Banana Coffee Ice Cream
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? In this case- have your ice cream and eat it! Using very ripe bananas in this recipe will give you a naturally sweet ice cream to yield a no added sugar dessert! Yep- you heard right- ZERO added sugar. Banana pairs beautifully with coffee for this easy ice cream that will change the way you look at dessert.
Makes ~6 cups
3 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup brewed espresso
1 teaspoon espresso powder
Place 2 of the bananas with the whole milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to your ice cream maker along with the heavy cream, espresso and espresso powder.
Take the third banana and mash with a fork or roughly chop up. Depending on your ice cream manufacturer, you may be able to add the mashed/chopped banana right in with the other ingredients or you may have to add it about five to ten minutes before the ice cream is set.
Serve garnished with bananas and espresso powder or store in a freezer-proof air-tight container.