Do you have a bunch of frozen over ripe bananas in your freezer and not sure what to do with them?  Do you want something sweet but don't want to make bread or muffins.  How about Ice cream? Have peanut butter?  How about both together?

I love peanut butter and banana combination so I decide to make some ice cream.  This is another recipe that will go in my up coming book but thought I would share it as a test recipe.

Peanut butter banana ice cream
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup cream
1 tbsp Mexican vanilla extract
3 ripe frozen banana thawed and peeled
1 cup creamy smooth peanut butter
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar

Place yolks and sugar together in a mixing bowl and whip for about 3 minutes until pale yellow.  Heat milk and cream together in a sauce pot and bring to a boil to scald the mixture.  Turn off and cool slightly.  Add half the cream/milk mixture to the yolk mixture while the whisk is on low. This is to temper the eggs.  Add the bananas and peanut butter to the other half  of the milk/cream mixture in the pot and mix well.  ( I used a Hand blender and blended really smooth).  Then add the yolk and cream mixture to the peanut butter mixture in the pot.  Bring the pot back over to the stove and turn on medium.   Heat the mixture until it becomes thick about 5 to 7 minutes stirring continually so that eggs don't curdle.  Turn off, add the vanilla, and cool the mixture completely ( You can strain if you desire but its not necessary, I didn't) .  Place in an ice cream maker and use as directed.  Roughly About 30 min

You can take some banana slices sprinkled with sugar and with a hand torch brulee the bananas to top the ice cream with.  If you love peanut butter and bananas like me you would love this easy ice cream