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Amazing Homemade Banana Ice Cream Recipe

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This Homemade Banana Ice Cream Recipe is rich, creamy, and oh-so-delicious! The Ice cream is made with cream, sugar, eggs, a bit of flour, and 2 very ripe bananas. So yes, it tastes just like banana pudding in ice cream form. 

Enjoy and don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine at the bottom of the post!! 

Homemade Banana Ice cream Recipe

Welcome to Day 3 of Ice Cream Week!

I’m sharing a new ice cream recipe every day this week and giving away a brand new ice cream maker to one lucky reader!

Enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post and don’t miss yesterday’s recipe, Homemade Orange Sherbet!

Amazing Homemade Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Don’t toss out those old bananas just yet…this homemade banana ice cream recipe will trump anything store-bought, every single time. In fact, you might find yourself buying bananas and not eating them in time just to be able to make this delicious dessert recipe! 

No judgment here, friends. None.

Once summer hits, I get on a kick for ice cream. Makes sense, right? It’s hot outside and all I want to do is make myself a cone and kick up my feet. And don’t try to tell me ice cream for dinner is a bad thing, lol.  

Plus, since this ice cream recipe has bananas in it, I’m considering this a healthy dosage of my fruit intake for the day. 

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Old-Fashioned Banana Ice Cream

But please….do not get this old fashioned homemade banana ice cream recipe confused with “ice cream” made with frozen bananas.  This is nowhere near the same thing, at all. This decadent and rich banana ice cream recipe tastes more like an ice cream version of banana pudding or maybe a delicious banana bread.

Trust me, friends. If you love old fashioned banana pudding then you are going to love this banana ice cream recipe. 

Homemade banana ice cream

Bluebell has a Banana Pudding Ice cream that I love and I think this recipe is even better!  Since you are using super ripe bananas you get the real banana flavor instead of the taste of artificial banana extract.

The recipe is a custard/banana pudding ice cream base made with cream, sugar, eggs a bit of flour and 2 very ripe bananas. 

I added nuts to my ice cream, because I love nuts, but it would be awesome with crumbled graham crackers or nilla wafers.

Ingredients Needed for this Homemade Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Plan on making this recipe? This delicious ice cream is made with simple ingredients.  All you have to do is add them to your list!

  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Bananas (the riper the better)
  • Cream
  • Vanilla
  • Optional add-ins 
How to make Banana Ice Cream

How to Make Banana Ice Cream in the Ice Cream Maker

Have you ever made pudding from scratch? This recipe is basically the same procedure.  Since it is a custard base (made with eggs and cream) you do need to heat it on the stovetop to cook the eggs and thicken the base.

In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar into the eggs until light and fluffy. Beat in flour. Set aside.

You’ll then bring the milk to a simmer and beat the hot milk into eggs and sugar. Add salt and cook the ice cream base til thickened. 

Puree bananas with a food processor (add a bit of the cream if necessary.)

Add in the bananas and vanilla, chill and then process ice cream in the ice cream maker (I use this one) according to the manufacturer’s directions.

You can serve immediately or transfer to the freezer and let the banana ice cream firm up a bit more before serving.

Banana Ice Cream in the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

How Long Will this Homemade Banana Ice Cream Last?

In our house, until it’s all eaten which is about an hour, lol.

But in all reality, since homemade ice cream does not have any stabilizers or preservatives added, it doesn’t hold up that long in the freezer.  Maybe 2 weeks in a regular container and up to two months in an airtight container like this one. (I do have and like this container, however homemade ice cream never lasts more than a day or two at our house.)

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Homemade Banana Ice Cream in the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

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Homemade Banana Ice Cream

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 9 reviews
  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Category: desserts


This Homemade Banana Ice Cream Recipe is rich, creamy and oh-so delicious! The Ice cream is made with cream, sugar, eggs, a bit of flour and 2 very ripe bananas. So yes, it tastes just like banana pudding in ice cream form


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1.5 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • optional add-ins:
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces
  • crumbled graham crackers


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar into eggs until light and fluffy.  Beat in flour. Set aside.
  2. Bring milk to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Slowly beat the hot milk into eggs and sugar.
  4. Pour mixture back into pan, add salt and cook over low heat until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.  Be careful to not let the mixture boil.
  5. Puree bananas with food processor (add a bit of the cream if necessary.)
  6. Mix the banana puree into custard.  Add cream and vanilla.  Cover and refrigerate till chilled.
  7. Process Ice cream in maker according to manufacturer’s directions.
  8. Add nuts or other add-ins, if desired at the end of the processing time.
  9. Serve immediately as soft serve or transfer to dish and freeze for an hour or two or until desired consistency is reached.


For best flavor, use very ripe bananas.

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  1. I have never made a custard based ice cream before. This was very easy to do with your detailed instructions. Next step is churning the mixture. Excited to see the results!

  2. This recipe is a keeper. Made several times. Especially delicious if you add buttered sugar walnuts

  3. OH MY GOODNESS! Me and Hubby just made this recipe. I didn’t make but a small batch and we are in total heaven right now! This is the best ice cream we have ever had! I want to say thank you so much for sharing your recipe. We are hooked! Lol

  4. We made this today for our Fourth of July celebration! Wowing was so good! I chilled the custard in the freezer to speed up the process. My gosh is it ever delish! Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. This came out amazing. Super creamy with lots of banana flavor. I added Nilla wafers and my family thinks it tastes just like banana pudding

  6. Sorry for asking this silly question.. but can i use self-raising flour instead cause I only have this in my kitchen cabinet.. 😅

  7. Can you make This by putting in freezer instead of using ice cream maker?

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      I haven’t tried it, so I cant answer that for you. If you do give it a shot, would you come back and let everyone know how it turned out?

  8. Robin Fortin says:

    This is my new base recipe for all fruit based ice cream! My next adventure will be with instant coffee and toffee pieces. Yum! I’ve made peach, strawberry and cherry. All of them were delicious! I adjust the sugar based on the natural sweetness of the fruit. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      Peach ice cream sounds so good right now, I intended to make it multiple times this summer but never did.

  9. My dad said it’s the best he’s had!!

  10. Angela Russell says:

    Hi! I tried to enter the giveaway, but it didn’t do anything when I clicked on the button! I’ve tried several times, but nothing!! Am I doing something wrong? Is the giveaway over possibly?
    Thanks for your help!!

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      yes, its over.

  11. Really is amazing! We’ll definitely try it again, with some of the mix-ins next time!

  12. How much does this recipe make?

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      about 2 quarts

  13. Little Bird says:

    TY Jamie for sharing this recipe it was unbelievable!!! My company was screaming for more! I added some Graham Cracker. Going to make more by weeks end. BTW think the base is the secret so whatever you add is going to be epic! Yummy!

  14. Hi,
    I am not seeing where the salt is added? Thank you, this looks wonderful!

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      Sorry about that, add it in with the pudding.