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Malted Banana Ice Cream

The star ingredient of the old-fashioned malted milk shake, malted milk powder is made from barley malt, wheat, and milk. Here it comes together with ripe bananas for a delightful treat. The riper the bananas, the deeper the banana flavor. Roasting the bananas in their own skin further intensifies their flavor.



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1 cup low-fat buttermilk or low-fat kefir
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1 cup half-and-half
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⅓ cup malted milk powder
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⅓ cup sugar
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3 Tbs. maple syrup
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½ tsp. vanilla extract
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½ tsp. salt


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place unpeeled bananas in large baking dish, and bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until blackened and soft. Set aside 20 minutes, or until cool enough to handle.

2. Remove and discard banana peels. Place bananas and any liquid from baking dish in blender along with remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. Transfer to covered container, and refrigerate overnight.

3. Pour chilled ice cream base into ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
5 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
40 g
16 mg
248 mg
2 g
29 g
Makes 1 quart

Comments on this Recipe

sounds good

This is a GREAT recipe, and it was easy to make! I made it for a dinner party, and all the guests loved it. Yogurt makes a good substitute for the milk and half-and-half.

To make a healthier version, substitute young coconut meat and coconut water for milk, Eliminate half & half - no one needs that fat content; you can add coconut butter to replace. Use Yacon powder instead of malted milk powder.

You only need a few tablespoons of raw, unrefined coconut butter to replace the half & half.

Just wondering what 'half and half' is?

Since I have a stash of frozen bananas, and they turn to mush when frozen, can I skip the baking step and keep my kitchen cooler? Shaz, half-and-half is half milk, half cream. In the US, it's sold in containers next to the milk and heavy cream.