Our final recipe in this never-ending contest comes to us from Meagan. As far as I know, Meagan doesn't have a blog (if you do let me know and I'll link to it.) If anyone else submitted a recipe and we didn't post it, then I either assumed it was just taken from someone elses site, or I missed it. Either way, if you think I have some more cooking to do, email me quickly!
My most cherished summer memories are from my childhood, dumped with my brother at my grandparents' house in KY by my parents, who were looking to recapture a few weeks of their pre-child marriage days. Most of my time was spent following my grandmother around her garden, pulling weeds, playing with cousins and happily eating the most vegetable-laden meals of my life. We had many family gatherings (mostly when my parents decided to reclaim their children) and none were complete without making ice cream.Ingredients:
A few years ago I called my grandmother and asked her for the recipe to my favorite - banana. I was surprised to see how simple it is. So here it is: Grandmommy Kirksey's Banana Ice Cream....
3 cups sugar
1 large can evaporated milk
1/2 gallon whole milk
2 T. vanilla
4 mashed ripe bananas
Instructions: Mix together the eggs, sugar and evaporated milk. Microwave until good and hot, stopping to stir it every once in a while. Add the vanilla, whole milk and mashed bananas. Freeze using a churn or ice cream maker.
Our family always used a churn, as sitting on the porch and listening to it freeze gave us plenty of time to "visit." I love it in that semi-soft state, with totally naked except for the sweet banana flavor. But I guess you could top it with chocolate sauce for a little extra decadence. Freeze any leftovers (although we never had any!) in a plastic container.
I used my frozen banana bread bananas that I thawed, and I let the mixture rest for 8 hours before putting in my machine. Very good ice cream and would have been even better with chocolate flakes or cacao nibs IMO. But that's all I can say for now.
So, last call for any recipes that I missed. Tyler and I have picked a winner pending no more recipes and we'll announce the winner in a few days.