Saturday, August 6, 2011

Roasted Banana Ice cream

There are couple of recipes that catch my attention and won't move away from my brain for a long time. One such recipe was 'Roasted banana ice cream' from 'The Perfect Little Scoop' by David Lebovitz. It was simple, not too rich and I had an ice cream maker to try it. He does say this one will come out very good if you make it by hand. So, don't let lack of ice cream machine stop you from making it. This one was very good. I changed the recipe a bit since I didn't have whole milk. Didn't use butter as the original recipe directs. Used microwave to roast the bananas rather than turning the huge oven on in summer.
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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.

Vegan version:
Bananas and almonds go very well. Use Almond milk in place of milk/half and half in the above recipe.

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  1. Looks good ! I am yet to muster up courage to try out ice creams @ home.. May be i should give this a shot..
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  2. Love this one will try it out soon.
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  3. Mouthwatering banana ice cream. Amazing preparation.

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  4. Look gr8.......must hav tasted yummyyyy....i never tried making ice cream at home...must try now,,,

  5. Looks great, Champa... Does the milk not curdle when lime juice is added before blending? (Am i asking too many questions? ;) )

  6. Sumana,
    No, it won't since it will still be very cold and it is a fraction of a second that they come in contact before the whole mixture is stirred in. No, you are not asking too many questions.

  7. This sounds delicious! I'd like to try it with coconut milk and perhaps some macadamia nuts... Mmmmmm!

  8. It was SOOO hot last week. Would have loved a scoop of this... but Summer ain't over yet!

  9. hi, whole milk means, normal packaged milk which we use for tea, coffee.please clarify

    1. Lakshmi,
      Yes. The same thing.

    2. thanks a lot for the QUICK reply.


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