Banana Ice Cream Recipe

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"I remember this sunny citrus ice cream from my birthdays and other summer holidays at my grandparents' lake cottage," relates Tammy Mikesell of Columbia City, Indiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 6 cups cold milk, divided
  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 195 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat cream and 4 cups milk to 175°; stir in sugar until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into the eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat.
  2. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  3. In a large bowl, combine remaining milk and pudding mix. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir the juices, bananas, and pudding into cooled egg mixture.
  4. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving Yield: about 3-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Banana Ice Cream in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p65

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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