Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

It. Is. Hot!

Like, baking hot! This is the U.K. It doesn’t do hot! At least, it didn’t! The last couple of days have been around 33c (91f) and that for us, when summer usually averages around 20c (68f) is very hot!

Hence no cooking, just salads and ice-lollies this week! Oh and I so forgot how delicious this simple ice-cream is!

It is so creamy that you think it must be full of fat and calories and not good for you at all, when it is in fact so much healthier! 🙂

First, you need some bananas – not yellow yellow skinned, ones with a bit of brown speckles on would be perfect. Peel them, chop them and place them in a bag in the freezer. That is as simple as it gets! That is the base of your ice-cream! Blend when frozen, maybe with a dash of vanilla and a splash of milk and you have yourself a delicious creamy healthy ice-cream.

This ice-cream has a swirl of peanut butter running through it to give it extra deliciousness! This one was made with dates, a bit of milk, peanut butter powder and a sprinkle of salt. I layered this through the ice-cream then let it all freeze for a bit – although you can eat it immediately! Delicious. This is real good! You should so make this! 😀

5 from 1 vote
Peanut Butter Swirl Ice-Cream

An quick healthy ice-cream which is so creamy and delicious!

Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 100 g destoned dates (fresh soft ones are best)
  • 50 ml milk (we used oat milk)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter powder (we used PBfit)
  • pinch of salt
  • 3-4 medium bananas (peeled, chopped and frozen)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • splash of milk if needed
  1. Put the dates in a powerful blender or food processor with the milk, peanut butter powder and salt. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

  2. In a clean blender or food processor, add the bananas and vanilla. Pulse until they break down a bit, then blend until smooth. Stop when you have a creamy ice-cream.

  3. Layer the ice-cream in a bowl, top with some peanut butter mix, use a fork to swirl through, then repeat by adding more ice-cream on top. Either freeze for later or eat immediately.

  4. Serve in bowls or cones, add crushed nuts or chocolate chips. Enjoy!

This week I am co-hosting Angie’s Fiesta Friday with Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau, why not come over and see what everyone is up to! There’s always loads of yummy foods to inspire and loads of friendly people to meet! 😀

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We hope you have a fabulous weekend (we are having a bit of a rest after last weekend’s adventure!) and enjoy the start of the long summer holidays! Have fun! 

Speak soon

Laurena x


  • Eva Gallon 26th July 2019 at 13:38

    Oh my goodness- I’m not even a big ice cream fan (auto corrected just now to ‘van’!) but this has made my mouth water lol, sounds really yummy. I keep meaning to do some “nice cream ” but haven’t done so yet. I tend to thaw the frozen bananas for banana loaf lol. Have a nice weekend ☺ Still 40′ here but 29′ tomorrow, yay?

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 26th July 2019 at 22:44

      You should so try this Eva it really is good. Oh, that’s funny that you thaw the bananas for banana loaf – why don’t you just make it straight away? It was 33c here again today (but we managed to sit outside at my cousins where it was only 24c yay!) Have a great weekend.

  • Eva Gallon 26th July 2019 at 13:40

    I forgot to mention, I think I saw a funny typo: you state “stir through with a form”- or maybe I haven’t heard of a form in the kitchen utensil context hehe

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 26th July 2019 at 22:49

      Lol… thank you! 😀 Sorted now! xxx

  • Eva Gallon 26th July 2019 at 23:34

    I never seem to use ‘fresh’ old/ripe bananas there and then, I just peel them and place in a freezer bag to use whenever☺Hubby’s just come back from Cardiff (work), he’s bought back some naughty Welsh cakes! He took a taxi all the way from Cardiff to London City Airport (4.5 hours) as it was cheaper than getting trains lol

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 26th July 2019 at 23:55

      WHAT! A taxi was cheaper than the train all that way OMGosh! We never seem to have bananas go ripe and have to buy extra if we need them! Have you seen my Welsh cake recipe – they are really easy! 😛

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  • Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook 28th July 2019 at 17:43

    Oh my! This sounds really good, Laurena. It is indeed very hot and an ice cream sounds like a perfect idea! Thanks a lot for hosting! I hope everything is fine with you!?

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 28th July 2019 at 23:03

      Thanks Jhuls. It really is so good and as it’s mostly fruit you can eat as much as you like yes? :p We’re good thanks (I think)! just busy! I hope you’re well and keeping cool!?

  • Elise L Ho 29th July 2019 at 16:49

    The recipe sounds delicious. I have really been impressed with oat milk. It is very rich and creamy.

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 29th July 2019 at 20:38

      Thanks Elise… oat milk is one of the best plant based milks – even regular milk drinkers don’t know the difference! This ice-cream is fab tasting and so quick and easy. I hope you get the chance to make it.

  • Angelika 31st July 2019 at 00:16

    This looks so deliciously.

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 31st July 2019 at 08:42

      Thank you. It is really good! Have you made ice cream with bananas before?

  • Angie | Fiesta Friday 1st August 2019 at 18:57

    I want this! It’s so hot here! I’ve made ice cream with bananas before and everybody liked it. I don’t know why I don’t do it more often. Thanks so much for cohosting, Laurena. XOXO


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