Mocha Nice Cream

Nice Cream allows for endless creativity when it comes to flavors. This Mocha Nice Cream proves that you can get pretty crazy, even with just a few ingredients!

Espresso powder is concentrated coffee, which is different than instant coffee. It gives this treat a delicious rich flavor. You can find espresso powder in the baking section at most grocery stores. If you’re not a fan of coffee, simply use half as much espresso powder. You’ll enhance the flavor without getting that distinct coffee flavor.

If you don’t have espresso powder, you’re welcome to use instant coffee. Be warned – the final product may be a little more bitter.


Mocha Nice Cream


Cacao, one of our favorite ingredients, is made with unroasted cacao beans. This is different than cocoa, which is made with roasted beans. Nutritionally, cacao has a lot more to offer. Unroasted beans equals more nutrients and antioxidants. Also, cacao has an amazing rich, chocolaty flavor that you simply cannot get from cocoa.

Cacao powder is in the baking isle of some grocery stores. It’s in the bulk foods section of the health food store nearby, but can be a bit pricey. I’ve come across much cheaper options at the HomeGoods store and on-line (Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Cacao Nibs).

Looking for more ways to incorporate cacao? Some of our favorites are 1-Step Chocolate Banana Nice Cream, Rich & Creamy Fudgesicles, Chocolate Cream Pie, Salted Carmel Nut Clusters, Chocolate Coconut No Bake Bites, Chocolate-Ccovered Strawberry Chia Pudding, Dessert for Breakfast Chocolate Pancakes, Rich & Creamy Chocolate Pudding, Frozen Chocolate Cherry Delights, and Chocolate Avocado Treats.


Mocha Nice Cream


To whip up this nice cream, we used this food processor (Note this is an affiliate link).

Mocha Nice Cream

Mocha Nice Cream

For a sweet and refreshing plant-based treat, simply combine espresso powder, cacao and frozen bananas. Blend and enjoy!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice-cream, mocha, nice cream
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 250kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 3 bananas, frozen
  • 1 T espresso powder
  • 1 T cacao powder
  • 1/3-1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened or other non-dairy milk
  • 2 T cacao nibs optional


  • Add frozen bananas, espresso powder, cacao power and 1/3 cup almond milk to food processor. Process until smooth, adding almond milk 1 T at a time, if needed.
  • Divide into 2 bowl, topping each with 1 T cacao nibs.


Consistency will be similar to soft-serve. If you'd like a more firm texture, freeze for 30-60 minutes before serving. 
If freezing the nice cream for longer than 2 hours, we recommend adding a splash of rum or an alcohol-based extract to prevent it from freezing too solid. 
Any other non-dairy milk can be used in place of almond milk (i.e. coconut milk, soy milk, hemp milk, etc.)


Calories: 250kcal
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