Chocolate Peanut Butter Soft Serve (Nice Cream!)

If you only try one of my recipes, this has to be the one!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Soft Serve (Nice Cream!)

This is by far my most asked for recipe on Instagram. I don’t blame you guys, it’s the best! What could be better than an ice cream without any added sugar and that’s also lactose-free and vegan?! Nothing. The best part? It tastes JUST like regular ice cream! I might be wrong here since I haven’t had regular ice cream in 3 years, but it must be very close to the real thing if I can’t tell the difference. I got Shaun obsessed with nice cream too, so that’s a good thing right?

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Don’t tell me this doesn’t look delicious!?

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Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s the easiest ice cream you could possibly make at home! All you need is 3 ingredients: Bananas, cocoa powder and peanut butter.

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How does it work? First, freeze your bananas overnight. Then, the next day, put them in a food processor along with peanut butter and cocoa powder. It’s that simple! You now have a healthy treat to enjoy on a hot summer day! Or if you’re like me, a breakfast to eat in a snow storm. Nothing will stop me from eating nice cream. Try it and you’ll understand.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Soft Serve (Nice Cream!)

This is my go-to ice cream – made from bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder. That’s it. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 4 large bananas, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened

Suggested Toppings

  • More peanut butter
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Chocolate or carob chips (or drizzle)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Fresh berries


  • Slice your bananas and freeze overnight or for at least 12 hours.
  • Add your frozen bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Serve immediately of store in an airtight container in the freezer.


I use organic salted peanut butter, but you can use any kind you have on hand. You can also use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free version or almond butter if preferred. 

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photo #unsweetenedcaroline.


  • Guy Boudreau et Denise Doucet

    Hey Caroline, can you prepare this “Nice Cream” recipe with something else than using bananas?

    • Unsweetened Caroline

      Hi! Bananas will definitely give you the best results. It will be sweet, creamy and really similar to ice cream. If you can’t eat bananas, I would try using frozen mangoes. It won’t be as close to ice cream and it won’t be as versatile (I don’t suggest adding peanut butter and chocolate to mangoes! Haha), but it would make a good creamy sorbet! I would also try adding other fruits with the mangoes, like strawberries, raspberries or even pineapple! If it doesn’t blend properly in the food processor, try adding a splash of juice or water. 🙂

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I’m Caroline, a registered dietitian located in Kelowna, British Columbia. I focus on plant-based nutrition and intuitive eating. I believe in living a balanced life, while eating the food you love. Learn more about my practice here or book an appointment today!


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