Best Banana Ice Cream Recipe

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Best Banana Ice Cream Recipe
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Best Banana Ice Cream Recipe

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My son-in-law says this is the best ice cream he’s ever had. It’s always requested at family gatherings.
Recommended: 22 Best Summer Pies
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4 to 5 medium)

Directions

In a large heavy saucepan, heat half-and-half to 175°; stir in sugar and salt until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in the whipping cream, milk and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Stir in bananas. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to 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: 3 quarts.
Originally published as Banana Ice Cream in Country August/September 2007, p47

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 309 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4 to 5 medium)
  1. In a large heavy saucepan, heat half-and-half to 175°; stir in sugar and salt until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  2. Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in the whipping cream, milk and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  3. Stir in bananas. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to 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: 3 quarts.
Originally published as Banana Ice Cream in Country August/September 2007, p47

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Bryan User ID: 9064804 260729
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

"After reviewing a few sites, I finally settled on a recipe from Taste of Home.com. The base works great and I’ve used it for a few different flavors but banana is the favorite so far. While there are plenty of healthy options out there, let’s be serious, who wants healthy ice cream? If I am going to eat ice cream, I want it creamy and delicious; this is also why I’m fat. So be warned, while delicious, this stuff will pack on the pounds.

In fact, I love this recipe so much I even made a posting on my blog: http://sheworksicook.com/2017/02/banana-ice-cream/
Enjoy,
Bryan
Sheworksicook.com"

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Bryan User ID: 9064804 260728
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

"After reviewing a few sites, I finally settled on this recipe from Taste of Home.com. The base works great and I’ve used it for a few different flavors but banana is the favorite so far. While there are plenty of healthy options out there, let’s be serious, who wants healthy ice cream? If I am going to eat ice cream, I want it creamy and delicious; this is also why I’m fat. So be warned, while delicious, this stuff will pack on the pounds.

I recently wrote a posting on my blog about this very recipe, http://sheworksicook.com/2017/02/banana-ice-cream/
Bryan
Sheworksicook.com"

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MinnieCooks User ID: 8912535 253957
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"This ice cream is appropriately named! This is the best ice cream I've ever made. Creamy and rich with great banana flavor. I made it exactly by the recipe and wouldn't advise changing anything. Although I'm not a huge ice cream fan, this stuff was addictive!!!!"

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susanbythelake User ID: 8872166 248809
Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"I ran short of cream and had to supplement with 1/2 c WalMart Sweet Italian Cream coffee creamer. It was still fantastic, and very easy to put together. Unlike some other recipes I've tried, leftovers did not freeze solid as a rock but retained a smooth, lovely "ice cream" consistency. Thumbs up for this one!"

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Sparkleharrell User ID: 8463267 230293
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2015

"I loved it! I added a box of banana pudding and two cans of eagle brand milk. Try it, it's delicious!"

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burnsfamily3 User ID: 8458601 230073
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"I didn't change a thing and it was PERFECT! it was creamy, but not too sweet. I did however, keep it in an ice bath till cooled and skipped the refrigeration. I was needing to make it then. Again......it was PERFECT!"

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Kinkead User ID: 8002426 169754
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Thank you for sharing! Husband and I made it last night with our Kitchen Aid ice cream maker. Added walnuts and then froze overnight. Delicious today! Best banana walnut ice cream I've ever had!"

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redmtn1 User ID: 7686848 78018
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"I halved the recipe and added walnuts and chocolate chips to make homemade Chunky Monkey, it is absolutely wonderful."

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Londongirl2 User ID: 7658198 97955
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"Thank you for sharing this recipe. This is the best ice cream I have ever tasted! It's absolutely addictive! I am trying to re-create the Fantasia ice cream that Disneyland used to sell and banana ice cream is part of it. Thanks to you, I'm off to a great start!"

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ChocolateisImminent User ID: 7631535 98668
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"Question: I have never made custard before. When looking up the term "coats back of spoon" I am getting many results. It all depends on if you are making a thick or thin custard. For this recipe- do I need to have a thick coating on the back of the spoon or a thin coating? What happens when you get the temp correct but it isn't coating the way you want it to? Do you cook longer?"

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