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Chunky Monkey Nice Cream

Most everyone knows what Chunky Monkey ice cream is, but how about Chunky Monkey Nice Cream? A leading national ice cream brand made Chunky Monkey ice cream popular when they tossed together banana ice cream, fudge chunks, and walnuts. That leading national ice cream brand may not have wanted to throw in the dairy towel, but we did.

What was once a 95-year dairy legacy became the most innovative plant milk brand on the market.With the shift from dairy to plant-based milk, so came a desire for a nice(r) cream. Nice cream is simply a concoction of frozen bananas blended up into soft serve, and tossed with other ingredients like fresh fruit, chocolate, nuts, and more. Nice cream excludes dairy and in most cases is 100% Vegan (typically depending on whether or not honey is used).

We crave a cold, creamy, soft serve dessert during the long and hot summer days, just like you. Our Chunky Monkey Nice Cream makes satisfying that craving possible. By using just five simple ingredients, you can have your ice cream just the way you’ve always loved it.

You’ll need Elmhurst Walnut Milk as your base, which is the critical ingredient in this recipe. Not only are walnuts part of the original Chunky Monkey recipe, but this plant-based milk is a light and creamy dairy alternative that is both delicious and nutritious. In addition to the nice cream’s plant-based milk, what makes the ice cream base thick and creamy are the frozen bananas and raw walnuts. Add to it all, raw cacao powder and vanilla extract, and you have a decadent ice cream dessert. After freezing the nice cream for about 15 minutes, we tossed another handful of raw walnuts and some mini chocolate chips for the final touch.

Trust us when we tell you that the traditional Chunky Monkey ice cream has nothing on this Chunky Monkey Nice Cream.

Try it and tag us in your Chunky Monkey Nice Cream creations on Instagram (@Elmhurst1925).


  • 1 cup Elmhurst Walnut Milk
  • 4 cups heaping sliced frozen bananas
  • 2/3 cup + 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend on high until all ingredients are completely mixed together.
  2. Pour nice cream into a large bowl, and set in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from freezer, add more walnuts and mini chocolate chips, as desired.

Stir and serve.

Serves: 4