Chickpea Peanut Butter Ice Cream (Vegan/Gluten-Free)


CHICKPEA ICE CREAM?! read it correctly! This takes healthy plant-based ice cream to the next level. Ice cream made out of chickpeas. It didn’t sound very good to me at first but I have to tell you, it really works! If you’re craving ice cream but want a healthier alternative this definitely does the trick. Guess what else? There is no added sugar to this ice cream or added sweetener. I used dates to sweeten it (OMG)! The chickpeas in this recipe add tons of plant-based protein and fiber as well as vitamins and minerals like magnesium, vitamin K, folate, manganese, iron, b6, zinc and copper.

This delicious recipe is adapted from Unsweetened Caroline’s Recipe.

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This recipe is: 





✔️No added sugar

✔️100% DELISH


Chickpea Peanut Butter Ice Cream (Vegan/GF)

Course Dessert
Keyword chickpea ice cream, ice cream, peanut butter ice cream, plant-based dessert, plant-based ice cream, vegan dessert, vegan ice cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 8 hours


Toppings (optional)


  • In a high-speed blender like a Vitamix, blend chickpeas, dates, peanut butter and almond milk until completely smooth. 
  • Once smooth, pour into a loaf pan and freeze for 8-12 hours or until frozen. Freezing time can vary depending on the freezer you have, if you leave it longer than 8-12 hours, you will need to let it thaw 10-15 minutes. 
  • Add toppings of your choice and enjoy! 

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24 replies
  1. Gillian Zohner says:

    Ah-mazing, I did it with almond butter because of p-nut allergies, was very creamy. I have a vitamix, so I put it on the frozen desserts setting, dropped the dates in one at a time to pulverise them, did the same with the chick peas, then added the almond milk, it was short and creamy but then, and when I put in the almond butter, it came together nicely. My kids loved it. It was pure luck I came across your recipe, I just opened a can of chick peas today to use the water to make aquafamba and was wondering what to do with the actual peas, when this just showed up in my feed. I am forever in your debt. This will be a household favorite

    • Danielle Keith says:

      I’ve only tried it with regular peanut butter, but I do not think it would work with PB2, because you need the fat from the peanut butter to make the ice cream creamy.

    • Danielle Keith says:

      I’m not sure about substituting honey, as I’ve only made the recipe with dates. You can definitely use another type of plant milk, such as soy milk or oat milk.


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