This creamy homemade banana fudge ice cream is so good you’ll want to keep the recipe!
Last summer I made the best banana fudge ice cream ever. It was simply a banana ice cream studded with little pieces of chocolate covered fudge. It was so easy to make I could make it for guests and only needed to spend a few minutes getting it started in the ice cream maker and then 20 minutes later it was ready to eat. I made it more than once too.
Of course I wanted to make it again this summer. I definitely wanted to eat it again and so I did what any food blogger does when wanting to remake a favourite recipe. I searched my blog for the recipe.
I knew I’d made it a couple of times so I was confident it would be there. It wasn’t. I wondered if maybe I’d noted the recipe down in my drafts folder but it wasn’t there either. What could I do? Well, I knew I had to make that ice cream again. That banana fudge ice cream was so delicious that it could not just disappear like that!
I had to try to remember the recipe. Well, luckily I knew the main ingredients were bananas, cream and chocolate covered fudge bars. The quantities? Well, I tend to be quite flexible with quantities anyway.
The important thing is to keep tasting the mixture as you’re blending the ingredients together. If it tastes amazing before it’s frozen, it should taste good when frozen too. In fact, it’s hard to give exact quantities as the bananas can vary in sweetness. For ice cream you can get away with using slightly overripe bananas and of course, the riper they are, the sweeter they’ll make the ice cream. I still needed a little bit of icing sugar to get the right level of sweetness but you may find you’ll need more or less depending on taste.
You could easily adapt this recipe. I’ve called it banana fudge ice cream as one of the main ingredients is chopped up fudge bars (I used Cadburys Fudge) but you could make a completely different ice cream just by using a different chocolate or candy bar. Personally I quite fancy adding a crumbled up chocolate Flake another time!
I used my ice cream maker to make this ice cream as it’s so easy to use but if you haven’t got an ice cream maker then don’t let that stop you, although I haven’t tried them, you can read here about 6 ways to make ice cream that don’t involve going out and buying a machine!
Doesn’t it look tasty in these Ravenhead sundae dishes?
- 2 bananas (they weighed 210g after being peeled)
- 300ml double cream
- 110ml milk (I used semi-skimmed)
- 60g icing sugar (feel free to use more or less depending on how sweet you want the ice cream to be)
- 100g chocolate covered fudge, chopped
- Extra sticks of fudge to serve (optional)
- Mash the bananas thoroughly with a fork until you have a puree.
- Add the cream, milk and icing sugar and mix together with the fork.
- Turn the ice cream maker on and pour the banana cream mixture into it.
- After about 10 minutes when the ice cream is beginning to set, add the chunks of fudge and let the ice cream maker continue beating for another 5 minutes.
- Scoop the ice cream into a container and put in the freezer until you're ready to eat it.