Hands-on Time: 20 min.; Total Time: 10 hr., 10 min., not including freezing time.
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste*
3 medium-size ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons banana liqueur, divided (optional)
1 cup coarsely crumbled vanilla wafers
How to Make It
Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk and cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat.
Whisk egg yolk until slightly thickened. Gradually whisk about 1 cup hot cream mixture into yolk. Add yolk mixture to remaining cream mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in vanilla bean paste. Cool 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°. Combine bananas, brown sugar, butter, and, if desired, 1 Tbsp. banana liqueur in a 2-qt. baking dish. Bake 20 minutes or until browned and softened, stirring after 10 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes.
Coarsely mash banana mixture; stir into cooled cream mixture. Place plastic wrap directly on cream mixture, and chill 8 to 24 hours.
Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and time may vary.) Before transferring ice cream to an airtight container for further freezing, stir in vanilla wafers and, if desired, remaining 1 Tbsp. banana liqueur.
Made this recipe for our July 4th celebration and loved it! We did not have banana liquour but our bananas were VERY ripe and the ice cream was very flavorful. The ice cream mixture is extremely sweet but after freezing, the sweetness toned down a lot. Can't wait to make this recipe again.
Chunky Monkey Move Over! This was easy to make and the results were fantastic. If I could rate it higher than 5 stars - I would. I didn't have any banana liqueur or vanilla wafers so I left those out and results were still fabulous. I made this for our 4th of July celebration but once it was done my whole family had a bowl and it was only 10 in the morning. Next time I will double the recipe!
I saw this recipe and I just had to make it. Banana Pudding is a major request at my house and I thought you can't go wrong with Banana Pudding Ice Cream. It turned out fabulous! I did not use the banana liqueur as suggested in the recipe, but did substitute with banana flavoring. Tastes just like banana pudding! Yummy! Next time I will definately double the recipe!
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