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Recipe for one-ingredient banana ice cream

Serves 2

Making this recipe is like doing a magic trick: Blend plain frozen bananas and end up with the creamiest ice cream. To vary the flavor, add any of these: 1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter; 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder; 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon; or 3 sliced and frozen strawberries.

3ripe bananas
½tablespoon milk
(optional)

1. Peel the bananas and slice them thickly. Lay them on a plate and freeze for 2 hours or until solid.

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2. Place the bananas in a blender or food processor. Turn the machine on to blend them. At first they will spin around and stay icy. Keep stopping the machine and use a wooden spoon to loosen the mixture if it stops moving. At some point, the bananas will suddenly turn creamy and custardy, like soft-serve ice cream. If they do not, add a little milk and blend again. Serve right away or freeze in a lidded container.

Adapted from “ChopChop”

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