Dark Chocolate Almond Nice Cream

Dark Chocolate Almond Nice Cream
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Who doesn’t love a delicious scoop of ice cream—or should we say, “nice cream”? Instead of dairy milk, the base of this decadent dessert is frozen bananas. Almond butter  is included to pump up the creaminess and protein. Top with sliced almonds for extra protein and a crunch! And unlike regular ice cream, this one has no added sugars—it’s sweetened with zero calorie Splenda Granulated Sweetener!
This recipe brought to you by Splenda®, a proud supporter of the American Diabetes Association® and Diabetes Food Hub®.
  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 Cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 Cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 130

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 40mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 9g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 420mg
  • Phosphorus 110mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat



  • bananas (large size, cut into 1-inch chunks and frozen [heaping 2 cups frozen banana chunks])
    2 whole
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
    6 tbsp
  • Splenda® Granulated Sweetener
    3 tbsp
  • salt
    1/8 tsp
  • pure vanilla extract
    2 tsp
  • almond butter
    1 tbsp
  • sliced almonds
    2 tbsp


  1. In a food processor, pulse bananas, half of the cocoa powder, Splenda Sweetener, and salt until pea-sized chunks form. Add vanilla extract and the rest of the cocoa powder. Continue to pulse. Mixture will gather and form a frozen soft-serve ice-cream consistency. Drizzle in almond butter and pulse twice more.

  2. Scoop into bowls and serve topped with almonds or stir in almonds. Place in a freezer-safe container and enjoy within 3 days.

  3. Note: Toast almonds for a deeper, delicious flavor. Keep sliced bananas in a zip top bag in the freezer to have them ready on hand for making nice cream any time.

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    Wow, this is a great alternative to ice cream! Healthy and delicious. My only recommendation is a little less cocoa/cacao powder as 6 tbsp made it just a bit too chocolatey for me.