Another recipe that requires overly ripe bananas! I know! Two in one day! I had a bunch of bananas that were beyond the point of no return. It had to be done. This one is easy. With the above ingredients and an ice cream maker, it will be done and ready to chill in the freezer in just a little over half an hour.
**Recipe adapted from Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
Ingredients for 1 quart:
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large overly ripe bananas
- 1 tbls. lemon juice
- 1/2 cup chocolate coated Heath bits
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar a little at a time, then after it is all added, whisk for another minute. Add the cream and milk and whisk to blend. Pour the cream mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Mash the bananas and lemon juice together and whisk until smooth.
Once the ice cream is stiff and almost finished, add the banana mixture. After a minute or so, add the Heath bits. When it is finished, put it in the freezer to harden up for about 4 hours. Or if you are really impatient like my kids, you can eat it when it is super soft!
Voila! Wasn’t that easy?! It is just sweet enough and just crunchy enough. My boys all approved!