Roasted Banana Ice Cream

Roasted Banana Ice Cream

Yield: About 1 quart

Prep Time: 10 minutes (active), 8 hours (inactive)

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients:

3 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted), cut into small pieces
1½ cups whole milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ teaspoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon coarse salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Slice the bananas into ½-inch pieces and toss them with the brown sugar and butter in a 2-quart baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring once during baking, until the bananas are browned and cooked through.

3. Scrape the bananas and the thick syrup in the baking dish into a blender or food processor. Add the milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and salt, and purée until smooth.

4. Chill the mixture for at least 8 hour (or overnight) in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. If the chilled mixture is too thick to pour into your machine, whisk it to thin it out.