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5/31/2010

Banana Ice Cream

We have a new one of these:




I will be telling you all about mine soon, but if you are in the market for an ice cream maker check out your Costco. My Costco has this one with two freezer bowls for $40! A steal!! I wish I would have bought mine there! I almost couldn't stop myself from buying a second one.

Anywho...

Last night the family wanted ice cream and I hadn't really made any ahead of time. I did a little searching online to see if I could find a recipe that didn't require cooking and didn't have eggs as an ingredient.

I stumbled on a banana recipe that looked good. No eggs, but I didn't have half of the ingredients it called for, so I decided to improvise.

What I did have was frozen bananas (always in the freezer for smoothies). I threw together a batch and it turned out SO GOOD. The best part is I used honey instead lf sugar. And did I mention it was REALLY GOOD!!

What you need:

6 frozen (vety ripe) bananas
1 Tbls. lemon juice
3/4 cup honey
2 Tbls. Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

What you do:

Slice the frozen banana into 2 inch pieces and put the pieces in a food processor along with the lemon juice and honey.

Pulse for 15 - 20 seconds.

Them slowly add the cream and vanilla while the processor is running and blend until smooth.

The mixture should be cold enough to put right in the ice cream maker.

It only took 20 minutes in my ice cream machine, but follow the recommendations for your machine.

The kids had theirs with chocolate sauce, I had chopped pecans, and my hubby had his with Vanilla Wafers. They were all good, but I highly recommend the wafers!

Only down side is we ate it all before I rook a picture, but it looked like ice cream:



But we didn't eat it on a cone. If you do want a cone ready ice cream, dish it out of the maker and into an air tight container. Toss it in your freezer for a couple of hours (3-6) and it should be solid enough to scoop.

6 comments:

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

I almost bought another one at that price, too!

Kristine said...

We have the same ice-cream maker and I recently dropped the freezer drum and cracked it while cleaning out the freezer..so sad. Nice to know about this deal!

Homemade banana ice-cream is my favorite. My grandmother used to always make this when we would visit her...and it brings back so many memories whenever I eat it! Yummy. Thank you for the delicious recipe!!

Lorie said...

Kristine, a replacement bowl is like $20.

Char, it is REALLY tempting. If they still have them when we go next I might not be able to resist.

Reese said...

I LOVE my ice cream maker. I can decide what goes into the ice cream, nice. I'm going to try the banana recipe, looks so good

Lorie said...

Reese, I hope you like it as much as we did!

Melissa said...

Wish I had a Costco near me :( Sounds yummy though!