Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream - Bake Then Eat

Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Posted on Jul 8, 2014

With the weather really starting to hot up now I am putting my ice cream maker into overdrive! I made this recipe and it was devoured so quickly I had to make it again so I could grab a few shots before we tucked into the next batch of this rich and creamy fresh homemade strawberry banana ice cream.

Homemade Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream

Fruity Madness

I originally set out to make a fresh strawberry ice cream. But I had a couple of overly ripe banana’s staring at me from the fruit bowl begging to be used. And lets face it I have never hidden the fact that I am a little obsessed with banana on this blog!

Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

So I decided the banana was going to be added in and boy was I glad. The sweet creamy banana undertone in this ice cream is out of this word.

Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
It tastes like a creamy frozen smoothy πŸ˜€

Mashing the Strawberries

Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
The first time I made this lovely ice cream I didn’t really mash the strawberries allowing the ice cream maker to break them down for me. While not too much of an issue the strawberries were frozen solid lumps when I came to eat it. By mashing them down a bit you have more of a ripple effect but not so lumpy. The choice is yours, but I recommend mashing them down a little.

Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Ice Cream Maker

This recipe is really designed for an ice cream maker, but by all means give it a go if you don’t have one. Just remember that you need to keep going back to the freezer every few hours to give it a good mixing with a fork to break up the ice crystals. Or give my no churn ice cream a go its a lovely rich creamy ice cream that requires no returning to the freezer! If you do have an ice cream maker check out my cookies and cream ice cream and easy mango sorbet recipes you are sure to love them.

I love all ice cream and this flavour is perfect for the summer. What’s your dream ice cream flavour?

Homemade Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream




Yield 8 -10 servings based on 120 millilitres / 1/2 cup portions

Homemade rich creamy ice cream flavoured with fresh strawberries and banana.


  • 250 grams fresh quartered strawberries, (1 cup once chopped)
  • 115 grams + 2 teaspoons sugar, (1/2 cup and 2 teaspons)
  • 300 millilitres milk - at least half fat, (1 and 1/4 cups)
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 300 millilitres single cream, (1 and 1/4 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 small ripe banana - mashed


  1. Chop your strawberries up and place them in a bowl and sprinkle them with the 2 teaspoons of sugar stir them up and place them to one side.
  2. In a medium sized pan over a medium heat, gently heat the milk till hot. Take it off the heat and place to one side.
  3. Place the egg yolks and the remaining sugar in your stand mixer or mixing bowl using an electric hand whisk and mix until slightly thickened and pale in colour.
  4. Add the warm milk to the egg yolk and sugar mix slowly blending until fully combined.
  5. Return the pan to a medium heat till small bubbles start to appear. Do not allow it to boil.
  6. Transfer to a medium sized bowl and stir in the cream, vanilla and salt. Transfer the bowl to the fridge and leave for at least 8 hours or overnight if possible.
  7. Prep you ice cream maker according to your manufactures instructions.
  8. Mash your ripe banana up and place to one side. Pour your cream custard into your ice cream maker and start churning.
  9. After 5 minutes add in the mashed banana and continue to churn. With your bowl of syrupy strawberries mash them down a bit with a folk until it looks like a lumpy mess.
  10. In the last 5 minutes of churning (I use the KitchenAid ice cream attachment and I found to get to this stage took 15 minutes) add the strawberries and continue to churn for a further 5 minutes.
  11. If you like soft scoop then dig in, if you like your ice cream a little firmer then transfer to a freezable container and freeze for at least another 3 hours.
  12. This ice cream will happily remain in your freezer for 3 to 4 months.


Most of the time in this recipe is inactive time, chilling and freezing the ice cream.

Courses Dessert

Cuisine British



  1. I usually get into ice cream making mood in winter haha πŸ™‚ I love home made strawberry ice cream- fresh strawberries and ice cream and an amazing combination! Would never have thought of putting bananas in it though- yours looks and sounds so good I might have to give it a try next time!

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    • Hi Von definitely try it with the added banana it’s so good. I make ice cream all year round as well it’s a great quick go to dessert πŸ˜€

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  2. Oh gosh I cannot get enough homemade ice cream right now! This sounds fantastic – so creamy and dreamy and want to send me bowl??? πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Ashley, I know I love homemade ice cream the flavour list is endless…. and I will happily share a bowl πŸ˜€

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  3. Gorgeous ice cream photos! I totally agree with mashing the strawberries…the last batch I made had icy berries and I much prefer the “ripple” effect πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Liz, thank you πŸ˜€ I totally agree the ripple effect is much better, otherwise it seems to take forever for those berries to soften!

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  4. Sounds perfect. I wish I had an ice cream maker… still really thinking about asking for one for my birthday. Putting this on the list!

    LOVE that spoon. Cute!

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    • Hi Emma, thank you. I wanted one for so long then I was really lucky I got one as part of my birthday present. I love it and use it all the time. I never buy ice cream any more πŸ˜€

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  5. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted strawberry and banana ice cream but your photos make me want to!

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    • Hi Maureen, it tastes like a really cold smoothie! πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Dina, it one of my favourite combinations πŸ˜€

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  6. I am ice cream crazy right now so this is totally going on my must make ice cream list!

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    • Me too, the sun just makes it taste better πŸ˜€

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  7. Oh this sounds so tasty Emma! I am such a sucker for ice cream and could seriously eat it all day if I could hehe. Love this strawberry banana version and wish I had a big bowl of this right now:)

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    • Hi Kelly, thank you. I too would eat it all day if I could get away with it πŸ˜€

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