bananas foster ice cream
saturday afternoon i made bananas foster ice cream. i’ve really been wanting to make a pie lately, but i know it would make it too hot in our apartment. i’ve also been wanting to make bananas foster. i had it once in a restaurant years ago and loved it. so then i was thinking that, since it’s so hot, i should make ice cream! and then, why not bananas foster ice cream? i did a little hunting online and found a recipe.
i followed the vanilla ice cream recipe from my williams-sonoma frozen desserts book and used the other recipe for the banana-brown sugar-cinnamon-rum component. the tricky thing about using two different recipes is that sometimes the proportions aren’t the same. i realized, as i was pouring the banana-run mixture into the vanilla custard, that my vanilla ice cream recipe was half the size of the online recipe, so i had made double the amount of banana-rum goodness. whoops! i didn’t pour all of it in, thankfully, and it turned out beautifully!
my biggest suggestion is to use ripe bananas. i was impatient and used bananas that still had green stems. the ice cream has a nice rich flavor, but i imagine letting the bananas ripen would just increase that lovely flavor more. bananas combined with brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum… so good!
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