Banana Pudding Ice Cream

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Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Banana Pudding Ice Cream tastes like a delicious old-fashioned creamy treat with real banana flavor and wonderful pieces of Nilla wafers mixed in. Perfect for a scorching hot summer day. Or any day really. You will be craving this ice cream year round.

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

I did it! I finally bought an ice cream machine after wanting one for years. After seeing so many yummy ice cream recipes on other blogs, I couldn’t stand it anymore. And oh boy and I going to have fun with it. I got the Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker Β  and it was easy to use and reasonably priced.

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

For my first ice cream I tried a Banana Pudding Ice Cream recipe from We all know what a banana pudding lover I am. I make Banana Pudding Cupcakes, Banana Pudding Bars, pancakes, and Banana Pudding Cake. You can never have too much banana pudding in your life!

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

This ice cream was amazing and really did taste like banana pudding. With 2 whole bananas mixed in, it has plenty of real banana flavor. The texture of the ice cream if thick and creamy and the bits of vanilla wafer are my favorite, of course.

My ice cream was still very soft after the amount of time the ice cream maker suggested churning it. I would have gladly eaten it that way, but I placed it in the freezer for about an hour to harden up.

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Banana Pudding Ice Cream
A creamy and rich banana pudding ice cream with real banana flavor and wonderful pieces of Nilla wafers mixed in.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1½ cups half and half
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup crushed Nilla wafers
  1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the half and half, brown sugar, white sugar, and salt. Stir until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
  2. Take saucepan off heat. Place eggs in a medium bowl. While whisking, gradually (to not curdle the eggs) add about half the sugar mixture to the eggs.
  3. Pour egg mixture into saucepan with the half and half that remained in the saucepan.
  4. Stir in cream.
  5. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. About 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Take saucepan off heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into a bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  7. Once cooled, stir in mashed banana and pour into an ice cream maker. Use manufacturer's directions to freeze. Add Nilla wafers about 5 minutes before end of freezing time.
  8. If ice cream is too soft for your liking at this point, place in freezer for about 1 hour.
Recipe very slightly adapted from

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26 thoughts on “Banana Pudding Ice Cream

    1. Hi Diane, Here is a healthy version. I use very ripe bananas that I break into thirds. Place in freezer. When frozen, I place in my Ninja along with vanilla almond milk and cinnamon. I use animal crackers, graham crackers or vanilla wafers as toppings. Very easy.

  1. I haven’t used my ice cream maker that I bought used recently, yet, but it is similar to the Cuisinart type….everything I’ve read about using one has suggested that if you want your ice cream to come out more thick and less like soft serve, you need to put the mixed ingredients in the freezer until they are actually COLD first, before pouring into the machine. Also, keeping the ice cream machine can in the freezer right up until you are going to pour those cold ingredients into it is essential. Good luck, everyone! I can’t wait to try this recipe, too!

  2. And I thought that I will just simply eat the bananas I had bought yesterday… But now you’ve given me a better idea πŸ™‚ If some of you want to try this recipe but don’t have “very ripe bananas”, you can follow this tip: Basically, you can quickly ripen bananas in the oven in about 40 minutes πŸ™‚

  3. I’ve had an ice cream maker on my wish list for AGES and this is exactly why! I freakin’ adore banana everything and now I wish I had the biggest bowl of this right now, with extra nilla wafers on the side. πŸ˜‰ Amazing recipe, Christin!

  4. Yay, so happy you got an ice cream maker πŸ™‚ This banana pudding ice cream is just perfect and totally fitting for your first ice cream given your love for banana pudding πŸ™‚ It looks incredible πŸ™‚

  5. Yay for getting a nice cream machine, Christin! This is a flavor right up my alley — love all the banana and the crushed Nilla wafers! Pinning to try.

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