Delighted toshare my twist on the classic no-churn vanilla ice cream. First tried making this with mashed bananas in the ice cream. The final result was icy hard. The second time, I added sliced bananas to each serving. Perfect! Be sure to use a freezer safe container with a tight lid. Also delicious semi-frozen (similar to a milkshake). Garnish with vanilla wafers and bananas if desired. Makes about 6 servings. Enjoy!
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 pint heavy whipping cream, very cold
2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafers (plus whole wafers for garnish)
chopped bananas for garnish
Place a 2-quart lidded container (suitable for freezing) in freezer. In large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, crushed vanilla wafers, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir and taste. Repeat process to reach desired flavor. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. This will take about 10 minutes. Fold in 1 cup of cream to sweetened condensed milk mixture. Fold in remaining cream. Add 1/2 tablespoon of sugar. Stir and taste. Repeat process to reach desired sweetness. Grab container from freezer. Remove lid. Scrape 1/2 of mixture into container. Sprinkle top with crushed vanilla wafers. Top with remaining mixture. Smooth top with spatula or back of spoon. Tightly cover with lid.
Freeze 5 hours up to overnight.
Freeze 2-3 hours until semi-frozen. Place ice cream in blender. Pulse until thick and pourable.