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No Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream in a ice cream dish with bananas and caramel sauce.
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No-Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream

No Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream is a favorite for people who love bananas, the crunch of toasted walnuts, a hint of Rum Chata, and vanilla wafer cookies.
Prep Time15 mins
Freeze time6 hrs
Course: Dessert - Ice Cream
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 464kcal


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 overripe bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup caramel syrup divided
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup Rum Chata (optional)
  • 16-18 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts toasted, divided


  • In a large bowl with a hand mixer, blend the heavy cream on high until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mash the bananas with the vanilla extract and salt.
  • Stir the Rum Chata, sweetened condensed milk and ¼ cup of the caramel syrup into the mashed bananas. Mix well.
  • Gently fold the masked banana mixture into the whipped cream mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Fill half of a loaf pan with the ice cream mixture, top with half the walnuts and the remaining caramel syrup.
  • Lay the vanilla wafers evenly over the caramel and gently top with the remaining ice cream mixture. *Note - you may need to push the cookies back down under the ice cream if they float to the top.
  • Sprinkle the remaining walnuts over the ice cream and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
  • To serve, drizzle additional caramel sauce over the ice cream if desired and top with toasted walnut pieces.
  • Enjoy!


Tools and equipment:
1 large bowl,1 medium bowl, hand mixer, spatula or wooden spoon, small skillet (for toasting walnuts), potato masher (for mashing bananas)


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg