Remember that banana pudding your grandmother use to make that was piled high with meringue and browned in the oven?
I remember my mother and grandmother making homemade banana pudding. I remember the smooth custard that they made from scratch. NO instant vanilla pudding and no whipped cream on top. Instead their banana pudding had that rich homemade custard, crunchy vanilla wafers on the verge of getting soft but still a little crunch left and oh, the meringue, piled high and browned in the oven.
Wow! Now you can have those same flavors in this ice cream. I know summer is over, but I’m slipping this ice cream recipe in because I know you will enjoy it. My daughter and I went to Charleston, SC over Labor Day weekend with my twin sister and her son. We had a great time and while there I saw this cookbook, The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook and remember SmittenKitchenmentioning this book in her blog. So, I ordered it from our library and while drueling over almost every recipe in the book I came across the recipe for Banana Pudding Ice cream. It’s delicious.
I topped this with a banana slices and vanilla wafers. I think chocolate would be a great addition.