Roasted Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

August 21, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

I am on what can only be referred to as the 'wedding dress diet'. It's the diet that deletes all the good foods; like butter and mayonnaise and ice cream all for the sake of a dress. It baffles me too but I am committed. So for one last hurrah I revved up the ice cream maker to make something for Jim. He loves bananas. As usual, my ice cream base is an adaptation from Ad Hoc at Home. —Summer of Eggplant

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise, and again, in half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet dark chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 8 egg yolks
  1. Heat the oven to 400. Place the sliced bananas face down on a Silpat lined baking sheet. Roast for about 10 minutes until they are slightly browned and the natural sugar has released and become crispy at the edges. Remove and set aside to cool. Squeeze lemon juice and mush up the bananas and mix lemon in well. Refrigerate if needed for use the next day.
  2. Combine the milk and the cream and 1/2 of the sugar and bring to a boil. Meanwhile whisk together the egg yolks and the remaining sugar until thick.
  3. Temper the eggs with 1/3 the hot milk mixture, whisking until combined. Return the mixture to the milk mixture and continue to heat while stirring until it can coat the back of a wooden spoon, add in vanilla.
  4. Remove from the heat and strain the mixture in to a bowl over an ice bath. Let cool and store in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
  5. Add custard and bananas to ice cream maker and precess per the ice cream machine's directions. A few minutes prior to finishing add in the chocolate chips and process until evenly distributed.

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4 Reviews

Summer O. August 24, 2012
Thanks sdebrango! We enjoyed it, it was best fresh out of the machine.
Summer O. August 24, 2012
The eggs are missing! Thanks, I'll fix it. We 'think' April. Yeah, what is it about a dress that can inspire insanity? We went to dinner the other night and I watched everyone else enjoy Ropa Vieja and I had plain fish with boiled yucca. It was good, but....
savorthis September 7, 2012
As we got closer to our wedding I got so busy running about that my dress had to be taken in close to the end. Seems like the best form of diet to me! So enjoy the ice cream. Just run amok here and there.
mrslarkin August 23, 2012
Ah, the dress dilemma! I remember it all too well. When is the wedding? This sounds scrumptious! (p.s. I think the eggs are missing from ingredients list.)