Artisanal gelato of the week: Banana bread

I tried it with  1/2 c. of banana bread crumbs, but I don’t like the final texture.  The roasted bananas, candied walnuts and chocolate shavings are enough…

Banana bread gelato

Banana Bread Gelato

3 very ripe bananas, sliced ½ inch thick

1/3 c. brown sugar

1 T. butter cut in small pieces

2.5 c. milk Milk


Pinch salt

Egg yolks

Heavy cream


½ – 3/4 c. candied walnuts

½ c. shaved milk chocolate

1/2 c. banana bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix bananas, brown sugar and butter together in a baking dish.  Bake for 40 minutes, stirring once.

Warm milk, ½ sugar and salt.  Whisk yolks with remaining sugar and temper with milk.  Make custard base. Pour cream in bowl set over ice bath. Emulsify custard with banana and syrup and pour through sieve into cream.  Add vanilla and cool.  Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate at least 8 hours.  Pour mixture into ice cream maker and process according to maker’s directions.  Add walnuts and chocolate 5 minutes before gelato is done.  Cover and chill.


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