A local grocery store chain had introduced a limited edition ice cream that I had fallen in love with. After a three-month love affair, Kroger pulled their banana cream pie ice cream and replaced it with carrot cake instead. I was devastated. It left me with no other option than to get creative in the kitchen. For this recipe you will need:
1 3/4 cups of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 cups of whipping cream
1 box of instant banana pudding mix
2 cups half & half
3 mashed ripe bananas
Scald milk until bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat, then add sugar and salt. Stir until they are dissolved. Next; stir in half & half, vanilla, pudding mix, and whipping cream. Add mashed bananas and nuts if desired.
I used a Nila Wafer ready-made pie crust to pour the ice cream mixture into. After pouring in the mixture, I put the lid on the pie and froze it for 12 hours. If you are in a hurry you can use an ice cream maker and then spread the ice cream over the pie crust. To garnish add chopped walnuts, chocolate syrup, and fresh mint.
This dessert will be a hit for all occasions. The taste is out of this world!
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