Caramel banana ice cream

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Caramel banana ice cream

Picked up a big bag of bananas for almost nothing back in June, so I decided to make this. It was pretty satisfying and is quite decadent tasting, despite the fact that the only non-nutritious ingredient is the sugar, of which there is not a lot per serving.

By the way, if you are tempted to reduce the amount of sugar, you’ll discover the ice-cream to be very difficult to serve. One of the things sugar does is restrict the freezing of the custard to a workable softness.

$5 case of sightly overripe bananas.

Made it a few more times after that, and then yesterday we picked up a full box of perfectly good, slightly frost-damaged bananas at The Old Farm Market on the Trans-Canada Highway, just inside of Duncan, BC., for only $5.

Mega dehydrator
Mega dehydrator

We’ll be drying the bulk of them in our new (to us) jumbo food dryer (formerly a warming cabinet for the Hudson’s Bay catering department), but I think a few other things are in order, this being one of them.

Making a double-batch so that we can take some later for NYE, and also have some at home tomorrow. I was reminded in looking up the recipe, that I’d shared it on the Facebook page, but had not added it here as yet.

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  1. Combine 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup milk in a saucepan, with vanilla, ginger syrup, and a cardamom pod on a medium high heat. 2) Stir this slowly and constantly until it caramelizes to a dark golden brown. It should resemble brown sugar at this point and it will be thick..
    Caramel for ice cream
  2. Stir this slowly and constantly until it caramelizes to a dark golden brown. It should resemble brown sugar at this point and it will be thick..
  3. Slowly add 4 more cups of milk.
  4. Continue to cook slowly at a low heat, stirring constantly, for about 15 minutes until it is reduced.
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  5. Add 8 sliced very ripe bananas and cook the mixture for about five minutes. If you have time to freeze them before doing this, the custard will cool much faster.
  6. Put into a blender and liquify.
  7. Cool this mixture overnight in a refrigerator.
  8. Process in an ice cream maker until thick, then freeze for at least 2 hours before eating.
  9. Enjoy!
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