Banana Praline Ice Cream
The dads will love this Banana Praline Ice Cream made special just for them!
Brody & Landon had so much fun making the Banana Praline Ice Cream for Father’s Day. They really got into creating something special for daddy. They have a very special relationship with their daddy. He’s definitely the fun guy. They go swimming, hiking, biking, lizard & bug catching, and camping. You name it, they go out and do it. This was their way of giving something special back that they made.
Actually this is so easy to make, using just a few ingredients. I don’t know if people realize how easy it is to make banana ice cream. There’s 1 ingredient, frozen bananas, and 4 ingredients for this flavor including the whipped cream topping. You will need a good strong blender, or food processor.
Banana Praline Ice Cream
Always best to have all your ingredients ready.
And make sure the kids are having fun!! 🙂 I have found the more you give them to do, the more fun they have.
Add the frozen bananas to the blender or food processor. Watch how they really team play when they use the food processor to make the banana ice cream.
Pulse it a few times, then let it spin. First it will break down and become lumpy, then it will lump up into a mound spinning around in the mixer, and lastly it become smooth like ice cream. The process takes at least 3-5 minutes.
When you’re done, add your toppings. The boys used these cute ice cream sundae glasses. They added the caramel, whipped cream, and the candied pecans.
The really did a great job making this, and wow was daddy impressed. We also stored it in these fancy ice cream containers. We use them all the time now making different types of ice cream.
Leave it to Brody to be the first one to dig in. Just kidding, they saved some for daddy.
This is such a delicious treat, and simple to make.
- 6 med-large ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup candies pecans
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- whipped cream
Slice the ripe bananas into 1/4 or smaller pieces. The smaller the pieces the easier it will be to blend, and easier on your blender.
Put in freezer bag, and spread them out flat and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight is best.
After frozen, add to the food processor or blender.
Pulse a few times first. This will break into smaller pieces, so it's easier to blend.
Now, turn the blender to medium/high and the bananas will start to get crumbly.
Continue blending, and the bananas will begin to get smooth, and still crumbly.
Stop blending, and scrape down the sides.
Continue blending until all the lumps are gone, and you will notice the bananas get really creamy.
Depending on the power of your blender, this could take 5 minutes or longer. Be patient, as you watch the magic happen.
Transfer to your ice cream container, and add the caramel and candied pecans. I like to layer them, bananas, caramel sauce, candied pecans. Then repeat until the container is full. Also, you can swirl through the layers with a knife to ensure it's in every bite.
Either eat right away as a soft serve ice cream, or put back in freezer for a solid ice cream. (The soft serve tastes so delicious!)
Scoop ice cream into bowls, add whipped cream to the top, and sprinkle a few candied pecans to the top, and enjoy.
If you want to keep the recipe simple then you can buy the candied walnuts. Most stores carry them, or make your own.