My rich, luscious, and tasty plant-based Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream is the creamy and healthy dessert you’ve been waiting for! Just five ingredients transform into a cool frozen treat that’ll amaze kids and adults alike!
3largebananas(overripe browned bananas, peeled and frozen in advance)
½tablespoonmilk(or milk of choice, if needed)
⅛teaspoonpeppermint extract(or spearmint extract)
2tablespoonchocolate chips(mini-chocolate chips, or cacao nibs)
Freeze the Bananas
To start out, wait until your bananas are nicely browned and leopard-spotted. Peel and cut into 5-6 chunks then place the banana pieces into an airtight freezer storage bag or container.
3 large bananas
Make Your Nice Cream
Set your frozen bananas out for about 5 minutes while you prep everything else needed. Grab a food processor, blender, vitamix, or even an immersion blender if you have a great big cup for blending. *There are easy commercial nice cream makers, but this is pretty simple without them!
Place the banana chunks from 3 large bananas into your food processor along with a vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Blend until you reach a soft-serve consistency, adding milk as needed if you want.
½ tablespoon milk, ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract, 1 pinch salt
Stir in the chocolate chips once the nice cream reaches a soft-serve consistency and serve immediately, or freeze for at least 30 minutes before serving with an ice cream scoop (for a more ice cream-like consistency).
2 tablespoon chocolate chips
Freeze batches of your browned bananas in advance that way they're always ready to go when you want some nice cream!
2-3 large bananas are one generous serving or two small servings of nice cream.
Peppermint extract has the best mint extract flavor (it's also the best flavor for hiding the banana flavor!).