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Caramelized Banana with Toasted Hazelnuts–Day 12: Ice Cream Marathon

Bananas might be one of my favorite fruits. 

They come in their own wrapper.

You can take them plain jane right out of the peel or mash them into amazing banana bread.  For the best recipe ever click here.  Disregard the inexperienced photos!

Even some of the best desserts are loaded with bananas.  Bananas foster anyone?

On summer days, when something cooler is in order, this ice cream will fit the bill.

First, you roast bananas with brown sugar to caramelize them and bring out some amazing banana flavor.

Mix with cream, half & half, sugar, and vanilla.

Finally, add in some crunch by way of toasted hazelnuts.

Frozen banana heaven.

{Caramelized Banana with Toasted Hazelnut Ice Cream}
Makes 1 Quart


  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. half & half
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. hazelnuts, toasted & chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  Remove the bananas from their peels.  Slice lengthwise and then into halves.
  2. Place the banana halves in a greased casserole dish and top with brown sugar.  Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Scrape the bananas and sugary syrup into a stand mixer.  Mix on high until bananas are smooth.  Let the banana mixture cool to room temperature.
  4. Once the bananas are cool, add in the cream, half & half, sugar, and vanilla extract.  Mix until combined.  
  5. Transfer to the ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers directions.
  6. Once done processing, spread into a container and freeze until set.

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  1. I’ve been putting off buying an ice cream because it’s a bit dangerous to have that access 🙂 Bananas and hazelnuts sound fantastic. Curious, what ice cream maker do you use?

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