Banana Pudding: Great dessert or the greatest dessert? I say great dessert because the greatest dessert is obviously Banana Pudding Ice Cream. If this blog hasn’t inspired you to buy an ice cream maker yet, this is the post that is going to do it. I just know it. Next time you have overripe bananas, instead of making some lame-ass bread, try making this!
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Banana Pudding Ice Cream Recipe
All the flavors of banana pudding in a creamy, homemade ice cream.
- Prep Time: 60 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 2 over ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
- 1 cup Nilla wafers, cut into quarters (you can crumble if you want them finer)
- 1½ cups half and half
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan combine the half and half, brown sugar, white sugar, and salt. Stir a few minutes over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves.
Take saucepan off heat. Place the already beaten eggs in to a bowl. Gradually whisk in about half of the sugar mixture to the eggs. It is important to go slow with this so that the eggs do not cook.
Pour egg mixture into the saucepan with the half and half that remained in the saucepan. Stir in cream.
Cook mixture over medium heat for 5-10 minutes until it thickens. Stir frequently.
Once thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Pour mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into a bowl and let cool to room temperature.
After your mixture has cooled, stir in the mashed bananas and pour into your ice cream maker (I used this one). Freeze according to your manufacturer’s instructions. About 5 minutes before the end of the freeze time, add the Nilla wafers.
If you think the ice cream is too soft, transfer to your container and set in freezer for another 1-2 hours.
- Calories: 503
I’ll be making this before the week is through; banana pudding is one of my favorites. We also have that same ice cream maker and love it!
Thank you for sharing this. I made it tonight for my banana pudding loving son’s birthday. Indeed delicious and son approved.
Jessica Pinney says
I’m glad you all enjoyed it, Linda! Happy Birthday to your son! 😀
How much does this make?
Julia Tlhalogang says
I like receipe I want to try them for my family thanks
This was so creamy and delicious, really tasted like banana pudding!
How long will this last in the freezer ?
Can I make this without the ice cream maker? Just let it sit in the freezer and stir it every so often
Jessica Pinney says
Hi Cheyenne, this ice cream recipe was developed specifically for churning. If you don’t want to use an ice cream machine, I would recommend seeking out a no-churn recipe.
You’re crazy for spending that much for an ice cream maker! I recently bought one at Walmart for $25, and it’s real wood! You’re just paying for the name. Is it REALLY worth it?!
Kenyada Flores says
I will try this one much later, when me and my son can try them together. This was given to me by my grandma, as I grew with a eating disorder, I always remember, her lil spoon full of ice cream and her hugs.