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Roasted Banana Ice cream

A perfect cool bite for the hot summer season ahead. It also uses up your over ripe bananas.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 2 quart

Ingredients

For Ice cream:

  • 7 small-sized ripe bananas peeled & sliced
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • tbsp unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup full cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar granulated
  • ½ tsp lemon essence
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt

For Lemon Caramel Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon essence
  • a pinch salt
  • walnuts chopped

Instructions

For the Ice cream:

  • Preheat oven to 200 C.
  • Toss the bananas with the brown sugar and butter in a baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring 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. Add the milk, cream, granulated sugar, lemon essence, lemon juice and salt, and purée until smooth.
  • Quickly scrape else the melted sugar will harden, making it difficult to scrape later.
  • Transfer to a container and place in freezer. After 2 hours, take it out and blend again. If too hard, leave outside until thawed and then proceed or whisk it.
  • Repeat this step 2-3 times every 2 hours. The idea is to remove as much water crystals from the ice cream as possible.
  • After 2-3 repeat cycle of blending, place it the container in freezer & allow to set overnight. Serve
  • chilled & enjoy with sauce.

For the Lemon Caramel Sauce:

  • Put all the ingredients together in a thick bottom pan. Place the pan on a slow flame and using a whisk continuously mix the ingredients gently for 5-7 mins. When it reaches desired consistency remove from flame.
  • If the sauce is too thin, cook for another few minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over ice cream when serving and sprinkle some chopped walnuts.

Notes

You can use over ripe or normal bananas.
I found the ice cream a bit too sweet. I would definitely be reducing it both in ice cream and sauce.
I would definitely add cardamom to this ice cream as I feel it will enhance the taste of it.