Roasted Banana Ice-Cream

Yields about 3 cups

3 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a 2 quart baking dish with parchment paper.

2. Slice bananas into 2 inch pieces. Toss with butter and brown sugar in the prepared baking dish, and roast in the oven for 30-40 mins till caramelized and tender. Stir only once after the first 20 mins of roasting.

3. Scrape the bananas and the thick caramel syrup into a blender immediately. Add the milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and salt. Puree well till smooth.

4. Chill this mixture for 4 hours in the refrigerator. Whisk once, then pour it into your ice-cream maker, if you're using one, and follow manufacturer's instructions. (or you could freeze it in a container, using an immersion blender every 2 hours on it, to make sure it freezes smoothly)