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Clean Eating & Vegan Peppermint Nice Cream

A holiday treat you can feel good eating?  My Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream (Chocolate Nice Cream) is just that!

Clean Eating Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Nice Cream / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

Is there anything better than the chocolate peppermint combination this time of year?  I really don’t think so!  It’s one of my favorite things to eat during the entire month of December. I never tire of the flavor combo.

I’ve come up with a way for you to enjoy the festive flavors in a totally clean eating package.  My Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream (Chocolate Nice Cream) is only 5 ingredients and will totally have you fooled.

Any guesses on what’s in this?  If you are thinking cream and sugar… you are wrong!

Clean Eating Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Nice Cream / Running in a Skirt

If you guessed bananas, you guessed right!

Now bear with me for a moment…  you don’t actually taste the bananas.   They serve as a nice and creamy, healthy base for the chocolate-y peppermint-y goodness that I mix in.

You are just going to have to trust me on this one!

Clean Eating Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Nice Cream / Running in a Skirt

To make the Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream (Chocolate Nice Cream) you can use a food processor or one of my favorite healthy kitchen tools the Yonanas Frozen Ice Cream Maker.  It turns fruit into frozen “ice cream.”

The only ingredients in this are very ripe frozen bananas, almond milk, dark cocoa powder, vanilla extract and peppermint extract.  That’s IT!  Choose a spotted ripe banana to get maximum sweetness from the fruit.  I like to keep them in my freezer always so I’ll have them on hand to make treats like this.

You can serve it in a bowl…

Clean Eating Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Nice Cream / Running in a Skirt

Or in a fun cone.  These sugar cones aren’t “clean” but are pretty satisfying and not too terrible for you.  This looks like way more of an indulgence than it actually is!

Clean Eating Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Nice Cream / Running in a Skirt

Either way, this Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream (Chocolate Nice Cream) is almost too good to be true.  Almost…

Enjoy and share with your friends.  As always I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.


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Clean Eating Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Nice Cream / Running in a Skirt

Clean Eating & Vegan Peppermint Nice Cream

Julie Wunder
Healthy, clean eating and vegan ice cream! The perfect chocolate nice cream for the holidays!
Course Holiday


  • 4 medium bananas, frozen
  • dash of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweeted cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-3 drops peppermint extract


  • In a food processor blend the bananas with a dash of almond milk. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add one drop of peppermint extract and use more if desired. It is very potent, so taste with one drop first!


You can also use a Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker! Just stir the ingredients together after running the bananas through the machine.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

Clean Eating Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Nice Cream / Running in a Skirt

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some last minute Christmas Gift ideas that it’s still not too late to buy!

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  6. Kristy from Southern In Law December 18, 2016 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    This looks amaaazing! I have a bit of a nice cream obsession at the moment after getting a new mini food processor, so I’ll have ot try this!

  7. Kimmythevegan December 18, 2016 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Let me tell you that these peppermint based recipes are not getting old. Even a little bit. I am LOVING all of your awesome peppermint recipes. And chocolate nana peppermint nice cream? Sounds so good!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m pinning & sharing =)

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Thanks Kimmy! I’m such a fan of the combo too… obviously!

  8. Randi Tisdall December 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    This looks incredible!! I’m a huge chocolate mint fan, and I’m surprised when anyone doubts the powers of the two, seriously!! I will definitely have to make this, thanks for sharing!

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Thanks Randi! I’m a big fan too. Hope your holiday was great.

  9. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition December 16, 2016 at 11:11 am - Reply

    These are so fun and I love nice cream! What a great way to have a healthy treat during the holidays!

  10. Emily December 16, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

    OH WOW. This looks so creamy and delicious!

  11. [email protected] December 15, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Sounds tasty. And the flavor is perfect for this time of year, although I don’t usually eat icecream when it’s cold out. But then again is there ever a bad time for that?

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:28 am - Reply

      I love ice cream year round! Never a bad time :-).

  12. Annmarie December 15, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I trust you! That looks really amazing, YUM! 😛

  13. Diane Royer December 15, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

    This looks “wunderful”. I’m with you Julie, you can’t go wrong with chocolate and peppermint. What a fun treat!

  14. Dan Steadman December 15, 2016 at 8:26 am - Reply

    This is awesome!!! Something my 5 year old with dairy allergies can have…he’ll be thrilled…we usually like anything eggnog

  15. ooh that looks fabulous even though it’s completely freezing outside 🙂

  16. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 15, 2016 at 6:32 am - Reply

    I need this. Added bonus? Alex won’t touch it because he doesn’t like mint when it is mixed with things. HE IS SO WEIRD.

  17. Blane Sherer December 15, 2016 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Another nice seasonal ” wunder-treat ” ( smile )

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