Dark Chocolate Nice Cream Recipe – 4 Ingredients!
my favorite nice cream recipe—rich ‘n creamy chocolate nice cream, made with just 4 simple, whole ingredients.
I scream! You scream! We all scream for nice cream!! Wait a minute, that’s not how that goes. But why can’t we turn a classic into a modern-day non-dairytale? See what I did there?!
Okay, fine… I’ve had maybe a few too many scoops of nice cream and can no longer think like a calm, relaxed adult.
But who cares, because it’s summer!! We can still enjoy the last bits of summer, and perhaps make it feel just a bit longer with today’s chocolate nice cream recipe. 🙂
You in? Let’s make this!
How to Make Chocolate Nice Cream
It’s super duper easy to make today’s nice cream recipe. Yep, it’s super and it’s duper. Easy. Lol. Check out the simple steps below:
Add Bananas & Blend
Add bananas to a food processor and blend until crumbly. This is the simple banana ice cream mixture.
Add & Blend Again
Now, add in maple syrup and vanilla to increase the deliciousness of your nice cream. Blend everything until smooth and creamy. Here is your basic nice cream mixture.
Add Cacao Powder
Now, add in your cacao powder. Blend it all together until the cacao is well incorporated. You just made chocolate nice cream!
If you like your nice cream super soft, go ahead and enjoy immediately. If not, chill until firm and enjoy the best nice cream recipe ever!
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Just 4 Ingredients for the Easiest Nice Cream Recipe
Pure Maple Syrup
Pure Vanilla Extract
Raw Cacao Powder
Amy says, “This recipe is delicious. I have such a sweet tooth that it makes dieting hard, but I think this might be my saviour!”
Ivana says, “Made the recipe exactly as described and it turned out perfect! So freaking good too!”
Michaela says, “I just found your blog and I love it. I tried your Dark Chocolate Nice Cream and it is delicious!”
How to Store Your Nice Cream
Store your nice cream in a reusable ice cream container for up to 1 week. Just make sure to thaw it for a few minutes before enjoying. I don’t recommend making your chocolate nice cream too far in advance as it’s made with whole ingredients and won’t stay super fresh and yummy for longer than 1 week. 😉
Velvety smooth, rich dark chocolate nice cream made with just 4 simple ingredients—the best nice cream recipe you’ll ever have.
So go ahead, sing it with me: I scream! You scream! We all scream for…. NICE CREAM!!! Er… NICECREAM!! Get your ice cream cones ready, I’ll meet you by the pool. I can’t wait to hear what you and your loved ones think of my nice cream recipe. Thankful, grateful and joyful that you’re here. ‘Til the next kitchen adventure…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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Dark Chocolate Nice Cream Recipe
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: about 3 cups 1x
- Diet: Vegan
Dark Chocolate Nice Cream Recipe: my favorite nice cream recipe—rich ‘n creamy chocolate nice cream, made with just 4 simple, whole ingredients.
- 4 medium or large bananas, frozen
- 1–2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder*
- Add bananas to a food processor (preferred) or blender. Blend until bananas turn into a crumbly mixture.
- Add maple syrup and vanilla. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bin as necessary. This will take a few minutes.
- When you get a smooth, creamy mixture, it’s time to add the cacao powder. Add the cacao powder and blend until well incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bin as needed.
- Enjoy immediately if you like super soft ice cream. If you like firmer ice cream, pour into a freezer-friendly container like this ice cream tub, and chill for 3-6 hours or until firm. Then, scoop and enjoy. Storing instructions in the notes.
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*If you prefer less dark, milkier chocolate nice cream, leave out 1 tablespoon of cacao powder.
Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week. Before serving, allow to thaw for about 10 minutes. Scoop and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Freeze
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: nice cream, chocolate nice cream, banana nice cream
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One of my first blog posts was peanut butter nice cream. But I forgot to call them that because I was too fixated in putting “two-ingredient” something in the title. Anyhoo, yours is NICE cream indeed. And NICE photos too, I bet you shoot your cam like a ninja lol! I panick whenever I shoot desserts that melt very fast! ? This nice cream will go straight to my Healthy and Chocolaaaaate pin boards!
How fun! But I know exactly what you mean… so many key aspects to a recipe–what to emphasize? Haha. Well, I’m super impressed that they were two-ingredients, so there! 🙂 Shoot like a ninja: Lol. I was pretty nervous, but it worked out just fine. I may or may not have had to enjoy some during the shoot. Ya know, to keep the area from becoming a mess. Yeah, that’s why… 😉 Thanks for pinning Sheryl! xo
I LURVE me some guilt-free nice cream! And what better way for me to get my chocolate fix met than eating 2 or 6 of these cones – right? I’m gonna stop licking the screen and head to my kitchen and make this pronto! GORGEOUS, lickable photos, Demeter!
Awwww yeah! 😉 2 or 6? Better make it 6, to be safe! Haha. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my friend. 🙂
This nice cream is very, very nice 😉 You know I’m so happy you did a chocolate one too because CHOCOLATE RULES!!!!! WOOHOOO! BTW, that homemade magic shell sounds awwwwwwesome! 🙂 #ilovechocolate
Hehehe… Oh Karrie! We share the same dorky humor. That’s why we’re friends, right? 😉 And yeah, chocolate SO RULES!!! Muah!
I have 2 ripe bananas and I am going to make this awesomeness right away! First of all I have a bad sore throat and they say nice cream is good for that 🙂 ! Second, I am a chocolate monster. Third it’s summer. Gotta go. Thanks for sharing. Oh, pinned, BTW… 🙂
Excellent! 😉 That’s what I love to hear! I hope your throat feels better, my friend. Perhaps the nice cream helped? 🙂 Thanks for pinning! Get well soon. xoxo
Oh Demeter, your posts never fail to crack me up! So many little nuggets of hilarious-ness squeezed in 😀 Laughing and simultaneously feeling my cool creamy cravings dialing up to dangerously high level! Nicecream is pretty much the best invention of the past decade or two. I mean smartphones are cool and all, but really…THIS <33 I gotta try the maple syrup addition, that's a new one to me. And pretty much anything and every bar or cookie or ball on your site would be incredible crumbled up on here!
Woot woot! I’m pleased as a peach that you’re entertained. 😉 So true that nice cream is the best invention. I mean, what would we have done if we knew about this as kids?? Been eating more bananas, that’s for sure! Lol. The maple syrup really helps to balance the generous amounts of rich, dark cocoa powder. The combo is fantastic. Thanks for your awesome comments, Natalie! 🙂
NICE CREAM – who knew. Well, you did thank goodness and now so do I, and I will definitely be making this a few million times this summer! xoxo!
LOL. Right? Now we can all be super knowledgeable together. If only we can figure out a system for keeping up with all of the other terms… Thanks Kate! 🙂 xoxo
I’ve seen nice cream all over the place, but I have yet to try it! I’m definitely missing out, so I think I need to make this asap. That chocolatey decadence is just calling my name, Demeter! I love that the base is made out of bananas. And you really can’t get much easier than this. Sounds like the perfect afternoon treat on this hot day. Hope you have a great weekend!
You totally have to try this G! You would love it. 🙂 Let me know how you like it when you do! Have a wonderful weekend, friend!
OMG this looks so delicious, and refreshing! I want a scoop or two right now! 🙂
It is SO delish and refreshing! 🙂 Thanks Marsha! 🙂
I love ‘nice cream’, though I didn’t even know that was a thing. Clearly, I’m behind on the latest terminology 😉 Or…..I’m so far in my bubble that I totally missed it, lol 😀 This looks completely delicious and completely like legit ice cream. And don’t even talk to me about how chocolately it looks. So, since this is made with basically fruit, I it is perfectly acceptable to eat all this ma self, right ? I’m assuming you replied with ‘right.’ LOL. Pinning (Duh), or per the trendy & funny show ‘Broad Street ‘ – ‘Der’ (which apparently is the latest, ‘duh’). Oh my, I just can’t keep up with it. Maybe I’ll just cuddle in with a blanket, leggings and a big bowl of this nice cream and let everyone else think about it 😀 Thanks for another wicked recipe, girlie. Have a lovely weekend! xo
Right? Gurl, we were so in the same boat! Lol. Omigosh, this is soooo good! You should totally try it, D! You can totally eat the whole thing by yourself–brain freeze aside. 😉 Der: Oh goodness! I do feel like a dinosaur on all of this internet speak sometimes. Thanks for keeping me up to date. 😉 Have a great weekend, friend. xoxo
It never ceases to amaze me what one can do with a banana these days! I can’t believe you made such real looking ice cream with the ingredients as listed. It’s like, um, healthy! Wow.
So true! Bananas are one of the coolest fruits. 🙂 Enjoy, Laura!