Bananas Foster Gelato

Bananas Foster Gelato
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Freeze Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 30 mins


  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 5 egg yolks

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ¾ cup whole milk

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • 2 ripe bananas

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon dark rum or 1/2 tsp. rum extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Sliced bananas (optional)

  • Caramel-flavored ice cream topping (optional)


  1. In medium mixing bowl beat brown sugar, egg yolks, and cinnamon with an electric mixer about 4 minutes; set aside.

  2. In medium saucepan heat and stir the milk, cream, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until just simmering. Slowly stir about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Return all egg yolk mixture to saucepan. Heat and stir constantly (do not boil) until mixture thickens. Remove pan from heat and place in bowl of ice water; stir 2 to 3 minutes to cool.

  3. Mash the 2 bananas with the lemon juice. Stir into thickened mixture along with rum and vanilla (mixture may appear slightly curdled). Transfer to large bowl. Cover; refrigerate overnight.

  4. Freeze in 1-1/2- or 2-quart ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions. Serve with sliced bananas and caramel topping. Makes about 8 (1/2-cup) servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 226mg 5%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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