I discovering new ingredients so when I found this carton of Banana Wave Milk(I don't remember where), I just knew I had to make an ice cream out of it.
Now just putting banana milk into an ice cream maker is possible, but I wanted to jazz up this ice cream a bit, so I mixed banana butter and banana milk together to make it even creamier. I'm also a big sucker for chunky ice creams, so I used dried banana pieces too.
This has to be the easiest ice cream I've ever made and that's a good thing considering my sister, her husband, and her 2 kids under the age of 7 just moved in. I filmed this recipe on one of the rare occasions they weren't home but going forward, expect most of the filming will be in my basement apartment. But still expect children's voices in the background- apparently, you're not supposed to tell a 6-year old boy to shut up, much less a 2-year old.
Listen, I'm gonna be honest with you, I anticipated needing a lot of elbow grease to scoop out banana milk ice cream, but I was pleasantly surprised having been proven wrong about this. You wouldn't even believe this is vegan.
It tastes like bananas, obviously, with chewy, dried bananas pieces. Considering this is a one-note ice cream, I recommend putting a some sort of flavored coconut butter on top like this. Why coconut butter? It has coconut oil in it, which is the key ingredient to a conventional magic shell. But I really wanted to keep the sundae vegan, so the kind of magic shell you'd find in the supermarkets is no good since there's milk in it.
Heck, even my dad wanted a second helping because it was that good and he's far from vegan!
Banana Wave Milk: https://www.bananawave.com/products/
Banana Butter: https://www.amazon.com/McCutcheon%60s-Banana-Butter/dp/B01N65WKNK/
Dried Banana Pieces: https://www.amazon.com/Made-Nature-Organic-Dried-Bananas/dp/B06XTF7N69/ref=sr_1_3?
You will need:
For the ice cream:
32 oz. Banana Wave Milk(see HELPFUL LINKS)
18 oz. banana butter(see HELPFUL LINKS)
Dried banana pieces(see HELPFUL LINKS)
1. In a large bowl, combine banana milk and banana butter. It's ok if banana butter clumps float to the bottom of the bowl. You won't see them in the final result.
2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. Churn the ice cream for 11 minutes.
3. Add 6-10 dried banana pieces in. Let the ice cream churn for another 2-3 minutes.
4. Turn the ice cream maker off. Scoop half of the ice cream into an ice cream tub.
5. Top that ice cream with however many banana pieces you like before covering them up with the rest of the ice cream.
6. Let the ice cream harden in the freezer overnight, or for at least 4 hours.