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. 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

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

  • Frozen Bananas: chop them up and freeze them the night before you want to make this. I find that it takes a full day to fully freeze bananas
  • Peanut Powder: see my notes below on peanut powder. If you aren't concerned about protein, you could use peanut butter instead. Or if you can't have peanuts you can use almond powder.
  • Vanilla Extract: vanilla adds a depth of flavor. I highly recommend adding a splash
  • Salt: salt helps enhance the sweetness, you should definitely add a pinch
  • Toppings: chocolate chips, peanut butter, additional bananas, chopped peanuts, etc.

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream Ingredients

How to Make Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

Making nice cream is pretty simple.

Step 1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until you get a nice smooth texture.

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

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 and chocolate chips. Enjoy!

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!

What peanut powder should I buy?

Like I mentioned, 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. This is not a sponsored link, it's just the most affordable option I've found.

Why is it taking so long to blend?

Depending on how frozen your bananas are, blending may take a while. Since there's no liquid, this mixture is thick!

I like to let my bananas thaw for a few minutes. 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.

Can I use a blender OR a food processor?

Yes! I've made this recipe in both a blender and a food processor. Both work great.

Recipe Prayer

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

Peanut Butter Protein Nice Cream

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. Top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

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April 28, 2022
Jean Mastin
Elizabeth: Thank you so much for making my meal times wonderful again. I am 86 yrs plus, and was finding eating dull and dreary. Now it is " scrum delicious time to eat". . Blessings de Jean
Hi Jean - Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you are enjoying my recipes. Please let me know if you ever have recipe requests or if there's anything else I can do to keep your meals delicious!
April 9, 2022
Can you leave nutritional info for your recipes? Serving size/calories would be so helpful! Trying mushroom lentil stew tonight! and looking forward to crispy chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes very soon. Thanks for creating healthy, attractive recipes!
Hi Katie - so excited to hear that you are trying some of my recipes! I'd love to hear how they go. I haven't posted nutritional information for my recipes because I know it can be difficult for some people with disordered eating to see nutrition facts. I've gotten a lot of requests to add them recently, so I'm working on a solution that can provide information for those who want it but not be triggering for others. In the meantime, if you're curious about the nutrient info about a particular recipe, I recommend using Cronometer. It's a website/app to track and understand nutrient info and I think it does a great job of emphasizing all the nutrients (not just macros). I hope this helps! Please let me know if I can help in any other way.
April 9, 2022
U mentioned date sugar on this recipe but it’s not in the instructions. I know u add it but just in case u wanna add to instructions. Love ur recipes! Thank u. I’m thinking of going to vegan a little nervous tho lol
Hi Vickey - thanks so much for catching that! I am updating the post now. So happy to hear you enjoy my recipes. And exciting that you are thinking about going vegan!! If there's anything that I can do to help, please let me know.
March 28, 2022
Sr Maureen Egan
I'd love to try this soup. What are the nutritional values, like how much fat does it contain, carbs, etc.
Hi Sr Maureen - I usually don't post macronutrient information because I know each person has their own goals and I don't want to encourage or discourage anyone's specific goals. But I often use Cronometer as a tool to understand the nutritional profile of my recipes. I plugged the ingredient information for this recipe into Cronometer and got the following nutrient information per serving: 521 calories, 44g fat, 23g carbs, 16g protein. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions and if you try the recipe!
March 26, 2022
Margareta Ahle
This curry is absolutely delicious.
Thank you so much! It's one of my favorites :)
March 23, 2022
Martha maloney
Thank you I have been doing the fruit and oatmeal, etc for years and I love it. I will try the pears. I refrigerate my left over oatmeal and with a touch of milk or fruit juice liquid it’s fine the next day. Just a warning about tofu; it interferes with some medicines especially Thyroid medicine. Thank you for the short prayers, there are lovely.
Hi Martha - thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you like the prayers! As someone who doesn't take any medications I have no issues with eating tofu and encouraging others to eat it too (it's a great source of protein!). That said, you should always consult with your doctor about possible interactions with medications. I have plenty of recipes without tofu, so hopefully you can find things that work for you!
March 3, 2022
Susan Cunningham
I made this for Ash Wednesday and it was delicious. It was also simple and not much work time once the mushrooms and onions were cut.
Hi Susan - I'm so glad you liked it!
March 1, 2022
When you say shape into a rectangular loaf, what dimensions? 1/2 thick by 8 inches long or?
My loaf was about 7" long and 4" wide with about 1" of height. Then I sliced it 1/2" thick along the long end to get 12ish biscotti. I will clarify this in the post! Let me know if this makes sense and if you have any other questions.
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