Plan to beat the heat this summer with chocolate banana nice cream. (It's “nice” because it's free from animal products.) This creamy vegan ice cream will keep you cool and satisfied. It's free from added and refined sugars, dairy, eggs, and preservatives. With three basic ingredients this chocolate banana delight is pure and simple.

I love this recipe because it's a refreshing treat made from real food. It's so nice to have a dessert recipe to turn to when you have a craving for something decadent, but you want to stay mindful of what you're taking into your body. This chocolate banana nice cream is made from whole foods and is naturally sweetened. Win-win. Plus, both dates and cacao powder are full of vitamins and minerals. Win-win-win.

Beat the heat this summer with chocolate banana nice cream — a dairy-free vegan ice cream that's naturally sweetened. A healthy dessert made with sticky dates, raw cacao, and bananas from @raw_alignment. Learn how to make nice cream on @realfooddiets. Click for the recipe instructions.  ♥  

The first thing you need to do for this simple dessert is to create a stash of frozen bananas in your freezer. Choose ripe bananas, peel the skin, and break into 2 inch pieces. I just freeze a bunch or two of bananas at a time and keep a bag in the freezer at all times. The other thing you'll need is a high-powered blender or food processor. Once the bananas are frozen, you're ready to make your first batch of nice cream.

Chocolate Banana Nice Cream

Makes 1 serving | Prep Time 10 minutes

Raw vegan ice cream is naturally sweetened with bananas and dates. A dairy-free chocolate “nice cream” that is sure to satisfy!


3-5 frozen bananas
3-4 pitted Medjool dates, (if not soft and stiky, soak in warm water for 10 minutes and then drain)
2 Tbsp. cacao powder


Add frozen bananas and cacao powder into the blender or food processor.

Add up to 1 cup of cold water to keep things moving.

Blend until desired consistency is achieved.


This recipe was submitted by Alyse Brautigam from Raw Alignment.