Desserts

3 BEST BANANA ICE CREAM

BANANA version 1

2 cups milk

2 cups heavy cream

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup purée bananas

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

In a saucepan, combine the milk, cream, eggs, sugar and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon. Refrigerate the mixture until cool. Combine the cooled custard with the bananas, vanilla and nutmeg. Pour into freezer container. Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

BANANA version 2

The riper the bananas, the more flavor.

4 ripe bananas

3/4 cup simple syrup

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 cup heavy cream

Working quickly to keep the bananas from darkening, peel and place them in a food processor with the lemon juice. purée until smooth. You should have about 2 cups of purée. Stir in the simple syrup, then the cream Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.

Makes about 1 quart.

BANANA WALNUT

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1/3 cup sugar

2 bananas, mashed

1 cup cream

1/2 cup walnut pieces

Beat eggs in a bowl. Beat in sugar. Heat milk to almost boiling. Stir into eggs. Stir milk/egg mixture into bananas. Cool. Add cream. Mix in machine. Add walnuts shortly before done.

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