Makes about 1 qt.

Hands-on Time: 20 min.; Total Time: 10 hr., 10 min., not including freezing time.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Coarsely mash banana mixture; stir into cooled cream mixture. Place plastic wrap directly on cream mixture, and chill 8 to 24 hours.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

*Vanilla extract may be substituted.

Ratings & Reviews

WRSStFran's Review

August 16, 2010
This is the BEST homemade banana ice cream I've ever tasted! I tripled the recipe and brought it to a church ice cream social. It was a big hit (must have been the 6 Tbls of banana liqueur)!

Angelatn's Review

July 23, 2010
OMG!! this was awesome. Had to use vanilla extract because vanilla paste wasn't found locally.

obxgoer's Review

July 07, 2010
OH.MY.GOSH!! Hands down the absolute best ice cream we have ever had. Double it. Trust me, you will not have to worry about freezer burn.

BonnieBee's Review

July 05, 2010
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.

Teresa19's Review

July 03, 2010
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!

Monika67's Review

July 03, 2010
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!