Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Homemade Ice Cream

Today’s recipe is brought to you by Kristen of Dine & Dish. Kristen cooks up delicious looking food and shares heartwarming stories about her family. She has four kids and still has time to make beautiful (and delicious!) food and take amazing pictures. I’m not sure where she gets her energy but I will gladly take some!

Check out some of her amazing recipes:

Homemade Pretzel Bites

Cherry Poke Cake Cocktail

Dark Roast Coffee Yeast Bread

Classic Backyard Shrimp Boil

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.

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23 Responses to “Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Homemade Ice Cream”

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    TidyMom — August 14, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Oh my heck Kristen! This sounds incredible and I think I’ll try to make some for Steve’s birthday later this month!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — August 14, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I have a feeling I’ll be saying this every day for the next 2 weeks but, Y-U-M! And how darn cute are those props?!

  3. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — August 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Well, yeah! I need this!

  4. #
    Stacey — August 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Oh this looks amazing! Nice to meet you also – will be following your blog!

  5. #
    Deborah — August 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

    This sounds so good – and your photos are amazing, Kristen!

  6. #
    Kristen — August 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Thanks so much for having me, Brandy!

  7. #
    Katrina — August 14, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Yum! This would be one of my favorite ice creams for sure. I love all things banana. Love the photos!

  8. #
    Faith — August 14, 2012 at 11:44 am

    This sounds incredible! Bananas is in my hubby’s top 3 fruits so he’d be absolutely crazy about this. 🙂

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Kristen- I want to lick my screen. In a big way!!!

  10. #
    Cassie — August 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Heck yes! This is an awesome ice cream flavor!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    What a great secret ingredient. I’d never think to add that.

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    Joanne — August 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I hate to say this but I’ve never had real serious banana pudding! I think because I’ve never been much of a banana person…but I’m probably missing out big time. At least if this ice cream says anything!

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    grace — August 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    delicious flavor! you’ve combined two of my top ten comfort foods into one amazing creation. you are, in fact, my new hero.

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    katie — August 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    this looks amazing! Love the idea of banana pudding ice cream.

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    Amy — August 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Brandy! I’m here for the first time today from Kristen’s blog. You have a gorgeous blog and I’m excited to add you to my reader.

    Second, this banana ice cream is going straight to the top of my “to make” list before summer’s gone for good.

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    JulieD — August 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Oh my word, I adore banana pudding and seriously anything banana…I have to make this ASAP!

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — August 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    That looks wicked delicious. Love the photography too. Gorgeous!!


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    Tia — May 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

    This recipe looks delicious! I am making this for our Memorial Day cookout! How much ice cream does this make? I’m using an ice cream maker for this recipe! Thank you!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 24th, 2013 @ 8:58 am

      Hi Tia! It should make around 1 quart. Hope you enjoy the ice cream!

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    Alicia — July 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I made this ice cream for a 4th of July BBQ, and everyone raved about it!! It was a huge hit. Thanks for sharing.


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