Banana, Honey and Walnut Ice Cream

"A truly sublime flavour combination."
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Ready In:
1hr 6mins
1 1/2 quarts


  • 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


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

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  1. Kree
    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!


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