Mystery ice cream flavor revealed:
Name: Winning name suggestion ... Banana Float (submitted by Patrick)
Ingredients: half and half, whole milk, sugar, rennet, ripe banana, birch (or root) beer extract.
The double blind fold test came back: Successful flavor! Good color, texture, taste, aroma!
Recipe: Makes 1/2 gallon
3 Junket (brand) rennet tablets
2 tablespoons cold water
3 cups of whole milk
2 cups of half and half (or heavy cream if you want to fatten your thighs ;)
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons birch or root beer extract
1 soft/ripe banana (no brown bruises please;)
Directions are here using the standard vanilla recipe .. of course substituting root beer for vanilla flavoring. Add a well smashed banana to the mixture during the last ten minutes of hand crank or electric freezing.
Inspiration: As a child I favored the banana and root beer freezer pops often eating one bite of banana followed by one bite of root beer. The mixture of flavors is quite good.