Chocolate PB Breakfast Ice Cream

Ice cream for breakfast? Absolutely! Smooth, chocolatey, thick and creamy, this chocolate peanut butter “ice cream” is perfect for adding a healthy boost to your morning!

Since my post earlier this week was all about chocolate cake for breakfast, I couldn’t help but make a recipe for chocolate breakfast ice cream too. This recipe has been a favorite of mine for a long time because, not only is it simple and uses easy-to-find ingredients, but it’s shockingly healthy! And believe me, this “ice cream” doesn’t taste healthy. Let’s take a look at the ingredients, in case you need more convincing.


Bananas~This fruit is a good source of potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Bananas are also naturally sweet so there is no need for added sugar in this recipe.

Cocoa Powder~In this recipe, you can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder or dutch-processed cocoa powder. Personally, I am fan of the dutch-processed cocoa because it produces a darker, more chocolatey flavor, but feel free to use anything you have on hand.

Peanut Butter~Rich in healthy fats and protein, peanut butter helps to make this ice cream more filling, while also adding a creamy texture. If you wish to omit the peanut butter to keep this recipe fat-free, you can do so and still have a fabulous ice cream.

Instant Coffee Granules~Optional but really does accentuate the chocolate flavor. I recommend adding if you have it on hand.

Milk~Any kind of milk works here. I used fat-free dairy milk, but almond, oat or soy milk are also great. Just remember with dairy milks that the higher the percentage used, the greater the fat content of this recipe will be, which will affect your nutrition facts. In this recipe, the calorie count is calculated using fat-free dairy milk.

The Dance

There is really only one step to this recipe: add all the ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender and process until smooth. Make sure to stop the machine and scrape down the sides of your food processor once or twice during blending to ensure that all those yummy ingredients get mixed in.

Scoop the “ice cream” into two small bowls, top with mini chocolate chips and chopped peanuts if desired, and serve one to you and one to a friend. Or you could just serve both to you…


Chocolate PB Breakfast Ice Cream

Creamy, smooth and rich in chocolate flavor, this healthy "ice cream" is the perfect way to start your day!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 235 kcal


  • 1 Food Processor or Blender


  • 2 medium size bananas cut into chunks and frozen
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1/4-1/3 cup milk *see notes


  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until thick and smooth.
  • Scoop into bowls, sprinkle with chocolate chips or nuts if desired, and enjoy!


*Add just enough milk to blend smoothly without thinning the mixture too much. I needed to add 1/3 cup of milk but you can start with 1/4 cup and add 1-2 tbsp more if your mixture won’t blend smoothly.
Keyword chocolate, easy, healthy

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