Friday, May 27, 2011

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Around here, you don't kick off the first official weekend of summer without my Mom's Strawberry Banana Ice Cream and of course 4th of July just isn't the same without Mom making it! This is a treat that we all look forward to every Summer and I can remember my Dad hand cranking a huge container of ice cream. Thank goodness for the electric ice cream freezers!
Although hand cranking an ice cream freezer would be a wonderful workout for the upper arms! : ) Hmmm wonder if my Dad still has that???

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
3 pints heavy whipping cream, whipped (do not substitute)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract ( I use 2 tablespoons)
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 container frozen sliced strawberries (I like unsweetened)
3-4 large fresh bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon juice to prevent browning.

Mix sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, fold in the whipped cream, strawberries and bananas.
Pour into a 1 gallon ice cream freezer and use whole milk if needed to fill to line.

If you're using a smaller ice cream freezer and have extra ice cream, pour into a freezer proof container and freeze till firm (about 4-6 hours).

We also love peach ice cream with fresh or frozen peaches. Just substitute the peaches for the strawberries, omit the bananas and add a 1 teaspoon almond extract.


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