Banana, Honey and Walnut Ice Cream

Total Time
1hr 6mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 6 mins

A truly sublime flavour combination.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup honey
  • 6 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 13 cups whipping cream, beaten to soft peaks
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


  1. Combine milk and honey in medium saucepan.
  2. Bring almost to simmer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Beat yolks until pale yellow.
  4. Gradually beat in hot milk.
  5. Set bowl into a larger bowl filled with ice (or cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the custard and chill overnight).
  6. Cool custard completely, stirring occasionally.
  7. Fold in whipped cream and bananas.
  8. Process according to ice cream maker’s manufacturer’s instructions, until half set.
  9. Add walnuts and process until set.
  10. Let ripen in freezer several hours before serving.


Most Helpful

This is a refreshingly different ice cream! The flavors all mix together very well, and the walnuts give it a nice crunchy texture. I made this using soymilk in place of the milk, and evaporated soymilk in place of the whipping cream, and it still came out nice and creamy. I thought the honey flavor was overpowering, however, and plan to reduce it to 3/4 cup next time I make this. Other than that, it was perfect! Thanks for a nice Summer treat, evelyn!

Kree July 22, 2003

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