Healthy Banana Chocolate 'Ice Cream'

Yes, I said "healthy" and "ice cream" in the same sentence!  Impossible, you say?!  Hear me out!!

First of all, this 'ice cream' is not really ice cream... in that there is no cream in it at all!  But it looks, feels, tastes and smells (wait, does ice cream smell??) like ice cream.  AND it's good for you!

This ice cream has just two ingredients:  Bananas and Nutella.  Now, if you don't like bananas, this might not be the dessert for you...  but if you are trying to be good and not eat ice cream every single day, give this a try!

You could also use chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, or peanut butter instead of the Nutella, but I am a Nutella girl, so that's what I used!  Or you can leave it out and go for plain banana!

Healthy Banana Chocolate 'Ice Cream' Recipe
This recipe makes 2 servings.

3 bananas, sliced
1/4 cup Nutella

Slice the bananas into 1/2" rounds, place in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze overnight.

Place the frozen banana slices into your food processor or blender along with the Nutella (1/4 cup is a rough measurement...  just drop a few big spoonfuls in there to taste!)  Pulse (or blend) until the bananas are smooth and creamy, the consistency of soft-serve ice cream!  (This will take a few minutes...  be patient!)

(Disclaimer:  Your food processor might sound like it is going to explode in to a million pieces when you start processing the frozen bananas.  It WON'T! - or at least mine didn't!  :o) - Just give it a few pulses and it will start to calm down...)

You can eat this right away as a soft-serve ice cream, or if you like your ice cream firm like I do, pack it into a tupperware container and freeze for several hours!

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