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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream loaded with peanut butter, banana and honey is like Elvis's dream come true. It's smooth, creamy and oh so good. 

 bowl of ice cream with peanut butter magic shell and banana slices

     The flavor combination of peanut butter, honey and bananas is a classic for good reason. It's that sweet, salty depth of flavor that draws you in. Making it into homemade ice cream makes it extra delicious.  It will be a fun addition to your homemade ice cream rotation. 

      MiMi originally created and shared this recipe back in 2015. She was on an ice cream making kick. 

      Each week we would touch base and she would ask what dessert I was bringing to family dinner. Then she would take those flavors and create a complimentary ice cream or sorbet.

      On this particular week I was making a banana sheet cake with peanut butter icing. I then drizzled it with honey and sprinkled on some crispy bacon bits.

getting first scoop of peanut butter banana ice cream out of container

       MiMi made this recipe to go along with it nicely. But don't worry if you aren't in the mood to bake a cake, this ice cream can definitely stand on its own.

       Even better, do what we did on thos particular time and top it with banana slices and homemade peanut butter magic shell. It's the perfect way to really drive home the key flavors. 

      It would also be amazing with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of chopped peanuts or crisp bacon. The possibilities really are endless. 

scoop of banana peanut butter ice cream in front of container

      We have been having the best time going through the archives and making all of the great ice cream recipes. There are so many interesting flavors to try.

        Do you have a favorite flavor combination for ice cream? Tell me about it in the comments and maybe we'll come up with a recipe! 

Original post from 2015

I hereby vote that we created a cute name for peanut butter, banana and honey. You know, like fluffernutter only not. Make sense?!

 Lets throw out some ideas! It seems like there has to be a better way to describe this recipe than spell out each ingredient. I mean, that is a LOT of letters!

 peanut butter and banana ice cream in glass bowl with slices of bananas on top

Either way, this ice cream is yummy! MiMi knew she needed to make something fun to go with the Elvis sheet cake I was making for the rib throw-down. 

 She loves to come up with ice creams that match our dessert main dish. She is just cool like that! This was the perfect "side dish!"

Favorite ice cream makers

MiMi has a couple kitchenaid ice cream maker attachments for her stand mixer.  She loves them and makes all of her ice cream with them.

I recently got a cuisinart ice cream maker. You freeze the bowl ahead of using it much like the kitchenaid attachment.

Both work great and are relatively affordable.  You just have to remember to get the bowl in the freezer in plenty of time to get it cold, but that is a whole lot better than making sure you have enough ice and salt on hand!

glass bowl with ice cream, peanut butter magic shell and banana slices

Great ice cream storage options

My mom loves the Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop containers that fit in the freezer well, stack easily and store nicely.  She already has a couple and is getting ready to order more.

I got fun quart sized containers that are reusable and dishwasher safe that I like as well. No matter how it's stored, ice cream tends to disappear quickly around here!

More fun dairy recipes:

Some blogger friends and I are celebrating all things dairy today.  Feel free to check out some of their creamy goodness.

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Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Ice Cream homemade ice cream is loaded with the good stuff. Peanut butter, bananas and honey star in this sweet treat that would make Elvis proud. It is creamy, flavorful and easy to make. Plus it is naturally sweetened by the bananas and honey. Top it with banana slices and peanut butter magic shell like we did, or with a drizzle of honey and some crumbled bacon if you want to give a nod to the king!
Yield: 16 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream

Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream loaded with peanut butter, banana and honey is like Elvis's dream come true. It's smooth, creamy and oh so good.
Prep time: 10 Mininactive time: 2 H & 30 MTotal time: 2 H & 40 M


  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups honey
  • 1.33 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2.5 cups heavy cream


  1. In large bowl, mash bananas until mostly smooth.
  2. Add eggs, honey, peanut butter and milk. Beat for 2 minutes using a hand mixer or immersion blender.
  3. Add cream and mix until just combined, you don't want to add too much air at this point.
  4. Pour into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
  5. Spoon into storage containers and put in freezer until scoopable, about 2 hours.


MiMi also suggests you get an immersion blender if you don't own one. It is one of her most used kitchen gadgets. She said "I seriously don't ever want to be without one. They make so many recipes much easier."



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The flavor combination of peanut butter, honey and bananas is a classic for good reason. It's that sweet, salty depth of flavor that draws you in. Making it into homemade ice cream makes it extra delicious.  It will be a fun addition to your homemade ice cream rotation.


  1. You are right, Carlee! It is a mouth full! I'd like to have a mouth full of both! I loved the sound of the Elvis Cake, and it just makes more sense to have PB&B to make it all come together into one incredible dessert treat! Both your amazing cake and ice cream complement each other fabulously!

    1. Thanks Christine! It is definitely worth having to say it all out, but it would be nice if there were a shorthand for it!

  2. Mmmm that sounds SO yummy. How about "Nanner-nutter" lol. Kind of like fluffernutter ya know? Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday!

    1. I love it! I have been really trying to come up with something good, but never did. I think nanner-nutter is an excellent choice!

  3. These looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

    1. Everybody is ready for me to make another one already! Thanks for hosting!

  4. This Ice Cream would be gone in a flash at the cottage, it looks fantastic! We always enjoy your post at Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing them with us. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. It was a perfect accompaniment for the Elvis cake! Thank you so much for hosting. See you Thursday!

  5. Ohhh that sounds AMAZING! Look at how creamy that came out and those flavors are fabulous!

  6. I love the reference to Elvis! This looks and sounds so delicious!

  7. I'd love this and would definitely shove some chocolate chunks in there somewhere for extra measure. Yum!

  8. Time to pull out the Cuisinart...this ice cream is definitely calling my name.

  9. I was craving ice cream the other night which I normally don’t do in the winter but this would’ve hit the spot big-time! Looks and sounds so good!

  10. YUM! And Tovolo ice cream containers...a total life-saver around here. They are great for freezing soup and stock as well! But cream!!! Always!!!

  11. Wish I could have that bowl of ice cream with that delicious topping!!

  12. I love that MiMi would create an ice cream based on your dessert. That's so cool!

  13. Super tempting, wish I could just grab a scoop. Banana and peanut butter is a classic combination so am sure this ice cream is a winner. Now I know how to use up very ripe bananas.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!