Healthy Dessert Recipe: Vegan Banana Peanut Butter “Ice Cream”

By Julia Argenti

Summer is officially in full swing and nothing says summer like the ringing of the ice cream truck coming down your block. While a good scoop of Rocky Road definitely won’t hurt anyone, here at The Beauty Bean we try to keep it healthy whenever possible. So, we’ve created our own dairy-free, sugar-free and flavor-packed “ice cream” made of wholesome, healthy ingredients that will make sure summer doesn’t turn you into a Ms. Softie! Plus, it’s creamy, sweet, cold and completely satisfying – so even the non-health conscious among you will be sure to love it.

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Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

2 frozen bananas, chopped
1.5 Tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup almond milk (coconut milk, soy milk or dairy options work too!)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips, fresh strawberries or your favorite ice cream topping

Love cheesecake? Make this raw, vegan cheesecake too!

Mix bananas, peanut butter and almond milk in a blender on very low speed, stopping to stir with a wooden spoon every once in a while. When smooth, remove from blender. Depending on the strength and heat of your blender, you may need to place the mix in a bowl in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes. Remove, add toppings and serve!

More of a cookie girl? Try making this healthy oatmeal cookie recipe!