So I set out tonight to create an ice cream that tastes like Banana Nut Bread...and I came pretty close, so I had to share. (This was made in a 2 qt. countertop ice cream maker.) Next up, Hummingbird Cake Ice Cream!
Banana Nut Bread Ice Cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups whipping cream
3 bananas, mixed in food processor (I used frozen, but I don't think it would matter)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup pecan pieces
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix together milk, cream, bananas, and vanilla, and add to ice cream maker. Over medium heat, melt butter, then add in pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir constantly until caramelized, 5 to 10 minutes. Spread on wax paper and cool, then mix in to ice cream when the ice cream is almost set.
(Special thanks to Todd Defren for posting his ice cream recipes on Facebook and inspiring me to start experimenting again...and for sharing the recipe for his ice cream base!)