|Banana caramel ice cream can ONLY be made better with chunks o' chocolate!
|bananas and caramel, a match made in heaven
Now how to turn my favorite flavors into a complete ice cream was the trick, but I was ever so willing to try. You will need: (Printable recipe found here)
2 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup smashed bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
1 tsp banana extract
1 tsp caramel extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips or chopped regular chocolate chips
drizzle of caramel syrup (optional)
|My three favorite flavors, together... at last.
Add the 2 3/4 cups of heavy cream, the cup of smashed bananas, and the 1 teaspoon of banana extract and 1 teaspoon of caramel extract and stir until mixed together. Pour into your inner canister in your ice cream maker (that's been chilled in the freezer for 12-24 hours prior) and turn it on for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, it's time to add your "add ins" (wow they were named properly, no?). Pour in the chocolate chunks and let it mix in for about 5 more minutes.
|Swirl baby swirl!
|It's ok if you want to lick your monitor right now. I won't tell.
After 5 minutes your ice cream will be at soft serve consistency and we like to switch it over to a 2 quart Pyrex bowl to freeze it up to a scoopable state.While it was still soft, we decided to drizzle in some caramel sauce.
Then stirred it around to get a "swirled" effect
Then into the freezer it goes to harden up. After that, scoop it into your favorite cone or bowl and your have yourself a delectable treat. I believe it was the caramel extract that really put this recipe over the top into flavor town.
|Banana caramel ice cream with chocolate chunks is calling your name right now.