Wondering What to Do With Those Brown Bananas?
Turn them into Banana Ice Cream

This banana ice cream was made using the following recipe.

For a long time, in my family, we joked that when the bananas started getting spots on them and turning brown, that it was time to send them to Uncle in Alabama. He was the only one that would eat them like that. Everyone else wouldn't touch them unless they were put into banana bread.

And since I have so much time for baking (haha),
you can guess what happened to most of the over ripe ones. They either got thrown away or I would freeze them to use later in bread or in a smoothie.

Now that I have an ice cream maker, I can make banana ice cream. (Or, I could actually give them to Uncle because he just moved into our town a few months ago. Yeah!)

Banana Ice Cream

Use a 2 qt. ice cream maker or cut the recipe in half for smaller machines.


  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Stir together cream, milk, and sugar. While sugars dissolve, mash some ripe banana, measure out 1 1/2 cups and then add the lemon juice to it. Stir it into the cream mixture. Add the vanilla, then freeze according to your ice cream maker instructions.

Usually takes 25 minutes. Put into containers and freeze until hardened.

Look at what else you can do with your bananas. I used the ice cream to make this ice cream pie.

All you need is a store bought vanilla wafer crust, some banana slices, ice cream, and whipped cream.

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