Summer is the best time for cool homemade treats, and what better way to beat the heat than an easy homemade ice cream?
This delicious ice cream recipe created by my dad features a classic flavor combination – creamy peanut butter and ripe banana – that will make your family come running.
Best of all, this recipe does not require any eggs, so it’s quick and simple to whip up.
Whether you’re looking for a tasty snack or an indulgent dessert during summer days, this sweet treat will soon become a family favorite!
I remember my dad making homemade ice cream on hot summer nights, it was always such a special treat.
He loves to experiment with different flavors and add-ins, but the combination of banana and peanut butter has become our family’s favorite.Jump to Recipe
Making your own ice cream has never been easier!
With just a few ingredients like milk, cream, sugar, banana, peanut butter, vanilla extract and a dash of salt, you can whip up a batch of the best homemade ice cream.
The banana flavor pairs perfectly with the peanut butter, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
In fact we serve it on Father’s Day, the 4th of July and any summer barbecue.
Just follow these simple steps and impress your friends and family with your homemade ice cream skills.
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Prepare Easy Homemade Ice Cream Base
Clearly nothing beats the indulgence and comfort of a cold scoop of homemade ice cream.
And with this easy recipe, you won’t have to leave your house to enjoy the best dessert in town.
To make the perfect ice cream base, simply combine milk, sugar, vanilla, banana, peanut butter, and a dash of salt in a blender.
Blend until the sugar dissolves, just a minute of two.
Then add the cream, blend for 5-10 seconds and let it chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
What makes this recipe even better is that it doesn’t require any eggs, making it a breeze to whip up.
One taste of this creamy, delicious ice cream and you’ll never look at store-bought ice cream the same way again
Freeze Ice Cream Mixture
Once you’ve made the ice cream mixture, the next step is to freeze it in an ice cream maker.
You can use the traditional ice cream maker that will require ice and rock salt.
Or my new favorite way is with my ice cream bowl and paddle that attaches to my Kitchenaid mixer.
Then the only thing I need to store is the paddle in a drawer and I keep the bowl in my deep freezer.
Cuisinart also makes a great ice cream maker, that’s what my dad uses.
You simply keep your bowl in the freezer until you’re ready to make ice cream.
Start your ice cream maker and then pour the mixture to the bowl and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.
With my Kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment, the ice cream is ready in 15-20 minutes.
It’s just that simple!
The result is a creamy and delicious ice cream that will impress any dessert lover.
So, dust off that ice cream maker and get ready to indulge in some homemade goodness.
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Homemade Ice Cream Add-Ins
No summer day is complete without a scoop of creamy and delicious homemade ice cream.
To take your ice cream to the next level, consider adding some optional flavors
As the ice cream is nearly ready and frozen, toss in spoonfuls of chopped peanuts or mini chocolate chips or swirl in more creamy peanut butter or chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Cup.
Even a drizzle of hot fudge is a heavenly and indulgent treat.
What add-ins would you add to this creamy peanut butter banana ice cream?
So why not whip up a batch and savor every spoonful of your easy homemade ice cream?
As you embark on your homemade ice cream journey, you may have a few questions and concerns.
Rest assured, we’ve addressed some of the most frequently asked questions to ensure your ice cream making experience is smooth and enjoyable.
Common questions include:
Can I use a different type of milk or cream?
For those with dietary restrictions or preferences, alternative milks and creams can be used, although the texture and creaminess may vary.
What if I don’t have an ice cream maker?
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t worry—you can use the freeze-and-stir method by placing the mixture in a shallow dish and stirring it every 45 minutes as it freezes.
It will probably take 3-4 hours to freeze.
Can I customize the recipe by adding different flavors or mix-ins?
As for customizing your ice cream, the possibilities are endless!
Feel free to get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations and mix-ins to suit your personal taste.
Do you make ice cream with or without eggs? Are you an ice cream lover wondering about eggs in your scoop?
Adding egg yolks to your ice cream recipe can make it richer, creamier, and more dense.
The more eggs you add, the more it embodies those characteristics.
However with my dad’s peanut butter banana recipe, the banana helps make the ice cream creamier.
And if you’d like it even creamier, add 2 bananas instead of one.
What is the ratio of milk to cream in ice cream? Want perfect ice cream?
Here’s the secret ratio of milk to cream: 2:1 cream to milk.
This perfect mix avoids that icy texture you get from milk-only ice cream, so you can enjoy smooth and creamy goodness.
What type of peanut butter should I use?
You can use cream or chunky, it just depends on your own personal preference.
I also prefer using natural peanut butter, to me the flavor is more peanuty!
Serve & Enjoy
Searching for the best easy homemade ice cream recipe to impress your friends and family?
Look no further than this no-eggs recipe made with an ice cream maker!
Making your own ice cream has never been easier or more fun.
Follow these simple steps to make your own creamy, delicious ice cream at home.
Once it’s ready, scoop it into individual dishes or cones and enjoy a sweet treat you can feel proud of.
Serve up a scoop to family and friends and watch their faces light up with joy.
This homemade ice cream is sure to be a hit at any gathering, so why not give it a try today?
For more family favorite dessert ideas take a look at these recipes:
- Grandma’s Best Cherry Cheesecake
- The Best Fudgy Brownie with Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting
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Dad’s Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
- Ice Cream Maker I use the Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker Attachment
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup sugar can substitute 1/3 cup powdered monk fruit
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 banana
- 1/4-1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- Place all ingredients except cream in a blender, whirl until smooth and sugar dissolves, about 1-2 minutes. Then add the cream and blend for 5-10 seconds until combined. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Pour cream mixture into an ice cream maker and churn to desired consistency, following the manufacturers directions. Your ice cream will be ready in about about 15-20 minutes. Immediately transfer ice cream into serving dishes or freeze in an airtight container.Garnish with peanuts, banana slices, chocolate chips, hot fudge or Reeses Peanut Butter Cup.
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