I scream, you scream, we all scream for (peanut butter) ICE CREAM!
I grew up loving ice cream and had an ice cream cake for every birthday, but since I’ve cut out dairy products, I’ve had to come up with other options.
With the weather getting warmer (finally!) and summer on its way, I wanted to share this recipe to give you a healthier option for ice cream! You can make it in the best ice cream maker you have, or use the method I have planned out below!
Today’s recipe for peanut butter banana ice cream is incredibly simple, kid–friendly, and deliciously dairy–free.
It turns out JUST LIKE soft serve ice cream in texture and consistency, so I know it will become one of your new favorites!
Even the ingredients are simple. In fact, you probably already have all of them on hand! Not only that, but this is a GREAT way to use up bananas that have seen better days rather than throwing them away 🙂 Just peel and then freeze them so you’re always prepared to make banana ice cream!
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled, frozenm and cut into 1/2″ discs
- 2-3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Optional: 1/4 avocado for extra creaminess
Chocolate Peanut Butter variation: Add 1-2 tablespoons cacao powder (to make peanut butter chocolate ice cream!)
This is the big food processor we use and this is the mini one. You can make the banana ice cream in either one. We bought our mini one at Home Goods for about $28!
These were so good! We made them into Popsicles and then ate them quickly. Nice to have a little protein and not just sugar in your Popsicles. 🙂
That’s awesome! So glad you enjoyed them 🙂 Thanks for sharing your feedback! I really appreciate it.
Delicious! I added a few dark chocolate chips to mine for a little extra chocolate crunch. I love Jen’s idea about popcicles. That is a great idea for the summer!
So glad you liked it, Tara! Your additions sound great! We’ve done that before and love the extra texture that it adds, so thanks so much for sharing! Check out the fudgesicle recipe, too – I think you’ll really like it!
I made these, but used sunbutter and omitted the vanilla extract and salt. It is delicious!
Oh great! It’s one of the easiest things ever, isn’t it?? Glad you enjoyed it 🙂