Chocolate Vegan Nice Cream

This easy, dairy-free ice cream ('nice cream') recipe calls for just a handful of simple ingredients and can be dressed up however you like to create your favorite version chock-full of chocolate flavor!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 serving


  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 cup ice cubes

  • 3 ounces extra-firm tofu, pressed to remove water

  • cup cacao powder

  • ¼ cup raw cashews

  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon soy milk, or more as needed


  1. Place cashews in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for 1 to 3 hours. Drain.

  2. Combine soaked cashews, banana, ice cubes, tofu, cacao powder, dates, vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon soy milk in a blender. Process until smooth. Add an additional teaspoon of soy milk only if needed, in order to keep the mixture as thick as possible.

  3. Pour into a bowl to serve.

Cook's Note:

Use any plant-based milk you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

598 Calories
31g Fat
65g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 598
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 23%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 331mg 25%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 848mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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