Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bananas Foster Ice Cream

This weekend I realized I have an entire bunch of bananas that was so ripe it wasn't going to make it another day.  With Nemo, the blizzard that hit Boston this weekend, bearing down on us, I knew I wouldn't be able to go buy the necessary ingredients to make banana bread, so I put my thinking cap on.  As I looked around the kitchen, I remembered I'd bought some caramel to top the snow cream I was going to make, and knew exactly what to do.  Bananas Foster Ice Cream.

My little experiment was a smashing success...and now you've got another use for your "on the way out" bananas!


3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup caramel
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg


Peel and smash bananas - the more "smushed" they are, the better!

In a medium bowl, combine heavy cream, skim milk, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Stir until smooth, then add smashed bananas.

Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.  The cold mixture will freeze better in your ice cream maker.

Once the mixture has chilled, pour into your ice cream maker and let it spin for 45 minutes to 1 hour according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Doesn't that look amazing?  If you can keep yourself from eating it all immediately, transfer into a Tupperware container and freeze until you're ready to enjoy!



  1. Yum! this sounds great! I'm always looking for ice cream recipes, so I need to remember htis one.

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    1. It's definitely a keeper - let me know if you try it! I just subscribed to your blog! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. wow lauren that looks so yummy!! Ive tried banana bread but never banana ice cream..thanks for sharing! ps found you through thirsty thursday. Happy valentines day! xo

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    1. Thanks Lauren! :) Thanks for stopping by - heading over to your blog now!

  3. This looks absolutely scrumptious! Yummy Yummy Yummy! Happy Valentine's Day! xx. McKenna Lou

  4. Gosh that looks so good!

    Tiff Ima

  5. Oh my goodness! I'm going to have to make this for my family. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh my goodness this sound FABULOUS! I'm a huge bananas foster fan. Yum! Pinned it too :)

    Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Wonders! Hope to see you again on Thursday.

    1. Thanks! I love a Bananas Foster cupcake, but hadn't tried ice cream before. You're going to love it!