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!!
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.
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.
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!
- Bananas (the riper the better)
- Optional add-ins
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.
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.)
Homemade Banana Ice Cream in the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
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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
- 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
- In a mixing bowl, beat sugar into eggs until light and fluffy. Beat in flour. Set aside.
- Bring milk to a simmer over medium heat.
- Slowly beat the hot milk into eggs and sugar.
- 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.
- Puree bananas with food processor (add a bit of the cream if necessary.)
- Mix the banana puree into custard. Add cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate till chilled.
- Process Ice cream in maker according to manufacturer’s directions.
- Add nuts or other add-ins, if desired at the end of the processing time.
- 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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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.