Dreamy Almond Chocolate Nice Cream
Almond Chocolate Nice Cream is as dreamy and delicious as it gets. You'd never guess that this easy to make sugar-free + vegan + paleo ice cream is made with only three ingredients and is super healthy, too!
Sometimes a girl's got to have ice cream.
Like the day that she finishes a month long ice cream fast, otherwise known as The Whole30 Program. One month without ice cream. One long month. You guys, that actually happened.
And here I am on the other side with not ice cream but NICE cream in hand. If you're scratching your head about the nice part, here's the thing:
Chocolate Nice Cream is:
- Dairy-free VEGAN deliciousness.
- WAY easier to make than regular ice cream.
- Made with three HEALTHY ingredients.
Now I'm not putting down regular ice cream here, but Almond Chocolate Nice Cream has planted itself firmly in the “will have on the regular all summer long” category.
It seriously takes less than five minutes to make, is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, and tastes like chocolate ice cream. ← Thinking I may go on a nothing but nice cream diet this summer.
Can we talk about healthy desserts for a minute? I've got a bit of a confession to make. Please don't judge me too harshly.
Here it goes … I
sometimes often turn my nose up at healthy desserts. There, I said it. Oh man, I feel embarrassed for saying that out loud. My cheeks are getting a little flushed right now.
You see, when I see things like healthy dessert recipes, my head starts spitting out all sorts of silly thoughts.
- Gluten-free cake? Eww gross. Just eat some real cake.
- Healthy brownies? Are you kidding me? Way to take the treat out of the treat.
- Dairy-free/ sugar-free ice cream? Did the no-fun police roll into town?
Basically, I tell myself that if you're going to eat dessert, make it worth it. Don't skimp and try and make healthy.
But here I am, sharing a healthy Chocolate NICE Cream recipe with you and raving about it like it's the best thing I've eaten. (Truth: it is one of the best things I've eaten.)
It is different than chocolate ice cream, but that's ok. It's super creamy and chocolaty and has a subtle banana flavor. The banana part is not overwhelming at all. This is all about the chocolate. you have kids (do you have kids?) then Almond Chocolate Nice Cream is going to send you skyrocketing to parenting superstar status this summer. I share this with my almost one-year-old girl, Avalina, and she has no idea it's any different than regular sugar-loaded ice cream. You should see how wide she opens her mouth for a spoonful of this.
It's like she hoping for a shovel full of ice cream.
She loves it and I feel good giving it to her. We sometimes snack on slices of bananas with a little almond butter on top. This nice cream is basically the same thing. Total healthy snack situation going on here.
And yes, I did just call ice cream a snack. So not apologizing!
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Almond Chocolate Nice Cream Recipe
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- Place the frozen bananas, cocoa powder, and almond butter in your high-powered blender (I love my Vitamix) or your food processor. Note: if you are using your food processor you will need to add some almond milk to help it blend. Start with ¼ cup and add more as needed.3 frozen bananas, 6 tablespoons cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons almond butter, Optional: ¼ – ½ cup almond milk
- Blend on high until smooth, using your plunger to help push the bananas to the bottom of the blender.
- Serve immediately with any or all of the toppings or freeze for up to an hour.Toppings: chopped almonds, shaved chocolate, cocoa powder, rose petals
I enjoyed this recipe. It was too chocolaty for my taste so I added another banana, ice and almonds and re-blended. But I am still grateful for a great recipe. Next time I’ll just use 3 Tbls. Cocoa but adding the almonds was wonderful because my favorite ice cream is chocolate almond. Thank you for sharing.
Amazing. I make this all the time for my family because my daughter has a dairy allergy and we want to be healthier. The last time I served it to my mother-in-law she asked me “What brand of ice cream was it, because it was so good?”
That’s amazing! Your story totally made my day!!
I am the kind of gal who’s gotta have ice cream…ALL THE TIME. Yep, ALL THE TIME, LOL! Chocolate nice cream is my favorite! This looks absolutely PERFECT!
Ha ha me too!! That’s why I have to find healthy versions lol. 🙂
Thank you for this super delightful ice-cream!
It’s gone be my summer hit! I want to try with mixing other fruits
I did it my way with fresh liquid cream instead of almond butter with I didn’t have and work perfectly.
next time I try with coco milk
You are so welcome!!
Hey Kristen from a fellow Canadian! Stumbled upon your blog – gotta love nice cream! A nice cream diet this summer sounds like the perfect meal plan to me 😉 Now if the weather only warmed up 😉
So nice to ‘meet’ you! I’m with you on the weather warming up. We deserve some sunshine!!
I read the recipe and thought it was a lot of cocoa powder but I was still drooling at the thought of this vegan treat. Then I read your note for a single serving and see that the proportion of cocoa powder to almond butter is not consistent. Please correct whichever one is in error.
I enjoy your blog and recipes. I am not strictly vegan, but find that vegan foods are easiest for me to digest.
Do you deliberately omit nutritional numbers (i.e. Calories and grams of protein per serving)? It is convenient for me when a recipe includes that data, but it is not a deal breaker. I have tools to calculate those numbers for myself.
The recipe was the correct one! It’s really nice and chocolaty.
The nutritional info will be up by the end of the day. 🙂