I’m part of a banana-loving family. Seriously, we like bananas in a lot of our desserts – banana bread, banana cake, banana cream pie, banana milk shakes, banana cupcakes, and now! banana mousse cream ice cream.
My husband (nonchalantly) wished he could have a frozen creamy banana treat. He had just come from watering the plants in 104° Texas heat; of course he wanted something fresh and COLD! You don’t need an ice cream maker, nor do you need anything but a whisk and some muscle power if you don’t own a hand mixer or stand mixer.
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large banana; sliced
1 large banana; mashed
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk
1 small box (3.4 oz) of instant banana pudding mix
Whip the heavy cream for about 1 minute or until you see it starting to fluff.
Add banana pudding mix, vanilla extract, and the sweetened condensed milk.
Continue whipping until solid/stiff peaks form.
Fold in your large mashed banana.
Pour mixture into large, flat pan or reusable ice cream container.
Top with sliced bananas.
Optional: Fold in or top mixture with sliced bananas, strawberries, vanilla wafers, and/or macadamia nuts.
Freeze your covered mixture for 5-8hours.
Serve and top with your favorite toppings.