dairy free peanut butter and banana ice cream

Dairy free peanut butter and banana ice cream

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: desserts


This recipe is based on an idea I saw on Donal Skehan ’s YouTube channel and various incarnations I’ve spotted on Instagram. You can use smooth peanut butter, but I’m sure we can all agree that crunchy is where the magic happens. If your bananas are already frozen, this recipe takes about five minutes. Serves two.


  • 2 frozen bananas, sliced
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1tsp cinnamon (heaped)


Take your frozen banana slices out of the freezer about 15-20 minutes before you want to start (or do what I did and thaw them slightly in a recently-used dishwasher…).

Put the thawing bananas into a blender/food processor along with the peanut butter and blitz. It will make a fair bit of noise and it will look like crumbs, but keep going, using a spatula to scrape down the sides as required. If your machinery of choice is getting hot you might need to give it a rest for a minute.

After a couple of minutes you will see it start to smooth out. At this point add in the cinnamon; if you want it crunchy add another spoonful of crunchy peanut butter. Use the pulse setting to mix through the cinnamon (and extra PB, if using).

Scrape out into a bowl and cover in chocolate chips. Get a spoon and dig straight in! (Or, if you really want, scrape into a freezer-safe box and scatter chocolate chips over, then freeze for later).