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Homemade ice cream… there’s nothing quite like it, is there? I remember as a child, the promise of licking the beater if I agreed to be the one who sat on the wooden ice cream maker while my dad or mom cranked the handle. It was an arborous process, but the reward was well worth it. Getting to be the first to taste whatever flavor of ice cream was being created was a prize worth sitting in the sun and being bored for a while for.
When Brandy asked me to participate in her Ice Cream Social, I immediately knew what kind of ice cream I wanted to create. While on vacation in Estes Park, CO recently, we were treated to the most incredible Banana Pudding Ice Cream. I’d never tasted anything like it before… cold and creamy ice cream with chunks of fresh bananas and bits of vanilla wafer. It’s a favorite old-fashioned dessert in frozen form and boy is it good!
My secret ingredient in milkshakes has always been a tablespoon or two of instant pudding mix. Seriously, it sounds weird, but the instant pudding mix adds a depth of flavor you just can’t get without it.
I decided to see if I could do the same thing with the Banana Pudding Ice Cream recipe I created and sure enough… the banana flavor ended up being so full and vibrant. My kids nominated this the “best ice cream they’ve ever tasted”.
I hope you enjoy it!
Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Homemade Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups 2% or whole milk
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoons instant banana pudding mix
2 small bananas, sliced
1 cup vanilla wafers, coarsely chopped
Source: Kristen Doyle of Dine & Dish
In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix the whipping cream, milk and eggs. Slowly add the sugar, lemon juice and Kosher salt. Finally, add the instant banana pudding mix and blend well.
Using a wooden spoon, add the small banana slices and stir to incorporate.
Pour into the freezer bowl of your electric ice cream maker. Turn on and freeze according to the manufactures directions. During the final 10 minutes of freezing, add the coarsely chopped vanilla wafers.
Remove frozen ice cream. Serve immediately or place in a freezer proof ice cream container and serve when ready.