However, I think we've hit upon another favourite ice cream recipe in this house. My husband and I think it's on a par with the last batch of Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream we made, which I never thought any other ice cream would compare to in richness, texture and flavour.
I was a little skeptical to be honest, and so you can imagine my surprise when I tasted this rich, creamy smooth banana ice cream...it is decadent! Who ever thought banana could be so good? I must apologise about the pictures though. The severe melting is due to being called away while photographing, and ending up with it all looking a little softer than it should. Melted or not, it's delicious!
RICH BANANA ICE CREAM (adapted from Mistral Igloo Ice Cream maker manual)
3 medium bananas, ripe and mashed
1 egg white
1/2 cup caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp lemon juice
Beat the egg white until light and fluffy. Add a little of the sugar at the end of the mixing process. In a medium bowl, mash bananas. Add the remaining sugar, cream, salt and lemon juice and mix to combine. Gently fold in the egg white mixture. Refrigerate overnight, before placing in the canister to churn and freeze.
Makes about 800ml, depending on banana size