I’ll give you one go to guess the main ingredient in my Cheats Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream!

Read on when you think you’ve guessed it……

 

So the answer is……..

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

BANANA!

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

Did you get it right?!

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

Sounds odd doesn’t it but it actually works!

I’ve seen and heard of ice cream made out of plain old bananas and wanted to try it. As soon as I tried it I loved it!

Who’d have thought blitzed up frozen bananas made such a creamy tasting yet healthy ice cream alternative!

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But then I thought why stop there? So I just couldn’t resist trying to make one of my favourite flavours. Mint Choc Chip.

Here’s what to do…..

The night before you make this glorious ice cream chop up 5 bananas and pop them in a freezer bag and straight into the freezer.

Leave them overnight to freeze solid.

The next day…..

Roughly chopped up about 100g of good quality dark chocolate.Chopped Dark ChocolatePut the frozen banana pieces into a food processor.

Frozen Banana PiecesWhiz up the banana until it resembles a creamy ice cream consistency.

Blitzed Frozen BananaIf you want a delicious banana ice cream you could stop here and enjoy your hard work.

Or continue on for Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream!

Add the roughly chopped dark chocolate pieces and as much peppermint essence as you desire. (I add 1-3 teaspoons). Pulse for 15 or so seconds in the processor to combine.

Banana Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate PiecesThe Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream is essentially ready to enjoy.

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream That’s it!

The result is a natural tasting, homemade soft serve ice cream. The flavour of banana is not completely hidden, which may seem a strange concoction to some, but I found it refreshing! Do not expect the exact same flavours of shop bought ice cream, but remember this is made within minutes and has no nasties in!

Perfect for little kiddies!Mint Choc Chip

You may need to pop it back into the freezer to firm up a little again before serving.

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

Your creamy healthy alternative ice cream is ready to be devoured in whatever way you deem fit!

For me that would be in a waffle cone, covered with yet more chocolate.

Ice Cream In A Waffle Cone

Afterall, you can never have too much chocolate.

Anyway the ice cream is healthy so that leaves more room for naughty extras!

 

 

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