5-minute chocolate banana ice cream

5-minute chocolate banana ice cream (nice cream!)

Like ice cream... erm, a bit too much? Nice cream is the perfect solution! Simply throw frozen banana chunks, peanut butter (or other nut butter) and cocoa and cacao into a food processor and whizz until smooth, creamy and delicious! Why not try it today? You know you want to! This recipe is for a small batch, but is easily doubled or tripled to make more.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bananas, ice cream, nice cream, vegan dessert
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 105kcal
Author Helen



  • 1 banana chopped into medium chunks and frozen in a small freezer bag for at least 2 hours.
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao (affiliate link) or cocoa
  • about 1/4 cup almond or other non dairy milk (only really necessary if you're using a high speed blender instead of a small food processor bowl)


  • Put all of the ingredients into the SMALL bowl of a food processor (or blender: see note) and blend until combined and smooth (a minute or two). Stop the motor once or twice to scrape down the sides.
  • Either serve immediately, or pour into a container and freeze for around 30 minutes to make it a little firmer.



Ingredient amounts

This recipe is for a small batch that serves 1 (hungry!) to 2 people. Simply double/triple/quadruple to make more! If your food processor doesn't have a small bowl or you want to make this with your high speed blender, I'd recommend doubling or tripling my recipe.

Can I use a blender to make nice cream?

Yes! Simply add about 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk per banana you're using. Make sure your bananas are chopped into small pieces. You may have to stop the motor every 30 seconds or so to scrape down the sides.
You also may have to freeze your ice cream for a while before serving to help it to firm up.

The ingredients aren’t combining well…

When you first start the food processor, you may think the ingredients are taking too long to combine. They may look like cookie crumbs for a while. Just be patient and blend for longer, or stop the motor and scrape down the sides with a spatula.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Iron: 1mg