Banana Ice Cream

Bananas not only taste great, they also have a stack load of nutritional benefits. Some of these include:

  • High in potassium
  • Packed with antioxidants
  • They’re known to help protect against heart attack and stroke
  • Perfect for a pre-workout energy boost

So I decided to make banana ice cream that used the actual fruit rather than store bought ice creams that often use artificial flavourings instead. You should too! Not only does it taste better, but you’ll be thanking me for the nutritional benefits you get from the banana. Enjoy.

If you enjoy your fruit based ice creams then you might also consider making feijoa ice cream which is one of my favourites or a refreshing persimmon sorbet.

Caramelised banana

Caramelised banana

Make sure to use really ripe bananas that are packed with flavour. If you don’t, you won’t get that flavour punch of banana in you ice cream.

Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins
Yields: 1L

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas, chopped roughly
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1 1/4 cups thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt (good quality salt, not standard table salt)
  • 4 egg yolks

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Combine banana, brown sugar and butter in a baking tin and bake for about 20 minutes or until browned, (see picture above).
  3. Meanwhile, add milk, cream and sugar to a saucepan and cook on medium-high heat until simmering. Take off heat.
  4. Whisk yolks until pale then slowly pour 1 cup of the hot milk in, all the while whisking. Once combined, whisk back into the saucepan of milk.
  5. Heat custard base for about 3-5 minutes on a medium heat until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon. (Don't allow to boil).
  6. Pour into an airtight container and allow to cool in fridge for at least 3 hours (preferably overnight).
  7. Once chilled, churn in an ice cream machine as per manufacturer's instructions.
  8. Add to an airtight container and freeze for 2 hours or until hardened.

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A Melbourne guy who loves to create amazing ice cream.

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