3 very ripe bananas, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen
⅓ cup almond butter (can substitute peanut butter)
¼ cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
chopped almond and chocolate for garnish (optional)
Place the bananas and almond butter (or peanut butter) into the blender. Begin blending and quickly increase speed to high. Once everything is slightly combined, stop and add the chocolate chips. Turn the machine back on and again increase the speed to high. In about 10-30 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and mounds should appear in the mixture. Stop machine immediately or melting can occur. If using a food processor: In a food processor combine the bananas and almond butter. Process until almost smooth. Add the chocolate chips and process until well combined.
Scoop into bowls, top with chopped chocolate and almonds, if using, and serve immediately.
Serves two to three.
Note: You can also freeze the mixture to get a harder ice cream, but you may have to let it sit out and thaw for a minute or two before you’ll be able to scoop it.