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Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Posted in : banana, chocolate, dessert, easy, fruit, ice cream, no-bake, snack, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Rueb

I know I’ve been posting a lot of ice cream and frozen treat recipes lately, but they’re easy to make, great for summertime, and pretty inexpensive.

Unless you, ya know, break your blender.
(**Important Update: Blender wasn’t dead, it just needed a nap**)

Worry not, I’ve altered the recipe from how I prepared it so that your blender will live on to purée another day. One of the first rules of blendering is to never load your blender with so much viscous solid food that the blade can’t rotate. I broke that rule and subsequently broke my blender. Don’t be like me. Follow the directions below and you’ll be A-OK.

This recipe is really simple, it only takes three ingredients (two if you don’t like chocolate), and you can make it in an afternoon while cleaning the house, doing chores, tinkering, etc. This is even a great recipe to make with kids!

So, who would like to learn how to make some amazing ice cream? Read on for the recipe!

5 Bananas, sliced and each slice cut into halves or quarters
1 cup Milk (more as needed)
1 cup Crushed chocolate chips

Slice up the bananas as directed and put them in a ziploc bag or on a baking sheet, spreading them out so they are mostly in individual pieces and not in clumps. Place the banana slices in the freezer and chill until frozen (usually an hour to three, depending on your freezer).

Remove the bananas from the freezer. Add the milk and some of the banana pieces to the blender. Blend until smooth and gradually add in more banana pieces. (This is where I messed up and broke my blender by putting all of the banana pieces in at once.)

Once all the banana has been blended into a mostly smooth mixture, turn the blender off and use a spatula to fold in the chocolate. After incorporating the chocolate, pour out the ice cream into a large piece of tupperware and cover with the lid. Place the ice cream in the freezer and let it set or serve immediately for a soft-serve texture.

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