We finally got our ice cream maker fixed! It was a beautiful day today as I announced to the children that the ice cream maker was up and running. Their faces lite up in what I thought would be screams of joy but instead they were joyful screams for me to make up another wacky ice cream flavour. I have to admit I was going to do banana flavoured ice cream because they baby never got his turn as his favourite flavour in an ice cream he can actually eat. I actually already bought the bananas, but I do love a challenge! So after sleeping on it I came up with The Elvis.
Elvis’ favourite sandwich was a good old peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich. It taste amazing so I thought wouldn’t that be even better in an ice cream! I got to work, first telling everyone the name of the ice cream and making them guess what was in it and then actually making the ice cream. Needless to say the ice cream was so good people were sneaking spoonfuls out of the mixer itself before the ice cream was even done!
Before we get started here are some tips and tricks to making this cream.
Tips and Tricks
Banana: Cut the banana in half and cut one half into really small cubes. When you put the batter in the cream maker had half of the banana right away. This will mash the banana and make the ice cream taste like banana.
Peanut Butter: Freeze the peanut butter in a line and cut it into cubs. Carefully fold it into the batter when it is done so the peanut butter doesn’t mix and disappear into the ice cream. This will leave you with little nuggets of peanut butter (it’s fantastic!).
Whipping Cream: Yes I know you don’t use whipping cream to make ice cream but I did it for two reason. 1 gives the ice cream a hint of whipped cream flavour which brings out and compliments the flavour of the bananas, and 2 it makes the ice cream taste a little like frozen custard which richness compliments the peanut butter. You could use heavy cream instead but it might drawn out the flavours and make the peanut butter to strong and salty.
2 Cups Whipping cream
1 Cup Whole milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Large Banana
4 Strips of Bacon cooked to crunchy texture
1 Tablespoon Peanut butter
Mix cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla in sauce pan and bring to a simmer on medium heat until sugar is full dissolved. Place in refrigerator until completely chilled.
Take one teaspoon of peanut butter and roll into a stick shape using parchment paper and freeze until hard. Once hard take it out of the freezer and parchment and cut it into small cubes and place it back into the freezer to garden again.
Cook bacon and it is so crispy you can crumble it into little bacon bits, and place into refrigerator to chill.
Once ice cream batter is chilled pour into ice cream maker and add half banana cut into small cubes into batter mix on stir.
Once batter starts to get a little thicker (looks like a milk shake) add bacon bits. If you add them in the beginning they could all fall to the bottom of the ice cream mixing bowl and not crumble more or add flavour to the ice cream.
Once the ice cream is done remove mixer attachment and add in the peanut butter cubes and carefully fold them in making sure not to crush them.
Eat ice cream and fall into ice cream heaven. Or you could put it in the refrigerator to set a little more but I recommend eating it as soon as it is done mixing. There is just something about fresh ice cream that has never been out in a freezer it’s light, fluffy, creamy, and so natural. If we wanted the stuff from the freezer we would go to the store and by it right! So yes please don’t freeze it let your inner child lose and just eat it right away, you will thank me if you 😉.
Please let me know if you like this recipe and if you have any wacky ice cream ideas you would like us try. We are always open to new flavour combinations, the wackier the better. Happy snackies everyone!