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Six Threes Ice Cream Recipe
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Six Threes Ice Cream

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"This is an old family recipe from my husband's side of the family. We make it every time we are together. If you have orange extract, you can add a couple of teaspoons for even more orange flavor."

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Original recipe makes 2 quarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and cream until sugar is dissolved. Mix in the milk, mashed bananas, and fruit juices.
  2. Pour mixture into ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions, about 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 07, 2008

Until now I've had very rigid thinking that ice cream has to start with a cooked egg custard in order for it to be top-notch. Not so here. I resisted the urge to add egg yolks as I usually do, basically as an experiment, and I was pleasantly surprised! This is some creamy ice cream! And what an unusual flavor--not quite banana, not quite citrus, but a recognizable, delicious blend of the two. With no cooked custard involved, this was a snap to make. I made this in six 1's in order to fit my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, adding an extra half banana, and used 2 parts cream to 1 part half and half. To ensure the best results, once mixed, refrigerate for several hours before churning. I'm so glad I tried this!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 17, 2007

I honestly don't see what the big deal about this ice cream is. It was just okay. There was not enough orange flavor in it and it was too sweet. Basically a really sweet banana ice cream. Not what I was looking for at all.

Apr 25, 2005

My husband said this was the best ice cream he had ever eaten...and we are ice cream fanatics. I made this as six twos and still had a little bit too much for my smaller ice cream freezer, so I just poured the rest into a plastic container with a lid and stuck it in the freezer. Both batches turned out great. Also the juice from the oranges and lemons combined to make about 6 oz. of juice. So if I'm really short on time I can buy fresh juice at the grocery store instead of squeezing my own. Thanks for a yummy new recipe!

Aug 06, 2004

This is the best ice cream in the world! A friend shared this recipe with me a long time ago, and said it was best made with peaches. She was right! It's also great with strawberries, or blackberries. Just substitute the bananas with 3 cups of your favorite fruit -- it's sure to be a hit!

Jul 01, 2007

I made some adjustments for my 6 quart ice cream maker. I wanted to make strawberry ice cream so I pureed 2 lbs of strawberries in my blender and did 3 Fours, i.e. 4 cups each - milk, 1/2 & 1/2 and sugar and then added the pureed strawberries to the mix. It was perfect and fed 17 people. If everyone would have taken the same amount, it would have fed 15 people easy. Great easy recipe and a real crowd pleaser.

Feb 07, 2006

Very good and easy recipe! I cut it down to six "ones" for my kitchen aid ice cream maker and it was perfect. I substituted 1 1/2 c mashed strawberries for two of the bananas and added the zest from the orange. I also substituted half and half for the cream. Very refreshing and simple.

Aug 08, 2004

This is really refreshing and takes *no* effort. Somebody ate one of the bananas I intended to use, so I cut back the recipe to "Six two's", which still was enough to fill my Cuisinart ice cream maker twice. I used a blender so the bananas would be mixed in well, and used half and half for part of the cream. On the second batch, I added a splash of coconut extract and some orange zest. We liked it better that way; next time will try lemon zest.

Jun 20, 2007

OH MY GOSH! This is just so refreshing and delicious -- there just aren't words. I had to half it because my ice cream freezer doesn't do two quarts but it worked out great.


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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