Canadians are known for their love of maple syrup and after tasting this treat
you’ll understand why! If you love banana bread and maple ice cream, the combination
of the two along with California walnuts will thrill your taste buds.
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/2 cups California walnuts chopped, toasted
1 teaspoon maple extract
4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
6 (1/2-inch) slices banana bread
Completely line a 4 x 8-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap. Set aside.
In small saucepan, over medium high heat, bring maple syrup to boil. Boil for
3 minutes; remove from heat.
Stir in chopped California walnuts and maple extract and let cool completely.
In a bowl, stir together softened ice cream with maple walnut mixture until combined
Spread 1 1/2 cups of the ice cream evenly in the bottom of the prepared loaf
pan. Fit 3 slices of banana bread in an even layer over ice cream.
Repeat layers. Fill in any holes with remaining ice cream and spread evenly over
Cover with plastic wrap and secure with a layer of foil. Place in the freezer
until solid, at least 6 hours and up to 2 days.