Sunday, March 13, 2011

Banana Brown Sugar Ice-Cream


If you love making ice-cream, you know David Lebovitz. I have been eyeing his Banana- Brown Sugar Ice-cream for a while now and finally has a chance to try it.

The sweet smell of banana and brown sugar fills the air when I was caramelizing it. Blending it was dead easy, but waiting for the mixture to cool down before it starts to churn in the ice-cream maker was hard.

Was the result worth it? Hubby loved it and said it was smooth and had a lovely banana sweetness to it. I find it a tad to sweet and wonder if reducing the brown sugar would help.

Unfortunately it would be sometime till I will try this again. Due to the recent disasters in Queensland, bananas prices are increasing like crazy (AU$10/kg?!). I was lucky, as these bananas cost around $3/kg- bought just after the disaster.

Nevertheless, this is my 3rd ice-cream attempt! It's really a good way to stop me from buying ice-cream from shops. Plus home made ice-cream means there is usually less of it in the fridge-keeping me from having it as dessert too often in a week! ;)

Banana Brown Sugar Ice-cream (from David Lebowitz)
6-7 ripe bananas sliced
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups of coconut milk
1 tsp of rum
1 tsp of vanilla extract
squeeze of lemon
pinch of salt

In a pan, heat brown sugar with 1/3 of the coconut milk. Simmer. Add bananas and a pinch of salt. Cook for around 5 minutes till it is soft and cook through. Remove heat and add in remaining coconut milk. Add essence and rum. Squeeze lemon juice. Taste and adjust. Blend in blender. Cool in fridge for around 30 minutes.

Put it through the ice-cream machine. Freeze it for another 2 hours. Serve.

Bellicious Kitchen has invited me to her challenge of One year, One new recipe a month. Remember that I said I wanted to make ice-cream and curries from scratch this year? I'm one recipe closer!





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11 comments:

Aimei said...

this is the first time i heard of brown sugar banana ice-cream. I bet it taste great!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Interesting combo!

tigerfish said...

I thought maybe the banana itself should be sweet enough....hmmm...

Indie.Tea said...

I have made David Lebovitz's vanilla ice cream a few times, and I had to reduce the amount of sugar down by 1/4 cup...so only 1/2 cup of sugar, which was more to my taste. If - or maybe I should say. I think it would help you as well :)
But the ice cream looks delicious, what a unique flavor.

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Wow this is definitely new for me, Brown Sugar Banana ice cream! I had Teh Tarik ice cream recently in Singapore, that's as non-traditional as I've gotten so far ;)

Little Inbox said...

Oh yes, banana is super expensive in Australia.
Hmm...I want the banana ice-cream... :P

daphne said...

Aimei- yeah! and it's smooth too. I should put some banana bits.

little corner- it is!

tigerfish- yeah! maybe that is why as well

indie tea- that's a great suggestion, prob a reduction in sugar will be right.

min- TEH TARIK!? that's soo interesting.. mm.. tea and condense milk.. u got me thinking.

little inbox- hhaha.. once, i tasted bananas with nuts.. that was good too.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

YumYum Yum Yum yum! Did you get that I think this is so yum! LOL! Can't wait to hear about your ice cream and curry combo! Sounds so much fun and something you would see on chopped or iron chef! XO
Jessica

daphne said...

haahah Jessica! I'm not THAT adventurous LOL no curry and ice-cream together! i mean separately but u r funny and u r putting dangerous thoughts in my head...

Joanne said...

I really need to start breaking into the world of ice cream making! This sounds delicious! Nothing is ever too sweet for me, so I"m sure I would love this!

babe_kl said...

wow i wud love to try this but i wonder can sub coconut milk wid something else?

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