Banana Bread Ice Cream, with extra bananas and chocolate chips. BECAUSE YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY OF EITHER!
Banana Bread Soft Serve
(Makes about a quart of ice cream; updated from the original version.)
4-5 overripe bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup chocolate chips
sugar to taste (optional)
a splash of non-dairy milk or creamer, if needed
1. Put the bananas in the food processor and pulse until smoothly blended. Most likely you’ll need to stir them by hand several times, as the frozen chunks tend to gather and become “stuck” on one side of the bowl. If necessary, add a splash of non-dairy milk or creamer to get things moving!
2. If the bananas aren’t sweet enough for your taste (sometimes this happens if you freeze them before they’re sufficiently ripe), add a bit of sugar to taste. Any sugar works fine – white, brown, etc. – but I find that powdered sugar results in a smoother blend.
3. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, and chocolate chips and pulse until well-blended. Sample the batter and any extra spices to taste.
4. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container. Enjoy immediately as soft serve, or pop the ice cream in the freezer for an hour+ for a firmer dessert. Store any leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container. If the frozen banana ice cream proves too hard to scoop, microwave it for ten seconds to help loosen it up (or let the container sit on the counter for ten to thirty minutes prior to eating, depending on room temp).
5. Serve with sprinkles, chocolate chips, or extra bananas to garnish – or sandwich a scoop between two slices of banana bread for a special snack!