Monday, June 21, 2010

Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

The Dad's in my life got Chunky Monkey ice cream for dessert last night!

That was after a dinner of Creamy Chicken Enchiladas.


1/2 cup Egg Beaters (or 2 large eggs)
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup 1% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large overripe bananas, mashed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons vodka
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped pecans

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the 3/4 cup sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream, milk and vanilla; whisk to blend. Stir in mashed bananas and vodka, then chill for at least 30 minutes.

Once chilled, transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions.Once the churning is complete, stir in the chocolate chips and pecans. Transfer your ice cream into a freezeable container and freeze for a few hours.

Note: The vodka helps to keep the ice cream from freezing super hard like most homemade ice creams. This is the best ice cream base I've found so far. I will probably use this one from now on, just changing up the flavors.

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