Pina Colada and Banana Ice Cream

The combination of Pina Colada and Banana is so good you are going to wish you made more.

You know growing up we had one of those hand cranked ice cream makers. We all took turns hand cranking it or mom would say we wouldn’t get any. That ice cream was so good and creamy it was worth all the exercise.  Flash forward to now, in the era of instant gratification well almost instant gratification, I have no ice or salt and I do not have to crank anything to make some delicious homemade ice cream. All I need is my trusty plug in ice cream maker. I used banana and pineapple and other stuff, but you can make your own flavors and enjoy them when ever you please.

Pina Colada and Banana Ice Cream


2 cans coconut milk (set aside 1/2 cup)

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 vanilla bean split and seeds scraped out

1/2 cup vanilla sugar

pinch sea salt

2 large very ripe bananas frozen

1 tablespoon pineapple extract


Whisk the cornstarch and 1/2 cup coconut milk together until there are no lumps. Set aside

In a medium saucepan heat the remaining coconut milk, vanilla bean, vanilla sugar and salt. Heat until bubbles develop on the edges of the pan. Add the cornstarch mixture slowly and continue cooking until mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon. Add the pineapple extract.

Remove the custard from the heat and allow to chill overnight.

This is a good time to also put your bowl to the ice cream maker in the freezer for tomorrow.

The following day, add the frozen bananas to the food processor and puree until smooth. Remove the vanilla bean from the custard mixture and add the bananas. Process in a Ice Cream maker. Let it churn according to manufacturer instructions. Place in a sealed container and keep frozen until ready to serve.

Peace be with you,