Banana strawberry ice cream

There’s no doubt that the ultimate summer dessert is ice cream – and though I love store-bought ice cream or something from Mr. Softee, nothing beats homemade ice cream.

Strawberries have been so perfect and delicious this summer, and I have been buying tons of them. I’m not the biggest fan of strawberry ice cream, but I definitely wanted to incorporate some of them into the ice cream without overpowering it.

I was trying to come up with ideas for the base flavor, and I narrowed it down to three – chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. All three pair very well with strawberry, but I decided on banana because it has the mildest flavor and I felt it would truly let the fresh strawberries shine.



1 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

1 can (14 oz.) of sweetened condensed milk

2 tsp. of vanilla extract

3 over ripe bananas, peeled

1 pint of strawberries, diced



  1. Combine the whipping cream, condensed milk, extract, and bananas in a high-speed blender. Blend until liquefied, but still thick.
  2. Pour the ice cream base into the ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Within the last 10 minutes of churning, gradually add the strawberries to the machine.
  4. Once the strawberries are evenly dispersed in the ice cream, turn off the machine and transfer the ice cream to a container with a tight-fitting lid (the ice cream will be runnier than standard ice cream). Keep the container of ice cream in the freezer for around 6 hours (or overnight) so it can firm up.
  5. Scoop the ice cream into a cone or dish & enjoy!
this is *almost* ready to be devoured

Since I’m a giant child, I like to drown my ice cream in magic shell:

NOW it’s ready to be devoured!




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10 thoughts on “Banana strawberry ice cream”

  1. Drooling here…..that icecream with the fresh juicy sweet strawberries this year is a fabulous idea!

  2. Oh Yummm! We have an ice cream maker high up in the cupboard and I haven’t gotten it down all summer! Your are making me want to give this a try! thanks!

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