Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream!

December 11! We’re officially two weeks away from Christmas!!

Can you believe it?? Are you ready??

Despite my Christmassy attire, I most certainly am not. BUT – my kitchen is!

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I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Christmas recipes! It will make 10 lords a’leap and nine ladies dance!

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It’s my Peppermint Mocha Nice Cream!

Now, what is Nice Cream, you ask? Well – it’s ice cream made from frozen bananas! And it’s clever name comes from: Banana (or ‘Nana) + Ice Cream = Nice Cream!

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It’s creamy, rich vegan ice cream with a holiday twist!

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Starbucks who??

OH! And I won’t tell if you want to add a shot of Bailey’s or Peppermint Schnapps either! 😉

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Also — it’s gluten free, and paleo too!

Here’s What You Need: (Serves 1)

2 large, extra ripe bananas (read: with lots of brown spots) — peeled, sliced, and frozen
1/4 cup cooled coffee (I used dark 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

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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!)

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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!) 

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

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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!! 

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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!

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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!

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So make this delicious Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream. Deck the Halls. Trim the Tree. And have yourself a Merry little Christmas!

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That’s a wrap! Santa Melted!

“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5

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72 responses to “Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream!”

  1. I made the mistake of reading this and now im stuck. I now live in a world where i know this exists and cannot produce this for myself. O Cruel Fate, that such days should be mine! I will have to share this with my family and whip it up when we gather for Christmas. Great recipe!

    • Haha oh my gosh this made me laugh out loud!! Thanks Scoot. Hope you make this for yourself! (A blender works just as well as a food processor!) hugs xox

  2. Did you post something like this last Christmas? I remember seeing that Santa mug but can’t remember what nice cream it was. Peppermint mocha nice cream sound amazing! 😍

    • Thanks Hilary! Yes! It actually this recipe! It was too good not to bring it around again this Christmas! Haha ‘tis the season! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs xox

    • Haha haha thank you so much!! Definitely worth it if you ask me!!! 🙂 a real treat! Hugs and love xox

  3. This looks amazing. Unfortunately because bananas are super high in potassium I am unable to eat many because of my bad kidneys. But I know a few friends who would love this for the holidays and I am going to send them a link to this post. The photos alone in this post have driven me to want ice cream now….not the nice kind I’m afraid. 😉

    • thanks EJ! oh shooot – yes! i hope your friends like this! i’m sorry that you’re not able to have bananas! you can still make delicious dairy free ice cream with freozen berries and coconut milk!! 🙂 hugs xo

      • I really only miss regular peanut butter and bananas on toast (but I sneak one every once and awhile). At what point does ice cream become sorbet? Is this banana sorbet that’s been Christmastized?

      • Ooh what a Delicious snack! With a little honey and cinnamon YUM! haha it’s sorbet when it uses water instead of cream for the base. And yeah I guess this is technically a sorbet of sorts! Haha Hugs and love xox

  4. I love peppermint and I love mocha. I love ice cream. This means that I love peppermint mocha ice cream. Cute outfit by the way. I hope that YOU can enjoy your peppermint mocha ice cream while on the couch with your bare feet by a nice fire. Maybe you can hang your socks over the fireplace. HEHEHE!! Enjoy!

  5. This looks awesome! I love Christmas stuff! My family had a yummy Christmas drink when I was young. It was called Russian Tea. As I got older I found out it is a recipe printed on the side of any jar of Tang. Tang!
    I learned early on that if you get the water hot enough, when you pour the ‘Russian Tea’ mix into it, it foams up and reacts violently (in a very cool way). So, if you’re feeling adventurous (in a very non-adventurous way), pick up some Tang and make some Russian Tea!

    • thanks so much William! i agree – i love christams stuff too!! 🙂 ooh russian tea sounds amazing! thanks for sharing that! hugs xox

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