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How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient: Bananas (or Avocados!)

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Vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar!

Brilliant bananas!

It turns out that frozen bananas are good for more than just dipping in chocolate. If you freeze a banana until solid, then whiz it up in a blender or food processor, it gets creamy and a little gooey, just like custard ice cream.

I am here to testify that the Champion Juicer makes the best best best frozen banana puree. So smooth.   It even has a special part that replaces the screen used in juicing just for frozen food.

Nifty. Do you add any mix-ins?

  • Spoonful of peanut butter
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Handful of chocolate chips
  • A few almonds
  • Dollop of Nutella
  • Scoop of cookie butter
  • Tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon, cardamom, or ginger

I was a purist...until NOW.  

Haha, actually the honey sounds good. 

Honey sounds real good.

Avocado ice cream is awesome... and you can simply add that to the banana for a two item recipe.

Is there anything more prep to it than freezing it?

Peeling is recommended.

Rob, the addition of avocado sounds dreamy, because bananas alone are so sweet.

It's my all-time favorite, amazing hybrid-flavor!

Wait, banana-avocado is your all time favorite flavor?!

I have never heard of that flavor until now. Huh, today I learned something new.

Well, I wrote hybrid-flavor for ice cream for a reason, as it's not a pure flavor found in nature... that favorite goes to raspberries for me.

As far as processed flavors go, I'm partial to chocolate and/or dulce de leche (sweetened milk caramel) and sea salt...

Did someone say berries?  :)

Oh yeah, you betcha ...

blue, black, rasp, mul, goose, huckle, straw, goji, choke, ligon, cran, bil, dew, boysen, logan, june, young, Saskatoon (Canadian favorite) and the oldest one... elder.  I'm sure there are many more, but I can't recall eating them whole as a kid...

She suggested a little bit of evaporated milk and cinnamon. I could also see coconut flakes, chocolate wafers, maple syrup, or BACON AND BOURBON!!!

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