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I have a new favorite ice cream treat – a treat that included a few simple ingredients that I never would have thought to put together but wowed both me and my husband when I did.
I’m an ice cream lover. My whole family loves it, in fact. We’re typically fairly boring when it comes to ice cream, just eating it scooped straight from the container. Or on top of a slice of pie. Or next to a piece of cake. (Really, is there a bad way to eat good ice cream?)
When our kids were younger and our kitchen table was smaller, we had a small couch in the kitchen, which we lovingly referred to as the “ice cream couch.” The ice cream couch was the perfect place to lounge around after a meal, and we’d often grab a bowl of ice cream and chat about our day as we winded down for the night. We made many happy memories on that ice cream couch.
We may not have the ice cream couch any longer, but we still enjoy relaxing with some dessert together in the evenings.
Breyers® has partnered with Chef Antonia Lofaso to create 5 fun, family-friendly recipes featuring Natural Vanilla to encourage family moments together. I looked through Chef Antonia Lofaso’s recipes and was drawn to the simple recipe for banana pudding and decided to give it a try this week.
Check out all of Chef Antonia Lofaso’s ice cream recipes:
- stars and stripes sundae
- toasted almond and vanilla arancini
- tropical ice cream sandwich
- pound cake and peaches sundaes
- banana pudding
How to Make Banana Pudding With Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/2 large ripe banana, cut into 4 equal pieces
- 1 Tbsp. turbinado sugar
- 1 tsp. spreadable butter
- 1 cup Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
- 4 vanilla wafer cookies
- Put banana pieces on a baking sheet and sprinkle flat sides with turbinado sugar. Melt butter in a small nonstick skillet and sauté bananas.
- To assemble each, scoop Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream into a small wide rimmed glass. Then wedge 2 cookies on either side and top with sautéed bananas.
Sprinkle banana slices with turbinado sugar.
Melt butter in a small nonstick skillet and sauté bananas.
Scoop Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream into a small wide rimmed glass. Then wedge 2 cookies on either side and top with sautéed bananas.
What I learned: the banana slices cook best on high heat for a very short amount of time. The high heat allows the turbinado sugar to caramelize just right.
If you put your banana slices onto your ice cream straight from the pan, your ice cream will melt. And although that’s a challenge for pictures, I actually loved how it tasted with the top layer slightly melty.
I will be making this easy dessert again. And again. It was delicious!
Why choose Breyers Natural Vanilla:
- Breyers now sources milk and cream from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones*.
- All Breyers vanilla is real and from sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ vanilla beans.
- Breyers products are available in grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99 – $5.99.
*Suppliers of other ingredients such as cookies, candies & sauces may not be able to make this pledge. The FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between dairy derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST-treated cows.
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