Bananas foster ice cream was one of the first ice cream recipes we tried. I received an ice cream maker attachment for our mixer for my birthday. It has been a gift that has kept on giving! The banana, rum, and cinnamon flavors make a delicious ice cream. I use a Kitchen Aid ice cream attachment to make my ice cream at home. It’s perfect for our family of four.
The bananas foster
I diced the bananas down to 1/2 inch pieces. This allows the bananas to cook and soften fairly quickly. The sugar and the butter will melt quickly and combine with the rum and cinnamon. By the time the bananas soften, all the ingredients will combine nicely. The bananas foster mixture is great on its own. However, combining to make bananas foster ice cream takes it to the next level! Add the mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth after the mixture has cooled.
Making the custard for the bananas foster ice cream
The yolks need to be in another bowl with enough room for the egg yolks and some of the cream mixture. In a medium saute pan (or something close to it) over medium heat, bring the sugar, cream, half and half, and salt to about 160 degrees F. Make sure you are whisking the mixture as it heats. When heated, pour about 1/3 of the cream mixture into the bowl with the egg yolks. Make sure you are whisking the egg yolks as you are pouring. The point of tempering is to not scramble the eggs when combining with the hot milk mixture. Slowly adding the milk mixture and whisking as you add it will bring you success. Next, pour the tempered eggs back into the cream mixture and keep whisking. Continue heating and whisking until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
Cooling and adding the bananas foster mixture
After the custard has cooled add the bananas foster mixture. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the custard to keep a “skin” from forming. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. Then follow the directions provided by your ice cream maker manufacturer. Enjoy!
My vanilla ice cream recipe is a base for most ice cream recipes you will find on this site. It is a basic custard recipe that goes in an ice cream making machine.
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For the bananas foster
- 2 bananas diced to ½ inch pieces
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon rum extract
- 3 tablespoons of butter
For the ice cream
- 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup of half and half
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon of fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 6 egg yolks beaten
For the bananas foster
- Add bananas, cinnamon, brown sugar, rum extract, and butter to a saute pan over medium heat.
- While stirring, cook until butter and brown sugar are melted, and the bananas are soft.
- Let bananas foster mixture cool and then blend until smooth in a food processor.
For the ice cream
- In a medium saute pan combine whipping cream, half and half, and salt.
- Over medium heat whisk the milk mixture until the sugar dissolves and is hot to the touch. Around 160 degrees.
- Whisking as you are pouring, pour about ⅓ of the milk mixture into a separate bowl with the egg beaten egg yolks. This is tempering the egg mixture.
- Then pour tempered egg mixture back into the pan with the milk mixture and continue whisking.
- Whisk mixture over medium heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
- Strain custard through a sieve to get the lumps out.
- Mix vanilla into the sieved custard and let cool.
- Once cooled, combine the bananas foster with the ice cream custard.
- Then place a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the custard to avoid a “skin” forming.
- Place in the fridge and cool overnight or for at least 3 hours. Then follow the directions provided by your ice cream maker manufacturer.
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