Thursday, August 5, 2010
Banana Ice Cream
We are not ice cream people, however, I do have an ice cream maker. I wanted to make my Father In Law some ice cream for his birthday, so I called my Mother In Law and asked what was his favorite, she said banana? I had never heard of banana ice cream, so coming up with a recipe was rather interesting.
He adored the ice cream and has requested more, my Mother In Law loved it as well!
I ended up with a creamy, custardy ice cream, like nothing I have tried before. I also got to use a vanilla bean which is always fun, if you are a foodie dork like me! Here is how you do it!
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
2 eggs, beaten
2 yolks, beaten
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup mashed banana (about 4)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1 vanilla bean split and seeds removed
In a saucepan combine the milk, cream, eggs, sugar and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon.
Refrigerate the mixture until cool. Combine the cooled custard with the banana, vanilla, vanilla bean seeds and nutmeg.
Pour into freezer container or your ice cream maker
Freeze until hard
Put the used vanilla bean in a jar of sugar and make yourself Vanilla Sugar!
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