5 from 2 votes
Three scoops of chocolate ice cream in a blue bowl - one scoop has a bite taken out.
Creamy Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream - super creamy and super healthy. You won't believe it's dairy free!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, soy free, vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 258 kcal
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
  • 2 cups frozen bananas (peel and slice over-ripe bananas, then freeze) (2-3 bananas should equal 2 cups in slices, depending on the size of your bananas)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp organic natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder (vanilla extract would work too)
  • 1-2 tbsp unsweetened non dairy milk (I used almond. Soy, cashew, or coconut would all work great too)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional, but brings out the chocolate flavor more)
  1. Place frozen bananas, cocoa powder, peanut butter, vanilla powder (or extract, and salt (if using) in the bowl of a food processor.

  2. Process for a few minutes. The bananas will start to break down and your food processor might seem like it's working pretty hard. Don't worry, it will be fine.
  3. The mixture will start to break down and get creamy after a few minutes. If it needs a little help getting started add 1 tbsp non dairy milk and process again for another minute or two. Add another tbsp of milk if it's still not breaking down. It helps to pulse a few times towards the end instead of just letting it run if you have just a few chunks of banana left that haven't broken down.

  4. Eat immediately before it melts OR transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze until desired consistency is reached* (1-2 hours or longer).

Recipe Notes

*If you choose to freeze this dairy free ice cream for a harder consistency, you may need to let it sit out at room temperature for 5-10 minutes (or longer depending on how long it's been in the freezer) before scooping.

This recipe can easily be doubled.



Nutrition Facts
Creamy Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 624mg18%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 17.3mg21%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.