Friday, July 20, 2012

It's too hot to bake (Banana Ice Cream)

This week has been so super hot and humid. Today we had a huge storm, so it cooled down a bit, but it's still pretty crazy humid.

Earlier in the week one of K's favorite friends came over with his mom. We'd set up K's pool the day before and K can't get enough of it. I asked the friend's mom to bring his swimsuit along. While the boys played in the pool, the moms ate Banana Ice Cream. It's a fair trade in my book!

The boys played in the pool the entire morning. We finally got them out for lunch, but it was a struggle. After lunch it was nap time, but K's friend didn't want to go. I don't think K wanted him to go either and we had no plans for the afternoon, so I invited them back for post-nap play.

They came back around 3:30 and the boys were in the pool until 6 when it was time to go home. They were so cute together - I love that K is actually playing with his friends now. They're all growing up!!

Anyway, back to the ice cream. It was super banana-y and such a nice, cold treat. Homemade ice cream is the best. It's really simple to make as well!

Banana Ice Cream
2 egg yolks
60g light brown sugar
70 ml milk
100ml whipping cream
2 super ripe bananas

Combine egg yolks and brown sugar in a saucepan. Stir really well. Add the milk and keep stirring, over medium-low heat. Once it starts to thicken, turn off the heat.

Put the whipping cream in a bowl and whip it up until fairly stiff.

Mash up the bananas and add them to the egg yolk mixture, stirring really well. Fold it into the whipped cream.

I have a small ice cream maker, so I poured that into the maker and threw it in the freezer. It takes a few hours, but then the banana creamy goodness is yours for the eating.

But! I didn't always have an ice cream maker. In the case that you don't have one, this deliciousness is still possible: Pour the mixture into a Tupperware and pop it in the freezer. Every 30 minutes or so, pull it out and give it a good stir. It will take a few hours (so does the maker) and a tad bit of effort, but it is worth it!!

Once it's all ready, you can eat it out of the freezer just like you would a pint of Ben & Jerry's (what I wouldn't do for some of that right now - we finished the Banana Ice Cream this afternoon) or scoop it into a bowl and top with banana slices and chocolate chunks.

(I should have put more banana slices on top!!)

Whatever you do, it's sure to disappear soon.

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