Vegan Cookie Dough Nice Cream

Megan
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This vegan cookie dough nice cream is made from frozen bananas with chunks of edible cookie dough in every bite! It’s the perfect healthy dessert that’s super easy to make with whole food ingredients.

This vegan cookie dough nice cream is made from frozen bananas with chunks of edible cookie dough in every bite! It’s the perfect healthy dessert that’s super easy to make with whole food ingredients.

Whoever invented cookie dough ice cream knew what they were doing. Edible cookie dough mixed into creamy ice cream… it’s the best! Cookie dough was my favorite ice cream flavor growing up. So naturally I had to create a healthier version of my favorite ice cream, and this Cookie Dough Nice Cream checks all the boxes!

I’m sure you’ll find it hard to believe that this ice cream is made from… bananas! I always have a bag of frozen bananas in my freezer just in case I want to make nice cream last minute. The nice cream is made from frozen bananas, a little nut butter (I use almond butter) and some vanilla extract to add a bit of vanilla flavor.

What is nice cream?

Nice cream is essentially ice cream that’s made from bananas. It’s called “nice cream” since it’s nicer to you than real ice cream… LOL. The texture of the frozen bananas when blended comes out super creamy and is naturally sweet. Nice cream is a great healthy treat to cool off on hot afternoons and has great nutritional value since it’s made from bananas, so you can indulge without the guilt!

This vegan cookie dough nice cream is made from frozen bananas with chunks of edible cookie dough in every bite! It’s the perfect healthy dessert that’s super easy to make with whole food ingredients.

Why you’ll love this vegan cookie dough nice cream

  • Healthier take on a nostalgic treat – ditch the dairy and refined sugars for this copycat cookie dough nice cream that’s made from whole food ingredients!
  • Creamy consistency – frozen bananas make this nice cream super creamy!
  • Easy to make – simply add all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor until it turns into an ice cream consistency.

Ingredients to make nice cream

  • Frozen Sliced Bananas – the riper the banana, the sweeter your nice cream will be and the less banana flavor will come through. I recommend slicing the bananas before freezing them so it’s easier for your blender to process.
  • Cashew Butter – this adds a creamy, cookie-like flavor. You can also use almond butter.
  • Vanilla Extract – to add a depth of flavor.

Ingredients to make edible cookie dough balls

The edible cookie dough bites are what take this recipe to the next level. They’re made with whole-food ingredients and delicious!

This vegan cookie dough nice cream is made from frozen bananas with chunks of edible cookie dough in every bite! It’s the perfect healthy dessert that’s super easy to make with whole food ingredients.

How to make vegan cookie dough nice cream

Step 1: Make the edible cookie dough balls by mixing all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Roll into small balls and place in the freezer while you make the nice cream.

Step 2: Add the frozen sliced bananas, cashew butter and vanilla extract into a high-speed blender or food processor. Make sure to use a powerful blender/food processor to get the best consistency. I use a Vitamix blender.

Step 3: Time to blend! If you’re using a blender/Vitamix, I recommend using the dampener to help it blend together. It should be similar to a soft serve consistency. If your blender needs some assistance blending everything, add 1-2 tablespoons of non-dairy milk.

Step 4: Use a spoon to mix in half of the cookie dough balls into the nice cream, plus a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips. Scoop the nice cream into bowls, top with more cookie dough balls and enjoy right away!

Vegan Cookie Dough Nice Cream

This vegan cookie dough nice cream is made from frozen bananas with chunks of edible cookie dough in every bite! It’s the perfect healthy dessert that’s super easy to make with whole food ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 -3 servings
Author: Megan

Ingredients

Nice Cream

Edible Cookie Dough Balls

Instructions

  • Make the cookie dough balls by adding all of the ingredients to a bowl and mixing together. Roll into small balls and place in the freezer.
  • Add the frozen sliced bananas, cashew butter, and vanilla extract into a high-speed blender or food processor.
  • Start bending, using the dampener to help everything blend together. It should be similar to a soft serve consistency. If your blender needs some assistance, add 1-2 tablespoons of non-dairy milk.
  • Use a spoon or spatula to mix in half of the cookie dough balls and 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips into the nice cream.
  • Scoop the nice cream into bowls. Top with more cookie dough balls and mini chocolate chips. Enjoy right away!

Notes

  1. The more ripe the banana, the sweeter your nice cream will be and the less banana flavor will come through. I recommend slicing the bananas before freezing them so it’s easier for your blender to process.
  2. Make sure to use a powerful blender/food processor to get the best consistency. I use a Vitamix blender. If you don’t have a powerful blender, just add 1-2 tablespoons of non-dairy milk when blending everything together to assist your machine. 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

4 Comments

  • Hafsa

    July 23, 2024 at 12:04 pm

    5 stars
    Best ICE CREAM EVER AND HEALTHY

    1. Megan

      July 23, 2024 at 4:34 pm

      Amazing, so glad you love it!

  • Hafsa

    July 23, 2024 at 12:03 pm

    5 stars
    This was SO GOOD and healthy I saw this on Instagram so I knew I had to try this. Next time you should make healthy mint chocolate chip ice cream.

    1. Megan

      July 23, 2024 at 4:33 pm

      Aw yay I’m so happy you enjoyed it! You must have read my mind because I did make a healthy mint chocolate chip version – it is in my e-cookbook, Sweets From Plants. Hope you give it a try!

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