Banana Gelato

Banana Gelato

1 3/4 cups whole milk

2 very ripe bananas, peeled and quartered

Split vanilla bean, scraped of seeds

5 egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup heavy cream


Bring milk, split vanilla bean,seeds and bananas to a simmer in saucepan over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes.

Cool 5 minutes, then puree in a blender. Return to saucepan; set over low heat and keep warm.

Beat yolks and sugar in a bowl with a mixer on high speed until thick.

Beat half the milk mixture into the egg mixture in a thin stream, then combine with remaining milk mixture in saucepan. Set over low heat and cook until mixture coats back of spoon. Remove vanilla pod. Stir in vanilla , salt and cream.

Place in sealed container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

Pour mixture into ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.