Banana ” Ice Cream”

 

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A healthy alternative to ice cream that has endless flavor variations!

Ingredients:

2 medium sized bananas; ripe

Directions:

1. Cut the bananas into 1/2 inch thick slices and place in the freezer for at least four hours (overnight works best).

2. Transfer the frozen banana slices to food processor. Process until smooth, stopping once or twice to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. They’ll be grainy at first.

3. After about 45-60 seconds, the bananas should be fully blended into a smooth, creamy, and light frozen dessert. Be careful not to over-process or the friction from the processor will begin to melt the ice cream. You can enjoy this dessert right away for best results, but it will also freeze well for a day or two.

There are many add ins you can choose from to change it up! Here are a few examples:

Vanilla Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 – 3 tbsp of cacao powder (depending on your preference)
  • optional: 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Strawberry Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup of frozen strawberries