Banana blueberry ripple ice-cream

Oooh, I’m super-excited! Family Friends Food has been shortlisted in the food category of the Brilliance in Blogging awards 2015! Sqeeeeeee! If you’d like to vote for me, I’d be extremely extremely grateful. You can cast your vote here. Thank you

Anyway, apart from that excitement, what else has been going on here at FFF Towers? Well, having finished a tub of home-made chocolate ice-cream, we obviously didn’t want stocks of delicious frozen creamy treats to fall below a certain critical level, so it was imperative that we churned up a fresh batch of mouthwatering gelato as soon as possible.

But what flavour? Kipper and I were about to go away for a few days, so fruit stocks were low. There was a pile of kiwis but I’m slightly allergic to them, and frankly, I’m not putting all that effort into making yummy ice-cream that I can’t even eat. So instead, we used one of two spotty bananas, and some blueberries from the freezer. (For more about frozen blueberries, see here, here and here.)

I’ve never attempted a ripple ice-cream before, and if I’m honest, I don’t think we really got it spot on. I let the ice-cream machine stir the blueberry goo through the ice-cream, but it mixed a bit too thoroughly. Next time, I think I will definitely ripple by hand. 

I think it was because of the banana, but this was one of the creamiest and smoothest of any ice-cream we’ve made. The texture was fantastic. The taste was pretty spectacular too –  it reminded me of eating mashed banana with top-of-the-milk as a child… (They don’t make nostalgia like they used to.)

Although the main flavour is definitely banana, the blueberries do add a certain extra fruitiness, as well as their gorgeous purple colour. I’m sure you could make this with fresh blueberries, if you don’t have a giant sack of frozen ones stashed away (like I do).

This made around 750ml of ice-cream – I know this because it filled a new 750ml plastic box, bought for the purpose of storing ice-cream.

I might just go and empty it a little bit… ðŸ™‚

Banana blueberry ripple ice-cream. Smooth and creamy, this gorgeous banana ice-cream is enlivened with a swirl of blueberry puree. Easy to make and utterly delicious! Treat yourself!

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Banana blueberry ripple ice-cream
Yields 750
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
45 min
2 calories
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1g
Yields
750
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
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Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g
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Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
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Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
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Iron
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 egg
  2. 100g sugar
  3. 300ml double cream
  4. 125ml milk
  5. 1 ripe banana
For the ripple
  1. 100g blueberries
  2. 20g sugar
Instructions
  1. Using a stick blender or food processor, combine the egg, sugar, cream, milk and banana to give a thick, smooth liquid.
  2. Pour the creamy banana liquid into an ice-cream maker and churn for 30-40 minutes, until frozen.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the blueberries and sugar and blend to a puree.
  4. Once the ice-cream is frozen, gently ripple the blueberry mixture through. Take care not to over mix.
  5. Eat at once, or store in a freezer until required.
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7 Comments:

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  2. YUM. I’m obsessed with making new ice cream flavours ..in fact it’s possibly going to become a business to my partner and I. Love this idea. We always have frozen blueberries, grapes and strawberries because I can’t resist them when they are reduced, x

  3. This looks deliciously refreshing. I was given a professional ice cream maker so I am definitely going to make this recipe. YUM

  4. Who could resist taking a look at an ice-cream post 😀
    …We’re crazy about ice-cream in this house! And haven’t made any since we lost one of the paddles for the machine last year!! Needs to be resolved right away.

    CONGRATULATIONS on the a Bibs2015 Foodie shortlist!

    • Thanks! I think you’re right about resolving the paddle situation – and fast!

      Super chuffed to have been shortlisted in the BIBs. Hope you’ve voted for me 🙂 Thanks, Helen x.

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