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.

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