Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Banana Choco Nut Ice Cream

So many bloggers seem to be going, er, bananas over the last couple of days....I am sure you have all noticed banana muffins and breads and halwas that have been going around in the blogosphere recently.

I couldn't resist going their way...going bananas, that is.

So here's a delicious Banana Choco Nut Ice Cream....packed with the goodness of bananas, nuts and low fat milk, this is a (healthy) treat that, to me, is irrestible!





Ingredients:

Low Fat Milk - 250 ml + 50 ml
Skimmed Milk Powder - 4 tbsps
Sugar *- 30
Cornflour - 3/4 tsp
Cocoa powder - 1 tsp
Milk/Dark Chocolate - 30 gms
Walnuts/ Almonds(peeled) - 3 tbsps, chopped (I used equal amounts of both, but I prefer using walnuts)
Banana (peeled) - 150 gms
Lemon juice* - 5 drops

Method:

Mix together skimmed milk powder, cornflour, cocoa powder, sugar with the 50 ml milk.

Boil the remaining milk and add the above mix to it in a thin stream, stirring constantly as you pour it in. Keep stirring till it comes to a boil. Lower the flame and let it simmer for a further 2-3 minutes.

Switch off the gas and add the chocolate to it; stir to melt it.

When the mixture cools, blend together in a mixie along with the bananas.

Add the chopped nuts and freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, then you will need to blend the ice cream in the mixie to a thick slush, about 4 times - do this when the ice cream is in the semi-set stage. In that case, add the nuts after you are done with the last cycle of blending.

Variations:

Instead of blending the bananas in the mixie, mash it up with your hand if you like a chunky ice cream.

For a chocolate chip effect, chill the base custard in the fridge. Melt the chocolate and add it to the chilled custard.

(If you are not using an ice cream maker, add in the above two variations after the last cycle of blending).

Notes:

* if the bananas are very sweet (mine were), add the lemon juice. If they happen to be a little sour, add another 10 gms of sugar and omit the lemon juice.

And don't go by my picture of a melting ice cream - that scoop endured different poses and angles for a not so perfect picture - in fact you'll need to let the ice cream rest for about 5 minutes at room temperature before serving.

Indulge!!

27 comments:

  1. hi AD,
    Oh yeah banana seems to be reigning in the blogsphere :)Infact I made choco-nutty banana bread yesterday :)
    Hmmm..the Icecream seems to be def. a chilled out idea :)cool click.
    Hey AD, I'll mail u soon :)
    TC

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  2. not an ice cream person..but nice click..

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  3. Yes the bananas are ruling the blogosphere.The icecream looks soft and creamy.

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  4. Hey have to try out this icecream..tho not a banana fan when it comes to ice-cream..but the click looks good...

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  5. Yumm!!!thats a delicious icecream Aqua!!looks amazing!

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  6. Yummy looking ice cream,perfect for this hot weather:).

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  7. Ooooooooh oooh ooohhh!!! I want that!!!

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  8. Nice picture! Looks sinful! Wud have tasted great!

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  9. Looks awesome...wonderful click

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog :)love this icecream flavour.... sounds pretty creamy ... hmm tempting in this heat!!

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  11. Looks mouthwatering!!i have all the ingredients at home..will surely give a try :)

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  12. Cool! esp for this heat;-) this is more like a gelato right? I just made mine with blueberries.

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  13. looks very tempting though i don't like banans. :-) i am seeing so many ice cream recipes, yet to make at home..i am bookmarking this.

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  14. wow, thatz very very tempting

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  15. Wonderful recipe and I love the mix of bananas, nuts and choco. Cool treat.

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  16. I love the combination. I always get this :D when I go out!

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  17. This reminds me of the Chunky Monkey flavour of Ben&Jerrys ice-cream. This is super good!

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  18. Great dessert for Summer!And a great pic

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  19. thanks for the tip on the ice cream maker.. i don have one and any time i decide to make this, it will come in handy!:D
    the ice cream looks good!!

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  20. great combo! banana and chocolate are always a hit at my home

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  21. Ice cream tempts me a lot. Pass me that scoop, I m drooling:)

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  22. Looks delectable! reminded me of Banana, vanilla and chocolate chip ice cream from Ben&Jerry's one of my fav...hmmmm will def be making this soon!

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  23. looks yummy and so simple to make

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  24. I have bookmarked your blog. It is simply great! Keep up the very good work you are doing.

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