Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream!

Less than two weeks until Christmas!!!

Who’s excited!? I know I sure am! Unprepared as all get out, but at least I have my Christmas wardrobe all ready to go. #priorities 😉

I’m so glad you all enjoyed my interview with Ben Higgins on Monday! I was so moved by his faith and his heart for the Lord. If you haven’t listened to it, consider this your formal invitation. 🙂 

Photo: Generous Coffee, used with permission

And fun story – his interview crashed my site!! He sent out a tweet about it, and one minute later – *crash!* Now that’s power of the pen if I’ve ever seen it! 

But tonight, I’m coming at’cha with a delicious recipe that will make 10 lords a’leap and nine ladies dance! 

It’s my Peppermint Mocha Nice Cream! 

What is Nice Cream, you ask? It’s ice cream made from frozen bananas! And its clever name comes from: Banana (or ‘Nana”) + Ice Cream = Nice Cream!

But the best part about this recipe, is that I used Generous Coffee!

Photo: Generous Coffee, used with permission 

As you know from my interview with Ben, his company, Generous Coffee, is offering “Life Changing Coffee.” It’s a for-purpose company, with a significant portion of the sales of his coffee and apparel going to help our brothers and sisters in Honduras. They’re providing life changing jobs and partnerships, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to use Generous Coffee in this recipe. 

Because not only is it doing good in the world, it also tastes amazing. (And is organic!)

((And just today, Mr. Higgins is giving us 20% OFF your entire purchase when you use the code: CHRISTMASDAY12 at checkout. Thank you Ben! That’s so awesome!))

Photo: Generous Coffee, used with permission

But I’m super pumped because Generous Coffee is the star of this secretly healthy treat! 

Creamy and rich vegan ice cream with a holiday twist! 

OH! — and I won’t tell if you want to add a shot of Bailey’s or peppermint schnapps either. 😉

And it’s also gluten free and paleo too!

Here’s what you need: (Serves 1…because I’m single haha)

2 large, extra ripe bananas (read: with lots of brown spots) —  peeled, sliced, and frozen
1/4 cup of cooled Generous Coffee (I used their Dark Colombia roast!)
1 Tbsp agave or honey (or French Vanilla liquid stevia)
1 candy cane, or peppermint hard candy

Food processor (here’s the one I use and love) 
zip top bags

Peel and slice two very ripe bananas into coins and place in a ziptop bag. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Preferably overnight. (PRO TIP: I buy bananas in bulk, let them get extra ripe and covered in brown spots, and then slice & freeze a bunch of them in individual baggies. That way, they’re ready to go when I want to make smoothies or nice cream!)

Place the candy cane in a ziptop bag and crush with a rolling pin or with the base of a mug, in order to form sprinkles. Set aside. 

Add the frozen banana coins to the food processor, and blitz until they form little pebbles. (Warning — this makes a LOUD noise, and shakes the food processor, so be ready!) 

Once the bananas reach that pebbly consistency, drizzle in the cooled coffee and sweetener. Keep processing until it comes together into soft-serve consistency

She’s a beauty.

You’ll need to stop and scrape the sides of the food processor once. (This would also be the time to add some peppermint schnapps or Baileys!)

Dish up the beautiful soft-serve, mocha ice cream, sprinkle with the crushed peppermint candy, turn on some Christmas music and ENJOY!! 

My oh my, friend. This was outrageously delicious! The coffee flavor was out of this world, and that kiss of peppermint at the end — sheer perfection. 

It was luxuriously creamy and melty – it’s hard to believe you can achieve this consistency from bananas! It’s bananas!

And that’s the thing – this recipe is SO healthy! I’ve got to tell you – I have turned several gentlemen in my life on to this “(N)ice Cream” treat. 

I will randomly get texts from them with a photo of their homemade banana ice cream, gushing about how much they love it. 

One of those gentlemen may have been a former romantic love interest, but I’ll never tell. 😉

But all that to say — this is some seriously good eats. It’s so decadent, you won’t believe it’s actually good for you!

So make this delicious Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream. Order yourself some Generous Coffee, and have yourself a Merry little Christmas! 

To learn more about the powerful work Ben is doing with Generous Coffee, visit, or follow them on Instagram, @generous_coffee_

Photo: Generous Coffee, used with permission

And listen to our interview below!

And that’s a wrap! Santa melted!

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79 responses to “Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream!”

    • Haha thanks so much Michael. Yeah it’s pretty grand if I do say so myself! Enjoy! Hugs and love xox

    • Hey Michelle! Thank you so much! It was super yummy! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  1. Beautiful recipe! It looks very delish and I love bananas! Isn’t it bananas? Lolol I love making punch, smoothie’s and adding it to my pancakes as a topping or just a side dish snack! Sprinkled with nuts of course! Gosh I love nuts! Lol but you know that already so yeah! 😛

    Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you!! Much love! <3

  2. Yum yum yum. Me love peppermint mocha ice cream. So delicious. I hope that Christmas enjoys you. May you enjoy the tree, the warmth of the fire and seeing your socks over the fireplace.

    • Ha hahha thank you so much! I think you’re right! Scrooge AND the grinch!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

    • Hey Ryan! Oh gosh thank you so much! Yeah mine too – the spottier the better!! My grocer knows not to throw away the ones getting super ripe — I take ‘em all! Hahah you should see my freezer 😂 Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  3. Might have to try this. Maybe adding a tablespoon of cacao powder – because, chocolate…! 😉

    • Thanks! Oooh yes! That sounds like an excellent addition! Bring on the chocolate!! Hugs and love xox

    • Thanks Erin!! Ooh stroke of luck with the ripe bananas!! Hope you love it! Glad you stopped by 🙂 Hugs and love xox

    • Hey there John! Thanks so much 🙂 it was such a treat! And that mug —- $3 on clearance at TJ Maxx!! Score!! Hugs and love xox

  4. Help! You’ve done it to me again! My stomach is now on strike and demanding I either produce one or stop viewing this grand creation. Maybe I’ll take a break and see if I can offer a substitute to satisfy it. Glad you have your plans up and ready for Christmas. My bank account says I must have been active in spreading good cheer all around in little gift wrapped bundles ready for the grand hand out. 🙂 Wishing you a Happy Christmas.

    • Hahha oh my goodness you’re too funny. Thanks Ian. I feel ya there. I know your gift recipients will be so touched by your generosity! Hugs and love xox

    • Aww thanks friend! I hope you absolutely love it! Same to you – merry Christmas! Hugs and love xox

  5. When I finally move out of student accommodation and get a food processor this is one thing I will definitely be trying, such an interesting idea. Thanks for sharing!

    • Aw thanks Ash! Yes! It’s so delicious. And I feel ya – having your own kitchen is something to definitely look forward to!! Hugs and love xox

    • oh my gosh, thank you so much 🙂 I personally take the photos of the food. The others, it depends! Sometimes they’re self portraits, other times, it’s my mom! hahahahaha hugs xo

  6. Question about the ice cream…I’ve made it with bananas before and it tasted like, well, bananas. So, do this have any taste banana because I just can’t help but think how peppermint and bananas just don’t ‘go together’. And, now, just for fun, let’s count how many times I wrote “bananas”. LOL. Thanks!

    • Hahahha hi Deanna! I didn’t taste banana, I tasted coffee! The peppermint isn’t overwhelming in the least, since it’s just from the candies. I also added French vanilla stevia. A lot of people are Luke warm about stevia, but the brand I linked is PHENOMENAL. I literally have a standing delivery order with them every 10 days. No weird aftertaste. So no – no bananas here! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

  7. Hey do you cook professionally? Some of the recipes you post seem like they took trial and error during the development process. And you post frequent recipes it’s not an easy thing?. Great job

    • Thank you so much! I did go to culinary school and publish a cookbook! But nothing in terms of career no. Hugs and love xox

  8. I love your pictures! They are so sweet and fun to review. I am going to make this with friends this weekend. I love that I am reading it while drinking a Peppermint Mocha frapp with Almond Milk.

    • Aw thank you 🙂 yeah I love taking photos of recipes! They’re more photogenic than I am! Haha Hugs and love xox

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