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Banana Ice Cream Recipe

"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 YIELD:28 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 195 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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