and what day says “summer” better than July 4th.
(original recipe from FoodGeeks.com)
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk (I used 2% and it worked just fine.)
2 tsp. arrowroot (This is a thickener like cornstarch but they are not the same so no substituting.)
1 large, ripe banana
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup agave nectar
Mix cream, milk, agave and arrowroot. Pre-chill in freezer for 20 to 30 min. Peel and smash banana. Puree strawberries including green leaves on top in a blender. Whisk egg yolks in a small bowl. Add chilled cream mixture and banana to strawberry puree. Add to ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers instructions.
Happy Independence Day, America!