Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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How to make banana ice cream with only TWO ingredients! This healthy ice cream is a favorite dessert at our house and it is good for you! You will love this “nice” cream!

Banana Ice Cream in Bowl

Freeze Those Brown Bananas

Brown spotted bananas were sitting on our counter, staring me down. I tried to ignore them, but they kept haunting me. It seems like I can never eat bananas fast enough. They always turn brown and beg me to put them to good use. I usually bake banana bread, banana cookies, banana cake, or use them in a smoothie. This time I decided to turn them into ice cream since it is so hot outside. I used the popular “One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream” recipe, but added peanut butter, creating a Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream.

Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe on Love this easy and healthy treat!
Frozen Brown Bananas for Ice Cream

How To Make Banana Ice Cream

I was a little skeptical about this recipe. How could two ingredients create a smooth and creamy ice cream?  There is no cream, milk, eggs, or even sugar involved. I was willing to give it a try though. I had to use up my brown bananas!

I sliced up four ripe bananas and put them on a large plate. I put them in the freezer and let them chill until they were frozen-about two hours.

Sliced Bananas Ready To Be Frozen

I put the frozen banana slices in my Blendtec blender. If you don’t have a super powerful blender, use a food processor. The blender or food processor needs to be powerful to puree the frozen banana slices. It will take some work from the machine:)

Blended Frozen Banana Ice Cream

I pulverized the banana slices for a few minutes, scraping down the sides a few times. Then I blended them again. The bananas will take some time to reach an ice cream texture, so be patient. When the bananas were smooth and creamy, I added in the peanut butter and blended the mixture one more time. I was amazed at the rich and silky texture. I grabbed a spoon and tasted the banana peanut butter ice cream and I was amazed. It was the best peanut butter banana ice cream I have ever tasted. I can’t believe I created this heavenly ice cream with only two ingredients. Plus, you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make this recipe. This recipe really is magical!

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Frozen Banana Ice Cream

If you are looking for a new way to use up your ripe bananas, try this Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream. The recipe is super simple to make and no one will ever know there are only two ingredients involved. I love that this Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream is healthy too! I am going to be dishing up this ice cream all summer long!

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Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

This easy banana ice cream is a great healthy dessert or snack. Kids and adults love this NICE cream and it’s a great recipe for using up brown bananas!
4.68 from 109 votes


  • 4 large very ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter


  • Peel bananas and slice into ½ inch discs. Arrange banana slices in a single layer on a large plate or baking sheet. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  • Place the banana slices in a food processor or powerful blender. Puree banana slices, scraping down the bowl as needed. Puree until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Add the peanut butter and puree to combine. Serve immediately for soft-serve ice cream consistency. If you prefer harder ice cream, place in the freezer for a few hours and then serve.
  • *Note-if you have a hard time creating a creamy consistency, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of milk to help puree the banana slices. Make sure you use a powerful food processor or blender!


Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 38mg, Potassium: 474mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 76IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Ok, so instead of staying with nice cream, I made it a little naughty by adding a crushed Crunchie bar before letting it firm up before serving .. topped with a date caramel sauce. Not going over the top here, not at all .. lol. Love the recipe … thanks!

    1. You can put it in the freezer, but the texture will change. It will get solid and not creamy. If you do freeze it, let it sit out for a bit before enjoying.

  2. 5 stars
    Good mix, with a dash of milk works as an instant smoothie too without the freezing. Also unripe banana and lowest sugar peanut butter blend for diabetics , nice change from acidic citrus.

  3. 5 stars
    This is so easy and yummy! Love the smoothness the bananas give this. I did need 2 T of cashew milk in my kitchen aid blender to get it to mix. Thanks for an easy recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Big hit with my toddler AND husband. Added a bit of a dark chocolate bar for some extra crunch. Will definitely make again!

  5. 5 stars
    i am absolutely shook at how delicious this is…added a dash of cinnamon, and closer to 3 tbs natural PB …what a fantastic recipe…mind boggling! thx!!!

  6. 5 stars
    I added 1% chocolate milk and natural peanut butter. I want to feel guilty but feel sooooooooooo much better about not throwing away bananas! Delicious!!

  7. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe. I had 8 frozen bananas floating around my freezer driving me nuts so I was so glad to find another way to use them other than banana bread again. I also have a Blendtec so it worked well. I appreciated the tip that it takes patience and you must stop regularly to scrap the sides down. I’ll definitely make it again. Thank you.

  8. 5 stars
    I made this a couple nights ago and delicious! I will be making more in the near future! I even went out and bought more bananas to make more. Even my husband loves it which surprised me because he’s not really a big fan of fruit in general but he loved this! I’m becoming more aware and cautious of what I put in my body nowadays and this is a perfect treat for something sweet! Thank you for sharing!

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