‘Nana ice cream recipe

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for (banana) ice cream!  Now that the weather is looking up, you won’t look like such a fool eating your ice cream (or frozen yogurt).  But instead of spending all that money on frozen yogurt (piling ours up high with cookie dough certainly adds up), try out this super easy (and healthy) recipe for “ice cream” at home.  This is a one ingredient ice cream that you can eat without feeling guilty (although, you really shouldn’t feel guilty for eating ice cream ever).

Ingredients:

  • frozen banana (as many as you want!)

Optional ingredients:

  • homemade chocolate magic shell (1 cup chocolate chips + 2 tbsp. coconut or vegetable oil)
  • fruits
  • nuts

To make this ice cream absolutely delicious, it is super important that you use very ripe bananas.  You want the ugly bananas with all the spots, as they are the sweetest.  Take these bananas, peel and cut them up and pop them in the freezer.

Once frozen, place the bananas in a food processor and process away. You might have to wipe down the sides a bit, and your food processor will most likely make some weird noises, but just keep processing. Eventually you will get a super fluffy, delicious banana ice cream.

It is crucial that you do not over-mix. Once the bananas are nice and fluffy, turn the food processor off and scrape it into a bowl. You can now spice up your ice cream with whatever you want! For extra fun, try mixing in other fruits while the bananas are in the food processor (strawberries, avocado, etc.).

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Try out this homemade magic shell on top (almost as easy to make as the ice cream itself):

Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips with 2 tbsp. coconut or vegetable oil in the microwave (30 second intervals) then drizzle over the banana ice cream.  It hardens and makes for a nice chocolate crunch on top of the ice cream.

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