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PB Banana Nice Cream (Dairy Free, Vegan, Gluten Free)

(Last Updated On: August 11, 2020)
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PB Banana Nice Cream For the Win

It is HOT, HOT, HOT here and across most of the states, and this recipe is EXACTLY what we need. Creamy delicious “Nice Cream” that taste like delicious soft serve. It’s not ice cream, it’s nice cream because it’s nice to your body. No dairy, animal products or refined sugars. Just 2 Ingredients for the base, plus desired toppings! Just how I like my recipes, simple and craveable! 

nice cream PB Banana

Nice Scream, You Scream, We All Scream

This recipe actually makes me want to jump up and scream and shout! I’ve never been one to LOVE Ice cream, but for some reason this summer, I can’t stop craving it. But just the thought of all that dairy makes my stomach ache. But this Nice Cream satisfies my ice cream cravings, without any of the bellyaches. It’s a win-win! What’s not to love about this recipe? 

  • Dairy Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free
  • Adds Fruit to your diet, let’s be honest we all need extra fruits and veggies in our diets
  • Completely customizable to meet your cravings any day of the week
  • 2 Ingredients, and pretty much 1 step. What’s better than that? 
PB Banana nice cream in a bowl with chocolate chips

What Makes This Vegan & Dairy Free, Paleo

I usually take a minute to explain what makes each recipe on this site fall into the dietary categories, so people get a better idea of what each diet is about. This one is pretty self-explanatory, we use a dairy-free milk alternative instead of traditional cows milk or heavy cream that’s often used in ice cream. This swap makes it both dairy free and vegan. The bananas provide a natural sweetness, so the base is naturally paleo because there is no refined sugar. However, peanut butter is not paleo-friendly because peanuts are actually a legume, not a nut. But you can use extra frozen fruit or almond butter. 

What Ingredients Do You Need?

  1. Bananas
  2. Dairy Free Milk of Choice (I used almond, but you can use coconut, or try my Homemade Vegan/Gluten Free Oat Milk)
  3. Vanilla (Optional but highly recommend. Try my 30 Minute Instant Pot Vanilla Extract
frozen bananas on plate

How To Make It

  1. Freeze Bananas
  2. Blend with milk and additional toppings
  3. Eat as is, or freeze to make it even thicker

That Simple!!!

PB Banana Nice scream plated in bowl

Helpful Equipment and Ingredients (Directly From Amazon)

Ninjua Bullet Blender
My FAVORITE BLENDER EVER
OXO Ice Cream Scoop
Best OXO ice Cream Scoop ($10)
Glass Dish (Freezer friendly with Lid)
teddie brand natural peanut butter
My Fave Natural PB
nice cream gluten and dairy free

Additional Flavors

So many flavor combos to try! Get as creative as you want here are a few of my favorites.

  • Add a handful of frozen strawberries for Strawberry Banana Nice Cream.
  • Fold in chocolate chips to the PB flavor for an added pop of chocolate
  • Add 2 teaspoons of unsweetened coco powder to get chocolate nice cream

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Tips, Recs, Subs

  • Use ripe bananas. The darker they are, the sweeter the dish will be—no green bananas.
  • Play around with different dairy free milks. Almond, coconut or try my Homemade Vegan Oatmilk.
  • The Vanilla is optional but highly recommended, try my 30 minute Instant Pot Vanilla
  • See above for different flavor options, make your own creations, tag me on my Instagram @mostlycleaneats and let me see what you’re making 🙂 
  • Replace the Peanut Butter with Almond Butter for a Paleo Friendly frozen treat. 
  • Banana Nice Cream can be eaten right after blending, or freeze to make it thicker. Once frozen, you may to leave it on the counter to warm up a bit so you can eat it. 

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PB Banana "Nice Cream"

Danielle Musella
Delicious Dairy Free Vegan "Nice Cream" that taste just like soft serve with just 2 ingredients.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Freeze Time 1 d
Course desserts, healthy desserts
Cuisine dairy free, gluten free, paleo, vegan
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 Ripe Bananas (Cut into pieces and frozen for at least 6 hours or overnight)
  • 1/4 Cup Non Dairy Milk of Choice (almond, coconut, oat etc)
  • 2 Tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • See above for additional optional toppings

Instructions
 

  • Cut and Freeze Banans for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Add to blender with 1/4 cup of milk, and Peanut Butter and optional vanilla. Blend for 60 seconds or until creamy. Eat as is, or transfer to glass dish and freeze to make it thicker.

Notes

Danielle's Tips
Keyword banana, ice cream, peanut butter

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