Banana Cream Pie Ice Cream

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Ice cream desserts are made for summertime birthdays and get-togethers, creamy and sweet, and the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. This banana cream pie ice cream cake recipe goes well beyond store-bought ice cream cakes because it is the perfect model of the beloved pie with a wafer crust, banana-flavoured ice cream, and whipped cream. This cake recipe is like banana cream pie, only frozen. It looks just as impressive, is super easy and no-bake, and can be made well ahead of the event you plan on serving it.Every banana cream pie recipe has a crust base to hold all the custard and cream, and this dish is no different. This cake starts with an easy cookie crumb crust recipe, which involves vanilla wafer cookies that are pulsed to crumbs and mixed with melted butter and sugar. Sometimes, these types of crusts are ideal baked, because they hold their structure better that way, but since the version gets frozen, the traditional baking step can be ignored.

Next, the ice cream is mixed which involves stirring together milk, sugar, cream and banana pudding mix. The step requires the use of an ice cream maker. An ice cream maker is ideal for any ice cream making because it freezes the cream mixture quickly minimizing the risk of ice crystals. You can make ice cream recipes without an ice cream maker, however. The process may just take a little longer. Put the mixture in an airtight container and place it in the freezer. You will want to stir the mixture every half hour or so until it hardens to ice cream to minimize the possibility of ice crystals. Finally, the Cool Whip is spread over the top, and the entire ice cream cake is put in the freezer until adequately chilled.This easy ice cream cake recipe is very simple to make, even though you might think it isn’t if you have never made homemade ice cream recipes before. This cake will open the door to you making whatever flavor ice cream cake recipe you like. You could always do a chocolate turtle version by using Oreo cookie crumbs for the base and chocolate pudding mix in the middle, or you could try a lemon version with lemon pudding and a graham cracker crust.

The one piece of baking equipment you will want to have on hand for any ice cream cake recipes in the future is a spring form pan, because it allows for easy removal of frozen cakes. For one thing, you can line the spring form pan with some plastic wrap or parchment paper for the easiest method of removal. The benefit of spring form pans is that the exterior rim can loosen away from the cake sides so you won’t have to worry about sticking as much as you would with other cake recipes. Whatever you do, if you have to invest in one piece of equipment for your ice cream cake making needs, definitely make it a spring form cake pan as it will make the process easier. Thank you to Sheryl, author of Lady Behind the Curtain recipe blog, for sharing her banana cream pie ice cream recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: Banana Cream Pie Ice Cream from Lady Behind the Curtain
Ingredients: Vanilla wafers, granulated sugar, butter, milk, banana cream pudding mix, heavy whipping cream, bananas, cool whip.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 626, Calories from Fat 319, Total Fat 35.5g 55%, Saturated Fat 22.7g 114%, Cholesterol 95mg 32%, Sodium 677mg 28%, Potassium 207mg 6%, Carbohydrates 77.1g 26%, Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%, Sugars 54.6g, Protein 4.1g, Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 5%, Calcium 9%, Iron 3%

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