Saturday, August 6, 2011
Roasted Banana Ice cream
Nippattu - South Indian deep fried cracker
Adapted from - 'The Perfect Little Scoop'
Ripe but not mushy bananas - 3 medium (I don't think large would harm here)
Brown Sugar - 1/3 cup packed (I used light brown sugar)
Whole milk - 1 1/2 cups (I used low fat half and half)
Vanilla - 2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Slice the bananas. In a microwave safe bowl, toss the banana slices with brown sugar and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and continue to microwave for 2 - 3 minutes till the mixture is bubbly and you can see brown sugar as thick syrup. Take it out. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice, milk or half and half and puree in a blender. Add vanilla and refrigerate till very cold about 5 hours or over night.
After it is thoroughly chilled, freeze in the ice cream machine as per the directions from the manufacturer. Freeze till set and use.
To make by hand:
After the mixture is thoroughly chilled, place in a freezer safe box and keep it in the freezer. Every half hour, break the ice crystals with fork and return to the freezer. Do this for about 4 - 6 times and then let it freeze for the final time. It might be time consuming to make this by hand, but will definitely be worth making.
Bananas and almonds go very well. Use Almond milk in place of milk/half and half in the above recipe.
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