Roasted Banana Ice Cream

With Warm Peanut Butter Sauce




                3   medium              ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices
             1/3   cup                      light brown sugar, firmly packed

                1   Tablespoon         butter, cut into pieces
                1   cup                      milk
             1/2   cup                      heavy cream
                2   Tablespoons       granulated sugar
                1                              vanilla bean, cut into 2-inch pieces
             1/4   teaspoon             salt
             1/8   teaspoon             ground nutmeg
             1.2   cup                      salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

                                                warm peanut butter sauce (see recipe below)

                                                chopped salted peanuts, for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Toss together first 3 ingredients in a 2-qt. baking dish, and bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until bananas are browned and softened, stirring once after 20 minutes.

3. Spoon bananas and all of syrup in baking dish in a blender or food processor; add milk and next 5 ingredients to blender, and process 1 minute or until smooth. Pour mixture into an airtight container, and chill at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

4. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1/2-gal. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.) Stir in chopped peanuts during last 1 minute of freezing, or add according to manufacturer’s instructions.

5. Divide ice cream between 4 chilled sundae bowls, and top with desired amount of Warm Peanut Butter Sauce. Garnish, if desired.


Note: If ice cream is too thin and runny after freezing, transfer mixture to an airtight container, and freeze 1 to 2 hours or to desired consistency.



                1   cup                      granulated Sugar
               ¾   cup                      milk
                1   tablespoon          light corn syrup
               ¼   teaspoon             salt
                6   Tablespoons       creamy peanut butter
               ½   teaspoon             vanilla extract


1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened and sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Whisk before serving.



Preparation Time: 30 min
Total Time: Prep: 30 min., Bake: 40 min., Chill: 4 hr., Freeze
Makes: 4 to 6 servings


Nutritional Information:  Nutrition per serving: 549 calories, 26g fat (10g sat., 11g mono.), 39mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 74g carb., 4g fiber, 11g protein.


    Source:                               National Peanut Board