Homemade ice cream was always a special treat growing up in my family. We made it for any type of get together in the summertime, and church ice cream socials in our little country church were a big event back then. While I loved every flavor, there's something special about my dad's homemade banana ice cream recipe. How to make old-fashioned homemade banana ice cream using an ice cream maker.
5 from 7 votes

Old-Fashioned Homemade Banana Ice Cream

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 quarts
Author Mel Lockcuff


  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2-3 cans evaporated milk 2 cans if Milnot, 3 cans if other brand
  • Dash of salt
  • 4 bananas
  • Whole milk
  • Large bag of ice we used a 16 pound bag
  • 2-3 cups Rock salt


  1. Cream the eggs and the sugar together.
  2. Add in the vanilla.
  3. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk.
  4. Then add in a good-sized dash of salt.
  5. Peel and smash the bananas, also adding and mixing those in.
  6. Pour the mixture into the metal canister of your ice cream maker. Finish topping it off with whole milk, making sure to fill it about 3/4 of the way full, leaving room for expansion as it freezes.
  7. Put the lid on, and place the canister down into the bucket of your ice cream maker.
  8. Crush a big bag of ice, gradually pouring ice around the canister. You can add a gallon of water if needed, as well.
  9. Add 2-3 cups of rock salt as you add the ice, making sure to top it off with rock salt.
  10. Let the motor run until it stops.
  11. Once the ice cream is frozen, the motor on your ice cream maker will stop churning. Unplug it immediately. This should signal that the ice cream is completely frozen.
  12. Wipe any excess ice or rock salt off the lid and out from around the top of the canister; then remove the lid and the churning paddle, and serve immediately. If you're not ready to serve it up just yet, you can always leave the lid on (removing the motor), top it off with ice, and place a towel or two over it to kind of insulate it and keep it cold.
  13. Enjoy!