March 9, 2020

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream is thick, creamy, and delicious! It's made with a few simple ingredients and packed with protein for a super healthy dessert or breakfast.

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

Am I the only one who's craving ice cream in the middle of March??

I don't know how the weather is where you live, but here in Indiana, it's pretty chilly outside still. I don't care though. In my house, it's ALWAYS time for ice cream.

I used to have 'real' ice cream almost every night for dessert. I remember coming home after dance and eating a big bowl of ice cream.

Now, I can't even imagine eating ice cream as a post workout snack. Or eating ice cream at all. I can't deny that it tastes good, but ice cream made me feel awful. And there are so many other reasons why we probably shouldn't be eating dairy products.

The good news is, I would definitely eat this Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream as a post workout snack. Because it's made with whole food ingredients!!

Bananas and peanut powder blended together produce this sweet, creamy, thick soft serve that is irresistible.

Speaking of ingredients, bananas and peanut powder are pretty much it for this nice cream.

I added some vanilla and salt for a bit of extra flavor, but frozen bananas and peanut powder are the bulk of this recipe.

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

What is Peanut Powder?

If you haven't heard of peanut powder before, the concept can be a little weird. But basically, it's peanuts that have had the fat removed so you are left with peanut taste and lots of protein.

I'm a big fan of eating minimally processed foods and generally recommend that you eat real peanut butter instead of peanut powder. But what I love about peanut powder is that you can still achieve that peanut butter flavor without all the extra calories that come with peanut butter.

I don't know about you, but it's very hard for me to eat just a serving of peanut butter. It's a lot easier for me to put peanut powder in a recipe and I don't have to worry about eating too much or feeling super full and bloated after my meal.

If you're looking for a nice cream recipe that uses peanut butter instead of peanut powder, you can find one I made a while ago here.

But I really think you should give this Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream a try. It's packed with protein and peanut flavor. Sooo good!

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

A note about peanut powder

Like I mentioned earlier, peanut powder is processed. All the fat (aka much of the flavor) has been removed. That means that companies will add things like sugar or other flavorings to try to enhance the flavor of their product.

When you're buying peanut powder make sure to check the label for added ingredients. The only food that should be on the label is peanuts. If there's something else, don't buy it.

Personally, I love buying this brand of peanut powder. I buy the double roasted flavor because it doesn't have anything added but a second roast creates an even deeper peanuty taste.

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

How to Make Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

Making nice cream is pretty simple. Just add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until you get a nice smooth texture.

Depending on how frozen your bananas are, this may take a while. I like to microwave my bananas for a minute or so before blending. This way they are still frozen but much softer than they would be if I took them straight from the freezer. It makes the blending much easier.

Once you have a smooth nice cream you can either eat it immediately as soft serve or throw it back in the freezer for a more traditional ice cream texture. Top with whatever delicious toppings you prefer. My suggestions: peanut butter, chocolate chips, bananas. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for dessert! We are grateful for the treats that we get to enjoy. Amen.

Related Recipes

If you're looking for other nice cream recipes here are some of my favorites:

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Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream is thick, creamy, and delicious! It's made with a few simple ingredients and packed with protein for a super healthy dessert or breakfast.















  • 3 Medium Frozen Bananas
  • 3/4 Cup Peanut Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • Optional: chocolate chips, peanut butter, additional bananas to top


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately or freeze for a thicker nice cream.

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography