This creamy homemade banana fudge ice cream is so good you'll want to keep the recipe! It's also easy to adapt and use your favourite chocolate bar instead of fudge.
Have you ever been tempted to make ice cream with fudge bars? Well in case you have then I have the best fudge bar ice cream recipe for you! It's a dreamy creamy banana ice cream dotted with chunks of chocolate covered fudge. I'm telling you, it's an ice cream you HAVE to make!
Is it quick to make banana fudge bar ice cream?
One 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 made 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 the next 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.
Where was it? 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!
Ingredients for fudge bar banana ice cream
Well luckily I knew the main ingredients and I have managed to recreate it perfectly. To make this easy ice cream you'll need:
- Bananas - It's best to use ripe bananas that you can mash easily. I like to use those where the skin is turning a bit brown but the banana inside is still white.
- Double Cream - Double cream makes a much creamier ice cream than single cream.
- Milk - I thin the double cream a little with a bit of milk. I usually use semi-skimmed as this is what we use at home but skimmed or whole milk is also fine.
- Icing sugar - This is just to sweeten the ice cream a little. Icing sugar blends in well.
- Fudge bars - I use Cadbury's fudge bars which are bars of fudge coated in chocolate. Because these are just chopped into chunks you can easily replace them with a different kind of chocolate or snack bar.
How do you make this banana fudge ice cream?
This ice cream is super easy to make. You can even make it for guests while they are there without feeling like you're missing out!
First mash the bananas in a bowl and then whisk in all the other ingredients. You can use a whisk or a fork for this step.
Then, turn your ice cream maker on and just pour the mixture in slowly as it is churning. Leave it to churn. It'll take about 20 minutes, although this could vary according to your ice cream maker.
Can you make this ice cream without an ice cream maker?
I use my ice cream maker to make this fudge and banana 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. Just take the ice cream out of the freezer after an hour, whisk it and then return it to the freezer.
Do this a couple more times as it's freezing. It may not be quite as smooth and creamy but it will still be delicious homemade ice cream.
Check the flavour
An important thing is to keep tasting the mixture as you're blending the ingredients together. 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.
So, be flexible about the amount of icing sugar you use. To get the right level of sweetness you may find you'll need more or less depending on taste.
If it tastes amazing before it's frozen, it should taste good when frozen too.
How to adapt this banana fudge bar ice cream?
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.
If you want to be adventurous there are loads of ways you can add your own twist to this ice cream. Why not add sweets, chocolate chips or any other chocolate or snack bar pieces?
Personally I quite fancy adding a crumbled up chocolate Flake next time!
Why not just use the banana ice cream as a base? You can stop there and just have a creamy homemade banana ice cream.
If you want a healthier choice then why not try adding blueberries, other berries or chopped fresh fruit?
Is is worth getting an ice cream maker?
The answer to this is a big fat YES! I bought mine cheaply years ago and it still works. I didn't know if I was going to use it regularly but I use it every summer and love the fact I can develop whatever flavours I fancy!
After all, if you make this homemade ice cream you can use whatever chocolate bar you want. Not just be limited by the ice cream flavours in your local shops!
If you do have an ice cream maker then this ice cream is much quicker to prepare too. I love the fact that my ice cream maker freezes the ice cream as it is churning and for soft scoop ice cream it only takes 20 minutes!
I can still put the rest in the freezer and save it for later. Or make it in advance if that's easier and more convenient.
Doesn't it look tasty in these Ravenhead sundae dishes?
Is banana fudge ice cream healthy?
I wish! I like to think that at least the banana are healthy but I can't claim that the double cream and fudge bars are!
Can you make this banana fudge ice cream healthier?
This is one of my plans for the summer. I would love to make a healthier version of this homemade banana fudge ice cream. For example why not make it healthier by using yogurt instead of double cream?
You could also substitute quark for the cream which would also add more protein as well as being incredibly low in fat. You can read more about quark in this cinnamon and apple quark breakfast bowl post.
Although I haven't tried it yet, making a quark ice cream is definitely one of my plans for this summer.
More homemade ice cream recipes!
If you're looking for more easy ice cream maker recipes then take a look at my recipes for gooseberry ice cream, raspberry and white chocolate ice cream or even kiwi fruit ice cream.
You might also like my homemade frozen desserts recipe collection.
Banana Fudge Ice Cream
- 2 bananas they weighed 210g after being peeled
- 300 ml double cream
- 110 ml milk I used semi-skimmed
- 60 g icing sugar feel free to use more or less depending on how sweet you want the ice cream to be
- 100 g 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.
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Places I'm sharing this banana fudge ice cream
I am linking this to #CookBlogShare hosted by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie.
Homemade ice cream is the best! This recipe looks amazing!
IT is! I need to plan another new flavour soon. My family always gobble it up.
Amy | The Cook Report
This ice cream looks lovely and smooth 🙂
Thank you! The banana makes it lovely and smooth I think.
Ha! this is absolutely something I would do - make an amazing recipe, and then forget where I wrote it down! I'm so glad you were able to recreate it because it sounds absolutely divine!
Is was so frustrating when I couldn't find it but yes, at least it turned out well when I remade it!
I've seen so many ice cream recipes this year, I really need to get an ice cream maker!
It is lovely to be able to make your own ice cream at home and it really is worth getting an ice cream maker! I love mine.
Well, at least losing the recipe gave you the perfect excuse to make it again. Looks delish!
Exactly! I need to remake this one soon and update the pictures!
That sounds like a delicious ice cream, bookmarked it. When you mentioned chocolate covered fudge, twin and snickers comes to my mind.
Oh yes, the recipe is easily adaptable so you can use any type of bar in place of the ones I used. The ice cream will still be just as tasty!
Love the idea of adding banana to your ice cream base! I love the fudge topping, and would probably add a little crumbled toffee as well for extra crunch. Can't wait for summer!
Thanks and I love your idea of adding some extra crumbled toffee on the top! That would definitely finish it off!
This sounds absolutely delicious! I haven't managed to get my ice creamer maker out this summer, but perhaps I'll still get it out, even when summer has passed, for this recipe! X
It is so so worth it! I really should try and use my ice cream maker all year round too and then I wouldn't be as likely to lose recipes for it. This year I've actually made quite a few ice creams and there's no way I've got time to write them all up!
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
Ooh I absolutely love the idea of this icecream with the nutrition of the banana along with the naughtiness of the chocolate fudge.
Thank you Angela!
Looks yum, perfect for summer. Haven't tried this before, might just our ice cream maker for this recipe. Thanks for sharing! #brillblogposts
Thank you! I love using my ice cream maker and trying out new combinations. I hope you enjoy it if you do make it!
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed
What a delicious recipe Corina, love the idea of adding chocolate fudge bars. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks they've already got the recipe on the blog x
Yes, I'm pleased there are a few of us too!
This ice cream looks so good. Love banana ice cream and with chocolate fudge well that sound good really good. Time to get the ice cream maker out again I think.
Definitely time Jacqui! I'm sure you'd love this.
This looks and sounds incredible! I love the story behind it too, that is the sort of thing I do ALL THE TIME!! I make a fab recipe for my blog and then sit down to write it up and discover I didn't actually write the recipe down in my trusty notebook!!! So then I have to test it out all over again... Still at least now most of my recipes are now stored on my blog so I can find them again!! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #cookblogshare 🙂 Eb x
It is so frustrating when that happens isn't it?! It's happened to me a few times. I should get a little notebook too as I tend to note down quantities on a bit of paper as I'm cooking and then if I don't at least write the recipe up soon in my drafts folder then I do risk losing it forever!
This looks AMAZING!
Kate - gluten free alchemist
This sounds amazing! I have yet to make banana ice cream, but this sounds so good, I may just have to take the plunge. Thanks for the share xx
So pleased you like it! It's definitely worth trying if you are going to make the plunge and have a go at some banana ice cream.