Sunday, July 6, 2008

Banana Bread Ice Cream


While looking through Perfect Scoop I found the recipe for Roasted Banana Ice Cream and thought I would give it a shot as I just happened to have exactly 3 ripe bananas. I felt it was an omen to make this ice cream. The roasting of the bananas was really easy and left me plenty of time to make the rest of the ice cream. I know its called Roasted Banana Ice Cream but take one bite of this ice cream and you will agree it tastes just like Banana Bread. P and I were shocked at how much it did taste like Banana Bread. But it is addictive and makes me crave real banana bread but all my banana's were used up on this ice cream so that will have to wait.


Banana Bread Ice Cream

3 medium sized ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup of packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon of butter, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups of half and half
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of coarse salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the bananas into 1/2 inch pieces and toss them with the brown sugar and butter in a 2 quart baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring them once during baking, until the bananas are browned and cooked through. Scrape the bananas and the thick syrup in the baking dish into a blender. Add in the half and half, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and salt and blend until smooth.
Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Adapted from Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz.

9 comments:

  1. You have just hit a major weakness in my being. My favorite ice cream was from a store called Maggie Moo's and it was Banana Pudding - they have since gone out of business and nothing has even compared - well that is until now. Just got the ice cream attachement for the kitchen aid and this is a must try.

    Thanks in advance for the calories!! :)

    Cheers
    Cathy
    www.wheresmydamnanswer.com

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  2. I thought the vanilla bean cheesecake ice cream couldn't be topped....but WOW banana bread ice cream. I can't wait to try this.

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  3. i do love me some banana pudding, and--here's a shocker--i also love me some ice cream. this is a fabulous recipe!! :)

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  4. This ice cream sounds great! I have not fried roasting bananas yet.

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  5. Mmm, if there was a way that banana bread could get any better... This would be it!

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  6. I wonder how that would taste with some chocolate sauce drizzled on top. I love bananas and chocolate. Mmmm....

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  7. Looks delicious! I bet this would be fantastic with a little chocolate sauce drizzled on top!

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  8. Cathy - I don't know if its like Banana Pudding but it is definitely like Banana Bread.
    Jenn - I felt the same way but David went and made a great recipe.
    Grace - it is and I need it out of my house before I eat it all.
    Kevin - the bananas smelled fantastic as they were roasting you should give it a try.
    Hannah - Yes, or if you put a scoop of this on a piece of banana bread!
    Vicarious Foodie - Or with Caramel Sauce....Yum
    Marc - anything is better with chocolate sauce drizzled on it :)

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  9. Next time you should put chunks of actual banana bread in the ice cream. Now that would be good!! Still looks incredibly yummy.

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