Grilled Bananas with Chocolate and Homemade Ice Cream

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Grilled Bananas with Chocolate and Homemade Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3 - 5 medium size bananas
  • 1/2 to 1 cup semisweet dark chocolate chips
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  • Ground cinnamon

      Directions

      1. To prepare ice cream, pour milk and cream in a saucepan. Cut vanilla bean lengthwise in half and scrape seeds out of pod and add to saucepan. Place scraped bean also in saucepan and bring to a boil.
      2. In a bowl, whisk yolks vigorously until pale in color and thick. Add granulated sugar and whisk rapidly until smooth. Add 1/4 of boiled milk and whisk well.
      3. Set heat for milk mixture on low and add yolk mixture. Constantly stir mixture until mixture starts to thicken slightly and thermometer reaches 183°F. Do not heat above 185°F or curdling will take place.
      4. Pour in bowl and set in another bowl containing ice to quickly chill. For optimum texture, it is best to “mature” ice cream mixture overnight in refrigerator. Alternately chill until very cold before churning.
      5. Pour very cold ice cream mixture into ice cream machine and churn according to ice cream machine instructions. 
      6. Once ice cream is frozen, lay bananas on side and cut thru skin. Make certain not to cut thru to other side.
      7. Fit dark chocolate chips or pieces of a chocolate bar in banana. Sprinkle with brown sugar and if desired a light sprinkle of cinnamon.
      8. On a grill, preheated on medium, cook until bananas are brown, about 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from grill and place on a plate, serve with ice cream and strawberries.
      Dixie Crystals Insight

      Chef Eddy Tip: For this dessert you can choose ripe and nearly ripe bananas. Overripe will not work that well, reserve those for homemade banana bread.  Since I love the combination of bananas and strawberries, I would suggest you serve these as well. Making homemade ice cream is not complicated and very delicious. Homemade ice cream containing eggs needs to be properly prepared to be safe to eat. The following method cooks the mixture properly to pasteurize the ice cream. The ice cream base can be made the day before your party and churned right before serving!

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      Bananas Asadas con Chocolate y Helado Casero

      Products Used
      Grilled Bananas with Chocolate and Homemade Ice Cream

      Ingredientes

      Direcciones

       

      1. Ponga las bananas de lado y corte la cáscara sin perforar el otro lado.
      2. Póngale trocitos de chocolate a la banana. Espolvoree con azúcar morena y si gusta con un poquito de canela.
      3. En un asador calentado a temperatura media, cosa las bananas hasta que estén color marrón, alrededor de 7 a 9 minutos. Sáquelas del asador y póngalas en un plato, sírvalas con helado y fresas.
      4. Para preparar el helado, vierta la leche y la crema en una cacerola. Corte la vaina de vainilla por la mitad a lo largo y ráspele las semillas sacándolas de la vaina. Añada las semillas y la vaina a la cacerola y póngala a hervir.
      5. En un tazón, bata las yemas vigorosamente hasta que queden pálidas y espesas. Añada la azúcar granulada y bata rápidamente hasta que quede suave.
      6. Añada un cuarto de la leche hervida y bata bien.
      7. Ponga a fuego lento y caliente la mezcla de leche añadiendo la mezcla de huevos. Revolviendo constantemente hasta que la mezcla empiece a espesar un poco y el termómetro llegue a 183º F. No caliente a más de 185º F o la mezcla se cortará.
      8. Viértalo en un tazón y ponga el tazón dentro de otro tazón conteniendo hielo para enfriarlo rápidamente. Para obtener una textura optima, es preferible madurar la mezcla por una noche en el refrigerador. Otra opción es enfriarla hasta que quede bien fría antes de batir.
      9. Vierta la mezcla bien fría en una maquina de hacer helado y bátala de acuerdo a las instrucciones del fabricante.
      10. Cuando esté listo, sirva con las bananas.

       

      Dixie Crystals Insight

      Chef Eddy Tip: For this dessert you can choose ripe and nearly ripe bananas. Overripe will not work that well, reserve those for homemade banana bread.  Since I love the combination of bananas and strawberries, I would suggest you serve these as well. Making homemade ice cream is not complicated and very delicious. Homemade ice cream containing eggs needs to be properly prepared to be safe to eat. The following method cooks the mixture properly to pasteurize the ice cream. The ice cream base can be made the day before your party and churned right before serving!