.

Speaking of sharing… I’ll share with you.

What you will need Nice Cream

So, here are the poor little left out bananas that I just couldn’t let go to waste

Bananas

I peeled the bananas and stuck them in a bowl to freeze.

Bananas (Nice Cream) #DairyFree Ice Cream

I know the bananas do NOT look too appealing at this point, but bear with me, it gets better. Once your bananas are frozen it is time for the good stuff.  Pull out your blender and grab your peanut butter or almond butter, dairy free chocolate chips, and almond milk.

Add ins Banana P&B NiceCream #DairyFree

Now, here’s where I wing-it because it all depends on your preference and how many frozen bananas you have.  My kids love peanut butter, therefore I used about 1/2 a cup of peanut butter and we didn’t measure the chips because… hello CHOCOLATE CHIPS. 🙂  A splash of almond milk will help things move along, in the event you’re having a tough time with it in your blender. Now…

Dairy Free Banana Nice Cream #DairyFree

 

 

XOXO

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32 thoughts on “Dairy Free Banana PB & Chocolate Chip Nice Cream”

  1. Yes please! I’ll take 10! LOL We have lots of bananas here but nothing ever goes to waste as I have monkeys for kids! I may have to hide a few to freeze!

    1. That’s how it usually is here. I even have a monkey who LOVES the BROWN bananas! This was one of those times Mama pulled the Mama card 😀
      I’d love to share some Banana Nice Cream and funny Monkey stories with you:)
      XOXO

  2. Yay, I was waiting to see a banana ice cream post! This looks delicious and I love the idea of the peanut butter mixed in. Can’t wait to try this one out!!

    1. I know, FINALLY! I made this when the kiddos were still in school 😀 #SlackerPants
      I’d love to know what you think, when you try it out.
      XOXO

  3. I have always wanted to try this. I’ve heard the consistency is spot on. Sometimes I eat coconut ice creams and they’re good but it’s not quite the same.
    Enjoy Life makes great dairy free chocolate!

    1. I *try* SO hard to pretend that coconut ice cream is just as good as real ice cream….
      Banana “ice cream” to me is closer 🙂
      I absolutely love Enjoy Life products.
      xoxo

  4. Oh I so want to try this! I’m always looking for a good icecream recipe that is easy to make. My kids just love bananas so we don’t ever get a chance to have them turn that way but I can surely pick some up on my next trip to the supermarket. I’ll have to share my experience with you.

    1. Awesome! I cannot wait for you to try it, and let me know what you think. I love it, it really is one of my favorites.
      XOXO

  5. This sounds so yummy. I’ve been doing frozen bananas, milk and pure coco powder. The sugar from the bananas takes care of the bitterness in the coco and it’s perfect. Will have to try with peanut butter 🙂

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

    1. Ohhhh, that sound yummy; I will have to give that a try!!!
      Thanks for taking time to visit & sharing your recipe (:
      XO

    1. Yes, this is the perfect healthier summer dessert alternative. My kiddos love banana nice cream 🙂 Thanks for stopping in.
      XO

  6. Ooh yum, this sounds delicious! We always have a bunch of bananas in our freezer because we can’t ever seem to eat them all before they get overripe. And I’ve been on the hunt for yummy dairy-free recipes, I look forward to checking this one out!

  7. WOW I have never in my life heard of “nice cream”! I always rely on the lactose free stuff by Breyer’s and they just have vanilla 🙁 So I am really excited about this recipe! lol Thank you for this post!

    1. I love Almond milk too. I use to use Soy… *but* I’ve learned too much about Soy, that I’ve giving it up. I do have soy milk in my lattes because, at this point not too many coffee spots are using almond or coconut milk.
      Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a lovely weekend!
      XOXO

  8. Oh MY! You’re getting me back from the other day when my recipe made you hungry! I WANT THIS like right now. And maybe again tomorrow. And possibly again the day after that. I LOVE everything that you put into this recipe! YUM! Looks delicious! 😀

    1. Yes, payback! Mwahahaha! All kidding aside, this is really yummy and healthier than ice cream, so go ahead eat up 😉
      XOXO

  9. What an awesome recipe! I’ve never attempted ice cream as it seems such a pain having to wait for it to set and then it may not even turn out right. This looks awesome and great to make with kids too! Sim xx

  10. Is it wrong that I look at recipes like this and think about how much the kids would love this, and that it would keep me from having to share the Ben and Jerry’s with them?? 😉 Thanks for sharing.

  11. Sound like one big thick smoothie. I wonder if I can use almond butter instead due to a peanut allergy. Only one way to know – try it. Thanks for sharing!

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