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Banana Ice Cream with Berries, Chocolate, or Cinnamon

Serves 3 to 4 (makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups) (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Active Time
15 mins

Total, including freezing Time
4 hrs 15 mins

Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins

Freezing bananas transforms them into a sorbetlike treat in this easy, healthy dessert. Make sure to use very ripe bananas with lots of brown spots.

 2 large ripe bananas (with lots of brown spots), peeled, sliced, and frozen (at least 1 hour)
 1 cup mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, and sliced strawberries), crushed;
  or 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 2 tbsp. each unsweetened cocoa powder and whipping cream;
  or 1 tsp. cinnamon
Step 1

Whirl bananas in a food processor until smooth and very creamy, 5 to 7 minutes, scraping down inside of bowl and letting them stand briefly if needed to soften.

Step 2

Add flavorings and pulse a few seconds to blend. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until firm enough to scoop, about 3 hours.

Step 3

Make ahead: Up to 1 week, frozen airtight; if icy, let soften at room temperature briefly, then break into chunks and whirl in food processor until smooth.

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