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Brown Sugar Banana Ice Cream with Brownie Chunks

Creamy homemade brown sugar banana ice cream with rich chocolate brownie chunks throughout.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time1 d
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice cream
Servings: 4 plus


  • 1 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C mashed banana roughly 3 large bananas
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 C brownie chunks


  • Add 1 cup heavy cream and bananas to a blender, process until smooth. Pour through a mesh strainer into a large bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine whole milk, remaining 1/2 cup heavy cream, brown sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture is steaming.
  • Whisk yolks in a small bowl. While whisking continuously, slowly pour 1 cup hot liquid into yolks. Transfer mixture back to saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. Pour through mesh strainer into banana-cream mixture. Cool over an ice bath to room temperature. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your favorite brownie recipe. Cutting 1 1/2 cups worth of 1/2-inch pieces. Arrange in a single layer on small baking sheet. Freeze until firm, roughly 1-2 hours.
  • Churn ice cream according to manufacturer's directions. Spoon churned ice cream into a freezer safe container, scattering brownie chunks throughout. Freeze until solid, at least 4-6 hours.


Recipe serves roughly 4-6, yields 1 quart.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel