The best part of this no-fuss recipe is that you can execute it while multitasking, whether it’s laundry or putting finishing touches on your PPT, it doesn’t require all your attention except for one (super) critical minute when the bananas are done roasting. The only slight change I made to this recipe is adding cinnamon. I tried holding back but my hands were not listening to my head. Fair enough, just a touch of the warm spice kicked up the flavors a whole notch. Feel free to skip it if you’re allergic or not a big fan.
Coming to that critical minute: after the bananas are roasted, do not wait for it to cool down because the caramel will thicken, turn brittle, stick to the pan, and become difficult to blend. But all is not lost if it has reached this point… just add another tablespoon of butter to the bananas and stick it back into the oven once again till the sugar caramelizes and becomes liquid. After blending, you could use a strainer to avoid any solidified caramel pieces.
The original recipe says it yields a quart but it turned out to be 2 to 2 1/2 cups for me. It’s likely that the mixture will not thicken before it goes into your ice cream maker but if it does, you could use a whip to thin it. I recommend not skipping the lemon juice as you need something to cut the sugar.
I tried the ice cream as soon as it was done, even before I transferred it to my container. Now you know how excited I am to be using my newest kitchen gadget! Unfortunately, it turned out a little too sweet. I considered making a note to cut down the sugar but the batch – when I served it with fudgy mocha brownies (with which they paired perfectly) – was frozen evenly and didn’t taste all that sweet the next morning.
Over to the recipe: Caramel-y roasted bananas, scent of cinnamon, creamy and delicious – Roasted Banana Cinnamon Ice Cream
- 3 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled
- ⅓ cup (70 g) packed light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- I tablespoon butter, salted or unsalted,cut into small pieces
- 11/2 cups (375 ml) whole milk
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 11/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Slice the bananas into 1/ 2-inch(2-cm) pieces and toss them with the brown sugar, cinnamon and butter in a 2-quart (2-liter) baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring just once during baking, until the bananas are browned and cooked through
- 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 puree until smooth.
- Chill the mixture thoroughly 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, whisking will thin it out
68 Responses to Roasted Banana Cinnamon Ice Cream
This sounds incredible! I’ve never roasted bananas and I think I need to now! Yum. love the flavors here.
Yum! This ice cream sounds so good. I love roasted bananas.
I think I just died and went to heaven!
This sounds so delicious! I love the idea of roasting the bananas. I’m definitely saving this!
This is a wonderful idea for ice cream, and so different! I’ll bet it’s super tasty. We’re having an “Ice Cream Freeze Off” at work (several co-workers have been bragging about how good their homemade ice cream tastes). I’m sure I will win with this recipe!
i love the idea of roasting the banana!!! delicious, anu!
This makes me think of a dessert we had at Max Brenner’s Chocolate by the Bald Man in New York City – caramel banana cinnamon egg rolls with caramel dipping sauce. I really feel like this would simply be the ice cream version. Oooh, and if you fried up some egg roll papers and broke them up into the ice cream… yum!
this is right up my aisle…looks yummy. perfect for this summer heat :D
That looks like it is to die for!
I can’t even imagine how this tastes!! Roasted bananas?!!! YUM!
I really like banana ice cream, and with cinnamon should be perfect.
My mind is blown. This is such a brilliant idea for an ice cream flavor, and SO mouth-watering!
You do not need to ask me twice if I want a bite – what an absolutely stunning recipe :D
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This is Genius!!!
I mean banana that too roasted and to to it all served with fudge brownies…
Love it… And Super Drooling….
What a cool blog, and I love the name :-)!
Thanks Alessandra! :)
I made the mistake of letting my husband read over my shoulder. I know what I’ll be making this weekend! This sounds absolutely divine!
Oh, myyyyy! That sounds absolutely amazing! Sadly, I’m allergic to cinnamon, but it might be worth the risk!
You could totally skip the cinnamon, Ann.
Oh what a luscious ice cream! I LOVE roasting bananas (I found out accidentally when my bananas weren’t ripe enough for a recipe and I needed to soften them up!) But I can only imagine how yummy this is…caramely bananas in a cool creamy dessert with just a touch of warmth from the cinnamon! Perfect! : )
I think this recipe sounds like it is totally worth the wait! I love the flavors, and well love bananas:-) Sounds really lovely:-) Hugs, Terra
Banana ice cream is my absolute favorite but it’s very hard to find without a lot of other stuff in it. Alas I have no ice cream maker…yet :)
Just imagining this ice cream flavor make my mouth water. It’s time to take my ice cream maker out from the storage! I’d never thought of “roasting” ingredients for “ice”cream. It’s kinda funny but I know it tastes so good after roasting them. Can’t wait to try this!
Ah yes please. I’d like some of that… The flavors just sound amazing!
You’ve done it again! Just thinking about this combination makes my mouth sing.
I am in for home made ice-creams esp bananas which are so nutritious. I seldom make ice-creams at home and yes, will try out this soon. I will prefer the not so sweet with lesser sugar inside.
Love love love this flavour combo!!!
I don’t know why…but this just sounds so good right now. Like so sophisticated but so flavorful and yummmm
Wow! I do eat banana ice cream once in a while (paired with a scoop of chocolate of course) but the ROASTING of the bananas has me nabbed here big time! I’ll bet that changes the flavor in a fabulous way! Great recipe!!
Oooh. Wonderful. I can just imagine how wonderful and warming those flavours are, despite them being in an icy treat! You must be having so much fun with such a fabulous new gadget!
Great minds think a like! I think today is a banana kind of day! It’s 5:30am and I already saw like 5 banana posts! I love it!!! I am going to invest in an ice cream maker this weekend!!! Your ice cream looks amazing!! I want a bowl of your ice cream right now!! Yum!!
I would never have thought of putting banana and cinnamon together. It looks divine. :-)
What cute little cups! I bet this ice cream tasted fantastic.
What a yummy idea! Love the flavor combo!
Mmm, delicious! Superlative discretion when choosing flavors. I’ll bet this ice cream is irresistible! Very charming presentation as well!
What interesting flavour combinations for an ice cream. It looks wonderful.
Even the idea of this is making me hungry! I like how you roasted the bananas :)
Funny how you notice a recipe even more when it is blogged about. I have David’s book but do not remember this recipe. It does have a delicious flavor combination and the presentation is stunning. Great frozen treat! I need to break out that book and take another look.
Great presentation and photo!
What a mind blowing combination! simply delicious
Yummm! This really makes me want to invest in an ice-cream maker :) Gorgeous pictures too! This looks divine! The roasted banana and cinnamon combo sounds amazing!
A recipe I will be happy to have
Hey, I made banana ice cream today, not roasted one though..wondering if I could revert the whole process ;) Lovely recipe.
uh-oh..with all these delish ice-cream recipes u’ve been coming with lately…your new ice-cream machine is making me wanna go and buy one for myself!!! and that is just not good news for the weighing scales that are already groaning!!!
Oh I so love the look of this!!Awesome pics Anu, just got my eyes fixated on them for a while :)Love the flavors of cinnamon with the Banana, just the perfect spice for this indulgent treat!
I honestly never had roasted banana cinnamon ice cream before but I believe I am gonna love this! This is definitely something to indulge this summer :)
Anu I just love this recipe. I’m seriously contemplating buying myself an ice-cream maker. Like seriously. I saw one yesterday, on sale. You roasted the bananas and now I have to make this here ice-cream :-)
I’ve only tried roasting Saba bananas but never regular bananas. I’ll definitely try this the next time I make ice cream! Sounds really good!
I am imagining what this must taste like–bananas foster in ice cream form. It sounds delectable–and I love those little red dishes.
Oh my – I’m not sure if I should make this because I know for a fact that I won’t stop eating this at one scoop.
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I love banana ice cream, have simply frozen them and blended them up too, and they instantly made a gorgeous healthy treat! would love to try this variation, roasting them! great one (:
Thanks Shuhan! :)
What a great way to showacase the lovely banana!! Wonderful recipe… perfect for the warm days ahead (for us)! :)
What’s not to love about this combo?? Fab.U.Lous
OMG! when I read the title I wondered, at the roasting part of bananas. Its time to buy my ice cream maker. You are bringing on such delicious combo of flavors.
Wow this sounds incredible. I love sweet things but by roasting the bananas it causes them to get sweeter. I would think you could leave out the 2 tbsp. of sugar and that alone would cut the sweetness. That said, I’m going to try it this way. I have been making lots of ice cream lately with our weather having been so warm, of course today it’s 50 and raining. Can’t wait to try this and maybe even add a bit of coconut to it. Oh YUM!
Thanks Vicki. Adding coconut is a fantastic idea! The next time I make this I’d like to cut down the sugar and add some rum! :)
This ice cream is brilliant! Love it!
Oh this has my dad’s name written ALL over it… roasted bananas, heaven!!
Never tried anything like this. I bet roasting the bananas will really make a big difference in the flavor…Have to try sometime!
This ice cream sounds like a dream . Roasting the bananas and the brown sugar, adding cinnamon to it is incredible. I have get my ice cream maker out and make this one for sure.
This is an interesting method girlie. I like the channelization going. Real nice and no eggs too. Love banana ice cream so much and my freezer is so depleted nothing in site no sorbet ice cream or anything. The situation got to be remedied STAT!
When we moved into our new home, the previous owner had passed away and the family left a few items behind that they didn’t want. One of them was an ice cream maker. I haven’t tried it yet, but I think I’ll take it out and give this a try. I love the cinnamon addition!
Oh my yum! I made ice cream or sherbet for the first time in years this week. It was fun, I forgot how much fun it is to create the homemade stuff. This flavor combination sounds delicious. I will be bookmarking this for later.
I’ve never roasted bananas before…but I definitely want to start with this recipe! This sounds fantastic and perfect for summer :)
This sounds AMAZING! I can’t wait to try it!!
I don’t just like this, I love this!! Fantastic!
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