Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Bananas, they seem to be in the fruit bowl of every household I’ve ever visited. A versatile fruit that can be turned into a surprising number of entrees, mains and desserts, including ice cream. This is a simple banana ice cream recipe that is likely to be popular with most that you serve it to.

Be sure to use really ripe bananas if you want lots of flavour in your dessert.

How to make banana ice cream without a maker

Follow recipe steps 1-7 below then, instead of adding to an ice cream maker, place in the freezer. After 30 mintes remove from the freezer and beat until smooth. Return back to the freezer and repeat the beating process every 30 minutes. Ideally you’ll want to beat the ice cream 3 or more times.

Bananas caramelised in a pan

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.

Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins
Yields: 1L (1Qt)


  • 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


  1. Add banana, brown sugar and butter to a skillet and fry on a low-medium heat until cooked through. Remove from stove top.
  2. Add milk, cream and sugar to a saucepan and cook on medium-high heat until simmering. Take off heat.
  3. Whisk yolks until pale then slowly pour a cup of the hot milk into the yolks. Once combined, whisk back into the saucepan of milk. You now have the makings of a delicious custard base.
  4. Heat custard base for about 5 minutes on a medium heat until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon. (Don't allow to boil).
  5. Blitz the custard base with the bananas until well combined.
  6. Pour into an airtight container and allow to cool in fridge for at least 3 hours (preferably overnight).
  7. 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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3 Replies to "Banana Ice Cream Recipe"

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    Shirley November 18, 2018 (3:06 pm)

    My First attempt at “Banana Ice Cream Recipe” in my new Breville Ice cream machine and what an amazing result! The caramelized bananas in this recipe make all the difference for a superior flavour, the texture is so creamy. I also added some Lintt chopped pink grapefruit dark chocolate for added flavour and texture.

    I’m very happy with this recipe and can’t wait to try the raspberry and strawberry flavours and many more.

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      Nate November 19, 2018 (11:31 am)

      Hi Shirley, great to hear you enjoyed your banana ice cream!

      I strongly recommend the strawberry too, especially if you have some nice in season fruit.

      Enjoy your Breville,

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    Edwin Ortiz January 3, 2019 (2:00 am)

    Hello, I’m a novice at ice creame making but certainly not at eating it. I got my Breville for the holidays and have made vanilla, cookies and cream ice cream and they were both well received by some friends and for a novice I think I did pretty good now the reason I am here is I want recipies. I need variety and that caramelized banana sounds awesome. Can someone help me with that.

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