FUDGE ROASTED BANANA ICE CREAM
Since there 4 containers of ice creams with various flavor are sitting quietly in our freezer, I promised myself that I will not make any ice cream until those ice creams in our freezer are gone. But, promise is just a promise, when I saw very ripe bananas in the kitchen, I rushed find roasted banana ice cream recipe in The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz that I bought few weeks ago. I made a little changes on the recipe, but that is not too significant on the taste.
And.....voila......this roasted banana ice cream is really tasty and rich of banana flavor. With few slices of banana and few drops of classic chocolate fudge on top of the ice cream, it just created a perfect pairing and a strong flavor of this ice cream.
My hubby and I just love it! :)
Fudge Roasted Banana Ice Cream
Yield: 1 quart (1 liter)
4 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tbsp butter,cut into small pieces
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tbsps Splenda sweetener
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 tsps freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1 medium-sized ripe banana, peeled and sliced into 1/2-cm
Classic Chocolate fudge
Preheat the oven to 400`F (200`C).
Slice the bananas into 1/2-inch (2cm) pieces and toss them with the brown sugar and butter in a ovenproof baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring just once during baking, until the bananas are browned and cooked through
Scrape the bananas and the thick syrup in the baking dish into a blender or food processor. Add the milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and salt, and puree until smooth.
Chill the mixtrue thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. If the chilled mixture is too thick to pour into your machine, whisking will thin it out.
In a serving glass, put banana slices, top it with banana ice cream, then layer it with another banana slices, and top it with a ball shape banana ice cream. Drizzle it generously with classic chocolate fudge. Serve it immediately.