Peanut butter chocolate banana ice cream

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

This is one of my favorite summer treats, but I like it so much that sometimes in winter I put on an extra layer and go for it anyway. Because life is too short to not have banana ice cream no matter the season, and anytime I can eat peanut butter and chocolate I am happy.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Recipe by A Legume a DayCourse: Desserts, SnacksDifficulty: Easy


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A delicious, refreshing, and light treat that makes a great dessert or snack.


  • ~6 over-ripe bananas (~725 g), frozen in chunks

  • 20 g (~3 Tbs) cocoa powder (unsweetened)

  • 200 g (~3/4 cup) milk of choice – I used soy milk

  • 70 g (~1/4 cup) peanut butter


  • Before making the ice cream, allow bananas to thaw ever so slightly. If they are rock solid, the blender may have a hard time, or you may need to add more milk to get things going. That is of course okay, but know that it will dilute the flavor some.
  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend. You may need to scrape down the sides as you go and/or add a couple more splashes of milk.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • If you have leftovers, I recommend freezing them in containers that are the size of the portion you like to eat. That way, when the craving strikes, take out a container and let it soften (thaw) a bit before eating – this makes sure it is not too frozen solid and once again takes on that creamy, ice cream texture.


  • Tip about the bananas: use realllllly over-ripe bananas. There is no added sugar in this recipe (although feel free to add some if want), so all the sweetness is coming from the bananas. Over-ripe is perfect here, think banana bread style bananas! Anyway, peel them, break them into chunks or slices, and freeze them in a sealed container or plastic bag. Another tip for free: even if you’re in a rush, don’t freeze them without peeling first. It just…really doesn’t work out well, trust me.

This is one of my favorite ways to use over-ripe bananas, and I often let them go past their prime on the counter just so I can make this.

Also, wondering where the legumes are? Peanut butter and soy milk come from peanuts and soybeans, both of which are legumes!

Try a bite!

Peanut butter chocolate banana ice cream

Love the peanut butter and chocolate combination? Check out my recipe for peanut butter chocolate chunk bean blondies.

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