Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream

Chocolate protein powder adds staying power to this tasty protein ice cream. Maple syrup lends a touch of sweetness, while peanut butter powder provides nuttiness for a flavorful sweet treat. Toppings like cacao nibs and crushed peanuts provide a satisfying crunch.

a recipe photo of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Ice Cream
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • 2 cups frozen sliced bananas (3 bananas)

  • 4 tablespoons chocolate protein powder

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter powder

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • ½ cup unsweetened oat milk

  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Cacao nibs and crushed toasted peanuts for garnish (optional)


  1. Place bananas, protein powder, peanut butter powder and cocoa in a large food processor; process on High, stopping to scrape down sides as needed, until the banana slices are broken up, about 1 minute.

  2. With the processor running, pour oat milk, maple syrup and vanilla through the food chute; process until smooth, about 1 minute.

  3. Spoon the mixture into a freezer-safe 9–by-5-inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper; freeze for 1 hour. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and peanuts before serving, if desired.

To make ahead

Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
3g Fat
41g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 24g
Added Sugars 9g 18%
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 113IU 2%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Folate 21mcg 5%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 63mg 15%
Potassium 546mg 12%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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